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WEEK OF 2017-01-27

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-01-28)

In this production release (January 28), admins can more easily locate the Default Term when searching for courses and view the terms menu updates in account report configurations. For SIS institutions, the PowerSchool integration is now available as an LTI tool. Additionally, the Authentication page has a small change with the Authentication button in the sidebar.

 

In courses, course imports support SCORM content. Behavior clarifications have also been updated in MasteryPaths, Grading Periods, Pages, and Quizzes functionality.

 

In the Dashboard, No Submission and On Paper assignments don’t display in the To Do list past their due date, and white is not accepted as a course background color. In User Navigation, the Profiles link only displays for institutions that have enabled the Profiles feature. Various icons have also been updated in the Canvas interface.

 

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

 

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

 

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

  

 

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

Symbol to indicate an assignment is completely graded for all students 

Additional Module Requirement Option 

Changing the "Submit Assignment" Button 

Add \overline to Math to Basic Math Equation Editor 

Enhanced LTI Report 

 

 

Canvas Alliance Partner Highlight

  

EvaluationKIT is a leading provider of enterprise online course evaluation and survey software to higher education and K-12 institutions. Easy to implement and straightforward to manage, EvaluationKIT includes all the features you need to efficiently manage your institution's survey process. Including features proven to drive response rates and a robust suite of reporting functionality. 

 

Canvas customers can experience our one of a kind turnkey integration with Canvas. This integration is free to EvaluationKIT customers, and allows you to seamlessly sync all of your existing course, instructor, and student info already setup in Canvas and use it for your survey process. Additionally, to drive student participation, we offer functionality that allows you to automate survey notifications to students that display directly in Canvas, and only when students have surveys to take. You can even make taking surveys a requirement, if you choose.

 

Our experienced support team makes it easy to get started, beginning with a proven onboarding process to get new customers quickly comfortable with the system, and ongoing live operational support as you have questions. Our service consistently receives high marks and praise from customers. Click here to learn more!

 

 

CanvasLive!

  

T2T: Invest in Your Canvas Professional Development

Our Canvas Training Team presents the T2T Series ('Train 2 Train'). This monthly series is designed for those wonderful folks who are in the position of training their faculty and/or staff on using Canvas. Every month, we'll offer tips and tricks on ways to train on various topics and features in Canvas. Why... cuz we 'get' what you do... and we want you to keep doing it!

 

This month we are introducing our new subscription training offerings. We have updated trainings based on your valuable feedback to introduce new series breakdowns, never-before-seen courses, a variety of delivery styles, self-paced training offerings, and much more!

 

Consider this a sneak peak into our beta launch on February 13th.

 

Click here to learn more!

 

Top Ten Guides: January 15 - 21, 2017

  

 

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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. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  4. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  5. How do I submit an online assignment?
  6. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  7. How do I add a profile picture in my user account?
  8. User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users) [Video]
  9. How do I customize my Course list?
  10. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-01-20

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

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Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-01-16)

In this beta release, Canvas has a new feature for instructors to view student data throughout courses. Updated features are available in Accounts, Assignments, Calendar, the Dashboard, Modules, Quizzes, and User Navigation, and additional icons have been updated in several Canvas areas.

 

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

 

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

 

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

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

Disable/Deactivate User at Account Level

Symbol to indicate an assignment is completely graded for all students

Changing the "Submit Assignment" Button

Additional Module Requirement Option

Add \overline to Math to Basic Math Equation Editor

 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: January 8 - 14, 2017

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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. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  4. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  5. How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?
  6. How do I customize my Course list?
  7. How do I submit an online assignment?
  8. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  9. How do I upload a file as an assignment submission in Canvas?
  10. User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users) [Video]

 

 

 

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Notes

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Instructional

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WEEK OF 2017-01-13

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

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Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-01-07)

In this production release (January 7), admins can add an email address in the Help Menu, view future terms in terms drop-down menus, and disable announcement replies for all courses. Canvas authentication passwords also require eight characters, and admins receive a warning when attempting to remove all authentication methods. When copying a Canvas course, admins and instructors can also more easily find courses in the courses list.

 

Instructors can display recent announcements as part of a Front Page course home page and view the updated Rich Content Editor sidebar in Pages and the Syllabus. Instructors also have additional close date verifications when editing assignments in a closed grading period.

 

Students can view all available Scheduler items in the Calendar regardless of calendar visibility.

 

All Canvas users who have not set any course favorites in their Dashboard now view 20 courses instead of 12, and users can use a Move-To menu to move ePortfolio pages. Additionally, the majority of icons throughout Canvas have been updated.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017!   

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

ATTENTION FUTURE PRESENTERS!

Want to speak at CanvasCon SMU? ABSOLUTELY! Click HERE to submit your session. Deadline is Monday, January 30th, 2017.

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

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

Grade discussion posts and attachments with DocViewer

Disable/Deactivate User at Account Level

Changing the "Submit Assignment" Button

Symbol to indicate an assignment is completely graded for all students

Additional Module Requirement Option

 

 

 

CanvasLIVE!

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Don'ts in Canvas

Description:

As the year begins, what 'DO NOT' tips would share with teachers in hopes that it will save them time, increase their efficiency and be more successful in using Canvas? Joe Montuori asked that same question last month in his post Dont's in Canvas? It received so many great responses and feedback that we asked Joe to sum up his main take-aways. We also asked Anthony Bunag, who had some awesome tips to share, to co-present with him!

Join us and share YOUR tips along-the-way, too!

When:

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at YouTubeLIVE Link (Coming Soon)

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

 

 

Top Ten Guides: January 1 - 7, 2017

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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 customize my Course list?
  4. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  5. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
  6. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  7. How do I submit an online assignment?
  8. How do I use the Dashboard?
  9. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
  10. How do I edit my profile in my user account?

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-01-06

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:

 

 

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!

 

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017!   

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

ATTENTION FUTURE PRESENTERS!

Want to speak at CanvasCon SMU? ABSOLUTELY! Click HERE to submit your session. Deadline is Monday, January 30th, 2017.

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

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

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

Ability to assign a teacher to an assignment.

Ability to drop a number of questions from quiz

Ability to Drop Students from Catalog Course

Ability to Leave a Conversation

 

 

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.

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 25 - December 31, 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. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  4. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
  5. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  6. How do I use the Dashboard?
  7. How do I submit an online assignment?
  8. How do I reorder and hide Course Navigation links?
  9. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
  10. How do I customize my Course list?

 

 

 

 

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Getting

Started

Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

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Instructional

Designers