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  Customer Success

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Fall Customer Success Surveys

Watch your email inbox for your fall survey on October 18. Return your survey by October 31 to be entered into a drawing for free swag.


Follow CanvasLIVE

CanvasLIVE is where the Canvas Community comes alive! Join us to learn and share more about Canvas in real time. From the CanvasLIVE homepage, click "follow" in the banner. Then, be sure to check out the list of events and subscribe to the CanvasLIVE blog.


October CanvasCon Events

CanvasCon is a series of one-day regional events for everyone, from the Canvas-curious to the Canvas-expert.


This month, we’re hosting two—the first in Ewing Township, New Jersey and the second in London. So, if you’ll be in either neighborhood, you’re invited! Follow the links below to register and to learn more about the agendas:


CanvasCon TCNJ 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Mayo Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

CanvasCon Europe 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Clore Centre, The British Museum





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September 17 Production Release

In this release, admins and instructors can set custom user visibility options for a course and the course Syllabus. When grading assignments, instructors view an alert in the Gradebook and SpeedGrader if an assignment receives an excessive amount of points. Instructors can also search for students by name when moderating a quiz.


For more details see: Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-09-17)






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Press Release: Canvas Creates Industry's First Mobile Annotation Capability for Best-in-Class Learning Management

This new annotation feature allows work to be completed inside Canvas, reducing a 20+ step process to three steps. As schools become increasingly digital, teachers and students are often faced with many disparate online tools that can force convoluted, confusing processes for downloading and uploading. Providing students with the ability to annotate documents directly inside Canvas eliminates the need for a separate app, which in turn removes the cost for another digital annotation tool.




  Research & Education

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Product Research & Ed started Product Marketing Briefs, identified a market opportunity against Moodle, explored user needs/usage for plagiarism tools, provided content for e-book and case studies, and worked on new Canvas usability projects.



  • Product Marketing Briefs (Canvas Parent, Mobile Student Annotation, and MasteryPaths)
  • Conducted research for 2017 GTM (HE & K12)
  • Arc infographic (Waiting for production)

In Progress

  • Moodle market initiative
  • User needs/usage for plagiarism tools
  • Bridge “Culture of Learning” e-book, white papers, and infographics
  • OneRoster/Open SIS standard campaign


  • Deer Valley (AZ) pass rate (case study)
  • Moodle campaign
  • Canvas usability—LMS comparison

Word on the Street




  Canvas Network

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This month, we’re offering courses created to empower educators like you:



Canvas Network provides a place and platform where teachers, students, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry. Learn more at www.Canvas.Net.





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K12 Study Hall

This month, while you enjoy the changing season, a pumpkin spice latte, and fewer student schedule changes, check out our recent installment of K12 Study Hall: “Let’s Get Engaged...with Canvas” featuring Product Engagement Specialist, Mike Cowan. In this recorded webinar, Mike discusses some of the Product Engagement team’s favorite resources like CanvasLIVE, the Fast Track Series, and more.


Fall Survey

Twice yearly, we send out surveys to get your feedback about Canvas. So, let us know what we’re doing well, and more importantly, what we can do better. Watch your email inbox on October 18 for our Fall 2016 Survey.





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New Partners

We added some great new partners in September. Check out GPA Learn, Heliocampus, and Unicon to see how these partners can help make learning easier and more fun in your classroom.


Partner Spotlight

eSyncTraining, a Canvas Community Partner and Adobe development partner, is the developer of the Canvas LTI integration for Adobe Connect.


Adobe Connect recently received top scores from Gartner for eLearning and Training within a virtual meeting platform, and is the top virtual classroom solution for universities around the world. The Canvas integration extends the ability of Canvas through the power of Adobe Connect, allowing users to incorporate custom applications such as gamification and video streaming directly into the virtual classroom. Reporting and meeting archives are sent back to your Canvas course, creating a synchronous learning environment.


Join us on October 20, 2106 to learn more about the Canvas LTI integration and custom pod offerings, or visit


Register for Upcoming Partner Webinars


Shindig - October 10, 10 a.m PT


NameCoach - October 18, 10 a.m PT


eSyncTraining - October 20, 11 a.m. PT