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New Options in UCI Canvas

In collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning (OVPTL), the Office of Information Technology (OIT) has worked to streamline the process for reviewing and implementing new third party UCI Canvas integrations. Because of those efforts, several new ones are available this quarter:

  • Pearson – MyLab & Mastering
  • Pearson – Revel
  • Cengage – MindTap
  • McGraw-Hill – Connect
  • Gradescope (in pilot; see below)

The publisher integrations help students access textbook content and course activities directly from Canvas, and they can pass assignment grades back into the Canvas gradebook.

Gradescope is an assignment grading utility created by graduate students at UC Berkeley. We’re piloting it for the rest of this academic year to assess its usability and value. There will be a web demo on January 16.

Learn more here:

Please email to let us know about any Canvas integrations you’d like to use.

See the status of existing integration requests here:

If you have any questions, please email or call the OIT Help Desk (949-824-2222).

Shohreh Bozorgmehri
Director, Student & Academic Services Division
Office of Information Technology

Michael Dennin
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning and Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education

Workaround: Embed images in Canvas ePortfolios

It is currently not possible to embed images in Canvas ePortfolios via the Insert/Edit Image feature in the Rich Text Editor.

Instructure is working on a fix for this issue. In the meantime, we recommend using the “Image/File Upload” function found in the “Add Content” area on the upper right side of the page as a workaround to this issue. This will allow you to add embed images between “Rich Content” text block areas as needed.

For more information on adding images to ePortfolios, please see:

Winter 2019 GradeScope Pilot

OIT’s EEE Team is running a pilot, starting Winter 2019, to assess the usability and overall value for our campus of GradeScope, an online assignment grading utility that may be particularly useful for instructors with large classes, looking for more efficient ways to grade, provide feedback, and return assignments (particularly those originally completed on paper!).

Learn more about GradeScope

We have scheduled a webinar workshop for interested members of the UCI community:

GradeScope Demonstration for Instructors
Hosted by GradeScope support staff
Wednesday, 1/16/19, 1-2pm
Access via Zoom:

Instructors who would like to participate can enable the GradeScope integration via their Canvas course space navigation settings, and are encouraged to contact the EEE team with any questions or to let us know of their interest so that we can include them in our pilot assessment efforts!

Deadline: Retirement of EEE Survey

The message below was sent to every survey owner, administrator, and results viewer from all-time.


EEE Legacy Survey is currently planned to enter a read-only state at the end of Fall 2019 (that’s about one year from now), meaning that it will no longer be possible to create or publish new EEE Legacy Surveys at that time.

Under this plan, owners, administrators, and results viewers can continue accessing their past surveys until the end of Winter 2020. If you’re in this group, you should download copies of your results and transition ongoing or future surveys to next-generation systems.

Have feedback about this timeline? Write to EEE Support at

There are two primary campus options for surveys going forward:

  • NEW! Qualtrics: Powerful, campus-wide survey service

    Qualtrics is a robust, highly customizable online survey tool available to all current UCI faculty, staff, and students. With the Qualtrics Research Suite, you can build and distribute surveys, analyze and report on results, and collaborate in real-time in an easy-to-navigate web-based interface.

    In partnership with the digital learning team in the Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation, OIT is offering introductory workshops. Sign up:

    Learn more:

    For Qualtrics questions, please contact the OIT Help Desk at (949) 824-2222 or

Regardless of which replacement you choose, you should now begin to save copies of your past EEE Survey data (e.g. results) and start migrating to Qualtrics, UCI Canvas, or a combination of the two depending on your needs.

Download EEE Legacy Survey results:

Full EEE Legacy retirement timeline:


OIT’s EEE Team

EasyWebsite Retirement – Fall 2018

The message below was emailed to all instructors and TAs who may have used EasyWebsite in the Spring 2017 quarter or more recently.


EEE records indicate you’ve used EasyWebsite in the last year.



By our current EEE Legacy retirement plan, Fall 2018 is the last quarter for new websites; EasyWebsite will be unavailable for Winter 2019 classes.


You’ll still have access to your own past websites through WebsiteManager ( through the end of Winter 2020.

See below for information on alternative options: Canvas and Sites@UCI.

For questions, please call the OIT Help Desk at (949) 824-2222 or email We also encourage you to email EEE Support with comments or concerns about our retirement plans for EEE Legacy tools.


OIT’s EEE Team

Information on alternative options: Canvas and Sites@UCI

  • Create a Canvas course space where you can distribute files, media, and more:

    Get started by creating a Canvas course space via EEE+ GrandCentral:

    To help you navigate this process, we have created a quick start guide to get up and running in Canvas:

    Transition Help: EasyWebsite-to-Canvas consultation
    The friendly and skilled staff in the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) are available for one-on-one consultations to help you transition EasyWebsite content to Canvas.

    To learn more and schedule a consultation with a DTEI staff member, please visit or email

    For additional Canvas help, contact or the OIT Help Desk at (949) 824-2222

  • Use Sites@UCI for a more flexible website or blog:

    For help with Sites@UCI, visit or contact the OIT Help Desk at either (949) 824-2222 or