Jessie Bazzelle

Week In Review: 2017-10-27

Blog Post created by Jessie Bazzelle Employee on Oct 27, 2017



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WEEK OF 2017-10-27

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


Canvas Releases


In this production release (October 28), the Rich Content Editor Accessibility Checker helps verify common accessibility errors in Canvas content.


In Discussions and Assignments, the Move-To menu has been changed to a sidebar, and discussions can be duplicated from a discussion’s Settings menu. In course rubrics, the Create or Edit Rubric view visibly displays all add, edit, and delete icons in a criterion. Additionally, ratings also support rating descriptions. And in DocViewer, comments with multiple lines are collapsed by default and can be expanded to view the entire comment, and the Delete icon only displays when creating an annotation.


The Gradebook History page has been redesigned for improved performance and includes display filters for a specific student, grader, assignment, and start and end date. Additionally, the student Grades page includes an updated table design. For admins, the Act as User page displays all login details for the requested user.


Various changes have been made to APIs and integration documentation.


Production release notes also include fixed bugs.


Features are subject to change throughout the release based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.


Canvas New Feature Screencast (2017-10-28)

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-28) 


InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

You have dozens of apps and custom widgets. Faculty, students, and staff are bombarding you with requests—they want more, faster, and easier access. Do you cut the wire? Dash to escape? See how building LTIs with theming, the Canvas API, and some best practices will make the seemingly impossible POSSIBLE.

Mission Impossible: Creating LTIs to Expand the Canvas Experience- Jason Weed Ling 


Relive ALL of the InstructureCon magical and catch-up on what you might have missed HERE!

Blog of the Week


How we're protecting privacy with the Canvas Skill for Alexa 


Upcoming Canvas Events


I Believe in You! Using Canvas Analytics to Build Awareness of Student Needs

I Believe in You! Using Canvas Analytics to Build Awareness of Student Needs 


Monday, October 30, 2017 at Register by 11:59pm on 10/29 and you will receive the Zoom link in your email on the day of the event.

Starts at 3:00 PM · Ends at 4:00 PM, MDT (America/Denver)



Canvas offers a host of analytic tools that allow you to identify student patterns and behaviors. We invite you to join Canvas expert, Adam Kuntz, who will walk you through the various Canvas tools you can use to proactively identify students who may need a little "nudge" to keep them engaged, help them find the resources they need to be successful, or help them learn how best to navigate their online course.


Click here to register.



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