WEEK OF 2016-11-18
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This Day in History: Billy Joel's Album Hits #1
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.
Canvas Release Notes
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
Canvas Feature Requests
Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!
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.
Top Ten Guides: November 6 - November 12, 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 set my Canvas notification preferences?
- How do I submit an online assignment?
- How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
- How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
- How do I edit my profile in my user account?
- How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?
- Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
- What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?