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JUNE 2017

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JUNE 2017

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

 

 

  Customer Success

 

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!

 

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!

 

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 edtech 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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  Product

 

In this production release (June 3), account developer keys support user notes and enhanced usage statistics. Any Course Home Page can display recent announcements, content exports expire after 30 days, and the Gradebook Individual View displays weighted grading periods. The Rich Content Editor sidebar enhancements are available for all areas of Canvas including Quizzes, and the Rich Content Editor includes several updates.

 

Features are subject to change throughout the release based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

View the Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-03)

 

Release Schedule Calendar

  • Production Release Notes: June 3rd
  • Beta Release Notes: June 12th

 

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  Canvassador Highlights

 

Canvas Expert? You should be a Canvassador!

 

They are the formidable crew of Edu Leaders. These innovators, forward-thinkers, and technology enthusiasts walk among us. By day, they share their creative genius by shouting it from the rooftops (aka Canvas LMS, in the classroom, on an actual stage, Twitter, the Community space, you get it...). By night, they take off their panda suits and prepare to do it all over again. They are —drumroll please— the Canvas Canvassadors!    

 

These 50+ individuals from all over the world act as the ears, eyes, and voice of Canvas. They work closely with Instructure to advise on ways to improve our products to make overall education better. Canvassadors continually look to move education forward by blogging, hosting webinars and discussions, presenting at national conferences and much more! You can see them in action this year at our internal conference  InstructureCon 2017 in Keystone, Colorado. Join us this summer for an insane amount of fun.

 

Do you want to be among the crème de la crème at Canvas and be among the ranks of the Canvassadors? We are taking applications now! We would love to have you apply here or you can contact Jenny at jpeterson@instructure.com for more information.   

 

Canvassador of the Month: June 2017

 

Carrie Sanguientti

 

 

Carrie has worked for Katy ISD for 13 years. Currently, she holds a position as a Classroom Technology Designer supporting K-12 campuses district-wide with the Canvas LMS and also enjoys managing the Canvas Teacher Leader program. She is a co-designer of the Online Instructor Certification course built in Canvas and approved through the Texas Virtual Schools Network and the Texas Education Agency. Carrie is a veteran teacher in the Katy Virtual School and continues to teach Professional Communications to high school students in the online environment via Canvas. She feels that her unique perspective as a teacher, trainer and parent observer in Canvas allows her a well-rounded experience with the LMS to be an empathetic support system to others in those roles.

 

 

Q & A

 

  • Why did you decide to go into education? I love learning. If I can provide an engaging experience for others, perhaps I can help them become lifetime learners too. Truth be told....working in education is fun!

 

  • If you could take a road trip with someone alive or dead, who would it be? Well, I mentally searched the entire history of the world and I honestly couldn't think of anyone I would rather road trip with more than my husband, Fredy! We have great adventures together and traveling is one of our favorite hobbies. He is the Thelma to my Louise....in a manly, non-suicidal and totally legal sort of way.

 

How has Canvas made a difference in your career? Canvas has become the foundation for my career. I was hooked from my first Canvas course! I love that I can learn something new in Canvas every single day. I love the extension of the classroom that I can provide to the students in our district by using this amazing tool. Most of all, I love when I share Canvas with colleagues and they get as excited as I am about what this can do for learning. From the elementary and secondary classrooms to professional development for our staff, Canvas adds excitement, energy and next-level benefits for our users.

 

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  Canvas Network

 

 

TCM Presents The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock (#Hitchcock50)

We invite movie lovers and online learners from around the world to join us for a free, flexible online course, TCM Presents The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock (#Hitchcock50), June 26 - August 7, 2017. This is the third free online course to be offered by TCM and Ball State, following Film Noir (2015) and Slapstick Comedy (2016).

In this Hitchcock course, enjoy multimedia course materials, daily in-app messaging with movie clips, mini-games, and ongoing interactions with fellow film fans on the TCM message boards or at #Hitchcock50.

We will explore 40+ Hitchcock films from his first film in the silent era, The Lodger (1927) to his final film five decades later, Family Plot (1977). In all, the course will reflect on Hitchcock's unparalleled 50-year career as one of cinema's most successful and unique filmmakers.

Both the course and the associated films are designed to enrich your understanding of Alfred Hitchcock, Hollywood filmmaking, and the shifts in popular culture and film production contexts that Hitchcock used to his advantage throughout his illustrious career. You will be able to share your own thoughts about Hitchcock and cinema history with a worldwide community of students, fans, and film lovers.

Enroll today!

 

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  K-12

 

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

 

Canvas Production Release Notes: 5/13/17

  • Dashboard
    • Color Overlay
  • Pages
    • Front Page Individual Setting
  • Reports
    • LTI Reporting
    • Provisioning
    • SIS Export
    • User Access Tokens
  • Sections
    • Section End Date and Past Enrollments
  • API
    • Users API

 

Watch the screencast HERE for new Canvas features.

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes: 05/22/17

  • Courses
    • Course Home Page Recent Announcements Display
  • Developer Keys
    • Notes Field and Enhanced Usage Statistics
  • Grades
    • Individual View Weighted Grading Periods Display
  • Rich Content Editor
    • Remote Version of Rich Content Editor and Sidebar Global Availability
    • Embedded Content Preview
    • Full Screen YouTube Link
    • Table Context Menu
    • Media Play Icon
  • API
    • External Tools API

 

Canvas Catalog Release Notes: 3/20/17

 

Canvas Data Release Notes: 2/23/17

  • SCORM
  • Grading Periods

 

Arc Release Notes: 4/4/17

  • Video

 

 

K12 Study Hall: Wrapping Up the School Year

 

Description

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

Highlights

Participants who attend the session will learn about...

  • Commons
  • Copying/Exporting Content
  • SIS Rollover Strategies

 

Don’t worry. If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recording HERE.

 

Transferring content from one year to the next…

 

 

 

Also,

 

 

 

Groups within the Community

Do you want to share practices, collaborate, and network within Canvas? Join one of our awesome Community Groups and do just that! Can’t find one that suits your interest? Create a new one! Below are some great groups we recommend getting involved in:

 

K12 Group

Canvas Admins

Canvas Engagement Strategies

Canvas Developers

 

In the coming months, the Priority Services team will be creating some new groups within the Community that we will actively participating in. If you have any great ideas of something you would to see or a topic(s) you would like us to focus on, let your CSM know and they can forward it over the PS team! We look forward to building our future with you in the Community!

 

CanvasLIVE Upcoming Sessions

 

Engage K12 Series

 

Turn your Canvas classroom into an active, engaging, collaborative learning space. Nicholina Wilson, ePathways Innovation Specialist at Seminole County Public Schools, will present a 3-part series in CanvasLIVE and share her teacher tips to help elevate students’ learning - from project-based learning to student-centered quests!

 

Here are the links to individual sessions:

 

Engage K12: Activate Learning!

When: Tuesday, June 6 @ 2pm MDT

 

Engage K12: Use Project-Based Learning to Engage Students

When: Tuesday, June 13 @ 2pm MDT

 

Engage K12: Student-Centered Learning

 

 

Canvas Events Coming Up!

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!

 

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