Jessie Bazzelle

Week In Review: 2017-07-06

Blog Post created by Jessie Bazzelle Employee on Jul 6, 2017



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WEEK OF 2017-07-06

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


Canvas Releases


Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-07-05) 


In this beta release, Canvas has new features for Assignments and Pages with a new sidebar feature in all course index pages. Updated features are also available in Assignments, the Calendar, Conferences, the Course Home Page, Rich Content Editor, and SIS Import page. Other updates have been made to content export pages and the entire Canvas user interface.


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: 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. 


   July 25-27


   Keystone, Colorado


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


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



CanvasLIVE : Tuesday, July 18

Accessing Your Canvas Data with CanvasDataViewer


CanvasDataViewer is used to automatically download Canvas Data files into a SQL Server database where you can query and analyze the information. In this webinar you can get a guided tour of CanvasDataViewer and find what it takes to set it up and host it.

Session Date & Time

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at

Starts at 12:00 PM · Ends at 1:00 PM, MDT (America/Denver)


Who will find it useful?

We think the most likely use case will be campuses that want to evaluate the Canvas Data product as a source of information for teachers and program managers. When schools implement a long-term Canvas Data program they will most likely want to purchase a license for a hosted data repository like Amazon Redshift that can automatically accept Canvas Data. CanvasDataViewer may be suitable for long-term use--we have built the system to download the latest data schema from Canvas and built the database table to suit. 


Canvas Feature Requests


Check out these five NEW feature requests open for vote! 


Duplicate, Clone, or Copy anything in Canvas 

Student Highlight & Annotation Tools for Quizzes 

Ability to brand Canvas notifications 

Quiz results as a percentage 

Drag and Drop Question types for Quizzes 



Top Ten Guides: June 25 - July 1, 2017


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  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 set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?
  5. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  6. How do I edit my profile in my user account as a student?
  7. How do I embed an image in a discussion reply as a student?
  8. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
  9. How do I download assignment submissions from all my courses?
  10. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?


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