What is GLOW?

Glow is Williams’ Course Management System. It’s a web-based and easy to use platform that supports instructors in their teaching and communication with students. Glow provides a suite of tools that makes it easy to put course materials online, including video and audio. It can also help faculty engage with students in a variety of ways including virtual discussion forums, the online scheduling of office hours and lab experiments, and the assignment, collection and grading of quizzes and homework to name a few.


GLOW: Dashboard Course Images (beta)

Course cards on the Dashboard can contain an image as uploaded through Course Settings. Images can be dragged and dropped into the browser window or uploaded from a computer. Accepted images include JPG, JPEG, GIF, and PNG files.  

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Manually Adding Users, New Process

The new workflow asks instructors to specifically select how they are adding a user: email address, login ID, or SIS ID.  (SIS ID is not correctly working.)  Multiple entries can be copied from a spreadsheet file. Entries can be added by commas or spaces.  

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Displaying Announcements at the Top of the Home Page

If a course has a content page set as the course home page, instructors can display a certain number of recent announcements at the top of the page. This change allows instructors to show announcements as part of the course home page when students view GLOW in a web browser. To enable this feature, instructors can select

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Google Apps LTI

Canvas (a.k.a.GLOW) released the Google Apps LTI at the beginning of the year. It supports Google Drive in GLOW. Currently, the Instructional Technology group is testing the LTI. It is new and is a little buggy, but has potential to be a great tool. If you are interested in learning more about it, please contact

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