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WEEK OF 2017-02-24

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-02-18)

In this production release (February 18), instructors can show and hide deleted discussion replies and be included in group collaborations. Additionally, instructors who can manually add users to a course benefit from an improved workflow process.

 

Admins and instructors can also view more standardized interaction with course student data using the Student Context Card feature, which must be enabled by an account admin and applies to the entire account.

 

Other minor updates have been made to several Canvas areas including APIs. Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

InstructureCON 2017

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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! 

 

 

 

CanvasCONs

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 User Groups

Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas

Join us for the third annual MAGIC conference at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Call for Proposals are being accepted through March 8, 2017.  Please visit www.canvasmagic.org for CFP and to Register for the event.

 

NERCOMP Canvas User Group

On Monday, June 12th NERCOMP will be hosting it’s Annual Canvas User Group in Norwood, MA!

The NERCOMP Canvas User Group works to provide New England area Canvas folks a professional development experience each summer and we need your help! Our call for proposals will ensure that you have a voice in our Canvas learning this year! Submit your idea(s) here if you’re interested in sharing with your Canvas colleagues in June at the NERCOMP Canvas User Group.

 

 

Canvas Community Updates

 

New Feature Idea Space

On Friday, February 24, 2017, we will flip [the proverbial] switch, and make the DRAFT: Feature Ideas space the official landing for the Share Ideas space! We’d like to call your attention to a few important events that will take place over the next week in preparation for the switch:

  • Additional Product Development Priorities
    Priority: Analytics 2: Teacher & Student and Priority: Canvas Teacher App are available now. Quizzes.Next and Gradebook Enhancements will be added soon.
  • Simplified Idea stages
    ‘Under Consideration’ and ‘Gathering Information’ stages are being absorbed into ‘Product Radar’. These stages will remain open for vote and comment.
  • Simplified Page navigation (fewer clicks!)
    The ‘Share Ideas’ button on the Home page will direct to DRAFT: Feature Ideas, which will be called ‘Canvas Studio’. The existing Canvas Studio and Canvas Feature Ideas pages will be deleted, as the new page integrates all of their content, and more!
  • Reopened ideas for voting
    Three business days after the new process goes live, all ideas that are currently On Hold and Archived with 70 or more votes will enter Open for Vote stage on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Ideas that did not make the 70 vote threshold will be archived and moved to Cold Storage However, a few ideas that fall outside of these parameters may still be Open for Vote if they align with current product development priorities.

 

Please click here to learn more!

 

CanvasLive!

 

Partner Webinar: Course Evaluations Simplified with EvaluationKIT, a Canvas Alliance Partner

Join us for this 30-minute free webinar to learn how EvaluationKIT integrates seamlessly with Canvas to streamline the administration of your course evaluations while boosting response rates. There's a reason over 100 Canvas institutions have chosen EvaluationKIT as their trusted course evaluation solution and we invite you to join us to learn more! Click here to register for this session.

 

 

Top Ten Guides: February 12-18, 2017

  

Notes:
  • The student discussion lessons may be on the list because of the discussion change in the release notes.
  • The scheduler lesson is a new addition to this list.
  • Many of the lessons are about submitting assignments.
  • Once again, most of the lessons are from the Student Guide.

 

Community 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 submit an online assignment?
  4. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  5. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  6. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  7. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  8. How do I sign up for an appointment using the Scheduler?
  9. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  10. How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-02-17

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-02-18)

In this production release (February 18), instructors can show and hide deleted discussion replies and be included in group collaborations. Additionally, instructors who can manually add users to a course benefit from an improved workflow process.

 

Admins and instructors can also view more standardized interaction with course student data using the Student Context Card feature, which must be enabled by an account admin and applies to the entire account.

 

Other minor updates have been made to several Canvas areas including APIs. Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

 

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 User Group

Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas

Join us for the third annual MAGIC conference at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Call for Proposals are being accepted through March 8, 2017.  Please visit www.canvasmagic.org for CFP and to Register for the event.

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

 

 

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

Enhanced LTI Report 

Allow folders in Pages 

Increase Character Spacing For Quiz Questions 

Let us schedule a Publish Date / Time for Content Pages 

Keypad in Speedgrader app 

 

 

CanvasLive!

 

Partner Webinar: Canvas LMS and the Cattura Learning Engine - Empower video in the Classroom

The Learning Engine by Cattura Video is the perfect tool for educators looking to empower video in the classroom. Whether it’s for flipped classrooms, blended learning, or other experimental teaching environments, the Learning Engine is ready to bring video content from YouTube or securely from Google Drive through their domain-locked security features.

 

Add chapters, notes, speaker information, website links, and video captions with our powerful tools that work right inside of Canvas. Learn more and sign up for a free teacher account at free.catturavideo.com.

 

Monday, February 20, 2017 at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2031535028330555395

Starts at 11:00 AM · Ends at 12:00 PM, MST (America/Denver)

 

 

Top Ten Guides: February 5-11, 2017

  

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 submit an online assignment?
  4. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  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 view assignment feedback comments from my instructor using Crocodoc annotations?
  9. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?
  10. How do I edit my profile in my user account?

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-02-10

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-02-06)

In this beta release, Canvas has updated features in Discussions, Groups, and People. We also have other updates in Global Announcements, Languages, and the User Interface, as well as a variety of updates for platform and integration users.

 

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 User Group

Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas

Join us for the third annual MAGIC conference at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Call for Proposals are being accepted through March 8, 2017.  Please visit www.canvasmagic.org for CFP and to Register for the event.

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

 

 

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

Enhanced LTI Report 

Increase Character Spacing For Quiz Questions 

Keypad in Speedgrader app 

Scheduler enhancements 

Let us schedule a Publish Date / Time for Content Pages 

 

 

CanvasLive!

 

CanvasLIVE: Meet Up

Ask Me Anything: Jared Stein, VP Product Strategy for Higher Ed

As the VP of Product Strategy for Higher Ed at Instructure, Jared Stein has a unique perspective on what drives teaching and learning and how Canvas can stay on top of industry demands. He's integral in leading and publishing research that highlight and deep-dive into many different trends in education - from Complexity and Depth in LMS Course Design: The Big Picture to the infographic on Student-Centered Learning.
Join us as Jared updates us on his latest ideas and provides additional feedback to any thoughts you might have in regards to the direction education is going. Please click here to register. 

 

Top Ten Guides: January 29-February 4, 2017

  

 

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 submit an online assignment?
  4. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  5. User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users) [Video]
  6. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  7. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  8. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  9. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  10. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?

 

 

 

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Getting

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Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-02-03

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

Canvas by Instructure Release Notes (iOS3.16)

In this Canvas by Instructure update, the Canvas MasteryPaths feature and indenting Module items are supported. Additionally, icons have been updated in the app.

 

Canvas by Instructure Release Notes (iOS 3.17)

In this Canvas by Instructure update, the app supports additional languages and full-screen course viewing on iPads. 

 

 

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!

Additional Module Requirement Option 

Changing the "Submit Assignment" Button 

Student View-Only Period for Terms 

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!

 

Partner Webinar: Creating Collaborative, Interactive & Engage Online Learning Environments with Shindig

 

Description

Shindig recently announced its integration with Canvas by Instructure, bringing the former's video chat platform to the learning management system.

 

Attend this webinar to learn how instructors can instantly schedule, customize and launch Shindig sessions directly from within the Canvas LMS, as well as automatically add the video chat sessions to students' schedules.

 

Learn the positive impact of collaborative and interactive learning environments on student success first hand from educators and instructional technologists from leading universities. This session with highlight different use cases Shindig can be utilized for including: course delivery, office hours, guest speakers, workshops and more.

 

Early adopters of the Shindig platform will also be sharing highlight videos of their use of the platform and answering questions attendees may have.

 

When:

Monday, February 6, 2017 at REGISTER: http://events.shindig.com/event/shindig4canvaslms

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

Click here to register. 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: January 22-28, 2017

  

 

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 submit an online assignment?
  5. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  6. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  7. How do I add a profile picture in my user account?
  8. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  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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Getting

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Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers