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Hello, Community friends!

 

Last week we made a change in the Canvas Community to update all Arc references to Canvas Studio. Some of you have already seen this change. A more official announcement is being unveiled by our marketing team in a few weeks. Although we can't formally steal their thunder, we can share with you what's coming!

 

The biggest change centers around our product names, but functionality has not changed. In fact, reframing our products will help us benefit future functionality by providing a platform to grow on—most recently growing with our Portfolium and MasteryConnect acquisitions.

 

If you'd like a teaser, you're overly curious, or you want some official marketing material showcasing the up-and-coming world of Canvas, view the attached one-page PDFs for Canvas Studio and the Canvas learning platform.

 

Look for the marketing announcement coming soon on Instructure.com.

Late last year we created a survey to learn how we could improve the Canvas Guides space, and many of you were kind enough to share your thoughts with us. On Saturday, April 22, we unveiled some exciting changes to the Guides site.

 

Simplification. Our goal was to simplify the way you interact with the Canvas Guides, starting with its name. The “Canvas Guides” are now known as the Guides, and this terminology change will help everyone know that all guides live in the space—not just the guides related to the Canvas product.

 

Cleaner look. We’ve simplified the number of buttons in the Guides page and grouped them by product. Each product lives in its own subspace, which we can customize based on the needs of the product.

 

Next/Previous links. When you open a guide, each document within the guide contains Next and Previous links, which help create an organized framework through the entire guide.

 

Related content. There’s more to the Community than the Guides. The Community provides groups and other spaces dedicated to individual products. For quick reference, each Guide subspace includes a sidebar with some additional content or places that are directly related to the product, such as a link to the product’s release notes and user groups.

 

If you’d like a walkthrough of all the changes in the Guides space, come join us in our upcoming CanvasLIVE presentation on May 9: The Guides (Formerly Known as Canvas Guides)