Jessie Bazzelle

Week in Review: 2017-09-01

Blog Post created by Jessie Bazzelle Employee on Sep 1, 2017



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WEEK OF 2017-09-01

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


Canvas Releases


In this production release (August 26), third-party authentication supports the admin role federated attribute, the SIS Export courses.csv report includes information about course formats, and several APIs and SIS files have received updated functionality.


SpeedGrader has been optimized for performance in large courses. In DocViewer, Point and Area annotations no longer require comments, and DocViewer displays an annotation session warning before the session is refreshed.


For all users, the Rich Content Editor includes an option to easily insert and embed media. The mobile login page in Canvas apps has been updated for design consistency with the desktop login page. And for institutions with multiple authentication methods, logged out users are redirected to the login page for their last authenticated account.


Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-08-26) 

Canvas New Feature Screencast (2017-08-26)




The Canvas MasteryPaths feature allows you or a course designer to customize learning experiences to students based on student performance. With MasteryPaths, you identify activities for each student’s learning path and differentiate assignments for required learning, optional learning, or choosing their own content and assignments within a specific path, which helps them achieve course mastery.

MasteryPaths is based on differentiated assignments, which allows assignments to be assigned to different users and sections. With MasteryPaths, assignments are differentiated to individual students automatically and no additional work is required aside from grading student assignments as usual. After the initial assignment has been graded (either manually or automatically), the student’s score designates which conditional items(s) will be assigned as a learning path.

Blog of the Week


A Year in the life of a Canvas LMS Admin 


Upcoming Canvas Events


Learning Analytics and Canvas Data

Learning Analytics and Canvas Data 



Thursday, October 05, 2017 at

Starts at 9:30 PM · Ends at 10:30 PM, MDT (America/Denver)


Canvas Data can provide valuable insight into our courses, course design, student behaviors, outcomes and teaching methods.   Utah State will share examples and ideas on getting started.  

  • Connect Google Analytics to Canvas for valuable insights. 
  • Examples of data use for documenting teaching and learning using Canvas data and Tableau.
  • Analytics look at course design and student behaviors.
  • Putting Canvas data into 3rd party analytics solutions.
  • Vision for learning analytics and predictive analytics.  




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