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  Customer Success

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InstructureCon 2017 dates announced!  

July 25–27, 2017, in Keystone, Colorado


This year's theme is Mission: InstructureCon 0017—full of spies, gadgets, swanky parties, and possibly evil villains. Check it out at


  • Earlybird pricing ($595) is available now and ends on March 31st, 2017.
  • Speaker proposals are still being accepted. The closing date is March 1st, 2017.
  • The full agenda will be available in April, 2017.


Want to present at InstructureCon 2017? Click HERE to find out how.




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In this production release (January 28), admins can more easily locate the default term when searching for courses and view the terms menu updates in account report configurations. For SIS institutions, the PowerSchool integration is now available as an LTI tool. Additionally, the authentication page has a small change with the authentication button in the sidebar.


For more details, click here.



  Research & Education

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Our research and education team provided the content for the new Culture of Learning ebook for Bridge. You can find the ebook here:



  Canvas Network

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FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES. Finding professional development opportunities for educators has never been easier on Canvas Network. The Educator Catalog provides educators such as school administrators, instructional designers, education technologists, and others a central location to find high quality courses to aid them in their professional development. Just go to to find a course that fits your professional development goals.




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Indiana Canvas Users & Educators (INCUE)


INCUE is composed of district and building administrators, tech directors, coaches, integration specialists, and classroom teachers. Everyone is welcome!


We meet in person a few times a year and connect digitally between our face-to-face time. We know that Canvas use across the state has grown significantly, so if you haven’t heard of this group or these meetings, we wanted to make sure you and your team were officially invited to join us.


When: Monday, February 6th, from 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Where: IUPUI Campus Center (420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202)


Please RSVP prior to Friday, February 3rd.  If you’d like to be part of the conversation but are unable to make it in person, please make a note of it on the RSVP form and we’ll set up a video stream of the meeting.


CanvasCon SMU


Please join us for our 2017 CanvasCon at Southern Methodist University!


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 K–12. There will be separate tracks for higher ed and K–12, 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 will be something for everyone. Join us for a full day of learning and awesomeness!


When: Monday, March 13th, 2017

Where: Southern Methodist University


Register here

Submit your presentation proposal here


CanvasCon USF


Please join us for our 2017 CanvasCon at the University of South Florida!


CanvasCon USF is a one-day regional event that we’ve specifically designed for Florida educators. Everyone is invited, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user.


When: April 10th, 2017 (registration opens at 8 a.m.)

Where: University of South Florida


Submit your USF conference presentation proposal here


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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We added some great new partners this month. Keep an eye out for new integrations coming from LearnZillion, Palomar College, and Peerceptiv.  


If you’re using a tool that you’d like to see integrated with Canvas, let us know by reaching out to


Upcoming Partner Webinars

Check out Canvas Live for details and to register for partner webinars in the coming months. These webinars are a great way to learn about tools that can help make learning easier and more engaging for your students.  


Curiosity - February 8th

YouBthere - February 16th

Cattura - February 20th

EvaluationKit - February 28th

MasteryConnect - March 1st

Porfolium and Credly - March 9th

Digiexam - March 15th

Evasys - March 29th