Jessie Bazzelle

Week in Review: 2017-07-21

Blog Post created by Jessie Bazzelle Employee on Jul 21, 2017



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WEEK OF 2017-07-21

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


Canvas Releases


Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-07-15) 


In this production release (July 15), assignments and pages can be duplicated in Canvas courses, and new courses default to the Modules Course Home Page layout. Observers can be invited to participate in course conferences with all course members or individually. And the Rich Content Editor sidebar enhancements that exist in Pages and the Syllabus display in all feature areas of Canvas, including Quizzes.


For institutions using the new Canvas SIS integration settings, the Assignments page includes the option to disable sync for all assignments, the Calendar assignments window includes a checkbox for SIS syncing, and the SIS Import page includes an option to download the last batch of errors and warnings.


In the content export pages, all users will see text clarification about the download expiration. The base font size in Canvas has been increased, and the icons have been updated with a new Instructure-owned icon library.


Production release notes also include fixed bugs.


Canvas New Feature Screencast (2017-07-15) 



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!




Canvas Release: Blueprint Courses (2017-06-24) 


Blueprint Courses makes it easy for administrators or designers to deploy, update, and maintain course design templates or components across any number of courses or instructors. For an individual institution, Blueprint Courses allows Canvas admins to create content and learning objects, lock specific settings or content items, and push updates to all associated courses through course syncing.


Any items that are not locked can be managed individually by a course instructor. Content that can be managed by an instructor is not overwritten when the Blueprint Course is synced to associated courses, and new content created in any associated course is also not affected.


Canvas Feature Requests


Check out these five NEW feature requests open for vote! 


SIS ID column in Gradebook 

Differentiate between the two different uses of "Assignment" 

Allow students to email 'All Teachers' 

Option to view analytics for items in the Commons 

Add due date for completing peer review 



Top Ten Guides: July 9 - July 15, 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 set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?
  5. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  6. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
  7. How do I view assignment feedback comments from my instructor using Canvas DocViewer annotations?
  8. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
  9. How do I add a profile picture in my user account as a student?
  10. How do I edit my profile in my user account as a student?


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