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WEEK OF 2018-01-26

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Canvas Production Release Notes

 

The release scheduled for 27 January is postponed to 3 February.

Before each release, our internal teams review any concerns about upcoming changes in the code, and we decide the appropriate course of action. We’re postponing this week’s release because we found a breaking issue that would significantly impact the production environment for many Canvas users.

Beyond the release on February 3, we will resume our normal release schedule. The next release will happen as scheduled on Saturday, 17 February. We will publish beta release notes on Monday, 5 February, and production release notes on Monday, 12 February. 

Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you have questions or concerns about these changes. 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2018-01-19

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Canvas Beta Release Notes

 

In this beta release, Canvas has updated features in Blueprint Courses, New Gradebook, and the Rich Content Editor. Other updates are also available in External Apps and User Settings, and minor design updates have been made to the Canvas interface. Platform and integration updates have been made in various APIs, authentication, LTI tools, and other documentation.

This release involves a change to SAML authentication that requires user verification.

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

 

NEW Canvas User Engagement Space! 

 

Have you seen the new and improved Canvas User Engagement space? Take a look at this newly remodeled space for all of the engagement, rollout and adoption strategies you've come to love and more! Click HERE to take a peak.  

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CanvasLIVE Change in 2018  

 

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WEEK OF 2018-01-12

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Canvas Release Cycle

 

Ever wonder when beta, test or production will refresh? Have no fear, this document outlines all refresh dates for the entirety of 2018! Bookmark this page to stay up to date with what's to come so you never miss a beat when it comes  Canvas release cycles. *Psst — this space houses ALL release notes that correspond with the refresh cycle. 

 

 

Partner Webinar: Connecting an Online Testing & Assessment System with Canvas

 

Description 

Integrating Maple T.A., Maplesoft’s online testing and assessment tool, with a course management system allows instructors and students to move freely between the two environments without having to log in separately. Maplesoft supports the Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI) standard, which allows connectivity between Maple T.A. and learning management systems such as Canvas. Instructors can now access the power of Maple T.A. from within the environment they are using to manage other aspects of their course. It also provides a single location to access all assignments, and a consolidated gradebook so all marks are available in one place.

 

In this webinar, Maplesoft will discuss and demonstrate how users can take full advantage of the power of Maple T.A. from within the Canvas environment. You will also hear how the University of Birmingham’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences benefited from using the LTI Connector to integrate Maple T.A. into their curriculum within the Canvas LMS.

 

About Maple T.A.:
Maple T.A. is a powerful online testing and assessment system designed especially for courses involving mathematics. Its unparalleled abilities allow instructors to truly assess student understanding of math-based concepts, making it ideal for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses.

 

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Partner Profile

The features discussed in this session may require additional paid services of a 3rd party provider. Please check out Alliance Partner - Maplesoft for more information.

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I Tried Using Shorter, Low-Stakes Assessments for One Semester and Here's What Happened 

 

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WEEK OF 2018-01-05

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Canvas Production Release Notes

 

In this production release (January 6), institutions using the New Gradebook can apply late and missing policies to course assignments, and submissions that need to be graded only display one assignment icon regardless of assignment type. Additionally, instructors can enable the New Gradebook on a per-course basis if the feature option is allowed for their account. Previously the New Gradebook could only be enabled on a per-course basis by a Canvas admin.

 

When a submission is graded in SpeedGrader, rubrics support excess points above the maximum point value for each criterion.

In the Rich Content Editor, the Accessibility Checker includes a minor design update and a new content contrast rule. The Rich Content Editor Whitelist supports the Audio Controls element, and the Content Selector Images tab includes an alt text field and decorative image checkbox when uploading new images to course files.

 

The student Grades page menus have been updated for improved accessibility, and concluded courses display in the Courses menu as long as the course has not been restricted from being viewed after the course end date.

 

Various updates have been made to APIs and other integration documentation. Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

This release involves API and login path attributes that have been deprecated and require 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.

 

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CanvasLIVE: When High Tech becomes Hot Tech

 

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Looking for tips and tricks to make your course design more engaging? Come learn about various ed tech resources that are available to take your course to the next level.

 

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12 Days of Canvasmas 

 

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