Nicki Dittemore

Week In Review: 2016-10-21

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WEEK OF 2016-10-21

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

 

This Day in History: Guggenheim Museum

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On October 21, 1959 the Guggenheim Museum opened its doors to a crowd of thousands curious to see what was inside the oddly shaped building.

 

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and founded by Solomon R. Guggenheim, this groundbreaking design received lots of admiration, as well as criticism. Over the course of 16 years, Wright worked to bring his unique vision for the building to life. Designed with Wright's love of nature in mind, the 50,000 meter space resembled a giant seashell, with each room opening fluidly into the next. The museum, located on New York's Museum Mile, has become one of the city's most popular attractions.

 

Resources:

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Timeline

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - Wikipedia

 

 

Release Notes: Feature Updates

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Canvas Beta Release Notes (2016-10-17)

In this beta release, new features are available in Assignments and Global Navigation. Updated features are also available in Account Settings, Assignments, Authentication, the Dashboard, Groups, the Learning Mastery Gradebook, and Multiple Grading Periods. As a general Canvas update, all icons throughout Canvas have been updated to reflect the new Instructure icon library.

 

Canvas Parent (Beta) Release Notes (iOS, Android 1.0)

Canvas Parent enhances the potential for any parent to quickly engage in their child’s education. Parents can review upcoming or past assignments, check on grades, and receive course announcements.

 

Canvas Parent (Beta) Release Notes (iOS, Android 1.1)

In this Canvas Parent update, the app supports 21 languages, and Calendar items designate in-class submission assignments.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

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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!

Option to exclude Assignments from Syllabus 

Syllabus assignment list option to sort with most current on top

Message Students Directly From People Tab

Create a MISSING designation that ports to SIS (like Skyward)

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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 25, 2016 at BlueJeans

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

Please click here to register.

 

 

EDUCAUSE 2016

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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

 

 

Top Ten Guides: October 9 - October 15, 2016

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