Heather Smith

March 2016 Canvas Connection

Blog Post created by Heather Smith Employee on Mar 8, 2016

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MARCH 2016

Visit your beta site! {your institution}.beta.instructure.com

 

Customer Success

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Canvas Data Plus Executive Business Reviews

We're now offering Executive Business Reviews (EBRs) to help you get the most from Canvas Data, our new data optimization service. EBRs will include new account-level analytics such as how many courses are regularly accessed by students, which features and LTIs get used most, and much more. They’ll be delivered by your CSM free of charge, so reach out with questions.

 

Summer Surveys

Watch your email inbox for our summer CSM survey coming March 21. Your feedback is important, so don’t miss your chance to let us know how we’re doing—and to be one of 10 randomly-selected winners who’ll receive a coveted Canvas swag pack.

 

InstructureCon 2016: Kumbayawesome

Early bird registration ends March 31, so you still have time to catch a worm (or, save $100.) If you submitted a presentation proposal, expect to hear from us on March 11. And for answers to all your other pressing questions about this year’s summer camp for education-minded adults, visit the InstructureCon website.

 

 

Product

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New Features

Account Settings

SpeedGrader

 

Updated Features

Analytics

Announcements

Assignments

Dashboard

Grades

Outcomes

Quizzes

Settings

 

Other Updates

User Interface

Login

SIS Import

Theme Editor (New UI only)

 

Platform/Integration

APIs

 

For more details and updates, see our Product Release Notes.

 

 

 

Marketing

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New About Us Video

Here’s the gist of our new video: “The goal of Canvas is to help teachers and learners alike, because we too believe in the limitless power of learning—how it can improve the human condition and our connections to each other.” If tapping into the limitless power of learning sounds like your thing (and you have three minutes to spare), this video’s for you.

 

Events

Are you headed to SXSWedu in Austin? Visit the Canvas Lounge March 7–10 to learn more about our commitment to the open movement and how it’s transforming education as we know it.

 

Canvas News Highlights

Canvas Offers Anonymized Canvas Network Data to Researchers

 

Canvassador Highlights

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On March 11 we’re hosting our first CanvasCon of the year in Orlando, Florida. Our local Canvassadors will play a big role in the program, including Ryan Seilhamer from the University of Central Florida, Michelle Lattke of Pasco eSchool, and Monica Arango and Irene Rodriguez from Archbishop McCarthy High School. And if you’re attending SXSWedu, watch for Maria Harrington from Katy ISD in the Canvas Lounge.

 

 

Research & Education

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Canvas is more than an LMS. It's an open learning platform that enables anyone with some coding ability to create DIY tools for the platforms they use every day. DIY Learning Tech: Do Innovation Yourself with Open Standards illustrates how schools use Canvas to design solutions for their specific needs.


And to learn how educators, institutions, and organizations use Canvas Network for open, online learning, read this blog post about our recent release of the Canvas Network dataset. This anonymized data provides a snapshot of more than 230 Canvas Network courses offered between Jan. 2014 and Sept. 2015.

 

 

Canvas Network

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Ever wondered how you and your institution might benefit from hosting a course on Canvas Network? Well, for starters, you could ...

 

  • Build brand awareness.
  • Recruit new applicants for specialized programs.
  • Let prospective students get a taste of what courses are like on your campus.
  • Experiment with new course content or course design for professional development.

 

Ready to get started? Complete and submit this short form.

 

Also don’t forget to check out our newest offerings—30 courses begin this month alone, like Web Development with ASP.NET C# and Entity Framework Code-First and The Human Factor in Aviation. There’s something for everyone, so browse our courses and enroll today.

 

 

K-12

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Have you ever searched for a four-leaf clover? How’d that work out? When it comes to all things Canvas K-12, you can stop searching and start finding all the resources you need—like links to the Canvas Week in Review, Canvas Connection, Community News, and more—at the Canvas Newsstand. It must be your lucky day.

 

 

Partnerships

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Last month, we added some great new learning tools to our ever-growing educational ecosystem. Some of our newest partners include Darby Consulting, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Kimono, and PD Learning Network.

 

Partner Spotlight

 

Planet eStream is trusted by more than 1,800 organizations globally as a powerful browser-based, video-on-demand, live-streaming, and digital signage platform with a great end-to-end workflow.

 

With Planet eStream, you can create, brand, theme, and manage your own secure media archive, distributing and sharing that content on demand, via your LMS/VLE, websites, PCs, mobile devices, and digital signage displays. We also offer live video streaming, lecture and lesson capture, Freeview TV Recording and IPTV*, online editing, and a fully featured digital signage interface.

 

With our new Canvas integration, staff and students can upload and embed media from mobile devices or desktop computers to their LMS/VLE. Planet eStream seamlessly and efficiently manages and transcodes the media in the background taking the load of the rich media tasks away from your learning platform.

 

Mutual users can also search their Planet eStream archive from within Canvas and embed chapters, playlists, photo sets, and complete videos directly into their courses, enhancing their digital learning provision.

 

*UK clients only

 

Upcoming Partner Webinars

 

You can find more details about upcoming webinars on the Canvas Partner Portal. Visit the Webinar Archive to view all past webinars.

 

Free Webinar with GoSignMeUp

“Online Class Registration and Management With GoSignMeUp, a Canvas Certified Partner”

March 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST

Register here

 

Free Webinar with Maplesoft

Powerful Online Assessment and Testing for STEM Courses”

March 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST

Register here

 

Free Webinar with Courseval

Improve Teaching and Learning with Structured Student Feedback to Instructors and Administrators

March 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST

Register here

 

 

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