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WEEK OF 2016-01-29

Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!

 

This Day in History

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On this day in 1886, Karl Benz patented his first car powered by an internal combustion engine named the Motorwagen. Like the Wright Brother after him, Karl gained much of his experience in bicycle shops. Also like the Wright Brothers, he applied much of this technology to his primary invention.

 

The Motorwagen had many modern features we find on our cars today. It had a water cooled engine, an electric starter for the engine. Also, for you speeders out there, it had a top speed of 8 miles per hour.

 

As Karl's last name represents, in 1926, Karl Benz merged his growing automobile company with another German car maker, Daimler to become Daimler-Benz. During this merger, the company designed its three pointed symbol to represent that they make engines for land, air, and water, thus becoming Mercedes-Benz.

 

Canvas Release Notes

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CANVAS PRODUCTION RELEASE NOTES

In this production release (01/30) students can locate the modules progress bar more easily. All users can reply directly to announcement and discussion notifications, and the Canvas user interface includes font and icon adjustments.

 

CANVAS CATALOG RELEASE NOTES

In this Catalog release, the Listings page has been redesigned for simplicity and to support bulk management.

 

InstructureCON 2016 Call For Proposals

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What is InstructureCon?

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It’s a conference held annually for people throughout the world who use and love Canvas or who would like to use Canvas. Our Learning Management System here at Instructure has been rocking the Higher Ed and K-12 Communities throughout the world. InstructureCon is where everyone comes together to share experiences, be taught new features and updates, where everyone is fed a wealth of Canvas knowledge, connections are made and networking is easy, and where SWAG is abundant. It’s a hoot, and well worth the time and money!

 

Interested in presenting? To submit your presentation proposal, please complete this form by February 21, 2016 at exactly 12 a.m. MT (that is, the stroke of midnight in the Mountain time zone).

 

For information about our epic InstructureCon visit www.canvaslms.com/news/instructurecon.

 

Canvas Newsstand - EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

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READ ALL ABOUT IT:

All newsletters are now hosted on the Canvas Community Newsstand. This will include the Canvas Connection, Week In Review, Community News, The Canvas Blog, Leading Expert Webinars and Canvas Press Releases. As of February 5th, the Week in Review will be only be hosted in the Canvas Newsstand and no longer emailed out. In order to receive updates please sign up (instructions below).

 

HOW TO SIGN UP:

1.) Click the link http://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/newsstand/.

2.) Click on the "FOLLOW" tab in the upper-right hand corner of the page. This will send notifications of all changes within the Newsstand.

3.) To follow specific communications just click on the tab shown in the screen shot below and click "FOLLOW" in the upper-right hand corner.

NOTE: Please make sure to adjust your Community notifications so you will receive these in your inbox.

 

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Canvas Tips & Tricks - Escalating A Support Ticket

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Have you submitted a ticket and not received an answer back from our Support Team yet? Make sure you escalated it up to us-otherwise, we haven’t received it.

 

This doc will walk you through the steps on how to escalate a ticket to Support once it has been created:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZoLexNHS_Sms282CuwodGv9vYKu3yJe95ZLya_18Ob4/edit

 

 

Higher Ed Collective

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Coming soon! This space is currently under construction. Watch for upcoming webinars, feature updates, community links and so much more! While you are patiently waiting, join the Higher Ed Community Group by clicking here.

 

K12 Bulletin Board

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We had our official kickoff this week for our 2016 Webinar Series!

 

View the recording here:

Streaming recording link:

https://instructure.webex.com/instructure/ldr.php?RCID=bf795a0cfe040f3bb59be7745c4f5714

Download recording link:

https://instructure.webex.com/instructure/lsr.php?RCID=fc75710ebce0fd8436b65831b0d18290

 

Feel free to share the recording and download onto your local device!

 

 

Top Ten Guides: January 17-23, 2016

 

Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)

  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access the Canvas app on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I submit an online assignment?
  4. How do I set my Notification Preferences?
  5. User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users) [Video]
  6. How do I add a Profile picture?
  7. How do I reply to a Discussion as a student?
  8. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  9. What are Profile and User Settings?
  10. How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student?

 

Google Analytics (guides.instructure.com)

  1. Which browsers does Canvas support? (Admin)
  2. How do I clear my browser cache on a Mac? (Admin)
  3. How do I submit an online assignment? (Student)
  4. How do I add a Profile picture? (Instructor)
  5. How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor? (Instructor)
  6. How do I customize my Course list? (Student)
  7. How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student? (Student)
  8. How do I set my Notification Preferences? (Instructor)
  9. How do I upload a file as an Assignment submission in Canvas? (Student)
  10. How do I edit my Profile? (Student)

 

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2016-01-22

Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!

 

Today is...National Blonde Brownie Day

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NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY

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This unofficial national holiday recognizes blonde brownies, frequently referred to as blondies.
Blonde brownies are similar to the traditional brownies known to all. In place of cocoa, brown sugar is used, giving it a sweet tooth-satisfying molasses flavor!

Most people like to add white chocolate or chocolate chips to their blonde brownies or other things like nuts, toffee or butterscotch. Blonde brownies are usually prepared unfrosted as the brown sugar flavor tends to be sweet enough. These blondies are sometimes served in sundaes, often topped with caramel sauce.

OBSERVE

Enjoy this “tried and true” Blonde Brownies I recipe.  Use #BlondeBrownieDay to post on social media.

Canvas Beta Release Notes: January 18, 2016

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CANVAS BETA RELEASE NOTES

In this beta release, Canvas has a Community Holiday feature for Modules and an update to the default text size in Canvas. View the beta release notes and let us know your thoughts.

 

Beta features are subject to change based on user feedback and testing.

 

InstructureCON 2016 Call For Proposals

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What is InstructureCon?

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It’s a conference held annually for people throughout the world who use and love Canvas or who would like to use Canvas. Our Learning Management System here at Instructure has been rocking the Higher Ed and K-12 Communities throughout the world. InstructureCon is where everyone comes together to share experiences, be taught new features and updates, where everyone is fed a wealth of Canvas knowledge, connections are made and networking is easy, and where SWAG is abundant. It’s a hoot, and well worth the time and money!

 

Interested in presenting? To submit your presentation proposal, please complete this form by February 21, 2016 at exactly 12 a.m. MT (that is, the stroke of midnight in the Mountain time zone).

 

For information about our epic InstructureCon visit www.canvaslms.com/news/instructurecon.

 

Canvas Newsstand - EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

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READ ALL ABOUT IT:

All newsletters are now hosted on the Canvas Community Newsstand. This will include the Canvas Connection, Week In Review, Community News, The Canvas Blog, Leading Expert Webinars and Canvas Press Releases. As of February 5th, the Week in Review will be only be hosted in the Canvas Newsstand and no longer emailed out. In order to receive updates please sign up (instructions below).

 

HOW TO SIGN UP:

1.) Click the link http://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/newsstand/.

2.) Click on the "FOLLOW" tab in the upper-right hand corner of the page. This will send notifications of all changes within the Newsstand.

3.) To follow specific communications just click on the tab shown in the screen shot below and click "FOLLOW" in the upper-right hand corner.

NOTE: Please make sure to adjust your Community notifications so you will receive these in your inbox.

 

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Canvas Tips & Tricks - Undeleting Content in Canvas

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Did you accidentally delete all of that content you have been working so hard on? Here is a trick that will help you undelete it (unfortunately, it does not work 100% of the time). Worth the try though, right?

 

https://community.canvaslms.com/groups/admins/blog/2015/04/22/undeleting-things-in-canvas

 

 

Higher Ed Collective

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Coming soon! This space is currently under construction. Watch for upcoming webinars, feature updates, community links and so much more! While you are patiently waiting, join the Higher Ed Community Group by clicking here.

 

 

K12 Bulletin Board

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Introducing our new K12 Webinar Series: K12 Canvas Assemblies

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We will be having our 2016 Kickoff next Wednesday, January 27, 2016!

 

Objective of the Webinar Series: We want to offer you more information, as well as give you the opportunity to ask questions, and interact with other Canvas Admins.

We will kick off things by introducing our team, and Cortny Lyons will give you our layout, and possibly some SWAG!

 

Look for our WebEx invite on Monday, January 25th.

 

Top Ten Guides: January 10-16, 2016

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Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)

 

  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access the Canvas app on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I submit an online assignment?
  4. User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users) [Video]
  5. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  6. How do I set my Notification Preferences?
  7. How do I edit my Profile?
  8. How do I upload a file as an Assignment submission in Canvas?
  9. How do I add a Profile picture?
  10. How do I reply to a Discussion as a student?

 

Google Analytics (guides.instructure.com)

  1. Which browsers does Canvas support? (Admin)
  2. How do I clear my browser cache on a Mac? (Admin)
  3. How do I submit an online assignment? (Student)
  4. How do I add a Profile picture? (Instructor)
  5. How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor? (Instructor)
  6. How do I edit my Profile? (Student)
  7. How do I set my Notification Preferences? (Instructor)
  8. How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student? (Student)
  9. How do I join a group as a student? (Student)
  10. How do I view assignment comments from my instructor? (Student)

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2016-01-15

Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!

 

Today is...National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

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Strawberry ice cream is made by blending either strawberries or strawberry flavoring with eggs, cream, vanilla and sugar. Food coloring is often used to give it the pink or light red hue.

Dating back to at least 1813, strawberry ice cream was served at the second inauguration of James Madison.

Strawberry ice cream is one of the three flavors in Neapolitan ice cream along with vanilla and chocolate. Strawberry cheesecake ice cream and strawberry ripple ice cream are variations of this feature.

OBSERVE

Have fun celebrating National Strawberry Ice Cream Day by trying one of the following “tried and true” recipes:

Easy Celebration Ice Cream Cake
Yummy Strawberry Shake
Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

Use #StrawberryIceCreamDay to post on social media.

Release Notes: January 9, 2016

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CANVAS RELEASE NOTES

In this production release, admins can enable additional authentication methods through third-party providers. Instructors benefit from improved processes in moderated grading and student information system (SIS) assignments. All users outside the United States can enable SMS notifications. Additionally, this release brings the first round of Community Holiday features to benefit multiple user roles in several Canvas areas.

 

Note: As part of Saturday's release, all Canvas documentation lessons will be changed so all images display functionality in the new Canvas User Interface. However, to assist institutions that have not switched to the new Canvas UI, all lessons displaying contrasting navigation will still include a step showing functionality for the legacy interface.


CATALOG RELEASE NOTES
In this Catalog release, admins can quickly preview any catalog template and copy a listing’s URL.


MOBILE (ANDRIOD 5.1) RELEASE NOTES
In this Canvas by Instructure update, users can create events in the calendar. The app also includes design updates to several existing Dashboard and User Navigation features, in addition to Android Marshmallow support and push notification enhancements.

 

MOBILE (ANDRIOD 5.2) RELEASE NOTES
In this Canvas by Instructure update users can create course nicknames. The app also includes updates to Discussions, Files, and the Calendar.

 

 

InstructureCon 2016 Call for Proposals

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What is InstructureCon?

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It’s a conference held annually for people throughout the world who use and love Canvas or who would like to use Canvas. Our Learning Management System here at Instructure has been rocking the Higher Ed and K-12 Communities throughout the world. InstructureCon is where everyone comes together to share experiences, be taught new features and updates, where everyone is fed a wealth of Canvas knowledge, connections are made and networking is easy, and where SWAG is abundant. It’s a hoot, and well worth the time and money!

 

Interested in presenting? To submit your presentation proposal, please complete this form by February 21, 2016 at exactly 12 a.m. MT (that is, the stroke of midnight in the Mountain time zone).

 

For information about our epic InstructureCon visit www.canvaslms.com/news/instructurecon.

 

 

Canvas Newsstand - EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

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READ ALL ABOUT IT:

Starting today, January 15th, all newsletters will be hosted on the Canvas Community Newsstand. This will include the Canvas Connection, Week In Review, Community News, The Canvas Blog, Leading Expert Webinars and Canvas Press Releases. As of February 5th, the Week in Review will be only be hosted in the Canvas Newsstand and no longer emailed out. In order to receive updates please sign up (instructions below).

 

HOW TO SIGN UP:

1.) Click the link http://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/newsstand/.

2.) Click on the "FOLLOW" tab in the upper-right hand corner of the page. This will send notifications of all changes within the Newsstand.

3.) To follow specific communications just click on the tab shown in the screen shot below and click "FOLLOW" in the upper-right hand corner.

NOTE: Please make sure to adjust your Community notifications so you will receive these in your inbox.

 

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Higher Ed Collective

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Coming soon! This space is currently under construction. Watch for upcoming webinars, feature updates, community links and so much more! While you are patiently waiting, join the Higher Ed Community Group by clicking here.

 

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K12 Bulletin Board

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Coming soon! This space is currently under construction. Watch for upcoming webinars, feature updates, community links and so much more! While you are patiently, waiting join the K12 Community Group by clicking here.

 

The K12 Customer Success Managers are excited to launch the 2016 webinar series. Look in your inbox next week for more details.

 

 

Top Ten Guides: January 3-9, 2016

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Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)

  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access the Canvas app on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do import content from another Canvas course?
  4. How do I set my Notification Preferences?
  5. What is the New Canvas User Interface?
  6. How do I submit an online assignment?
  7. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  8. New Canvas User Interface (UI) Overview (All Users) [Video]
  9. User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users) [Video]
  10. How do I use the Dashboard? (New Canvas UI)

 

Google Analytics (guides.instructure.com)

  1. Which browsers does Canvas support? (Admin)
  2. How do I clear my browser cache on a Mac? (Admin)
  3. How do I submit an online assignment? (Student)
  4. How do I add a Profile picture? (Instructor)
  5. How do I set my Notification Preferences? (Instructor)
  6. How do I view assignment comments from my instructor? (Student)
  7. How do I import content from another Canvas course? (Instructor)
  8. How do I take a Quiz? (Student)
  9. How do I edit my Profile? (Student)
  10. Canvas Overview - Students (Video)

 

 

 

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Getting

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Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers