Nicki Dittemore

Week In Review: 2017-05-05

Blog Post created by Nicki Dittemore Employee on May 5, 2017



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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


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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.





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


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.


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 (
  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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