Nicki Dittemore

Week In Review: 2017-02-03

Blog Post created by Nicki Dittemore Employee on Feb 3, 2017

 

 

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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

  

 

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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 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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