Jana Capps

Week In Review: 2016-06-03

Blog Post created by Jana Capps Employee on Jun 3, 2016

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WEEK OF 2016-06-03

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

 

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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Tips and Tricks

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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.

 

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.

 

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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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#TOCJive 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 Overview (Students) [Video]
  4. What is the New Canvas User Interface?
  5. Canvas Interface Overview (Instructors) [Video]
  6. How do I set my Notification Preferences?
  7. How do I submit an online assignment?
  8. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
  9. How do I use the Dashboard? (New Canvas UI)
  10. How do I compose and send a message?

 

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 submit an online assignment? (Student)
  4. Canvas Overview (Video)
  5. How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor? (Instructor)
  6. How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student? (Student)
  7. User Settings & Profile Picture (Video)
  8. How do I change my login password? (Student)
  9. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas? (Admin)
  10. How do I edit my Profile? (Student)

 

 

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