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WEEK OF 2017-04-14

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-04-10)

In this beta release, Canvas has new features for new courses. Other updates are also available in the Dashboard, People, Reports, and in the Canvas API documentation.

 

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

 

Arc Release Notes (2017-04-04)

In this Arc release, users can add YouTube videos to their media collections.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CanvasCONs

CanvasCON IUPUI

Please join us for our 2017 CanvasCon at IUPUI! CanvasCon is a one-day, regional event that we’ve specifically designed for our midwestern educators. Everyone is invited, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

We’ll discuss hot topics trending in the Ed tech world and host Canvas-specific sessions. We’ve jam-packed the agenda with awesome sessions from educators, innovators, and thought leaders in both Higher Education and K12. There will be separate tracks for Higher Ed and K12, and plenty of ed-tech goodness—new skills and techniques, networking, collaboration, idea-sharing, and other fun—for Canvas users and non-Canvas users alike. We promise there’s something for everyone! Join us for a full day of learning and awesomeness or risk suffering in everlasting FOMO.

 

WHEN 

June 12th 9 AM - 4 PM

 

WHERE

IUPUI Campus Center- 4th Floor (420 University Blvd, Indianapolis) Cost: $49

 

Canvas User Groups

 

NERCOMP Canvas User Group

On Monday, June 12th NERCOMP will be hosting it’s Annual Canvas User Group in Norwood, MA!

The NERCOMP Canvas User Group works to provide New England area Canvas folks a professional development experience each summer and we need your help! Our call for proposals will ensure that you have a voice in our Canvas learning this year! Submit your idea(s) here if you’re interested in sharing with your Canvas colleagues in June at the NERCOMP Canvas User Group.

 

 

CanvasLive Series for Med Schools

 

The Community Team is putting together a 4-part online presentation series in CanvasLIVE series for medical schools. We want to give LMS admins, course designers, program coordinators and others an opportunity to share best practices and surface different examples of their Canvas application. We would love to hear from people who are interested in sharing their insights!

 

Participation would entail:
- Session attendance (we'll coordinate date/times later)
- Minimum of 5-10 minutes of show-and-tell (live demo of your Canvas)
- Answering follow-up questions from the viewing audience
Thank you in advance for helping us out!!

Canvas Feature Requests

 

Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!

 

Allow folders in Pages 

New Quizzes: Multiple Numerical Blanks 

Regrade quiz when deleting questions 

Student Highlight & Annotation Tools for Quizzes 

Ability to brand Canvas notifications 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: April 2 - April 8, 2017

 

Community Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  4. How do I submit an online assignment?
  5. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  6. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  7. How do I add a comment to an assignment submission using the SpeedGrader app on my iPad?
  8. How do I download assignment submissions from all my courses?
  9. How do I use the Dashboard?
  10. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?

 

 

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Getting

Started

Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-03-31

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-01)

In this production release (April 1), admins can can weight individual grading periods for all courses in a term, allow courses to support course exports for students, and use an SIS Enrollments CSV file to enroll users to only see and interact with other users in a course. Admins can also enable workflow enhancements in Scheduler.

 

Instructors can include the playsinline video tag attribute in the Rich Content Editor and can view the assignment name of a recently graded item in Student Context Cards.

 

For all users, the Chat tool includes interface enhancements.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

 

 

 

CanvasCONs

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

CanvasCON IUPUI

Please join us for our 2017 CanvasCon at IUPUI! CanvasCon is a one-day, regional event that we’ve specifically designed for our midwestern educators. Everyone is invited, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

We’ll discuss hot topics trending in the Ed tech world and host Canvas-specific sessions. We’ve jam-packed the agenda with awesome sessions from educators, innovators, and thought leaders in both Higher Education and K12. There will be separate tracks for Higher Ed and K12, and plenty of ed-tech goodness—new skills and techniques, networking, collaboration, idea-sharing, and other fun—for Canvas users and non-Canvas users alike. We promise there’s something for everyone! Join us for a full day of learning and awesomeness or risk suffering in everlasting FOMO.

 

WHEN 

June 12th 9 AM - 4 PM

 

WHERE

IUPUI Campus Center- 4th Floor (420 University Blvd, Indianapolis) Cost: $49

 

Canvas User Groups

Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas

Join us for the third annual MAGIC conference at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Call for Proposals are being accepted through March 8, 2017.  Please visit www.canvasmagic.org for CFP and to Register for the event.

 

NERCOMP Canvas User Group

On Monday, June 12th NERCOMP will be hosting it’s Annual Canvas User Group in Norwood, MA!

The NERCOMP Canvas User Group works to provide New England area Canvas folks a professional development experience each summer and we need your help! Our call for proposals will ensure that you have a voice in our Canvas learning this year! Submit your idea(s) here if you’re interested in sharing with your Canvas colleagues in June at the NERCOMP Canvas User Group.

 

 

CanvasLive Series for Med Schools

 

The Community Team is putting together a 4-part online presentation series in CanvasLIVE series for medical schools. We want to give LMS admins, course designers, program coordinators and others an opportunity to share best practices and surface different examples of their Canvas application. We would love to hear from people who are interested in sharing their insights!

 

Participation would entail:
- Session attendance (we'll coordinate date/times later)
- Minimum of 5-10 minutes of show-and-tell (live demo of your Canvas)
- Answering follow-up questions from the viewing audience
Thank you in advance for helping us out!!

Canvas Feature Requests

 

Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!

Allow folders in Pages 

New Quizzes: Multiple Numerical Blanks 

Regrade quiz when deleting questions 

Student Highlight & Annotation Tools for Quizzes 

Allow Number of Discussion Posts Set for Module Requirement to be Complete 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: March 19-March 25, 2017

 

Community Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?
  4. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  5. How do I submit an online assignment?
  6. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  7. How do I upload a file as an assignment submission in Canvas?
  8. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  9. How do I view assignment feedback comments from my instructor using Crocodoc annotations?
  10. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?

 

 

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Getting

Started

Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-03-24

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-03-20)

In this beta release, Canvas has new features in Grades and Modules. Updated features are also available in the Calendar, Courses, the Student Context Card, and the SIS Import Format Documentation.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

InstructureCON 2017WIRimage.png

 

InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

 

 

 

CanvasCONs

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

CanvasCON IUPUI

Please join us for our 2017 CanvasCon at IUPUI! CanvasCon is a one-day, regional event that we’ve specifically designed for our midwestern educators. Everyone is invited, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

We’ll discuss hot topics trending in the Ed tech world and host Canvas-specific sessions. We’ve jam-packed the agenda with awesome sessions from educators, innovators, and thought leaders in both Higher Education and K12. There will be separate tracks for Higher Ed and K12, and plenty of ed-tech goodness—new skills and techniques, networking, collaboration, idea-sharing, and other fun—for Canvas users and non-Canvas users alike. We promise there’s something for everyone! Join us for a full day of learning and awesomeness or risk suffering in everlasting FOMO.

 

WHEN 

June 12th 9 AM - 4 PM

 

WHERE

IUPUI Campus Center- 4th Floor (420 University Blvd, Indianapolis) Cost: $49

 

Canvas User Groups

Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas

Join us for the third annual MAGIC conference at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Call for Proposals are being accepted through March 8, 2017.  Please visit www.canvasmagic.org for CFP and to Register for the event.

 

NERCOMP Canvas User Group

On Monday, June 12th NERCOMP will be hosting it’s Annual Canvas User Group in Norwood, MA!

The NERCOMP Canvas User Group works to provide New England area Canvas folks a professional development experience each summer and we need your help! Our call for proposals will ensure that you have a voice in our Canvas learning this year! Submit your idea(s) here if you’re interested in sharing with your Canvas colleagues in June at the NERCOMP Canvas User Group.

 

 

CanvasLive!

 

GROUPIES: Assignments for Groups

In Canvas, the word ‘groups’ is used throughout the platform to mean different things. TheGroupies Series" is designed to clarify these nuances in hopes that you become a ‘fan’ of groups in Canvas.

 

In this session, we look at assignments for groups (a.k.a. differentiated assignments).

 

Have you ever wanted to give one assignment to one group of students and another to a different group (without confusing students by having both assignments be visible)? Have you ever wanted to extend a deadline of one assignment to one group of students, but not the entire class? This session demonstrates ways to leverage differentiated assignments to customize course assignments in a way that keeps your gradebook clean and the students on track.
Please click here to register. 

 

Top Ten Guides: March 12-March 18, 2017

 

Community Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  4. How do I submit an online assignment?
  5. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  6. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  7. How do I view assignment feedback comments from my instructor using Crocodoc annotations?
  8. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
  9. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  10. How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?

 

 

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Getting

Started

Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-03-17

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

 

Canvas Studio

 

Quizzes.Next

Quizzes.Next is a best-in-breed assessment engine that enables instructors to capture meaningful and actionable data to positively affect the instructional process. Designed with simplicity in mind, this tool empowers instructors and learners to move toward growth in learning. Development for Quizzes.Next is underway! This is a huge project, so we appreciate your patience! 


If you are excited for Quizzes.Next, please:

  • Sign Up for Quizzes.Next Beta Phase II
    • The testing experience will tentatively open April 18 to May 26, 2017.

And, contribute:

  • Converse and vote on these: Related Ideas
  • This project is not actively seeking new ideas, but if you have an awesome one that hasn't already been submitted, we'd like to hear it! You can submit new Here. Be sure to #tag your idea with: quizzes.next_new

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

InstructureCON 2017

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter! 

 

 

 

CanvasCONs

 

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

CanvasCON IUPUI

Please join us for our 2017 CanvasCon at IUPUI! CanvasCon is a one-day, regional event that we’ve specifically designed for our midwestern educators. Everyone is invited, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

We’ll discuss hot topics trending in the Ed tech world and host Canvas-specific sessions. We’ve jam-packed the agenda with awesome sessions from educators, innovators, and thought leaders in both Higher Education and K12. There will be separate tracks for Higher Ed and K12, and plenty of ed-tech goodness—new skills and techniques, networking, collaboration, idea-sharing, and other fun—for Canvas users and non-Canvas users alike. We promise there’s something for everyone! Join us for a full day of learning and awesomeness or risk suffering in everlasting FOMO.

 

 

WHEN 

June 12th 9 AM - 4 PM

 

WHERE

IUPUI Campus Center- 4th Floor (420 University Blvd, Indianapolis) Cost: $49

 

Canvas User Groups

Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas

Join us for the third annual MAGIC conference at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Call for Proposals are being accepted through March 8, 2017.  Please visit www.canvasmagic.org for CFP and to Register for the event.

 

NERCOMP Canvas User Group

On Monday, June 12th NERCOMP will be hosting it’s Annual Canvas User Group in Norwood, MA!

The NERCOMP Canvas User Group works to provide New England area Canvas folks a professional development experience each summer and we need your help! Our call for proposals will ensure that you have a voice in our Canvas learning this year! Submit your idea(s) here if you’re interested in sharing with your Canvas colleagues in June at the NERCOMP Canvas User Group.

 

 

CanvasLive!

 

 

Extending the Efficacy of the Learning Management System: Integrating Tools to Enhance Learning Online

 

Learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard and Canvas provide a foundation for instructors to design online learning experiences. In recent years, the functionality of most LMSs has expanded to offer more flexibility, primarily by allowing external tools to be integrated. Tools such as Twitter, YouTube, and Quizlet have the potential to increase learners’ access to content, foster interaction with others in the community, and assess learning in diverse ways. In this session, we will provide examples of how these tools can support sound pedagogical practices, and encourage attendees to explore integrations in their online courses. Specifically, an instructor shares experiences of utilizing several integration tools within Canvas online courses.

Participants who attend the session will learn about...

  • how the LMS has changed over time to support more robust set of tools
  • how these tools can support sound pedagogical practices and encourage attendees to explore integrations in their online courses. 

 

Click here to register!

 

Top Ten Guides: March 5-March 11, 2017

 

Notes:
  • The lists stayed similar to last week. 
  • The total views were lower compared to last week, possibly because of spring break for some schools. 
Community Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I submit an online assignment?
  4. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  5. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  6. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  7. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  8. How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?
  9. How do I edit my profile in my user account?
  10. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?

 

 

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Getting

Started

Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-03-10

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-03-11)

In this production release (March 11), admins can manage parent and observer access to the Canvas Parent app and edit the default Help Menu links.

 

Instructors can add quick links to new pages in the Rich Content Editor and include the Abbr attribute for screen readers in course content. In SpeedGrader, instructors view a warning when they unmute an assignment, and when adding users to a course, instructors can enroll users by pasting CSV file data.

 

Students can better manage graded discussion peer reviews and see when a peer review has been completed. Additionally, students who can add attachments to discussion replies can remove an attachment if the instructor also allows students to edit or delete discussion replies.

 

For all users, the Canvas login page includes style updates for links and the Login button.

 

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

InstructureCON 2017

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter! 

 

 

 

CanvasCONs

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

Canvas User Groups

Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas

Join us for the third annual MAGIC conference at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Call for Proposals are being accepted through March 8, 2017.  Please visit www.canvasmagic.org for CFP and to Register for the event.

 

NERCOMP Canvas User Group

On Monday, June 12th NERCOMP will be hosting it’s Annual Canvas User Group in Norwood, MA!

The NERCOMP Canvas User Group works to provide New England area Canvas folks a professional development experience each summer and we need your help! Our call for proposals will ensure that you have a voice in our Canvas learning this year! Submit your idea(s) here if you’re interested in sharing with your Canvas colleagues in June at the NERCOMP Canvas User Group.

 

 

 

CanvasLive!

 

Objectives+Learning Activities+Assessments = An Aligned Course

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on assessment writing (following on from Part 1: How Do You Know What I Know? Creating Rigorous Questions in Canvas). This event is intended for Instructional Designers and Higher Education.

 

This presentation, geared for instructional designers and also suitable for higher education, will discuss the importance of creating an aligned course. Attendees will be provided with an online tool to help generate meaningful learning objectives. Attendees will also look closely at the language of objectives to determine how to create aligned learning activities and assessments. Attendees will walk away with information they can apply right away in online course design.

 

Click here for more information. 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: February 26-March 4, 2017

 

Notes:
  • Interesting to note the mobile device lesson in the Community had more views than it has in previous weeks.
  • Students (or perhaps instructors) want to know how to change their password.
Community Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  4. How do I submit an online assignment?
  5. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  6. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  7. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  8. How do I upload a file as an assignment submission in Canvas?
  9. How do I edit my profile in my user account?
  10. How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?

 

 

 

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Getting

Started

Canvas

Guides

Find

Answers

Canvas

Resources

Release

Notes

Feature

Ideas

Canvas

LIVE

Instructional

Designers

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-03-03

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-02-27)

In this beta release, Canvas has updated features in Account Settings, Discussions, People, the Rich Content Editor, and SpeedGrader, as well as the Canvas login page and several APIs.

 

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

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

InstructureCON 2017

WIRimage.png

InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter! 

 

 

 

CanvasCONs

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

Canvas User Groups

Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas

Join us for the third annual MAGIC conference at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Call for Proposals are being accepted through March 8, 2017.  Please visit www.canvasmagic.org for CFP and to Register for the event.

 

NERCOMP Canvas User Group

On Monday, June 12th NERCOMP will be hosting it’s Annual Canvas User Group in Norwood, MA!

The NERCOMP Canvas User Group works to provide New England area Canvas folks a professional development experience each summer and we need your help! Our call for proposals will ensure that you have a voice in our Canvas learning this year! Submit your idea(s) here if you’re interested in sharing with your Canvas colleagues in June at the NERCOMP Canvas User Group.

 

 

Canvas Community Updates

 

New Feature Idea Space

On Friday, February 24, 2017, we will flip [the proverbial] switch, and make the DRAFT: Feature Ideas space the official landing for the Share Ideas space! We’d like to call your attention to a few important events that will take place over the next week in preparation for the switch:

  • Additional Product Development Priorities
    Priority: Analytics 2: Teacher & Student and Priority: Canvas Teacher App are available now. Quizzes.Next and Gradebook Enhancements will be added soon.
  • Simplified Idea stages
    ‘Under Consideration’ and ‘Gathering Information’ stages are being absorbed into ‘Product Radar’. These stages will remain open for vote and comment.
  • Simplified Page navigation (fewer clicks!)
    The ‘Share Ideas’ button on the Home page will direct to DRAFT: Feature Ideas, which will be called ‘Canvas Studio’. The existing Canvas Studio and Canvas Feature Ideas pages will be deleted, as the new page integrates all of their content, and more!
  • Reopened ideas for voting
    Three business days after the new process goes live, all ideas that are currently On Hold and Archived with 70 or more votes will enter Open for Vote stage on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Ideas that did not make the 70 vote threshold will be archived and moved to Cold Storage However, a few ideas that fall outside of these parameters may still be Open for Vote if they align with current product development priorities.

 

Please click here to learn more!

 

CanvasLive!

 

O365 LTI Series: The Word on Assignments

Assignment creation, submission, and grading has new advantages when the Microsoft Office LTI is enabled in Canvas. Check out ways to create templates and provide student feedback in a way that makes a teacher’s workflow feel like less work and more flow.

 

NOTE: This session is part of the "O365 LTI Series" (a limited, bi-weekly series of 30-minute presentations and discussions). Click here to register.

 

 

Top Ten Guides: February 19-25, 2017

  

Notes:
  • There's not a lot of changes from last week. However, on the old site, How do I change my login password? surpassed the browser lesson.

 

Community Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I submit an online assignment?
  4. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  5. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  6. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  7. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  8. How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?
  9. How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?
  10. How do I create a Turnitin assignment?

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-02-24

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-02-18)

In this production release (February 18), instructors can show and hide deleted discussion replies and be included in group collaborations. Additionally, instructors who can manually add users to a course benefit from an improved workflow process.

 

Admins and instructors can also view more standardized interaction with course student data using the Student Context Card feature, which must be enabled by an account admin and applies to the entire account.

 

Other minor updates have been made to several Canvas areas including APIs. Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

InstructureCON 2017

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter! 

 

 

 

CanvasCONs

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

 

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

Canvas User Groups

Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas

Join us for the third annual MAGIC conference at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Call for Proposals are being accepted through March 8, 2017.  Please visit www.canvasmagic.org for CFP and to Register for the event.

 

NERCOMP Canvas User Group

On Monday, June 12th NERCOMP will be hosting it’s Annual Canvas User Group in Norwood, MA!

The NERCOMP Canvas User Group works to provide New England area Canvas folks a professional development experience each summer and we need your help! Our call for proposals will ensure that you have a voice in our Canvas learning this year! Submit your idea(s) here if you’re interested in sharing with your Canvas colleagues in June at the NERCOMP Canvas User Group.

 

 

Canvas Community Updates

 

New Feature Idea Space

On Friday, February 24, 2017, we will flip [the proverbial] switch, and make the DRAFT: Feature Ideas space the official landing for the Share Ideas space! We’d like to call your attention to a few important events that will take place over the next week in preparation for the switch:

  • Additional Product Development Priorities
    Priority: Analytics 2: Teacher & Student and Priority: Canvas Teacher App are available now. Quizzes.Next and Gradebook Enhancements will be added soon.
  • Simplified Idea stages
    ‘Under Consideration’ and ‘Gathering Information’ stages are being absorbed into ‘Product Radar’. These stages will remain open for vote and comment.
  • Simplified Page navigation (fewer clicks!)
    The ‘Share Ideas’ button on the Home page will direct to DRAFT: Feature Ideas, which will be called ‘Canvas Studio’. The existing Canvas Studio and Canvas Feature Ideas pages will be deleted, as the new page integrates all of their content, and more!
  • Reopened ideas for voting
    Three business days after the new process goes live, all ideas that are currently On Hold and Archived with 70 or more votes will enter Open for Vote stage on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Ideas that did not make the 70 vote threshold will be archived and moved to Cold Storage However, a few ideas that fall outside of these parameters may still be Open for Vote if they align with current product development priorities.

 

Please click here to learn more!

 

CanvasLive!

 

Partner Webinar: Course Evaluations Simplified with EvaluationKIT, a Canvas Alliance Partner

Join us for this 30-minute free webinar to learn how EvaluationKIT integrates seamlessly with Canvas to streamline the administration of your course evaluations while boosting response rates. There's a reason over 100 Canvas institutions have chosen EvaluationKIT as their trusted course evaluation solution and we invite you to join us to learn more! Click here to register for this session.

 

 

Top Ten Guides: February 12-18, 2017

  

Notes:
  • The student discussion lessons may be on the list because of the discussion change in the release notes.
  • The scheduler lesson is a new addition to this list.
  • Many of the lessons are about submitting assignments.
  • Once again, most of the lessons are from the Student Guide.

 

Community Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I submit an online assignment?
  4. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  5. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  6. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  7. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  8. How do I sign up for an appointment using the Scheduler?
  9. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  10. How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-02-17

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-02-18)

In this production release (February 18), instructors can show and hide deleted discussion replies and be included in group collaborations. Additionally, instructors who can manually add users to a course benefit from an improved workflow process.

 

Admins and instructors can also view more standardized interaction with course student data using the Student Context Card feature, which must be enabled by an account admin and applies to the entire account.

 

Other minor updates have been made to several Canvas areas including APIs. Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

 

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter! 

 

 

 

 

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

 

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

Canvas User Group

Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas

Join us for the third annual MAGIC conference at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Call for Proposals are being accepted through March 8, 2017.  Please visit www.canvasmagic.org for CFP and to Register for the event.

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

 

 

Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!

Enhanced LTI Report 

Allow folders in Pages 

Increase Character Spacing For Quiz Questions 

Let us schedule a Publish Date / Time for Content Pages 

Keypad in Speedgrader app 

 

 

CanvasLive!

 

Partner Webinar: Canvas LMS and the Cattura Learning Engine - Empower video in the Classroom

The Learning Engine by Cattura Video is the perfect tool for educators looking to empower video in the classroom. Whether it’s for flipped classrooms, blended learning, or other experimental teaching environments, the Learning Engine is ready to bring video content from YouTube or securely from Google Drive through their domain-locked security features.

 

Add chapters, notes, speaker information, website links, and video captions with our powerful tools that work right inside of Canvas. Learn more and sign up for a free teacher account at free.catturavideo.com.

 

Monday, February 20, 2017 at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2031535028330555395

Starts at 11:00 AM · Ends at 12:00 PM, MST (America/Denver)

 

 

Top Ten Guides: February 5-11, 2017

  

Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I submit an online assignment?
  4. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  5. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  6. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  7. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  8. How do I view assignment feedback comments from my instructor using Crocodoc annotations?
  9. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?
  10. How do I edit my profile in my user account?

 

 

 

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Resources

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WEEK OF 2017-02-10

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-02-06)

In this beta release, Canvas has updated features in Discussions, Groups, and People. We also have other updates in Global Announcements, Languages, and the User Interface, as well as a variety of updates for platform and integration users.

 

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

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

 

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter!

 

 

 

 

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

 

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

 

Canvas User Group

Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas

Join us for the third annual MAGIC conference at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Call for Proposals are being accepted through March 8, 2017.  Please visit www.canvasmagic.org for CFP and to Register for the event.

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

 

 

Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!

Enhanced LTI Report 

Increase Character Spacing For Quiz Questions 

Keypad in Speedgrader app 

Scheduler enhancements 

Let us schedule a Publish Date / Time for Content Pages 

 

 

CanvasLive!

 

CanvasLIVE: Meet Up

Ask Me Anything: Jared Stein, VP Product Strategy for Higher Ed

As the VP of Product Strategy for Higher Ed at Instructure, Jared Stein has a unique perspective on what drives teaching and learning and how Canvas can stay on top of industry demands. He's integral in leading and publishing research that highlight and deep-dive into many different trends in education - from Complexity and Depth in LMS Course Design: The Big Picture to the infographic on Student-Centered Learning.
Join us as Jared updates us on his latest ideas and provides additional feedback to any thoughts you might have in regards to the direction education is going. Please click here to register. 

 

Top Ten Guides: January 29-February 4, 2017

  

 

Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I submit an online assignment?
  4. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  5. User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users) [Video]
  6. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  7. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  8. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  9. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  10. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?

 

 

 

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Resources

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WEEK OF 2017-02-03

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

Canvas by Instructure Release Notes (iOS3.16)

In this Canvas by Instructure update, the Canvas MasteryPaths feature and indenting Module items are supported. Additionally, icons have been updated in the app.

 

Canvas by Instructure Release Notes (iOS 3.17)

In this Canvas by Instructure update, the app supports additional languages and full-screen course viewing on iPads. 

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

 

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter!

 

 

 

 

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

 

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

  

 

Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!

Additional Module Requirement Option 

Changing the "Submit Assignment" Button 

Student View-Only Period for Terms 

Add \overline to Math to Basic Math Equation Editor 

Enhanced LTI Report 

 

 

Canvas Alliance Partner Highlight

  

EvaluationKIT is a leading provider of enterprise online course evaluation and survey software to higher education and K-12 institutions. Easy to implement and straightforward to manage, EvaluationKIT includes all the features you need to efficiently manage your institution's survey process. Including features proven to drive response rates and a robust suite of reporting functionality. 

 

Canvas customers can experience our one of a kind turnkey integration with Canvas. This integration is free to EvaluationKIT customers, and allows you to seamlessly sync all of your existing course, instructor, and student info already setup in Canvas and use it for your survey process. Additionally, to drive student participation, we offer functionality that allows you to automate survey notifications to students that display directly in Canvas, and only when students have surveys to take. You can even make taking surveys a requirement, if you choose.

 

Our experienced support team makes it easy to get started, beginning with a proven onboarding process to get new customers quickly comfortable with the system, and ongoing live operational support as you have questions. Our service consistently receives high marks and praise from customers. Click here to learn more!

 

 

CanvasLive!

 

Partner Webinar: Creating Collaborative, Interactive & Engage Online Learning Environments with Shindig

 

Description

Shindig recently announced its integration with Canvas by Instructure, bringing the former's video chat platform to the learning management system.

 

Attend this webinar to learn how instructors can instantly schedule, customize and launch Shindig sessions directly from within the Canvas LMS, as well as automatically add the video chat sessions to students' schedules.

 

Learn the positive impact of collaborative and interactive learning environments on student success first hand from educators and instructional technologists from leading universities. This session with highlight different use cases Shindig can be utilized for including: course delivery, office hours, guest speakers, workshops and more.

 

Early adopters of the Shindig platform will also be sharing highlight videos of their use of the platform and answering questions attendees may have.

 

When:

Monday, February 6, 2017 at REGISTER: http://events.shindig.com/event/shindig4canvaslms

Starts at 12:00 PM · Ends at 1:00 PM, MST (America/Denver)

Click here to register. 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: January 22-28, 2017

  

 

Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)
  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  4. How do I submit an online assignment?
  5. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  6. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  7. How do I add a profile picture in my user account?
  8. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  9. How do I customize my Course list?
  10. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-01-27

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

 

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-01-28)

In this production release (January 28), admins can more easily locate the Default Term when searching for courses and view the terms menu updates in account report configurations. For SIS institutions, the PowerSchool integration is now available as an LTI tool. Additionally, the Authentication page has a small change with the Authentication button in the sidebar.

 

In courses, course imports support SCORM content. Behavior clarifications have also been updated in MasteryPaths, Grading Periods, Pages, and Quizzes functionality.

 

In the Dashboard, No Submission and On Paper assignments don’t display in the To Do list past their due date, and white is not accepted as a course background color. In User Navigation, the Profiles link only displays for institutions that have enabled the Profiles feature. Various icons have also been updated in the Canvas interface.

 

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

 

 

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter!

 

 

 

 

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

 

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

  

 

Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!

Symbol to indicate an assignment is completely graded for all students 

Additional Module Requirement Option 

Changing the "Submit Assignment" Button 

Add \overline to Math to Basic Math Equation Editor 

Enhanced LTI Report 

 

 

Canvas Alliance Partner Highlight

  

EvaluationKIT is a leading provider of enterprise online course evaluation and survey software to higher education and K-12 institutions. Easy to implement and straightforward to manage, EvaluationKIT includes all the features you need to efficiently manage your institution's survey process. Including features proven to drive response rates and a robust suite of reporting functionality. 

 

Canvas customers can experience our one of a kind turnkey integration with Canvas. This integration is free to EvaluationKIT customers, and allows you to seamlessly sync all of your existing course, instructor, and student info already setup in Canvas and use it for your survey process. Additionally, to drive student participation, we offer functionality that allows you to automate survey notifications to students that display directly in Canvas, and only when students have surveys to take. You can even make taking surveys a requirement, if you choose.

 

Our experienced support team makes it easy to get started, beginning with a proven onboarding process to get new customers quickly comfortable with the system, and ongoing live operational support as you have questions. Our service consistently receives high marks and praise from customers. Click here to learn more!

 

 

CanvasLive!

  

T2T: Invest in Your Canvas Professional Development

Our Canvas Training Team presents the T2T Series ('Train 2 Train'). This monthly series is designed for those wonderful folks who are in the position of training their faculty and/or staff on using Canvas. Every month, we'll offer tips and tricks on ways to train on various topics and features in Canvas. Why... cuz we 'get' what you do... and we want you to keep doing it!

 

This month we are introducing our new subscription training offerings. We have updated trainings based on your valuable feedback to introduce new series breakdowns, never-before-seen courses, a variety of delivery styles, self-paced training offerings, and much more!

 

Consider this a sneak peak into our beta launch on February 13th.

 

Click here to learn more!

 

Top Ten Guides: January 15 - 21, 2017

  

 

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  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  4. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  5. How do I submit an online assignment?
  6. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  7. How do I add a profile picture in my user account?
  8. User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users) [Video]
  9. How do I customize my Course list?
  10. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-01-20

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

 

Canvas Release Notes

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Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-01-16)

In this beta release, Canvas has a new feature for instructors to view student data throughout courses. Updated features are available in Accounts, Assignments, Calendar, the Dashboard, Modules, Quizzes, and User Navigation, and additional icons have been updated in several Canvas areas.

 

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

 

 

 

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

 

InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter!

 

 

 

 

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

CanvasCON USF

Make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon USF on Monday, April 10th, 2017! This is the perfect way to kick-start the week with a full day of learning, laughing, networking, and fun! No Monday blues allowed! REGISTER NOW!

 

WHAT

This one-day, regional conference is designed specifically for the Canvas user & the Canvas curious. It will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods.

 

Session highlights include:

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And much, much more!

 

WHEN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Breakfast, lunch & cocktail reception included!

 

WHERE

University of South Florida

Marshall Student Center

4102 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

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Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!

Disable/Deactivate User at Account Level

Symbol to indicate an assignment is completely graded for all students

Changing the "Submit Assignment" Button

Additional Module Requirement Option

Add \overline to Math to Basic Math Equation Editor

 

 

 

Top Ten Guides: January 8 - 14, 2017

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  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  4. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  5. How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion?
  6. How do I customize my Course list?
  7. How do I submit an online assignment?
  8. How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
  9. How do I upload a file as an assignment submission in Canvas?
  10. User Settings and Profile Picture (All Users) [Video]

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-01-13

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

 

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Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-01-07)

In this production release (January 7), admins can add an email address in the Help Menu, view future terms in terms drop-down menus, and disable announcement replies for all courses. Canvas authentication passwords also require eight characters, and admins receive a warning when attempting to remove all authentication methods. When copying a Canvas course, admins and instructors can also more easily find courses in the courses list.

 

Instructors can display recent announcements as part of a Front Page course home page and view the updated Rich Content Editor sidebar in Pages and the Syllabus. Instructors also have additional close date verifications when editing assignments in a closed grading period.

 

Students can view all available Scheduler items in the Calendar regardless of calendar visibility.

 

All Canvas users who have not set any course favorites in their Dashboard now view 20 courses instead of 12, and users can use a Move-To menu to move ePortfolio pages. Additionally, the majority of icons throughout Canvas have been updated.

 

 

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InstructureCON 2017 Registration is open! Find out all the details by clicking here!

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InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017!   

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

ATTENTION FUTURE PRESENTERS!

Want to speak at CanvasCon SMU? ABSOLUTELY! Click HERE to submit your session. Deadline is Monday, January 30th, 2017.

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

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Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!

Grade discussion posts and attachments with DocViewer

Disable/Deactivate User at Account Level

Changing the "Submit Assignment" Button

Symbol to indicate an assignment is completely graded for all students

Additional Module Requirement Option

 

 

 

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Don'ts in Canvas

Description:

As the year begins, what 'DO NOT' tips would share with teachers in hopes that it will save them time, increase their efficiency and be more successful in using Canvas? Joe Montuori asked that same question last month in his post Dont's in Canvas? It received so many great responses and feedback that we asked Joe to sum up his main take-aways. We also asked Anthony Bunag, who had some awesome tips to share, to co-present with him!

Join us and share YOUR tips along-the-way, too!

When:

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at YouTubeLIVE Link (Coming Soon)

Starts at 10:00 AM · Ends at 11:00 AM, MST (America/Denver)

 

 

Top Ten Guides: January 1 - 7, 2017

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  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I customize my Course list?
  4. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  5. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
  6. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  7. How do I submit an online assignment?
  8. How do I use the Dashboard?
  9. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
  10. How do I edit my profile in my user account?

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-01-06

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

 

 

Announcement: Canvas Network Educator Catalog

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Canvas Network recently launched the Educator Catalog. In this catalog, administrators, teachers, and instructional designers can find FREE professional development courses ranging from data privacy to using Canvas analytics in course design. There are currently 25 courses with more to come.

 

A few course suggestions:

 

 

Canvas User Conferences

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InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

 

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter!

 

CanvasCon SMU

After the holiday fun is over (wah-wah), make sure you mark your calendars, do a happy dance, and register for CanvasCon SMU on March 13th, 2017!   

 

WHAT

This one-day regional conference for Canvas users will feature presentations from higher ed and K-12 educators, innovators, and thought leaders from your neck of the woods. Session highlights include:

 

  • Strategies for LMS migration and faculty adoption
  • Ways to use and share open resources
  • Tools for assessments and analytics
  • Tips for best-in-class course design
  • And more!

 

WHEN

Monday, March 13th, 2017

8 AM – 6 PM

$49 – Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Closing Reception

 

WHERE

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205

 

This is your chance to join us for a daylong full of collaborating, learning, networking, sharing, and fun. See you there!

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

ATTENTION FUTURE PRESENTERS!

Want to speak at CanvasCon SMU? ABSOLUTELY! Click HERE to submit your session. Deadline is Monday, January 30th, 2017.

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

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Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!

Ability to Add text to the right of formula question answer textbox

Ability to assign a teacher to an assignment.

Ability to drop a number of questions from quiz

Ability to Drop Students from Catalog Course

Ability to Leave a Conversation

 

 

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Adjust All Assignment Due Dates On One Page

Description

Based on the canvancement - Adjust All Assignment Dates on One Page - by James Jones, this session will be a quick demo of his google sheet that allows faculty to change all assignment due dates on one page.

Friday, January 13, 2017 at YouTubeLIVE Link Coming Soon

Starts at 10:00 AM · Ends at 10:30 AM, MST (America/Denver)

 

 

Top Ten Guides: December 25 - December 31, 2016

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  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. Canvas Overview (Students) [Video]
  4. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
  5. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  6. How do I use the Dashboard?
  7. How do I submit an online assignment?
  8. How do I reorder and hide Course Navigation links?
  9. What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
  10. How do I customize my Course list?

 

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2016-12-16

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

 

 

Announcement: Canvas Network Educator Catalog

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Canvas Network recently launched the Educator Catalog. In this catalog, administrators, teachers, and instructional designers can find FREE professional development courses ranging from data privacy to using Canvas analytics in course design. There are currently 25 courses with more to come.

 

A few course suggestions:

 

 

Important Update on Canvas Commons

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AN IMPORTANT UPDATE TO CANVAS COMMONS IS COMING JANUARY 3, 2017

 

On January 3, 2017, Canvas Commons will automatically update and be switched from off to on. If you haven’t used Commons yet, we urge you to check it out—we’re a little biased, but it’s pretty cool. Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. A digital library full of educational content, Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course.

 

Here’s what you can do with Commons:

• Create a personal learning object repository
• Build a course from scratch with relevant materials shared by other Canvas users
• Create a name for yourself and your institution as a subject matter expert

 

If you have any questions or don't wish to have Commons on, please contact your CSM directly.

 

Canvas Announcements!

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No Week In Review for the rest of the year!

 

Turnitin API Deprecation: December 31st

On December 31, Turnitin will discontinue the Canvas API integration and will only support the LTI integration. If you are a Canvas admin whose institution is using Turnitin and have not yet enabled the Turnitin LTI for your account, please contact your Turnitin account representative for your external app credentials. The Turnitin LTI can be configured for your account as shown in the External App URL lesson. For additional questions, please see the Turnitin Canvas integration page or contact your Canvas Customer Success Manager.

 

Canvas Authentication Passwords: January 7

On January 7, passwords for Canvas authentication will require eight characters instead of six characters. Institutions using other external authentication methods will not be affected. The eight-character length requirement only applies when a user creates a new password or resets a password. Existing six- and seven-character passwords will not be affected unless the password needs to be changed or reset.

 

 

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InstructureCON 2017 Call For Proposals!

Why settle for being an attendee at the greatest conference in EdTech when you can be famous as a presenter!? Select the link below to learn more on being a presenter at InstructureCON 2017!

 

Be InstructureCon Famous by Becoming a Presenter!

 

 

Canvas Feature Requests

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Check out the top five feature requests currently open for voting!

Abbreviated names for gradebook column headings

Ability to Add text to the right of formula question answer textbox

Ability to assign a teacher to an assignment.

Ability to brand Canvas notifications

Ability to drop a number of questions from quiz

 

 

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Adjust all assignment due dates on one page

Description

Based on the canvancement - Adjust All Assignment Dates on One Page- by James Jones, this session will be a quick demo of his google sheet that allows faculty to change all assignment due dates on one page.

 

When

Friday, January 13, 2017 at YouTubeLIVE Link Coming Soon

Starts at 10:00 AM · Ends at 10:30 AM, MST (America/Denver)

 

Top Ten Guides: December 4 - December 10, 2016

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Jive Analytics (guides.canvaslms.com)

  1. How do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas apps on my mobile device?
  2. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  3. How do I upload changes to the Gradebook?
  4. How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications?
  5. How do I submit an online assignment?
  6. How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
  7. How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
  8. How do I use the Gradebook?
  9. How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations?
  10. How do I give extra credit in a course?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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