WEEK OF 2016-10-14
Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!
This Day in History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This Day in History: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On this day, October 14, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for “his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America.” Dr. King, at 35 years old, was the youngest person to receive the award at the time, and influenced the people of the United States to peacefully claim their rights as American citizens, regardless of race.
Release Notes: Feature Updates
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.
In this Canvas by Instructure update, students can add annotations in PDF files for assignment submissions.
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
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
Check out the top five current feature requests open for voting!
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 25, 2016 at BlueJeans
Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 2:00 PM, MDT (America/Denver)
Please click here to register.
Higher Ed Collective
Come to the Canvas reception at EDUCAUSE 2016!
October 27, 2016 from 7-9pm
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Anaheim Garden Walk
321 West Katella Avenue #101
Anaheim, CA 92802
K12 Bulletin Board
K12 Bulletin: Webinar Time
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&A session with one of our awesome Product Managers! Please register below to let us know you are coming.
When: October 20th @ 1:00PM MST
Top Ten Guides: October 2 - October 8, 2016
Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
- How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
- Which browsers does Canvas support?
- Canvas Overview (Instructors) [Video]
- How do I submit an online assignment?
- How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
- How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
- How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
- What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
- How do I send a message to one or more users in Conversations?
- Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]