Find out about the end of semester, incomplete grades, updates to instructional tools, and the start of semester!
CELT Teaching Tip • December 2, 2020
All about grade submission, incompletes, instructional tool updates, and more!
Ready for final grade submission?
Fall 2020 grades are due by 2:15 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 9. Use this End of Semester Checklist to submit final grades and conclude your Canvas course.
Do you have a student needing to resolve an incomplete in your course?
Follow the process on the manage incomplete students in Canvas guide.
Are you preparing to teach? Use the Start of Semester Checklist to create your Canvas course, specify your course settings, choose a homepage, and make your course available to students.

  • Winter Session 2021 begins on Mon., Dec. 14, and ends Thurs., Jan. 21.
  • Spring Semester 2021 begins on Mon., Jan. 25, and ends Thurs., May 6.

See something new in an instructional tool you use?
Updates occurred on Dec. 2 with Canvas, ISU Admin Tools, Webex, TurnItIn, Panopto, and Piazza.

Stay up-to-date on ISU-approved learning technologies via the CELT's Instructional Tools News & Updates page. Questions about these updates? Email
Morrill Hall with upcoming deadlines

Iowa State University campus with Morrill Hall in the middle
Student Innovation Center's Leadership and Mindset Webinar:
Gen-Z: Teaching in the classroom & beyond, Innovation
with Sara Marcketti, Dec. 4 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Generations share the coincidence of birth year grouping along with similar tastes, attitudes, and experiences. From the Silent Generation, to Baby Boomers, to Gen X, to Millennials, these groups experience certain local and global circumstances: economic, technological, and social, contributing to their (often)-shared characteristics.

Presented by Sara Marcketti, Morrill Professor (Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management), Director Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Register to attend via this webinar registration page.
CELT Programming for December 2020
Find our program listing with descriptions along with the registration information on each corresponding page on CELT’s programming schedule via ISU’s Events Calendar website.

University-wide offerings for the Inclusive Classroom annual training for year one
Faculty who could not attend one of the scheduled departmental training may choose to attend one of the university-wide inclusive classroom annual training year one offerings:
If you or your faculty have any questions, review the Training FAQ page or email CELT at
Winter Session and January 2021 programs
Where to go for support
A red button with a question mark and Help in white writing
For help with Canvas, contact Canvas Support via the ?Help menu in Canvas:
  • Chat with Canvas Support use the live chat tool
  • Ticket support. Open the ?Help menu in Canvas and click Report a Problem.
  • 24/7 phone support. Call 515-294-4000 (listen to prompts to connect to Canvas support).
  • Find answers to common questions in the Canvas Instructor Guides.
  • Use the resources in the Canvas @ ISU site.

For technical support, contact the ISU Solution Center:
  • Email
  • Call 515-294-4000 and follow the prompts to receive support from Solution Center staff

To receive one-to-one assistance for teaching with technology,
  • Connect with our CELT instructional designers for support or pedagogical consultations by emailing; this will also create a ServiceNow ticket for easy tracking.
  • Additionally, you may wish to contact one of the support units directly. Please note which program, department, or college each unit serves and contact the unit for your area.
Prefer a Print version?
To view the Teaching Tip as a printable document with the web addresses, download the CELT Teaching Tip for December 2, 2020 (PDF) (