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Week In Review: 2016-06-24

Posted by Jana Capps Employee Jun 24, 2016

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WEEK OF 2016-06-24

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This Day In History: June 24, 1901

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June 24, 1901

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When Pablo Picasso was only 19 years old, the Spaniard’s art was exhibited for the first time in Paris, France. They displayed 75 of his pieces that “offered moody, representational paintings by a young artist with obvious talent.”

Throughout his life, Picasso created “50,000 paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, and ceramics,” and continues to be one of the most well know artists in history.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/picasso-exhibited-in-paris

http://www.themost10.com/the-10-most-famous-pablo-picasso-artworks/

 

Release Notes

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Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-06-25)

In this production release (June 25), admins can save themes for their institutions in the Theme Editor, and minor settings options have been included in several account-level features. For instructors, the Notifications page clarifies the purpose of the Grading notification, and the Gradebook and Rubrics include small icon updates.

 

The production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

 

Canvas Events: InstructureCON

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InstructureCON 2016: For information visit www.canvaslms.com/news/instructurecon

 

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Tips and Tricks

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Struggling to come up with ways on onboarding and engaging your new teachers with Canvas? Check out our Strategy Group in the Community for ideas for our amazing Product Engagement team.

 

 

 

Higher Ed Collective

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During the month of June 2016, CanvasLIVE will temporarily go DARK, with programming on-hold so you can help us design and facilitate all new activities!

 

The new vision is that CanvasLIVE will be: "An engaging place for real-time activities offered for the community, by the community."

 

Please join a public discussion about CanvasLIVE by clicking:

 

 

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ISTE 2016

 

Hey Canvas users going to ISTE: There is a reception hosted by Instructure on Tuesday night, June 28th @ The Edge Restaurant. There is no cost and no RSVP required.  It's FREE and OPEN to all (...cause that's how we roll).

 

Top Ten Guides: June 12 - June 18, 2016

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WEEK OF 2016-06-17

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This Day In History: June 17, 1885

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On this day in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrived in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue has become known around the world as an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy.

 

The Statue of Liberty was designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi (who modeled it after his own mother), with assistance from engineer Gustave Eiffel, who later developed...you guessed it...the Eiffel Tower. The statue alone cost the French an estimated $250,000 (more than $5.5 million today). The statue was intended to commemorate the American Revolution and a century of friendship between the US and France.

 

After being reassembled, the 450,000-pound statue was official dedicated on October 28, 1886, by President Cleveland, who said, "We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected." At the time, this structure was taller than any other in New York City. The statue was originally a copper-color, but over the years it underwent a natural color-change process called patination that produced its current greenish-blue hue.

 

Today, the Statue of Liberty is one of America's most famous landmarks. Over the years, it has been the site of political rallies and protests (from suffragettes to anti-war activists), has been featured in numerous movies and countless photographs, and has received millions of visitors from around the world.

Picture: http://www.rd.com/culture/statue-of-liberty-facts/

Reference: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

 

 

Release Notes

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Canvas Beta Release Notes (2016-06-13)

In this beta release, Canvas has new features in the Theme Editor. Feature updates are available in Account Settings, Courses, Reports, and SIS Imports, and other changes have been made in Grades, Notifications, Rubrics, and Canvas APIs.

 

 

Canvas Events: InstructureCON

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InstructureCON 2016: For information visit www.canvaslms.com/news/instructurecon

 

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Tips and Tricks

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Is there something you wish Canvas had? Like...more games for K-3, graph builders, or a plagiarism checker? Don’t fret and check out our EduAppCenter HERE to see the many LTI external tools and third party apps that we integrate with. You will be happy you did.

 

 

Higher Ed Collective

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During the month of June 2016, CanvasLIVE will temporarily go DARK, with programming on-hold so you can help us design and facilitate all new activities!

 

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K12 Bulletin Board

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Headed to InstructureCon? Not sure what to expect? Please join us for our next installment of the K12 Assembly Webinar Series: “What to Expect When Expecting InstructureCon” hosted by none other than the wonderful Jackie Burrell, Director of Events.

 

Webinar Information

https://instructure.webex.com/instructure/j.php?MTID=mcbebffe8120522979f99f3aea74bc4a6

1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)

1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Access code: 809 796 898

 

 

Top Ten Guides: June 5 - June 11, 2016

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WEEK OF 2016-06-08

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This Day In History: June 10, 1752

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This Day in History: June 10, 1752

 

On this day in 1752, Dr. Benjamin Franklin flew his kite during a thunderstorm. He was able to collect an electrical change into a Leyden jar, which was a small jar designed to retain static electricity. It stored electricity and could then be used as basically a battery.

 

By collecting electricity from the lighting bolt, Franklin was able demonstrate the electrical nature of lighting which was largely unknown during his lifetime.

 

Franklin was also the one who coined such terms as an electrician and battery. He also invented the first lightning rod for buildings to protect them from lightning strikes.

 

Reference: "Electrical battery" of Leyden jars - The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary

 

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Release Notes

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Canvas Beta Release Notes (2016-06-04)

In this production release (June 4), instructors can differentiate inactive student submissions in SpeedGrader; they also experience a minor change in functionality when assigning students to a moderated assignment. Admins can view excused assignment grade changes in the Grade Change Log, view the names of developer keys in a user’s page views, and take quizzes if they are enrolled in a course as a student. Several other small changes have been made to various feature areas.

 

 

Canvas Events: InstructureCON

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InstructureCON 2016: For information visit www.canvaslms.com/news/instructurecon

 

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Tips and Tricks

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Update the Syllabus Page

The Syllabus page provides you with a tool to organize all of your graded activities and events into one place. Any time you create an assignment, activity, or calendar item with a due date in Canvas, it will automatically populate in the Syllabus tool. It also provides an easy way for your students to locate the Syllabus!

 

Take Action

  • Post your Course Syllabus to the Syllabus tool as a file. Try converting your file to PDF format first, but Word doc format is completely acceptable.

  • Add Available and Due dates to your assignments and other graded activities. Adding these dates will help organize the list of graded activities and events auto-populated in the Syllabus tool.

 

 

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During the month of June 2016, CanvasLIVE will temporarily go DARK, with programming on-hold so you can help us design and facilitate all new activities!

 

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K12 Bulletin Board: ISTE is Here!!

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Top Ten Guides: May 29 - June 4, 2016

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WEEK OF 2016-06-03

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This Day In History: First American to walk in space: June 3, 1965

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“One hundred and 20 miles above the earth, Major Edward H. White II opens the hatch of the Gemini 4 and steps out of the capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to walk in space. Attached to the craft by a 25-foot tether and controlling his movements with a hand-held oxygen jet-propulsion gun, White remained outside the capsule for just over 20 minutes. As a space walker, White had been preceded by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei A. Leonov, who on March 18, 1965, was the first man ever to walk in space.”

 

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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

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InstructureCON 2016: For information visit www.canvaslms.com/news/instructurecon

 

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Been to our Community lately? Check out our K12 Adoption Tips HERE. You can see videos and templates that other institutions and teachers have created and shared.

 

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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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K12 Bulletin:

 


What: Whether your district is considering an LMS or you are already using Canvas, come learn more about driving technology adoption among teachers and students, creating a blended learning environment for your school or classroom, building effective courses, and more!

 

Teachers and Administrators from Delaware County IU School Districts will be sharing their experiences and best practices for creating successful blended learning environments followed by a collaboration session.


This is a free event and lunch will be provided.


When: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

Where: Delaware County Intermediate Unit - 200 Yale Avenue, Morton, Morton, PA 19070


Register HERE to attend.

 

Top Ten Guides: May 22-May 28

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