WEEK OF 2016-05-20
Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!
This Day In History: May 20, 1873
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.”
Reference: Our Story - Levi Strauss
Release Notes: Feature Updates
In this release, Commons has added Consortiums to Admin Settings and has updates to the Resource Details Page.
Canvas Events: InstructureCON, CanvasCONs and More!
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!
For information about our epic InstructureCon visit www.canvaslms.com/news/instructurecon.
Keep up to date with CanvasCons in your area, as well as other highlighted events from Instructure at our events page in the Community:
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
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
Join by phone: 1-650-479-3208
Access code: 808 363 810
K12 Bulletin Board
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:
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
Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
- How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
- Canvas Interface Overview (Instructors) [Video]
- Which browsers does Canvas support?
- What is the New Canvas User Interface?
- How do I use the Dashboard? (New Canvas UI)
- How do upload changes to the Gradebook?
- How do I edit my Profile?
- How do I submit an online assignment?
- Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
- How do I set my Notification Preferences?
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 customize my Course list? (Student)
- Canvas Overview (Video)
- What is the New Canvas User Interface? (Admin)
- How do I submit an online assignment? (Student)
- How do I edit my Profile? (Student)
- How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor? (Instructor)
- How do I take a Quiz? (Student)
- How do I view assignment comments from my instructor? (Student)