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WEEK OF 2017-04-28

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

 

Canvas FastTrack Series: Offline Content

 

FastTrack: Canvas Admin - Offline Content Module Export

The "FastTrack: Canvas Admin Video Series" is a quick video guide for Canvas Administrators to learn about a few of our admin level tools and how they can be shared with Instructors and Students. This series is designed to continue to help with driving adoption and engagement of all the features of Canvas.  We will present a new 2 1/2 - 3 minute video to the Community. Everyone is encouraged to reply and share their personal insight, experiences, and advice.

 

Episode 12 is a 2 minute video about Offline Content via Module Export.  This tool can be enabled by your Customer Success Manager, it will appear in all courses in your Canvas instance but can be disabled for courses in the settings area of the Courses that would not like it enabled.  It is a great tool to enable if you have students at your institution who may have unreliable internet access after class, but would like access to content for studying purposes.

 

FastTrack: Canvas Admin - Ep. 12 Offline Content Module Export 

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CanvasCONs

CanvasCON IUPUI

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!

 

WHAT

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.

 

WHEN 

June 12th 9 AM - 4 PM

 

WHERE

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

 

 

Canvas User Groups

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.

 

 

CanvasLive 

 

Appointment Signups with New Scheduler Workflow
Description

Curious about the recently released Scheduler/Calendar Integration? See it in action and ask questions!

 

Objectives

Participants who attend the session will learn about...

  • Benefits of the new Scheduler Workflow
  • How new Scheduler Workflow changes the appointment scheduling experience
  • How to request new Scheduler Workflow for your institution
When

Monday, May 8, 2017 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtcKp0iB4ZE

Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 1:30 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

 

Canvas Feature Requests

 

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

 

Allow folders in Pages 

New Quizzes: Multiple Numerical Blanks 

Regrade quiz when deleting questions 

Student Highlight & Annotation Tools for Quizzes 

Ability to brand Canvas notifications 

 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: April 16 - April 22, 2017

 

Notes:
  • The lists reflect the new changes within the Guides.
  • Most of the lessons are from the Student Guide.

 

Community Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. Where do I find an institution's URL to access Canvas apps on mobile devices?
  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 add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  7. How do I submit a peer review to an assignment?
  8. How do I edit my profile in my user account?
  9. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  10. How do I view assignment feedback comments from my instructor using Crocodoc annotations?

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-04-21

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22)

In this production release (April 22), admins can designate specific settings for SIS integrations and enable improved course content tutorials for new instructors. Admins can also view section limitations in the Enrollments SIS Export report.

 

Users with permissions to manually add users to a course will see a display change to pending enrollments. All users will see a change to the Dashboard view menu. 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CanvasCONs

CanvasCON IUPUI

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!

 

WHAT

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.

 

WHEN 

June 12th 9 AM - 4 PM

 

WHERE

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

 

Canvas User Groups

 

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.

 

 

CanvasLive 

 

T2T: Mastery Paths: Customizing Your Journey

Description:

Differentiation is the buzz word that every teacher knows. How can I customize learning to the needs of my student? Canvas has an answer. That answer is Mastery Paths. Users will explore the various opportunities for student-centric learning that Mastery Paths offers, including performance triggered paths, custom pacing and even ways to let students choose their own adventure. We hope you choose *your* adventure today and join us for this exciting Mastery Paths journey!

 

Login Information:

T2T Adobe Connect Login 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

When:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 

Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 1:30 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

Canvas Feature Requests

 

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

 

Allow folders in Pages 

New Quizzes: Multiple Numerical Blanks 

Regrade quiz when deleting questions 

Student Highlight & Annotation Tools for Quizzes 

Ability to brand Canvas notifications 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: April 9 - April 15, 2017

 

Community Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. Where do I find an institution's URL to access Canvas apps on mobile devices?
  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 view assignment feedback comments from my instructor using Crocodoc annotations?
  8. How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?
  9. How do I edit my profile in my user account?
  10. How do I use the Dashboard?

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-04-14

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-04-10)

In this beta release, Canvas has new features for new courses. Other updates are also available in the Dashboard, People, Reports, and in the Canvas API documentation.

 

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

 

Arc Release Notes (2017-04-04)

In this Arc release, users can add YouTube videos to their media collections.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

InstructureCON 2017WIRimage.png

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CanvasCONs

CanvasCON IUPUI

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!

 

WHAT

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.

 

WHEN 

June 12th 9 AM - 4 PM

 

WHERE

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

 

Canvas User Groups

 

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.

 

 

CanvasLive Series for Med Schools

 

The Community Team is putting together a 4-part online presentation series in CanvasLIVE series for medical schools. We want to give LMS admins, course designers, program coordinators and others an opportunity to share best practices and surface different examples of their Canvas application. We would love to hear from people who are interested in sharing their insights!

 

Participation would entail:
- Session attendance (we'll coordinate date/times later)
- Minimum of 5-10 minutes of show-and-tell (live demo of your Canvas)
- Answering follow-up questions from the viewing audience
Thank you in advance for helping us out!!

Canvas Feature Requests

 

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

 

Allow folders in Pages 

New Quizzes: Multiple Numerical Blanks 

Regrade quiz when deleting questions 

Student Highlight & Annotation Tools for Quizzes 

Ability to brand Canvas notifications 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: April 2 - April 8, 2017

 

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 set my Canvas notification preferences?
  4. How do I submit an online assignment?
  5. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  6. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  7. How do I add a comment to an assignment submission using the SpeedGrader app on my iPad?
  8. How do I download assignment submissions from all my courses?
  9. How do I use the Dashboard?
  10. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?

 

 

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Getting

Started

Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers