MAY 2017

Blog Post created by lmatagi@instructure.com Employee on May 10, 2017

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MAY 2017

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  Customer Success

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Mission: InstructureCon 0017

Mark you calendars for July 25-27, 2017 in Keystone, Colorado. We want to see you there!
This year's theme is Mission: InstructureCon 0017. Full of spies, gadgets, swanky parties and possibly evil villains!


Please go and check it out: www.instructurecon.com.
Full agenda available NOW
Keynote Speakers
Please send all questions to instructurecon@instructure.com
Let your CSM know if you are interested in attending. We will get you more information, if needed!


Oregon Canvas User Group

The Oregon Department of Education together with Canvas by Instructure bring you the Oregon Canvas User Group (OCUG) #2 held at Clackamas ESD and facilitated by your local Oregon school districts!

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2nd Oregon Canvas User Group meeting. Come join Canvas and your peers from K12 school districts in Oregon for a day of learning, laughing and food. Please use the link below to confirm your registration and answer a few easy questions. Psst... one question is about food, so it's an easy survey.

Survey Here!

This event will benefit Teachers/Instructors, Course Designers, Administrators, and Instructional Coaches.

When: Tuesday, May 30th @ 9:00AM (breakfast will start at 8:00AM) until 3:00PM

Where: Clackamas ESD

13455 SE 97th Avenue

Clackamas, OR 97015

Map: goo.gl/maps/W724KDL6ACp


CanvasCon Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Please join us for our 2017 CanvasCon at IUPUI! CanvasCon is a one-day, regional event that we’ve specifically designed for our midwestern educators. Everyone is invited, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user!

When: June 12th 9 AM - 4 PM

Where: IUPUI Campus Center- 4th Floor (420 University Blvd, Indianapolis)

Cost: $49

We’ll discuss hot topics trending in the Ed tech world and host Canvas-specific sessions. We’ve jam-packed the agenda with awesome sessions from educators, innovators, and thought leaders in both Higher Education and K12. There will be separate tracks for Higher Ed and K12, and plenty of ed-tech goodness—new skills and techniques, networking, collaboration, idea-sharing, and other fun—for Canvas users and non-Canvas users alike. We promise there’s something for everyone! Join us for a full day of learning and awesomeness or risk suffering in everlasting FOMO.

Session Agenda will be announced soon!


Community Events

Is a CanvasCon coming to a location near you? Would you like to schedule a CanvasCon for your institution? Check out our events page to find out how!


Monday, June 12th, 2017 - CanvasCon IUPUI - Indiana University-Purdue Indianapolis  

September - CanvasCon APAC (finalizing date)
October 2017,  CanvasCon Northeast - Location - TBD
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017  - CanvasCon EMEA - London British Museum




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In this production release (April 22), admins can designate specific settings for SIS integrations and enable improved course content tutorials for new instructors. Admins can also view section limitations in the Enrollments SIS Export report.

Users with permissions to manually add users to a course will see a display change to pending enrollments. All users will see a change to the Dashboard view menu.

Production release notes also include fixed bugs.


Click here to access all details of the latest product upgrade.


Release Schedule Calendar
Production Release Notes: May 8th
Beta Release Notes: May 22nd



  Canvas Network

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Last March the Canvas Network Team reiterated our commitment to moving from being a passive promoter to an active promoter of openness in education. We set some challenging goals and are pleased to announce we not only met these goals, we exceeded them!

The results are in. Over 80% of courses have publicly visible URL’s and 300 courses and learning objects have been shared to Canvas Commons. The number of Creative Commons licenses for courses that listed or started between March 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017 also increased to 61%.  

This could not have been done without your support. Thank you.


To learn more about open education resources please join the OER group in the Canvas Community or sign up for Melissa Loble’s (VP of Platform and Partners) course The World is Open! Discovering Powerful Online Resources and Tools for Learning.




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K12 Community Group Connect with K12 Canvas Users from around the world!


CanvasLIVE Upcoming Sessions


The Guides (formally know as Canvas Guides)


On April 22, 2017 we re-launched the Canvas Guides space (check out the detailed blog post here). Based on community feedback and input from Canvas Documentation team, we created a space that is much more user-friendly and intuitive to navigate.

When: Tuesday, May 9th @ 2:30PM MST

Where: HERE


Ask Me Anything: Kevin Hansen, Manager of Implementations


When it comes time to implementing Canvas at your school, an Implementation Consultant is often a Canvas admin's best friend. They not only know the ins-and-outs of Canvas, but they are effective in bringing Canvas admins up-to-speed, as well. Everything from helping schools customize/brand their instances of Canvas to integrating solutions that enhance the platform's efficiency -- that's implementation!

As a Manager of Implementations and past facilitator for some of the most popular InstructureCon pre-conference workshops on integrations and LTIs, Kevin Hansen has a range of expertise that will have you wishing you could download his brilliance!

Join us as Kevin shares insights from his unique vantage point. And get the chance to pick his brain!

When: Thursday, May 11th @ 1:30PM MST

Where: HERE


K12 Study Hall: Wrapping Up the School Year


Jody Sailor, one of our Strategic CSMs will be giving tips and tricks on best practices for the end of the year.


Participants who attend the session will learn about...

  • Commons
  • Copying/Exporting Content
  • SIS Roll Over Strategies

When: Friday, May 12th @ 11:30AM MST

Where: HERE