WEEK OF 2016-12-02
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This Day in History: Napolean Crowned Emperor
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.
Important Update on Canvas Commons
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
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
Canvas Feature Requests
Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!
Getting Started With LTIs
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!
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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- How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
- Which browsers does Canvas support?
- How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?
- 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 send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?
- How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?
- How do I use the Dashboard?