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WEEK OF 2017-05-26

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

 

Canvas Releases

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-05-22) 

In this beta release, Canvas has updated features for the Course Home Page, Content Exports, Developer Keys, Individual View Gradebook, Rich Content Editor, and the External Tools API.

 

 

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 

Objectives + Learning Activities + Assessments = An Aligned Course
Description

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on assessment writing (following on from Part 1: How Do You Know What I Know? Creating Rigorous Questions in Canvas). This event is intended for Instructional Designers and Higher Education.

 

This presentation, geared for instructional designers and also suitable for higher education, will discuss the importance of creating an aligned course. Attendees will be provided with an online tool to help generate meaningful learning objectives. Attendees will also look closely at the language of objectives to determine how to create aligned learning activities and assessments.  Attendees will walk away with information they can apply right away in online course design.

 

Highlights

Attendees will walk away with practical tips for creating learning objectives and aligning assessment questions with standards and objectives. Please click here to register!

Canvas Feature Requests

 

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

 

Allow folders in Pages 

Student Highlight & Annotation Tools for Quizzes 

New Quizzes: Multiple Numerical Blanks 

Regrade quiz when deleting questions 

Ability to brand Canvas notifications  

 

 

Top Ten Guides: May 14 - May 20, 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 set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?
  4. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  5. How do I submit an online assignment?
  6. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  7. How do I upload a file as an assignment submission in Canvas?
  8. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
  9. How do I edit my profile in my user account as a student?
  10. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations as a student?

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-05-19

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

 

Canvas Tips and Tricks: Course Feature Options

 

What feature options are currently available for Canvas courses?

Canvas is continually creating new features to improve your experience. The majority of improvements will be made available as part of our regular release cycle. However, some features may change the workflow for common activities in Canvas during your current term and will be placed in your Course Settings as a Feature Option. After a specified period of time, some Feature Options may become standard features in Canvas. Learn more about Feature Options and how to enable them in the manage new features lesson.

 

Feature Option Availability

Feature Options are enabled by your institutional admin. The following Feature Options are currently available for your institution as noted in their respective environments (beta or production). If you do not see them available in your Course Settings Feature Options, please contact your admin.

 

What feature options are currently available for Canvas courses? 

 

 

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 

Objectives + Learning Activities + Assessments = An Aligned Course
Description

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on assessment writing (following on from Part 1: How Do You Know What I Know? Creating Rigorous Questions in Canvas). This event is intended for Instructional Designers and Higher Education.

 

This presentation, geared for instructional designers and also suitable for higher education, will discuss the importance of creating an aligned course. Attendees will be provided with an online tool to help generate meaningful learning objectives. Attendees will also look closely at the language of objectives to determine how to create aligned learning activities and assessments.  Attendees will walk away with information they can apply right away in online course design.

 

Highlights

Attendees will walk away with practical tips for creating learning objectives and aligning assessment questions with standards and objectives. Please click here to register!

Canvas Feature Requests

 

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

 

Allow folders in Pages 

Student Highlight & Annotation Tools for Quizzes 

New Quizzes: Multiple Numerical Blanks 

Regrade quiz when deleting questions 

Ability to brand Canvas notifications  

 

 

Top Ten Guides: May 7 - May 13, 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. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  4. How do I submit an online assignment?
  5. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?
  6. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  7. How do I edit my profile in my user account as a student?
  8. How do I customize my Courses list as a student?
  9. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
  10. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?

 

 

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Getting

Started

Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-05-12

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

 

Canvas Releases

 

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-05-13)

In this production release (May 13), the Dashboard allows users to remove the color overlay from any course cards that include an image. In an individual course page, the page settings menu supports the Use as Front Page option. Several improvements have also been made in account-level reports.

 

 

 

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 

T2T: Invest in Your Canvas Professional Development

Our Canvas Training Team presents the T2T Series ('Train 2 Train'). This monthly series is designed for those wonderful folks who are in the position of training their faculty and/or staff on using Canvas. Every month, we'll offer tips and tricks on ways to train on various topics and features in Canvas. Why... cuz we 'get' what you do... and we want you to keep doing it!

 

This month we are introducing our new subscription training offerings. We have updated trainings based on your valuable feedback to introduce new series breakdowns, never-before-seen courses, a variety of delivery styles, self-paced training offerings, and much more! Click here to register!

 

Canvas Feature Requests

 

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

 

Allow folders in Pages 

Student Highlight & Annotation Tools for Quizzes 

New Quizzes: Multiple Numerical Blanks 

Regrade quiz when deleting questions 

Ability to brand Canvas notifications  

 

 

Top Ten Guides: April 30 - May 6, 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 edit my profile in my user account as a student?
  4. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?
  5. How do I submit an online assignment?
  6. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  7. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  8. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications as a student?
  9. How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?
  10. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations as a student?

 

 

 

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Getting

Started

Canvas

Guides

Find

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Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-05-05

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

 

Canvas Releases

 

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-05-01)

In this beta release, Canvas has a new feature in the Dashboard. Updated features are also available in Pages, Reports, Sections, and the API.

 

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

 

 

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 

 

When High Tech becomes Hot Tech: Educational Technology Showcase - Part 3

 

Abstract:
Looking for tips and tricks to make your course design more engaging? Come learn about various ed tech resources that are available to take your course to the next level.

 

Description:
This is the 3rd webinar in a 4-part series. In this webinar, we will learn how to bring your course content to life in engaging and meaningful ways. Discover the latest educational technology products and strategies to improve student experience by bringing teaching to life and fostering a community of learning within the classroom.

 

This session will demonstrate a showcase of educational technology platforms that you can use to enhance your Canvas content. Learn about the latest developments in the ed tech community and discover a world of free and cheap (with educator discounts) resources. Also, learn about some of the more professional platforms and interactions that are available through licensing. You will come away from this webinar both informed and inspired.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Discover various ed tech platforms and resources that you can use in your courses
2. Learn how to integrate ed tech tools into Canvas

 
Please click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

 

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 23 - April 29, 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. How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?
  5. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  6. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  7. How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?
  8. How do I view assignment feedback comments from my instructor using Crocodoc annotations?
  9. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications as a student?
  10. How do I upload a file as an assignment submission in Canvas?

 

 

 

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Getting

Started

Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers