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Week In Review: 2016-09-16

Blog Post created by Nicki Dittemore Employee on Sep 16, 2016

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WEEK OF 2016-09-16

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

 

This Day In History: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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September 16, 1932: Gandhi Begins “Fast Unto Death”

 

While sitting in prison for leading a civil disobedience campaign, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi decided to fast until his death in protest to “the British government's decision to separate India's electoral system by caste.” He believed that he was fighting for the downtrodden, or the lowest class in India, as the social class divide affected them the most. Luckily the British Government decided to not move forward with their proposal, so the fast fortunately did not result in death, and lasted six days.

 

http://www.history.co.uk/this-day-in-history/09-16/gandhi-begins-a-protest-fast

 

 

Release Notes

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Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-09-16)

In this production release (September 17), admins and instructors can set custom user visibility options for a course and the course Syllabus. When grading assignments, instructors view an alert in the Gradebook and SpeedGrader if an assignment receives an excessive amount of points. Instructors can also search for students by name when moderating a quiz.

 

For instructors using the Roll Call Attendance tool, students can view their attendance information in the Attendance assignment submission details page. [Update:This feature release has been delayed and will not be available in production on September 17. An updated release date will be made available soon.]

 

For all users, the Notifications page includes some interface updates, and Twitter and SMS notification preferences have been simplified; users who have been using those notifications may need to reconfigure their preferences. Additionally, colors are brighter throughout Canvas (most noticeably in Global Announcements and colored icons) and also include grayscale options.

 

Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

 

Canvas Events: CanvasCONs and User Groups

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Announcing CanvasCon TCNJ 2016

Even though InstructureCon 2016 has come and gone, you don’t have to wait until next summer to regroup and reconnect with your fellow Canvas Campers. And this time, it’s in your neck of the woods. That’s because we’re bringing CanvasCon, the bite-sized version of InstructureCon, to the Northeast. And you’re invited!

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations by higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from throughout the Northeast. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, October 10th, 2016

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

WHERE

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

Music Building, Park Drive, Ewing Township, NJ 08638

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Whether or not you experienced all the Kumbayawesome at InstructureCon in July, here’s your chance to join us for a daylong Canvas fireside (without the fire). See you there! 

 

REGISTER HERE!

 

ATTENTION FUTURE PRESENTERS!

Want to speak at CanvasCon TCNJ? YES PLEASE! Click HERE to Submit your session. Deadline is Friday, September 16th, 2016.

 

Texas Canvas Users Group - Annual Conference

Don’t mess with Texas! UT Austin is hosting the Texas Canvas User Group (TCUG) conference this year in Austin, November 10-11, 2016. If you are an admin or instructor in Texas, click the link above to register for this awesome user conference.

 

 

Higher Ed Collective

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Curious to know what the current top five feature requests are? Check out the top ideas that are open for voting!

 

1.) Rich Content Editor: Needs ability to wrap text around images with border and potential for caption.

2.) Unlocking Modules for individual students

3.) Assign to by Group for Individual Assignment

4.) Automatically assign groups within sections of a course

5.) Question Bank Repository

 

 

K12 Bullentin Board

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Upcoming Canvas Parent Updates:

 

Check out the following link to see what the future of the Canvas Parent App will be:

https://community.canvaslms.com/thread/12755

 

Also...Are you interested in mobile and how you can use it in your school? Join us for an open discussion on all things mobile here at Canvas!

 

When: September 20th @ 1:00PM MDT

Where: HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: September 4 - September 10, 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 submit an online assignment?
  6. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  7. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  8. Assignment Submissions (Students) [Video]
  9. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  10. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?

 

 

 

 

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