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WEEK OF 2017-11-17

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

 

Canvas Beta Releases

 

In this production release (November 18), admins can allow observers and unenrolled users to view help menu links. In the Act as User page, admins can also view the message the audit logs recording user activity. Additionally, the New Gradebook can be allowed on a course-by-course basis as a course-level feature option.

 

In courses, the Move-To Menu has been updated in Course Settings, Modules, and groups within the People page. Criteria can be duplicated in rubrics, and supported items can be duplicated from within individual modules. The Front Page label can also be removed from a page.

 

Email notifications are responsive for mobile devices, and various changes have been made to APIs and integration documentation.

 

Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

The Users API involves an attribute that has been deprecated and requires user attention.

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

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-11-18) 

 

InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

Canvas Data isn't just for developers and data analysts. We will demonstrate three common-sense strategies that have allowed us to use Canvas Data for academic research, program evaluation, and tech support at our institution. With a very basic understanding of SQL, you, too, can harness the power of your data.

Canvas Data for the Rest of Us: Jonathan Thomas, Qin Li 

 

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

Blog of the Week

 

Admin Tips: Search Quickly for Users & Courses 

 

Upcoming Canvas Events

 

Videos in the Classroom: Unexpected Ways to Use Videos 

Videos in the Classroom: Unexpected Ways to Use Videos 

 

Thursday November 30, 2017 (Register: https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/QReg/ShowKey=45959&LangLocaleID=1033)

Starts at 11:00 PM · Ends at 11:30 PM, MST (America/Denver)

 

NOTE: This is part of a 3-event series called Videos in the Classroom.

Description

Videos aren’t just for course content and assignments. As it turns out, there are creative ways to leverage videos inside Canvas and ARC.

 

In this session, ARC trainer Nicholas Demas will highlight outside-the-box ways to play with videos during school hours. (Hint: It will increase your productivity!)

 

Registration

Click here to register for this event.

 

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WEEK OF 2017-11-10

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

 

Canvas Beta Releases

 

In this beta release, Canvas has updated features in Account Settings, Course Settings, the Gradebook, Modules, Pages, People, Rubrics, and Users. The release also includes additional updates for Notifications and changes to API and external tool documentation.

The Users API involves an attribute that has been deprecated and requires user attention.

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

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-11-06)  

 

InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

Learn how you can get super secret spy access to the New Gradebook, join our early access Focus Group in the community and hear about what’s coming next!

New Gradebook: Phase 1- Christi Wruck 

 

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

Blog of the Week

 

Embedding an Uploaded HTML page in an iFrame 

 

Upcoming Canvas Events

 

Videos in the Classroom: Impactful Engagement

Videos in the Classroom: Impactful Engagement 

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at (Link Coming Soon)

Starts at 11:00 PM · Ends at 11:30 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

 

NOTE: This is part of a 3-event series called Videos in the Classroom.

Description

Remember the days when you would walk into your classroom and smile when you saw the TV/VCR unit? Or, noticed the days marked ‘Video-TBD’ in the course syllabus? It didn’t matter what the movie was, just that it would be a welcome change from another typical lecture.

 

It’s no surprise that videos are extremely engaging. True fact: Canvas courses average not one, not two… but 11.3 videos per course! But there’s more to classroom engagement than simply embedding a few videos.

 

Join ARC trainer Nicholas Demas as he shares ways teachers can enhance the use of videos in their Canvas classrooms with tools, such as YouTube and ARC. From closed-captioning to back-end analytics, effective use of videos can significantly impact your classroom engagement.

 

Click here to register.

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-11-03

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

The online and digital learning team at Temple University's Fox School of Business consists of instructional designers, technical support specialists, and video and production specialists. We'll share our evidence-based course-development strategies, which incorporate educational technology and support the #1 online MBA program in the nation.

Online Course Development & the Flipped Classroom- Kathleen Deegan, Laura Gremmel 

 

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

Blog of the Week

 

Best Practices for Discussions  

 

Upcoming Canvas Events

 

Videos in the Classroom: Impactful Engagement

Videos in the Classroom: Impactful Engagement 

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at (Link Coming Soon)

Starts at 11:00 PM · Ends at 11:30 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

 

NOTE: This is part of a 3-event series called Videos in the Classroom.

Description

Remember the days when you would walk into your classroom and smile when you saw the TV/VCR unit? Or, noticed the days marked ‘Video-TBD’ in the course syllabus? It didn’t matter what the movie was, just that it would be a welcome change from another typical lecture.

 

It’s no surprise that videos are extremely engaging. True fact: Canvas courses average not one, not two… but 11.3 videos per course! But there’s more to classroom engagement than simply embedding a few videos.

 

Join ARC trainer Nicholas Demas as he shares ways teachers can enhance the use of videos in their Canvas classrooms with tools, such as YouTube and ARC. From closed-captioning to back-end analytics, effective use of videos can significantly impact your classroom engagement.

 

Click here to register.

 

 

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