Beta Release Notes (2018-02-05) Collaborative Chat

Learner II
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With each Beta Release Notes, we test and question the changes. We also determine whether or not teachers need to be trained on updates. Since so many people do this already (many times on their own), why not share your notes and join a conversation? We'll work asynchronously and synchronously in a chatroom!



We'll take a detailed look at all of the updates in the Canvas Beta Release Notes! With each update, we'll share our excitement, discuss our concerns, and come up with suggestions to post back to the Community.

  • What excites you about the changes?
  • What doesn't work exactly like described in the Release Notes?
  • What do you wish was different? Are there any new feature ideas that could be shared with others?
  • How do you plan to roll-out some of the updates to your staff or students?


Between Tuesday, February 6th and Thursday, February 8th, the chatroom will be open and on-going. On Wednesday, February 7th let's meet synchronously for 45-minutes at 9:30am MST (if a Community Member from Europe or Australia would like to "host" another session also, let Kristin know!) If you can make the synchronous chat, awesome! The more the merrier, but don't feel you are required to attend a synchronous chat in order to participate in the chat!



Additional Resources

  • Participants will need to sign up for a free Fleep account. It's easy to sign in using a Google or Microsoft email address. The link to this event's chat will be posted by 11:00am MST on Tuesday, February 6th.
  •  All other documents will be linked in a comment at the conclusion of the synchronous chat.

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Learner II

Hi! Due to a special schedule for my school, I need to push back the start time of the synchronous chat. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding. See you next week! Smiley Happy

Navigator II

Hey everyone, just a reminder that will start one hour from now (11:30 AM EST).

Learner II

Thank you‌ - The Beta chat is always so helpful and I like hearing what others have to say about the upcoming improvements.

Navigator II

Special recognition goes out to Thank You  for leading this event. Kristin has received 50 points for setting up and facilitating this great session!

For more on how YOU can host a CanvasLIVE event, check out How do I set up a CanvasLIVE event?

Learner II

Thanks for a great chat today! I'll post the archive and our notes tomorrow, but I wanted to share a feature idea that seems to relate to what chriscasand‌ shared regarding the "Last Attended" update: 

Learner II
About the Author
I hold an M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction - Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. Teaching degree in Art Teaching from Winona State University. Currently, I have multiple roles at DeLasalle High School - Teacher & Canvas Engagement Specialist. I teach a variety of visual arts classes, and I prioritize problem-solving and reflection within my student-centered environments. It is my goal to blend traditional studio experiences with technology applications for communication, collaboration, and organization. In addition to teaching, I actively participate on the Technology Committee, am a Canvas Co-Admin, am the lead in-house Canvas trainer, and as the Canvas Engagement Specialist, I work with faculty to advance pedagogy and student engagement through thoughtful course design using visual design and Canvas's tools. Twitter: @kblundstrum