The Canvas LMS now has a plagiarism detection tool: Vericite–a cloud-based technology that identifies plagiarized and improperly cited text.
This service works as an external tool integrated within Canvas and will allow instructors instant access to scanned submissions and will also check papers and essays against the ever-growing online repository of materials with campus-wide databases of materials.
The specific details of how it works within the UO Canvas instance can be found here.
This post is designed to guide users through Google Calendar–the calendar program within the Google Apps suite. Google Calendar bears similarities to Microsoft Outlook and Apple’s iCal.
Getting Started in Google Calendar
Go to google.com/calendar to get started. First, sign-in:
This post is designed to guide WordPress/UO Blogs user through setting up Formidable — a plugin for WordPress that allows site managers to create forms for various needs. Some examples include sign-up sheets for events or avenues to receive feedback among many other options.
Enable Formidable Pro for your site
Note: Formidable Pro is a plugin that is part of the UO Blogs offering to all associated with the University by using your DuckID. If you do not yet have a UO Blogs site, follow this link.
Login to your UO Blogs account using your DuckID and password, then go the site’s Dashboard
- Example of your site: blogs.uoregon.edu/”yourname”/wp-admin
- “yourname” is your user name used when signing up for a site.
Note: Some users may have multiple sites through UO Blogs. If so, you will be directed to a general Dashboard upon sign-in. You will then need to select which site you would like to directly edit.
As a reminder, contacting this service is available to CAS-affiliated faculty, staff, and students.
The documentation is free for anyone to use as-is.
Where we are now…
The Canvas production server is online and running.
The new LMS is available at https://canvas.uoregon.edu and will require your DuckID and password via Shibboleth authentication.
Courses are tied to course reference numbers (CRNs) which are connected to instructors of record. Courses for the next term are typically created during the weekend following Week 5 of the prior term (e.g., Spring Term courses will be available by Winter Term beginning of Week 6).
Any issues with course shell access are best served by the Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET).
Training and Documentation
Training sessions are conducted in an on-demand basis. To schedule a training session for yourself (CAS faculty, staff, or GE) or for your department, contact CASIT Training via e-mail.
The typical session will allow attendees to become familiar with:
- Overview of the Canvas user interface
- Course organization ideas (modules, accessibility of course materials, etc.)
- Creation and management of materials and content (assignments, modules)
- Personal profile and course settings (including navigation toolbars for students and TAs)
- Use of the grade book and SpeedGrader features
- General best practices on building content and evaluation methods
- Where to find additional support resources
CASIT Training has built an overview page that will guide users through Canvas and becoming familiar with some of its features. Click here for more information.
If there are any additional questions and are associated with CAS, please contact CASIT Training or by calling x6-5017.
CASIT Training has put together training documentation for WordPress and UO Blogs.
This training material covers:
- Creating a WordPress site via UO Blogs
- Setting up your WordPress site
For an overview of WordPress from CASIT, click here.
For more information on the CAS Design Toolkit and Theme, click here.
Today, we increasingly see news reports about popular websites being hacked, and people falling victim to email scams and viruses. Protect your computer and sensitive data by using strong passphrases, practicing safe web browsing habits, and identifying scam emails. Learn how at the CASIT Training Session: “Information Security Basics”. Read on for details and registration information.
When: Wednesday, 5/29/2013. 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Where: SSIL Small Lab, 445 McKenzie Hall
Information Security Basics will cover:
- Creating strong, easy-to-remember passphrases
- Recognizing and reporting phishing and scam emails
- Configuring spam filtering for UO email
- Safely browsing the web
- Anti-virus software options for Mac OS and Windows
- Keeping your Mac OS or Windows computer updated
- Security for your mobile device
- How CASIT can provide one-on-one assistance for your security needs
Space may be limited. To register, please fill out this form.
For more information about CASIT’s training sessions, including course materials, training calendars and more, visit the CASIT Training Website: https://casit.uoregon.edu/training. This page is under active development so check back often for new content.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a content management system used to manage web sites. It is open source and free to use on your own web server or through hosted servers like blogs.uoregon.edu.
It currently is running behind many CAS department and program websites.
- WordPress.org – Home of WordPress. Best place for documentation and forums for WordPress.
- WordPress is installed on a web server and managed entirely through the web browser.
- Logging into WordPress: To login add wp-admin to end of your site’s URL.
- e.g. https://cas.uoregon.edu/wp-admin
- Dashboard is the tool that you will be using to manage your site’s content. It is only available after you have logged in.