Jessie Bazzelle

Week in Review: 2017-11-17

Blog Post created by Jessie Bazzelle Employee on Nov 17, 2017



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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:

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.


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!)



Click here to register for this event.


Additional Resources



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