Nicki Dittemore

Week In Review: 2016-10-07

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WEEK OF 2016-10-07

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

 

This Day in History: Walter Payton

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This Day in History: Walter Payton

 

Walter Payton, who was one of the greatest running backs of all time, and was known as “Sweetness,” passed Jim Brown as being NFL’s career rushing leader on this day, October 7, in 1984.

 

Sweetness played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears for 13 seasons,  and “once held the league's record for most career rushing yards, touchdowns, carries, yards from scrimmage, all-purpose yards, and many other categories.” Due to his greatness, he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, and continues to be a legend in American sports.

 

https://www.brainyhistory.com/days/october_7.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Payton

http://www.biography.com/people/walter-payton-9435443

 

 

Release Notes: Feature Updates

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Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-10-08)

In this production release (October 8), admins can set federated attributes for Facebook and LinkedIn authentication and set the main text color for a template in the Theme Editor. Instructors can access SpeedGrader in concluded assignments, view Gradebook submission icons for LTI assignments, and view correct answers for questions in question banks. All users can view clarifying course name changes in the Dashboard sidebar and additional underlined links in the Underline Links user feature option.

 

Canvas by Instructure Release Notes (iOS 3.15)

In this Canvas by Instructure update, students can add annotations in PDF files for assignment submissions.

 

Canvas by Instructure Release Notes (Android 5.5)

In this Canvas by Instructure update, students can add annotations in PDF files for assignment submissions, and numerical answer quiz questions are supported.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

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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!

 

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.

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

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Check out the top five current feature requests open for voting!

 

Remove colour overlay from course cards that have an image

Improve Student DocViewer Comment View/Accessibility

Message Students From Grades

"Submission Status" column on main course view.

Images – Easier Way to add ALT Text

 

 

CanvasLIVE!

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Canvas and Accessibility

This session will explore the most common accessibility issues and remedies while using Canvas. This session will also explore the open source tool UDOIT for quickly checking courses for universal design considerations.

 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at BlueJeans

Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 2:00 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

Please click here to register.

 

 

Higher Ed Collective

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Come to the Canvas reception at EDUCAUSE 2016!

When:

October 27, 2016 from 7-9pm

Where:

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

Anaheim Garden Walk

321 West Katella Avenue #101

Anaheim, CA 92802

 

 

K12 Bulletin Board

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K12 Study Hall: The Nitty Gritty of MGP V2

Hooray! Rejoice! Multiple Grading Periods V2 is out! We’ve flipped the script on grading period functionality. Join us to learn more about aligning terms to grading periods, creating grading periods sets, using close dates and a brief Q and A session with one of our awesome Product Managers!

 

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time: 1:00-2:00 MDT

 

You can join at this link: https://community.canvaslms.com/events/1885

 

Check out our Webinar in Canvas Live!

Recording: K12 Study Hall: Let's get Engaged...with Canvas

 

Top Ten Guides: September 25 - October 1, 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 Overview (Instructors) [Video]
  4. How do I submit an online assignment?
  5. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  6. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  7. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  8. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  9. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
  10. How do I compose and send a message?

 

 

 

 

 

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