Canvas Credentials CSM Newsletter- December 2023


Hello, Canvas Credentials users!

Welcome to the final newsletter of 2023!  As we head into the holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to thank each of you for all of your hard work this year! Looking ahead to 2023, our objective is to enhance communication at Instructure by introducing a more efficient approach. Anticipate comprehensive, organization-wide newsletters featuring updates for each product, insightful use cases, best practices, and more, streamlining the information flow instead of receiving individual emails from various Instructure teams.

As a reminder, Instructure offices will be closed on December 25th and January 1st. Additionally, our team will be participating in a company-wide “Dim the Lights” period from December 26th to December 29th. Our team will be slower to respond during this period of time but is available if urgent assistance is needed. 


Building a Strong Foundation: Getting Started with Micro-Credentialing as a Faculty Member

Faculty are exploring ways to incorporate micro-credentials into their courses. Because the world of credentialing is still so new, getting started can be challenging.  This guide provides faculty with best practices and considerations for creating and offering micro-credentials.


Updates from our Product Manager, Dora Jekkel 

Credentials’ Enhanced Group End Dates

We are thrilled to announce the extension of group end dates! 

Personalized Analytics 

We’ve heard your feedback and have improved our analytics. 

Accessibility Note from Dora 

We're excited to take you behind the scenes and share some news about our ongoing mission to make Canvas Credentials more accessible.

Updated Roadmap Available on Community 

November Release Notes

Instructure Community 


Instructure Community Celebrates 2 Million Members! 

Help us celebrate 2 million members!!! 

Be sure to check out our Instructure Community to connect with other Canvas Credentials users, view our roadmap, and suggest features to be added! Curious about how to get started? Use this guide: Welcome New Members - Instructure Community

While in the community, subscribe to weekly highlights Instructure Community Weekly Highlights 

Newest Podcast Episode 

New Episode of InstructureCast! The Official Instructure Podcast

Kicking Off a Season of Gratitude 

Join us as we delve into the heartfelt expressions of gratitude from just some of our incredible team members! 

New Service Offering: Ready-made Credentials 

Included: Select one pre-built Badge Set (3 or 4 badges) or one Print Certificate Design Template from our suite of Credentials designs. Badges and certificates are built with a variety of audience needs in mind. Instructions are included to modify design elements as needed. Editable Badge files will be provided as either Google or Microsoft files. Certificates will be provided as SVG format, as required by Canvas Credentials. Includes up to a 1 hour consult. If a certificate is selected, the one-hour consult will include ensuring the certificate is uploaded to your Canvas Credentials account.

Library of Options:


Consultancy and Training Hours
Our consultants focus on the people side of change. With our educational background and knowledge, we understand the challenges you’ll face with rolling out any new initiative -  whether it’s new software like Canvas or launching a credentialing program. Our strategic approach aims to create a deep connection between teaching, learning, engagement, and technology. We have the skills, tools, processes, and education expertise to make change easy for your users and to sustain long-term adoption. 

Our Strategic consulting services will help you increase the speed of adoption, deepen and elevate usage, and improve the overall student experience. For more details, please contact


We hope you have a happy holiday season! 


  • Your Canvas Credentials CSM Team– Ashley, Benjie, Chase,  LoriAyn, Melanie, & Annelise