Nicki Dittemore

Week In Review: 2017-03-24

Blog Post created by Nicki Dittemore Employee on Mar 24, 2017



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WEEK OF 2017-03-24

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


Canvas Release Notes



Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-03-20)

In this beta release, Canvas has new features in Grades and Modules. Updated features are also available in the Calendar, Courses, the Student Context Card, and the SIS Import Format Documentation.



Canvas User Conferences


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







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!



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!



Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!



University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL



Please join us for our 2017 CanvasCon at IUPUI! CanvasCon is a one-day, regional event that we’ve specifically designed for our midwestern educators. Everyone is invited, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user! REGISTER NOW!



We’ll discuss hot topics trending in the Ed tech world and host Canvas-specific sessions. We’ve jam-packed the agenda with awesome sessions from educators, innovators, and thought leaders in both Higher Education and K12. There will be separate tracks for Higher Ed and K12, and plenty of ed-tech goodness—new skills and techniques, networking, collaboration, idea-sharing, and other fun—for Canvas users and non-Canvas users alike. We promise there’s something for everyone! Join us for a full day of learning and awesomeness or risk suffering in everlasting FOMO.



June 12th 9 AM - 4 PM



IUPUI Campus Center- 4th Floor (420 University Blvd, Indianapolis) Cost: $49


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 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.





GROUPIES: Assignments for Groups

In Canvas, the word ‘groups’ is used throughout the platform to mean different things. TheGroupies Series" is designed to clarify these nuances in hopes that you become a ‘fan’ of groups in Canvas.


In this session, we look at assignments for groups (a.k.a. differentiated assignments).


Have you ever wanted to give one assignment to one group of students and another to a different group (without confusing students by having both assignments be visible)? Have you ever wanted to extend a deadline of one assignment to one group of students, but not the entire class? This session demonstrates ways to leverage differentiated assignments to customize course assignments in a way that keeps your gradebook clean and the students on track.
Please click here to register. 


Top Ten Guides: March 12-March 18, 2017


Community Analytics (
  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 upload changes to the Gradebook?
  7. How do I view assignment feedback comments from my instructor using Crocodoc annotations?
  8. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
  9. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  10. How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?



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