• BoG 7/19/2016: It's Elementary, my dear!

    While Canvas as a product functions similarly across all markets, it's also evident that its application is significantly different across markets. In some regards, K12 educators leverage Canvas differently than their...
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  • BoG 2/29/2016: Faculty Encouragement, Development and Training

    A topic that often comes up in the community is faculty development and training. Whether it's about ways to get instructors to attend faculty development offerings or just networking with your fellow training peeps i...
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  • BoG 8/22/2016: Build Trust, Be Friendly, Make It Personal

    As you're tweaking your lesson plans and finalizing your syllabus, you may find (and offer) great tips related to these student-specific topics.   Create a Seamless Student Login Experience  Trust relations...
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  • BoG 8/29/2016: Scholarly Writing

    The level of knowledge shared and the quality of information curated never ceases to amaze me. Check out the latest contributions from these brilliant people!   Dissertation-Worthy  Every once in a while a...
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  • BoG 8/17/2016: Grounded from Canvas!

    Okay, we'll never really ground you from Canvas. And, we'll never really ground your parents from it, either!    The discussion around parents and Canvas isn't new. In fact, we've referenced parents in a p...
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  • BoG 8/4/2016: Project Nodes, Project-Based Learning, and Change Theories

    Here are a few posts that will inspire you to discuss these insights with your colleagues. Figured, (at the very least) it'll be great reading, as you head into the weekend.   Modules-at-a-Glance  Timothy M...
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  • BoG 8/10/2016: JIVE Update, Product Feedback and One Direction (not the band)

    We hope the Olympics aren't keeping everyone too far from the Canvas Community (although we wouldn't blame you if it were ). Anyway, between gymnastics and swimming, we thought we'd update you on a few changes we're s...
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  • BoG 7/26/2016: Curating the Canvas Community

    There has been a lot of activity in our community groups lately. Whether you just got back (and recovering) from InstructureCon 2016 or have taken some downtime to reflect on your teaching over the summer, we have a f...
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  • BoG 1/25/2016: Open and Collaborative

    Community is a place for openness and collaboration. So, it shouldn't be surprising when you see these themes come up in various discussions, ideas and groups, as well!   Joint Curriculum Development We've all do...
  • BoG 7/11/2016: New UI Is Now the New Normal

    Well, the time has come! The New UI has officially launched for every instance of Canvas! Schools had about a year to adjust to this transition - some enabling it earlier than others. But now, the 'new' UI is official...
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  • BoG 6/28/2016: Gamified Classrooms, Gradebooks, Pages

    Finding ways that foster student engagement is at the heart of our course designs. While gamification isn't the only method to keeping students enthusiastic, Canvas users are exploring different ways to enhance their ...
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  • BoG 06/13/2016: Ideas for rubrics, un-registered users, and RCE work-arounds

    Despite the 'slower' time of year for Canvas users, there doesn't seem to be a lack of conversations out there in our community groups. When users request feedback and the community produces some powerful, actionable ...
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  • BoG 6/7/2016: Summer Contests, Collaborations and Challenges

    For most of you, school is out and vacations have started (or are about to start). But summertime is also a chance to tackle some projects. Turns out, the Canvas Community may have exactly what you need to stay jump-s...
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  • BoG 5/23/2016: Using Excel (or Not) and Interactive Spreadsheets

    Ah, Excel. That spreadsheet tool that does a lot, but many may not always do a lot with it! From gradebook calculations to designing pivot tables to analyzing extensive data sets, there's always something new to be le...
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  • BoG 05/18/2016: Pack It Up, Pack It In, Let Me Begin

    A few weeks ago I blogged about Year-End Workflows, which highlighted discussions around archiving, next-year prep and 'spring cleaning'. I think this continues to be a timely topic as schools, admins and teachers con...
  • BoG 5/10/2016: Disable, Undo, and Remove it!

    Every once in a while there will be a need to disable, undo, or remove something in Canvas. But it's not whether or not these modification are possible. Rather, it's more fascinating to learn of the reasons for the ch...
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  • BoG 5/2/2016: Year-End Workflows

    As most of you begin to close out your school year and semesters, let's re-visit discussions that may help address the concerns that typically come up when concluding your courses.   What to archive or not to arc...
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  • BoG 4/25/2016: Design on a Dime

    If you're any bit of an HGTV fan, then you've probably heard of Design on a Dime, the show that takes creative, accessible and affordable design to the next level. Of course, the show is referencing brick and mortar s...
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  • BoG 4/19/2016: Congrats to Open Education Bloggers

    Special edition of the BoG this week. Congrats to everyone who participated in our "open education" blog challenge in the Open Education group. Below is the list of our winners!   First 5 Members to Post Their ...
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  • BoG 4/11/2016: Collabulous Edition

    When people collab, it's just so fab! Or, perhaps it's just 'collabulous'! Either way, collaboration, when done purposefully and with direction, can yield amazing resources and outcomes. And 'documents' are one of th...
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