WEEK OF 2016-11-11
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This Day in History: World War I Ends
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.
Canvas Release Notes
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.
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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.
Participants who attend the session will learn tips to design courses for mobile app users.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Blue Jeans
Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 1:30 PM, MST (America/Denver)
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Top Ten Guides: October 30 - November 5, 2016
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- How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
- Which browsers does Canvas support?
- How do I edit my profile in my user account?
- How do I submit an online assignment?
- How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
- How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
- How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
- How do I sign up for an appointment using the Scheduler?
- Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
- How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?