WEEK OF 2016-11-04
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This Day in History: King Tut's Tomb Discovered
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.
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!
Note that this talk will include technical information and will likely be most effective for developers.
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.
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.
- 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
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)
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InstructureCON 2016 Recordings
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.
Top Ten Guides: October 23 - October 29, 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 upload changes to the Gradebook?
- How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
- How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
- How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?
- Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
- What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?