WEEK OF 2016-01-15
Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!
Today is...National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
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.
Have fun celebrating National Strawberry Ice Cream Day by trying one of the following “tried and true” recipes:
Use #StrawberryIceCreamDay to post on social media.
Release Notes: January 9, 2016
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
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:
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.
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
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
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 import content from another Canvas course?
- How do I set my Notification Preferences?
- What is the New Canvas User Interface?
- How do I submit an online assignment?
- Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
- New Canvas User Interface (UI) Overview (All Users) [Video]
- User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users) [Video]
- How do I use the Dashboard? (New Canvas UI)
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 set my Notification Preferences? (Instructor)
- How do I view assignment comments from my instructor? (Student)
- How do I import content from another Canvas course? (Instructor)
- How do I take a Quiz? (Student)
- How do I edit my Profile? (Student)
- Canvas Overview - Students (Video)