Nicki Dittemore

Week In Review: 2017-05-12

Blog Post created by Nicki Dittemore Employee on May 12, 2017



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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


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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: 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 (
  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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