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WEEK OF 2016-12-16

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

 

 

Announcement: Canvas Network Educator Catalog

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Canvas Network recently launched the Educator Catalog. In this catalog, administrators, teachers, and instructional designers can find FREE professional development courses ranging from data privacy to using Canvas analytics in course design. There are currently 25 courses with more to come.

 

A few course suggestions:

 

 

Important Update on Canvas Commons

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AN IMPORTANT UPDATE TO CANVAS COMMONS IS COMING JANUARY 3, 2017

 

On January 3, 2017, Canvas Commons will automatically update and be switched from off to on. If you haven’t used Commons yet, we urge you to check it out—we’re a little biased, but it’s pretty cool. Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. A digital library full of educational content, Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course.

 

Here’s what you can do with Commons:

• Create a personal learning object repository
• Build a course from scratch with relevant materials shared by other Canvas users
• Create a name for yourself and your institution as a subject matter expert

 

If you have any questions or don't wish to have Commons on, please contact your CSM directly.

 

Canvas Announcements!

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No Week In Review for the rest of the year!

 

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 Authentication Passwords: January 7

On January 7, passwords for Canvas authentication will require eight characters instead of six characters. Institutions using other external authentication methods will not be affected. The eight-character length requirement only applies when a user creates a new password or resets a password. Existing six- and seven-character passwords will not be affected unless the password needs to be changed or reset.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

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InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

 

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter!

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

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

Abbreviated names for gradebook column headings

Ability to Add text to the right of formula question answer textbox

Ability to assign a teacher to an assignment.

Ability to brand Canvas notifications

Ability to drop a number of questions from quiz

 

 

CanvasLIVE!

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Adjust all assignment due dates on one page

Description

Based on the canvancement - Adjust All Assignment Dates on One Page- by James Jones, this session will be a quick demo of his google sheet that allows faculty to change all assignment due dates on one page.

 

When

Friday, January 13, 2017 at YouTubeLIVE Link Coming Soon

Starts at 10:00 AM · Ends at 10:30 AM, MST (America/Denver)

 

Top Ten Guides: December 4 - December 10, 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 upload changes to the Gradebook?
  4. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  5. How do I submit an online assignment?
  6. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  7. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
  8. How do I use the Gradebook?
  9. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?
  10. How do I give extra credit in a course?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2016-12-09

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Announcement: Canvas Network Educator Catalog

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Canvas Network recently launched the Educator Catalog. In this catalog, administrators, teachers, and instructional designers can find FREE professional development courses ranging from data privacy to using Canvas analytics in course design. There are currently 25 courses with more to come.

 

A few course suggestions:

 

 

Important Update on Canvas Commons

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AN IMPORTANT UPDATE TO CANVAS COMMONS IS COMING JANUARY 3, 2017

 

On January 3, 2017, Canvas Commons will automatically update and be switched from off to on. If you haven’t used Commons yet, we urge you to check it out—we’re a little biased, but it’s pretty cool. Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. A digital library full of educational content, Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course.

 

Here’s what you can do with Commons:

• Create a personal learning object repository
• Build a course from scratch with relevant materials shared by other Canvas users
• Create a name for yourself and your institution as a subject matter expert

 

If you have any questions or don't wish to have Commons on, please contact your CSM directly.

 

Canvas Release Notes

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Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-12-10)

In this production release (December 10), admins can set grading period start dates to 12:00 AM, find courses by sort options, and view terms by active and past terms.

 

Instructors using grading periods have additional close date verifications in assignments and the Gradebook. Users with instructor roles can also receive group announcement notifications without being enrolled in a course group and can automatically assign groups by section in the People page.

 

For all users who have customized their Courses list, Canvas automatically adds all new enrollments as a favorite.

 

Users who can manage Outcomes will notice a placement change for the Manage Rubrics button. All users will also notice small updates in Files and in Rich Content Editor links, as well as a global font update throughout Canvas.

 

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 Authentication Passwords: January 7

On January 7, passwords for Canvas authentication will require eight characters instead of six characters. Institutions using other external authentication methods will not be affected. The eight-character length requirement only applies when a user creates a new password or resets a password. Existing six- and seven-character passwords will not be affected unless the password needs to be changed or reset.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

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InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

 

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter!

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

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

Allow Importing of Rubrics from csv Format

Files: show number of files inside folders & sub-folders

Bulk Download of Annotated DocViewer [Crocodoc] documents by assignment

Mute by Section

Display Default Email in People

 

 

CanvasLIVE!

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K12 Study Hall: Individualized Learning with Mastery Paths

Description

This K12 Study Hall we will dive deeper into Mastery Paths, the strategies and possible hangups you may have encountered or would like to address. Canvas Mastery Paths delivers different learning experiences to students based on how they perform on a course activity to improve learning outcomes.

 

When

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at https://bluejeans.com/8929549791/

Starts at 10:00 AM · Ends at 11:00 AM, MST (America/Denver)

 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: November 27 - December 3, 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 add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  4. How do I submit an online assignment?
  5. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  6. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  7. What are Announcements?
  8. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  9. How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?
  10. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?

 

 

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2016-12-02

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This Day in History: Napolean Crowned Emperor

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Napoleon Bonaparte, a French military and political leader, was crowned Napoleon I on December 2, 1804. He was the first Frenchman to hold the title of emperor in a thousand years.

 

The Corsican-born Napoleon, one of the greatest military strategists in history, rapidly rose in the ranks of the French Revolutionary Army during the late 1790s. By 1799, France was at war with most of Europe, and Napoleon returned home from his Egyptian campaign to take over the reigns of the French government and save his nation from collapse. After becoming first consul in February 1800, he reorganized his armies and defeated Austria. In 1802, he established the Napoleonic Code, a new system of French law, and in 1804 he established the French empire. By 1807, Napoleon’s empire stretched from the River Elbe in the north, down through Italy in the south, and from the Pyrenees to the Dalmatian coast.

 

 

Resources:

Napoleon crowned emperor - Dec 02, 1804 - HISTORY.com

Napoleon Bonaparte (with images, tweets) · gmurray1 · Storify

Napoleon Bonaparte | Real Life Villains Wiki | Fandom powered by Wikia

 

 

Important Update on Canvas Commons

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AN IMPORTANT UPDATE TO CANVAS COMMONS IS COMING JANUARY 3, 2017

 

On January 3, 2017, Canvas Commons will automatically update and be switched from off to on. If you haven’t used Commons yet, we urge you to check it out—we’re a little biased, but it’s pretty cool. Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. A digital library full of educational content, Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course.

 

Here’s what you can do with Commons:

• Create a personal learning object repository
• Build a course from scratch with relevant materials shared by other Canvas users
• Create a name for yourself and your institution as a subject matter expert

 

If you have any questions or don't wish to have Commons on, please contact your CSM directly.

 

Canvas Release Notes

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Canvas Beta Release Notes (2016-11-28)

In this beta release, Canvas includes a new feature in Groups and updated features in Courses, Files, Multiple Grading Periods, and Notifications. Other updates that do not affect Canvas functionality are included in Course Imports, Outcomes, the Rich Content Editor, and the Canvas User Interface.

 

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

 

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!

Printable Roster with Photo Size Selectable

Select which courses go in Calendar Feed

Replies should appear in SENT messages folder

Allow Importing of Rubrics from csv Format

Administrative/Global Announcements and iOS App

 

 

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Getting Started With LTIs

Description

Have you ever wanted to get started creating LTIs, but don't know where to begin? Well, join me and get a jump start on creating your first LTI. This presentation will also explore the potential of what can be created!

 

When

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Blue Jeans

Starts at 12:00 PM · Ends at 1:00 PM, MST (America/Denver)

 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: November 20 - November 26, 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. How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?
  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 send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?
  9. How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?
  10. How do I use the Dashboard?

 

 

 

 

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