WEEK OF 2017-01-13
Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!
Canvas Release Notes
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
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!
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!
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!
Monday, March 13th, 2017
8 AM – 6 PM
$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception
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!
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
Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!
Don'ts in Canvas
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!
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
Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
- How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
- Which browsers does Canvas support?
- How do I customize my Course list?
- Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
- How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
- How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
- How do I submit an online assignment?
- How do I use the Dashboard?
- What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
- How do I edit my profile in my user account?