Renee Carney

InstCon18 Product Announcements

Blog Post created by Renee Carney Administrator on Jul 26, 2018

InstructureCon18 brought, yet again, another exciting lineup of Product announcements. Some are ready for release, while others are preparing for release in the near future. It can be difficult to remember every exciting announcement, so we created this summary and resource post for you. Use the table of contents below to quickly navigate.

 

 

Analytics 2 for Teachers

Canvas Analytics 2 saves teachers time by providing comprehensible at-a-glance data to help them quickly and easily identify at-risk students in their course. Information is offered through interactive and actionable dashboards that answer students’ most common performance and participation questions, providing information for proactive course correction.

   Availability

  • Open Beta for Course Grade Chart will be available mid fall.
  • Open Beta for Performance and Participation Chart will be available 6-8 weeks later.
  • If you're interested in joining the Analytics 2 Open Beta group, contact your CSM once the open beta is announced in the fall.

   Resources

 

Anonymous & Moderated Grading

Removing marking bias is a difficult but necessary task to ensure fair marking practices for any institution. We have improved the moderating and anonymity features in Canvas to further reduce marking bias within courses.

 

   Available Now

   Resources

 

Arc Public API Version 1.0

The Arc Public API places the power and ability in the hands of you to extend the value of Arc. This initial release will focus on media upload integrations.

 

   Available Now

   Resources


Arc Video Quizzing Live Preview

Arc Video Quizzing will provide educators a new and innovative way to create engaging and impactful learning experiences through video. Educators can create, deliver and assess/analyze/evaluate how well learners comprehend course video content in real time. With the Arc Video Player, learners experience intuitive and interactive learning integrated directly in their courses.

 

   Availability

  • Coming in the next year.

   Resources

  •   Will be provided upon release.

 

Content Duplication

Previously, course content items could only be duplicated individually. With the recent Modules update, instructors can duplicate entire modules. Please review the Canvas Release Notes and Canvas documentation to view the specifications and limitations of module duplication.

 

   Available Now

   Resources


Developer Key Management

Admins can manage the state and actions of API keys created for third-party tools. These changes allow admins to control direct access and specific API endpoints for a third-party tool associated with their institution.

 

   Available Now

   Resources

 

DocViewer

We made a commitment to the community to get to feature parity with Crocodoc.

 

   Available Now

   Resources

 

Gauge

Gauge changes the face (and results) of the AMS landscape by understanding that just testing is not enough. You need testing that delivers actionable data that can then impact teaching and learning. You need assessment that improves student achievement. And it would be nice if it were a one-stop learning and assessment tool—scalable, easy-to-use, easily customizable, with a modern, intuitive user experience. Gauge is all of that and more.


   Available Now

  • Visit www.gaugeams.com for more info and to get a demo

   Resources


Granular Permissions: UI Update

The Granular Permissions UI update will be the first of three phases. It will provide clarity for each permission, any dependencies, and help admins to better manage a subset of roles and permissions. It also provides the framework under which granularity can be added.

 

   Available Now

  • Release Notes: New user Interface
  • Description text will be added with the following release.

   Resources

 

Mobile: Camera Access for Embedded Images

The Rich Content Editor supports inserting an image by taking a photo or selecting an image from your device.

 

   Available Now

   Resources

 

Non-Scoring Rubrics

Non-Scoring Rubrics increases qualitative feedback options in Canvas. This feature specifically focuses on Rubrics without points, custom Learning Mastery Gradebook levels, and Enhanced UI and UX of the Student Learning Mastery Gradebook.

 

   Available Now

   Resources

 

Outcomes: Bulk Import

This work allows for the ability to bring Outcomes into Canvas in a bulk capacity via CSV and allow for institutions to more easily populate their accounts with Outcomes as well as their courses.

 

   Available Now

   Resources

 

Parent App 2.0 / Pairing Codes

Simplified account creation and login for Canvas Observers from Canvas Parent and Canvas web.

 

   Available Now

   Resources


Section Specific Announcements

Instructors can now create section-specific announcements in their courses. When creating an announcement, instructors can select to send the announcement to all sections, one section, or multiple sections.

 

   Available Now

   Resources

 

Section Specific Discussions

Instructors now have the ability to invite specific sections to view and participate in a discussion so it can be focused to the right audience.

 

   Available Now

   Resources

 

Student App Page View Reporting

Canvas Student mobile app now reports page views to Canvas web.

 

   Available Now

   Resources

 

Student Planner: Student To Do List View

The Student Planner will help students prioritize what they need to do across courses, identify missed opportunities, and add their own items to their list of to-dos to help them manage their time in one place.

 

   Availability

  • Release Date: August 4, 2018

   Resources

  • Will be posted when available


Quizzes.Next

A modern, elegant, and scalable testing engine that brings elegance and simplicity back into testing (if it was ever there to start). Quizzes.Next specifically focuses on delivery and reporting, question management and item banking, and simplified design and responsive user experience.

 

   Availability

  • General Availability: June 30, 2018
  • Feature Parity: In Progress
  • Canvas Quizzes EOL: TBD once feature parity is complete

   Resources

 


If all of this creative work sparked some creative ideas, there are channels for you to share.

  • First, search existing ideas in the Canvas Studio space to see if someone already submitted one like yours.
  • If you don’t see an idea like your own, submit a new idea at the bottom of the @studio page.
  • Then, let your Customer Success Manager know about your ideas (share links): they’re great champions for you!

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