Nicki Dittemore

Week In Review: 2017-04-21

Blog Post created by Nicki Dittemore Employee on Apr 21, 2017



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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!










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


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.





T2T: Mastery Paths: Customizing Your Journey


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:



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 (
  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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