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Purpose: As of January 16, 2021, Instructure has deployed a new version of the Canvas Rich Content Editor for all courses and accounts in Canvas. The “New” Rich Content Editor (RCE) is an updated version of the text editor provided when creating or editing a Canvas announcement, page, assignment, discussion, or quiz. Users can type and format text, add items such as files or links, and insert third party tool integrations in the text box space provided.

Purpose: Slack has various messaging features to make communication on its platform enjoyable for all users. Messages typed can contain formatted text, user mentions, emoji reactions, attached files, and slash commands. Additionally, users can interact with a posted message by reacting with an emoji, replying in a thread, sharing, or saving the message. A list of options for each feature can be found in Slack’s support guides.

**Some slash commands may need the application added to your Slack account before using.**

Purpose: iClickers can be used to take live attendance, polling, and quiz results from participating students during a class session. After integrating, or connecting, a Canvas course to the iClickers course, instructors can easily sync grades that have been collected from class sessions to their Canvas gradebook. iClickers will create grade column(s) in the gradebook with each students’ respective score(s). The instructor will need to sync grades to Canvas each time new activity or scores are updated in iClickers.

Purpose: iClickers can be used to take live attendance, polling, and quiz results from participating students during a class session. Courses created in iClickers can be connected to the instructor’s Canvas course, allowing for grade syncing which will create grade columns and populate scores in Canvas automatically.

**Before starting, create an iClicker instructor account using your ASU email, then create the course that will be connected to a Canvas course.**

Purpose: nstructors creating an online submission Canvas assignment can limit the number of attempts a student may have when submitting their work. If more than one attempt is set, please be sure to grade all resubmissions or select the link in SpeedGrader that states “Use this same grade for the resubmission”, otherwise the student’s grade box in the gradebook will continue to display an assignment icon.

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