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WEEK OF 2016-05-27

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This Day In History: May 27, 1937

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At the height of the Great Depression, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to the public on May 27, 1937. The bridge took four years to construct, and when it was completed, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, spanning 4200 feet. The bridge was named after the narrow straight that marked the entrance to the San Francisco Bay.

 

Since its opening 79 years ago, nearly two billion cars have crossed the bridge.

 

References: http://goldengatebridge.org

Image: http://www.museumofthecity.org/project/the-golden-gate-bridge/

 

 

Release Notes: Feature Updates

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Canvas Beta Release Notes (2016-05-23)

In this beta release, Canvas has a new feature in SpeedGrader. Updates are also available in Admin Tools, Assignments, Quizzes, and Users. Minor changes have also been made in various feature areas and APIs.

 

Canvas Commons Release Notes (2016-05-19)

In this release, Commons has added Consortiums to Admin Settings and has updates to the Resource Details Page.

 

 

Canvas Events: InstructureCON, CanvasCONs and More!

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InstructureCON 2016

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!

 

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

 

CanvasCONs

Keep up to date with CanvasCons in your area, as well as other highlighted events from Instructure at our events page in the Community:

https://www.canvaslms.com/news/events

 

 

Canvas Live!

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LIVE Share: June Jump Outta Your Seat

 

The 4th Tuesday of every month, Canvas enthusiasts jump in to demonstrate and explore various Canvas features - some recently released, some current. Sharing is totally informal… just think of it as an opportunity share the way YOU do things in Canvas. Topics may or may not be related.

 

When and Where:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at LIVE Share

Starts at 3:00 PM · Ends at 4:00 PM

Please click here to register.

 

 

Higher Ed Collective

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Navigation the New UI

Please see the links below to access our most recent webinar on the new UI.

 

Streaming recording link:

Download recording link:

 

 

K12 Bulletin Board

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Feature Request Highlight

The Syllabus Page: Have the ability to filter the assignments so that the newest assignments are at the top.

Feature Request: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/5771.

 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: May 15 - May 21, 2016

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Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)

  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. Canvas Interface Overview (Instructors) [Video]
  4. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  5. How do I set my Notification Preferences?
  6. How do I edit my Profile?
  7. How do I use the Dashboard? (New Canvas UI)
  8. What is the New Canvas User Interface?
  9. How do I submit an online assignment?
  10. How do I reply to a Discussion as a student?

 

Google Analytics (guides.instructure.com)

  1. How do I clear my browser cache on a Mac? (Admin)
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support? (Admin)
  3. Canvas Overview (Video)
  4. How do I submit an online assignment? (Student)
  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 change my login password? (Student)
  8. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas? (Admin)
  9. How do I submit a Turnitin Assignment? (Student)
  10. How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student? (Student)

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2016-05-20

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This Day In History: May 20, 1873

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On May 20, 1873, a San Francisco entrepreneur, Levi Strauss, patented pants for the working-man with reinforced metal rivets. From this initial clothing item, Strauss brought jeans to the world stage.

 

In San Francisco, Strauss established a wholesale dry goods. His new business imported clothing, fabric and other dry goods to sell in the small stores opening all over California and other Western States, to supply the rapidly expanding communities of gold miners and other settlers flooding into the area.

 

“At first his company employed seamstresses working out of their homes, but by the 1880s, Strauss had opened his own factory. The famous 501brand jean–known until 1890 as “XX”–was soon a bestseller, and the company grew quickly. By the 1920s, Levi’s denim waist overalls were the top-selling men’s work pant in the United States. As decades passed, the craze only grew, and now blue jeans are worn by men and women, young and old, around the world.”

 

Image: http://www.levistrauss.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/levis-jeans-wall-market-st-sf.jpg

Reference: Our Story - Levi Strauss

Reference: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/levi-strauss-and-jacob-davis-receive-patent-for-blue-jeans

 

 

 

Release Notes: Feature Updates

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Canvas Commons Release Notes (2016-05-19)

In this release, Commons has added Consortiums to Admin Settings and has updates to the Resource Details Page.

 

 

Canvas Events: InstructureCON, CanvasCONs and More!

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InstructureCON 2016

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!

 

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

 

CanvasCONs

Keep up to date with CanvasCons in your area, as well as other highlighted events from Instructure at our events page in the Community:

https://www.canvaslms.com/news/events

 

Canvas Live!

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LIVE Share: June Jump Outta Your Seat

 

The 4th Tuesday of every month, Canvas enthusiasts jump in to demonstrate and explore various Canvas features - some recently released, some current. Sharing is totally informal… just think of it as an opportunity share the way YOU do things in Canvas. Topics may or may not be related.

 

When and Where:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at LIVE Share

Starts at 3:00 PM · Ends at 4:00 PM

Please click here to register.

 

Higher Ed Collective

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Navigation the New UI

We will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 on Navigating the New UI. Please join us to learn all about the new UI and bring your questions! Remember the new UI goes live on July 9th for all Canvas users!

 

When and Where

May 25, 2016 12:00pm -1:00pm MST

https://instructure.webex.com/instructure/j.php?MTID=mad16e1c4d3e483ee1da33f184995145f

Join by phone: 1-650-479-3208

Access code: 808 363 810

 

 

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K12 Study Hall: Packing up your classroom!

 

If you missed this awesome webinar touching on best practices for administrators and instructors at the close of the school year, you can catch up through this recorded link:

 

https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/2205

 

You will learn about Terms, course conclude dates and managing student access after the term end date. Teachers will learn how to pack away their course and either save to Commons, or create a Canvas course export file. Instructors will learn some tips on maintaining a summer sandbox during break and how to leverage that space for content creation and curation.

 

 

Top Ten Guides: May 8 - May 14, 2016

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Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)

  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Canvas Interface Overview (Instructors) [Video]
  3. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  4. What is the New Canvas User Interface?
  5. How do I use the Dashboard? (New Canvas UI)
  6. How do upload changes to the Gradebook?
  7. How do I edit my Profile?
  8. How do I submit an online assignment?
  9. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  10. How do I set my Notification Preferences?

 

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 customize my Course list? (Student)
  4. Canvas Overview (Video)
  5. What is the New Canvas User Interface?  (Admin)
  6. How do I submit an online assignment? (Student)
  7. How do I edit my Profile? (Student)
  8. How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor? (Instructor)
  9. How do I take a Quiz? (Student)
  10. How do I view assignment comments from my instructor? (Student)

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2016-05-13

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

 

This Day In History: Why We Fear Friday the 13th

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In Western superstition, Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day. But why do we fear this day? Some say it originated from the Middle Ages and the story of Jesus' last super and the 13 individuals present in the upper room. While there is evidence of both Friday and the number 13 being considered unlucky - there is no record of the conjunction of the two causing and more "unlucky-ness" before the 19th century.

 

In Italy, 13 is considered a lucky number while Italians seem to fear Friday, the 17th. This legend comes from the number 17, in Roman numerals as: XVII. By shuffling the letters, one can easily make the word VIXI which means "I have lived" (implying death in the present) and is an omen of bad luck.

 

In Hispanic and Greek cultures, it is not Friday which causes anxiety but Tuesday, the 13th. Tuesday is considered in dominance by Ares (the God of War) and Constantinople was defeated by both the Ottomans and the Fourth Crusade happened on Tuesday, the 13th.

 

In the United States, it is estimated that 17 to 21 million people are affected by this fear. It has been reported that businesses lose $800-$900 million dollars on this day, due to lack of customers leaving their homes. So, whether you are superstitious or not, now you know where this day in history comes from. Just don't be mean to kids name Jason at summer camp.

 

 

Release Notes: Feature Updates

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Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-05-14)

In this production release (May 14), the Theme Editor includes a color setting for showing the number of unread Conversations messages, and the Groups page design has been updated to complement the Courses page. Several other small changes have been made to various feature areas.

 

 

Canvas Events: InstructureCON, CanvasCONs and More!

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InstructureCON 2016

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!

 

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

 

CanvasCONs

Keep up to date with CanvasCons in your area, as well as other highlighted events from Instructure at our events page in the Community:

https://www.canvaslms.com/news/events

 

Canvas Live!

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Mobile Series: Tips to Designing Mobile-Friendly Assignments

While Canvas app is effective in translating your course to be responsive on a mobile device, it is the job of the teacher or instructional designer to effectively design assignments to address the on-the-go learner, as well. We have tips to help you make your assignments even MORE mobile-friendly!

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at LIVE Webinar

Starts at 11:00 AM · Ends at 12:00 PM

Click here to register.

 

 

Higher Ed Collective

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Navigation the New UI

We will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 on Navigating the New UI. Please join us to learn all about the new UI and bring your questions! Remember the new UI goes live on July 9th for all Canvas users!

 

When and Where

May 25, 2016 12:00pm -1:00pm MST

https://instructure.webex.com/instructure/j.php?MTID=mad16e1c4d3e483ee1da33f184995145f

Join by phone: 1-650-479-3208

Access code: 808 363 810

 

 

K12 Bulletin Board

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Tech Learning Tools For College Prep

How do you prepare graduating students with the right learning tools needed to succeed in Higher Ed? And how do you help them continue to succeed?

 

Presenters from both Harvard University and Phillips Academy, Andover will answer these questions while sharing with us strategies on how to drive better adoption and usage of learning tools as well as what has and has not worked for them when adopting an LMS.

 

Join us as we learn to bridge the learning gap as these presenters realize the benefits of using the same LMS from secondary to post-secondary school to truly prepare our students for college.

 

Presenters
Kristin Sullivan
Program Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT)
Harvard University IT (HUIT)
David Mallick
Manger, Language Learning Center
Phillips Academy, Andover
When and Where

Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00pm EST

Click here to register.

 

Top Ten Guides: May 1 - May 7, 2016

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Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)

  1. Canvas Interface Overview (Instructors) [Video]
  2. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  3. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  4. How do I edit my Profile?
  5. How do I set my Notification Preferences?
  6. How do I use the Dashboard? (New Canvas UI)
  7. How do I submit an online assignment?
  8. How do upload changes to the Gradebook?
  9. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  10. What is the New Canvas User Interface?

 

Google Analytics (guides.instructure.com)

  1. How do I clear my browser cache on a Mac? (Admin)
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support? (Admin)
  3. How do I change my login password? (Student)
  4. How do I submit a peer review to an Assignment? (Student)
  5. How do I submit an online assignment? (Student)
  6. Canvas Overview (Video)
  7. How do I view Turnitin results for my assignment submission? (Student)
  8. How do I submit a Turnitin Assignment? (Student)
  9. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas? (Admin)
  10. How do I customize my Course list? (Student)

 

 

 

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Getting

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Canvas

Guides

Find

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Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers

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WEEK OF 2016-05-06

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

 

This Day In History: Babe Ruth

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In 1915, on this day, 100 years ago, "Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox hit the first of his 714 major league home runs in a 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds."

 

"Ruth’s first three career home runs came against the Yankees. His second came again at the Polo Grounds in a 7-1 Red Sox win on June 2. His first home run at Fenway Park came 23 days later, on June 25 against the Yankees, in a 9-5 Boston victory."

 

Reference

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/may-6/

 

Canvas Events: InstructureCON, CanvasCONs and More!

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InstructureCON 2016

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!

 

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

 

CanvasCONs

Keep up to date with CanvasCons in your area, as well as other highlighted events from Instructure at our events page in the Community:

https://www.canvaslms.com/news/events

 

 

Higher Ed Collective

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Upcoming Partnerships Webinar:  Simplified and Streamlined Remote Proctoring in Canvas with RPNow

 

Columbia University and Software Secure, a Canvas Certified Partner, will share their experience implementing online proctoring.

 

This webinar will focus on the remote proctoring implementation and integration process at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, faculty feedback, and initial results pertaining to faculty efficiency.

 

Nancy Rubin and Mark Musacchio will discuss how RPNow integrated with Canvas to provide a frictionless proctored exam registration process for faculty and seamless remote proctoring for students.

 

See information below and click here to register.

 

When and Where

May 10, 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm MST

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K12 Bulletin Board

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K12 Study Hall: Packing up your classroom!

 

A webinar touching on best practices for administrators and instructors at the close of the school year. Learn about Terms, course conclude dates and managing student access after the term end date. Teachers will learn how to pack away their course and either save to Commons, or create a Canvas course export file. Instructors will learn some tips on maintaining a summer sandbox during break and how to leverage that space for content creation and curation.

 

PRESENTERS:

Lisa Young, Scottsdale Community College

Brooke White, Instructure, Director of On-Boarding

 

When and Where

May 11 2016 12:00am-1:00pm MST

LIVE Webinar

K12 Study Hall: Packing up your classroom

https://instructure.webex.com/meet/ckelson

Join by phone: 1-877-668-4493

Access code: 800 094 738

 

 

Top Ten Guides: April 24-30 2016

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Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)

 

  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. Canvas Interface Overview (Instructors) [Video]
  4. What is the New Canvas User Interface?
  5. How do I submit an online assignment?
  6. How do I use the Dashboard? (New Canvas UI)
  7. How do upload changes to the Gradebook?
  8. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  9. How do I set my Notification Preferences?
  10. How do I add contact methods to receive notifications?

 

Google Analytics (guides.instructure.com)

  1. How do I clear my browser cache on a Mac? (Admin)
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support? (Admin)
  3. How do I change my login password? (Student)
  4. How do I submit an online assignment? (Student)
  5. How do I submit a Turnitin Assignment? (Student)
  6. How do I submit a peer review to an Assignment? (Student)
  7. How do I view Turnitin results for my assignment submission? (Student)
  8. How do I create a new ePortfolio? (Instructor)
  9. How do I upload a file as an Assignment submission in Canvas? (Student)
  10. How do I add new people to an existing Conversation? (Instructor)
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