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WEEK OF 2016-11-18

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This Day in History: Billy Joel's Album Hits #1

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On this day in 1977, Bill Joel earned his first #1 album when 52nd Street topped the Billboard pop chart. 52nd Street was the highly anticipated follow-up to Joel’s 1977 breakthrough album The Stranger, which had achieved Platinum status and made Joel a household name on the strength of singles like “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song),” “Just The Way You Are” and “She’s Always A Woman.” The Stranger surpassed Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water as the biggest-selling album in Columbia Records history, but it just missed reaching #1 on the Billboard chart. 52nd Street, which included the radio hits “Big Shot,” “My Life” and “Honesty,” achieved that feat on November 18, 1978, and remained at the top of the charts for the next seven straight weeks, becoming the top-selling album of the year. It also went on to earn Billy Joel his first Album of the Year award at the 22nd Annual Grammy Awards in February 1980.

 

Resources:

Billy Joel earns his first #1 album when 52nd Street tops the Billboard pop chart - Nov 18, 1978 - HISTORY.com

http://www.musingonmusic.com/the-longest-time-billy-joel-quote/

http://www.classicrockhistory.com/the-top-10-billy-joel-albums/

 

Canvas Release Notes

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Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-11-19)

In this production release (November 19), admins can manage all default links in the Help Menu and manage permissions for adding and editing LTI tools.

 

Instructors can use MasteryPaths to customize student learning experiences based on student performance. This feature must first be enabled by a Canvas admin. Additionally, instructors with analytics permissions can view analytics in concluded courses.

 

Students can view updated terminology in the To Do list for No Submission or Not Graded assignments.

 

For all users, the Calendar Week and Agenda views have been updated with a simplified look and feel.

 

Production release notes also include Platform/Integration updates and fixed bugs.

 

Turnitin API Deprecation: December 31st

On December 31, Turnitin will discontinue the Canvas API integration and will only support the LTI integration. If you are a Canvas admin whose institution is using Turnitin and have not yet enabled the Turnitin LTI for your account, please contact your Turnitin account representative for your external app credentials. The Turnitin LTI can be configured for your account as shown in the External App URL lesson. For additional questions, please see the Turnitin Canvas integration page or contact your Canvas Customer Success Manager.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

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     InstructureCON 2017!

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Canvas Feature Requests

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

Display Default Email in Gradebook and Speedgrader

Ability to add grades from Student Grades Page

Printable Roster with Photo Size Selectable

Select which courses go in Calendar Feed

Replies should appear in SENT messages folder

 

 

CanvasLIVE!

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homer2.pngCANVAS TRIVIA!!!!!

We're starting up something new just for fun - Canvas Trivia every Friday.  Login and test your Canvas skills as well as compete with your friends and colleagues - Just for bragging rights for now but maybe for prizes later.  Please share with any employee or client you think would be interested - open to everyone. First series opens Nov 18th and is designed to take no more than 5-10 minutes of your time.

https://community.canvaslms.com/events/1906

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: November 6 - November 12, 2016

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  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  4. How do I submit an online assignment?
  5. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  6. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  7. How do I edit my profile in my user account?
  8. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?
  9. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  10. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2016-11-11

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This Day in History: World War I Ends

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On November 11, 1918 the first world war ended. Ferdinand Foch, commander in chief of all Allied forces on the Western Front, sent a message by telegraph to all his commanders: “Hostilities will cease on the entire front November 11 at 11 a.m. French time.”

 

As the historian John Buchan has written of that memorable morning: “Officers had their watches in their hands, and the troops waited with the same grave composure with which they had fought.” As watch hands reached 11, “there came a second of expectant silence, and then a curious rippling sound, which observers far behind the front likened to the noise of a light wind. It was the sound of men cheering from the Vosges [mountains] to the sea.” The dominant emotion for many on and off the battlefield was relief at the coming of peace, mixed with somber mourning for the many lives lost.

 

Resources:

World War I ends - Nov 11, 1918 - HISTORY.com

Treaty of versailles, Versailles and World war on Pinterest

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Canvas Release Notes

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Canvas Beta Release Notes (2016-11-07)

In this beta release, Canvas supports MasteryPaths, which allows instructors to customize student learning experiences based on student performance, and adds a new feature for Permissions. We also have updated features in Account Settings, Analytics, and the Dashboard, and some small changes in the Calendar and Pages. Several APIs have also been updated and deprecated.

 

Beta features are subject to change based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

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     InstructureCON 2017!

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Canvas Feature Requests

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

assignment weighting in assignment groups

Post announcements in multiple courses at once

Differentiated Notifications for Differentiated Assignments

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Ability to Totally Hide Some Members in Course

 

 

CanvasLIVE!

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Description

Join me for a dive into designing Canvas courses with mobile users in mind. This will include tips for designing mobile courses that work great with the Canvas apps, an automated checklist, and some fun stats about mobile.

 

Objectives

Participants who attend the session will learn tips to design courses for mobile app users.

 

When

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Blue Jeans

Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 1:30 PM, MST (America/Denver)

Click here for more information.

 

 

Top Ten Guides: October 30 - November 5, 2016

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  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I edit my profile in my user account?
  4. How do I submit an online assignment?
  5. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  6. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  7. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  8. How do I sign up for an appointment using the Scheduler?
  9. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  10. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?

 

 

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WEEK OF 2016-11-04

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This Day in History: King Tut's Tomb Discovered

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On this day in 1923, English archaeologist Howard Carter entered the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen.

 

Because the ancient Egyptians saw their pharaohs as gods, they carefully preserved their bodies after death, burying them in elaborate tombs containing rich treasures to accompany the rulers into the afterlife. In the 19th century, archeologists from all over the world flocked to Egypt, where they uncovered a number of these tombs. Many had long ago been broken into by robbers and stripped of their riches.

 

Inside lay a sarcophagus with three coffins nested inside one another. The last coffin, made of solid gold, contained the mummified body of King Tut. Among the riches found in the tomb were golden shrines, jewelry, statues, a chariot, weapons and clothing. The perfectly preserved mummy was the most valuable, as it was the first one ever to be discovered. Despite rumors that a curse would befall anyone who disturbed the tomb, its treasures were carefully catalogued, removed and included in a famous traveling exhibition called the “Treasures of Tutankhamen.” The exhibition’s permanent home is the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

 

 

Resources:

Archaeologist opens tomb of King Tut - Feb 16, 1923 - HISTORY.com

King Tut's Tomb: Burial Chamber - KingTutOne.com

 

 

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!

Make Course Menu Sticky

"Real" Student View

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

Post announcements in multiple courses at once

Ability to Totally Hide Some Members in Course

 

 

CanvasLIVE!

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Description

Transitioning from a 20 year old homebuilt LMS with full control over the stack to hosted Canvas was no easy feat. We'll cover the lessons learned while integrating in-house SIS, providing an integrated user experience with the existing LMS, customizing Canvas with JavaScript, and other developer trench stories.

Note that this talk will include technical information and will likely be most effective for developers.

 

When:

Thursday, November 10, 2016 at https://zoom.us/my/caryn.uci

Starts at 10:00 AM · Ends at 10:45 AM, MDT (America/Denver)

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Description

Did you know that discussions are the most utilized tool in Canvas mobile apps? This course is an exclusive live event where learners will fully experience the power of conversation while 'on-the-go'. Come be a part of the conversation about classroom conversations. Course will be facilitated 100% via the Canvas mobile app for iOS and Android.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Course enrollment opens November 1, 2016 (click here to enroll)
  • Course begins on Monday November 7, 2016 @12am MST
  • Course ends on Monday November 14, 2016 @ 11:59pm MST

 

When:

Monday, November 7, 2016 at Canvas Course: https://resources.instructure.com/enroll/RD4XYF

Starts at 12:00 AM · Ends on Nov 14, 2016 at 1:00 AM, MDT (America/Denver)

Click here for more information.

 

 

InstructureCON 2016 Recordings

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Panel Discussion: Schools discuss how Dropout Detective helps them to support students

 

Chris and Kim Munzo from AspirEDU will lead a panel discussion with representatives of three schools (spanning the K12 and higher ed space) to discuss how the use of early identification of at-risk students has contributed to their student retention and student support services.

 

Panel Discussion: Schools discuss how Dropout Detective helps them to support students

 

 

Top Ten Guides: October 23 - October 29, 2016

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  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. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  6. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  7. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  8. How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?
  9. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  10. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?

 

 

 

 

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