Jessie Bazzelle

Week In Review: 2017-06-02

Blog Post created by Jessie Bazzelle Employee on Jun 2, 2017



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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


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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.



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 (
    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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