WEEK OF 2016-01-29
Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!
This Day in History
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
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.
In this Catalog release, the Listings page has been redesigned for simplicity and to support bulk management.
InstructureCON 2016 Call For Proposals
What is InstructureCon?
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!
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.
Canvas Tips & Tricks - Escalating A Support Ticket
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:
Higher Ed Collective
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
We had our official kickoff this week for our 2016 Webinar Series!
View the recording here:
Streaming recording link:
Download recording link:
Feel free to share the recording and download onto your local device!
Top Ten Guides: January 17-23, 2016
Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
- How do I find my institution's URL to access the Canvas app on my mobile device?
- Which browsers does Canvas support?
- How do I submit an online assignment?
- How do I set my Notification Preferences?
- User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users) [Video]
- How do I add a Profile picture?
- How do I reply to a Discussion as a student?
- Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
- What are Profile and User Settings?
- How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student?
Google Analytics (guides.instructure.com)
- Which browsers does Canvas support? (Admin)
- How do I clear my browser cache on a Mac? (Admin)
- How do I submit an online assignment? (Student)
- How do I add a Profile picture? (Instructor)
- How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor? (Instructor)
- How do I customize my Course list? (Student)
- How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student? (Student)
- How do I set my Notification Preferences? (Instructor)
- How do I upload a file as an Assignment submission in Canvas? (Student)
- How do I edit my Profile? (Student)