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WEEK OF 2017-06-30

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

 

Canvas Releases

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-24) 

In this production release (June 24), admins and designers can create and maintain course design templates for an entire institution. The Box previewer and Crocodoc annotation tools throughout Canvas have been replaced with Canvas DocViewer, which provides improved performance for a variety of document and image types. For institutions using custom JavaScript, accordion widgets are no longer supported as a jQueryUI component. For institutions using student context cards, student group leader names in a group set display context card details. Other small changes have been made to the Rich Content Editor content selector and the Course Settings sidebar buttons.

Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

Canvas New Feature Screencast (2017-06-24) 

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

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WHAT:

   InstructureCon 2017: Educational defibrillation, Canvas deep diving, classroom    revolution starter kits, mind-expanding sessions, technological innovation,    instructor & admin commiseration, just too much food, sunsets, sunrises, pandas,    general awesomeness and much, much more. 

WHEN:

   July 25-27

WHERE:

   Keystone, Colorado

HOW:

   Find out how you can join the fun by clicking here!

SCHEDULE: 

   Take a sneak peek at this year's full calendar of events here!

 

 

CanvasLIVE

Beta Release Notes (2017-07-03) Collaborative Chat

Description
With each Beta Release Notes, we test and question the changes. We also determine whether or not teachers need to be trained on updates. Since so many people do this already (many times on their own), why not share your notes and join a conversation? We'll work asynchronously and synchronously in the Canvas Chatrooms!

Session Date & Time

Friday, July 7, 2017 at https://canvaslive.ryver.com/index.html#forums/1064984

Starts at 12:30 PM · Ends at 1:15 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

 

Agenda

We'll take a detailed look at all of the updates in the 2017-07-03 Beta Release Notes. With each update, we'll share our excitement, discuss our concerns, and come up with suggestions to post back to the Community.

  • What excites you about the changes?
  • What doesn't work exactly like described in the Release Notes?
  • What do you wish was different? Are there any new feature ideas that could be shared with others?
  • How do you plan to roll-out some of the updates to your staff or students?

 

From the point of publication on Wednesday, July 5th through Friday, July 7th, the chatroom will be open and on-going. On Friday, July 7th, let's meet synchronously for 45-minutes at 12:30pm MST (if a Community Member from Europe or Australia would like to "host" another session also, let Kristin know!) If you can make the synchronous chat, awesome! The more the merrier, but don't feel you are required to attend a synchronous chat in order to participate in the New Features & Updates Forum!

 

Canvas Feature Requests

 

Check out these five NEW feature requests open for vote! 

 

Drag and Drop Question types for Quizzes 

Display just "Letter Grade" Not points associated with letter grade 

Email Inactive Students 

Track Announcement views 

Global Rubric Edit - Edit a Rubric Used in More than One Assignment 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: June 18 - June 24, 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 edit my profile in my user account as a student?
  7. How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student?
  8. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  9. What are Quizzes?
  10. User Settings and Profile Pictures (All Users)

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-06-23

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

 

Canvas Releases

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-24) 

In this production release (June 24), admins and designers can create and maintain course design templates for an entire institution. The Box previewer and Crocodoc annotation tools throughout Canvas have been replaced with Canvas DocViewer, which provides improved performance for a variety of document and image types. For institutions using custom JavaScript, accordion widgets are no longer supported as a jQueryUI component. For institutions using student context cards, student group leader names in a group set display context card details. Other small changes have been made to the Rich Content Editor content selector and the Course Settings sidebar buttons.

Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

Canvas New Feature Screencast (2017-06-24) 

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

InstructureCON 2017WIRimage.png

 

WHAT:

   InstructureCon 2017: Educational defibrillation, Canvas deep diving, classroom    revolution starter kits, mind-expanding sessions, technological innovation,    instructor & admin commiseration, just too much food, sunsets, sunrises, pandas,    general awesomeness and much, much more. 

WHEN:

   July 25-27

WHERE:

   Keystone, Colorado

HOW:

   Find out how you can join the fun by clicking here!

SCHEDULE: 

   Take a sneak peek at this year's full calendar of events here!

 

 

CanvasLIVE

Instructor Favorites - Free Apps
Description
This month we present Instructor Favorite Apps! This Canvas Live session will give users an opportunity to not only discover free apps available in Canvas, but also free applications that can be embedded inside of the rich content editor. Join us in exploring ways to engage students with these applications!

Session Date & Time

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at https://instructure.adobeconnect.com/canvaslivesessions/

Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 2:00 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

 

Login Information

T2T Adobe Connect Login 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

Canvas Feature Requests

 

Check out these five NEW feature requests open for vote! 

 

Improve TurnItIn/Canvas Integration  

Ability to Customize Instructor Tutorials 

Scrolling Quiz Timer 

Allow students to email 'All Teachers' 

Show Who Submitted a Group Assignment 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: June 11 - June 17, 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 edit my profile in my user account as a student?
  7. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  8. User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users)
  9. How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student?
  10. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?

 

 

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Getting

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WEEK OF 2017-06-16

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

 

Canvas Releases

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-06-12) 

In this beta release, Canvas has new features for course management and document previewing and annotations. Updated features are also available in People and the Rich Content Editor, and a non-functionality change has been made in Course Settings. For integration users, changes have been made to APIs and JavaScript functionality.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

InstructureCON 2017WIRimage.png

 

WHAT:

   InstructureCon 2017: Educational defibrillation, Canvas deep diving, classroom    revolution starter kits, mind-expanding sessions, technological innovation,    instructor & admin commiseration, just too much food, sunsets, sunrises, pandas,    general awesomeness and much, much more. 

WHEN:

   July 25-27

WHERE:

   Keystone, Colorado

HOW:

   Find out how you can join the fun by clicking here!

SCHEDULE: 

   Take a sneak peek at this year's full calendar of events here!

 

 

CanvasLIVE

Instructor Favorites - Free Apps
Description
This month we present Instructor Favorite Apps! This Canvas Live session will give users an opportunity to not only discover free apps available in Canvas, but also free applications that can be embedded inside of the rich content editor. Join us in exploring ways to engage students with these applications!

Session Date & Time

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at https://instructure.adobeconnect.com/canvaslivesessions/

Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 2:00 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

 

Login Information

T2T Adobe Connect Login 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

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: June 4 - June 10, 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. How do I submit an online assignment?
  5. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  6. How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?
  7. How do I use Conversations as a student?
  8. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  9. How do I edit my profile in my user account as a student?
  10. How do I add a profile picture in my user account as a student?

 

 

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Getting

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Canvas

Guides

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Canvas

Resources

Release

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Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-06-09

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

 

Canvas Releases

 

Canvas Release: SIS Integration Settings (2017-04-22) 

Canvas integrates with a new SIS integration platform that streamlines the SIS experience in Canvas. Institutions can manage SIS validations and assignment sync settings for all subaccounts and courses.

 

 

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.

 

 

Tips and Tricks for Adoption Higher Ed. 

Top 10 things to think about when introducing or migrating to Canvas.  Including customer examples of scaffolding a strong Canvas foundation for deployment and adoption.

 

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 28 - June 3, 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 view the rubric for my graded discussion?
  4. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?
  5. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  6. How do I submit an online assignment?
  7. How do I edit my profile in my user account as a student?
  8. How do I add a profile picture in my user account as a student?
  9. How do I submit a peer review to an assignment?
  10. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?

 

 

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Getting

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Guides

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Canvas

Resources

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WEEK OF 2017-06-02

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

 

Canvas Releases

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-03) 

In this production release (June 3), account developer keys support user notes and enhanced usage statistics. Any Course Home Page can display recent announcements, content exports expire after 30 days, and the Gradebook Individual View displays weighted grading periods. The Rich Content Editor sidebar enhancements are available for all areas of Canvas including Quizzes, and the Rich Content Editor includes several updates.

 

 

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.

 

 

Insights: Canvas DocViewer 

Insights: Canvas DocViewer 

If you haven't heard the big news yet — Canvas recently made a shift from Crocodoc to Canvas DocViewer, the next standard in learning management system technology! Follow the blog linked above to learn more about this change about what to expect.

 

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 21 - May 27, 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 edit my profile in my user account as a student?
    5. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?
    6. How do I submit an online assignment?
    7. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
    8. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
    9. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
    10. How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student?

 

 

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Getting

Started

Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers