Jessie Bazzelle

Week in Review: 2017-11-03

Blog Post created by Jessie Bazzelle Employee on Nov 3, 2017



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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.


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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