Nicki Dittemore

Week In Review: 2016-11-04

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WEEK OF 2016-11-04

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

 

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)

Click here for more information.

 

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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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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. 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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