CanvasLive

CanvasLIVE is your virtual faculty/staff lounge.
CanvasLIVE is where community members host and/or participate in different live events. Come deepen your friendships and enjoy a collegiate chat. Or, troubleshoot Canvas issues and drop some edu-tech knowledge. Whatever you decide, take time out of your week to enjoy face-to-face connections with your Canvas peers, virtually.

View upcoming events on the Google Calendar


Post your CanvasLive Event!
NOTE: Please do not host event topics related to features that are still in closed beta. Active Beta User Groups exist for these kinds of interactions.

Request your events promotion using the link above

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If you need to change an event, please use the form to submit the event again with "CORRECTED" in the event title

Community Team
Community Team

Join Melissa Loble (Instructure), Chief Customer Experience Officer, as she interviews our new Instructure CEO Steve Daly. Melissa will help you get to know Steve including who he is, why he joined the Canvas team, and what he has learned during his first couple of weeks. Steve will talk briefly about the process he is going through to better understand the edtech market as well as the needs of our Canvas Community. Steve has spent the first couple of weeks on a listening tour, talking to a variety of customers, and will share what he’s learned so far and how he wants to further help the Canvas community.

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Community Coach
Community Coach

“I have a question about Canvas. Do you have a sec?” said any Canvas user at some point in his/her life. 

Many of us know there are multiple ways to apply the tools and leverage the features in Canvas. Despite having almost thousands of pages of official guide documentation and 33K+ posts in Q&A, we still rely heavily on our colleagues and other community members for real-time support.

Can you spare an hour?

We initially asked this question of our Canvas Advocates. And we were overwhelmed with their initial responses! Many of them found times in their already-busy schedules to commit to future virtual office hours, free to anyone in the community. In fact, as of this posting, over 20 hours of open virtual office time have been scheduled through July 31, 2020!

Some office hours are audience-specific (i.e. for admins or teachers). Some are platform-specific, like mobile. Others are people-specific. I mean, who wouldn’t want to 'Jabber with Jenna' or talk all-things-Canvas with Beth?

We are thankful to our Canvas Advocates who are setting a great example. Click here to check out all of the upcoming virtual office hours.

Can community members host virtual office hours?

Yes. YES. YASSSS! We would love that! In fact, we welcome any hour you can provide in support of each other. Schedule your office hours when it’s most convenient for you (even if that means 5am or 10pm). We are a global community, after all.

Click for steps on hosting your CanvasLIVE event

NOTE: There are no naming conventions for ‘event title’ (but be sure to select ‘office hours’ under event type so members can easily filter by and find an event.) Title your office hours however you wish (i.e., “Bob’s Office Hours”, “Teacher Office Hours”, “Open Lab for All”) -- you get the idea!


But what if I don’t have the answers?

** News flash** We don’t always have all the answers, either!

Seriously, don’t feel like you have to duplicate Canvas support. We want you to be there to help answer questions to the best of your ability, point people to resources and guides in the community, and help users make progress towards their goals (even if that means helping them create a support ticket.)

“Answering questions and solving problems is a key to my own professional development. If I do not know the answer, I take the time to explore the possibilities during the session,” encourages professorbeyrer@gmail.com, Canvas Advocate who has already hosted over 40 virtual office hours in the Canvas community since 2017. “Through those interactions, I have discovered new ways of doing things and hopefully helped others.”

Any tips?

There isn’t a right or wrong way to host virtual office hours. But if you want to avoid being “Zoom-bombed” or ensure you don’t share the wrong screen, here are a few suggestions:

  • Use video conferencing technology with which you are most familiar. People should be able to hear and see you, clearly. Ensure that participants can join easily and securely, if possible (i.e. enable waiting room in Zoom, know how to kick people out who aren’t appropriate, etc.)
  • Stay online the entire time. Even if no one shows up, keep your event open the entire scheduled time. You never know who might show up later in the session. Multi-task if you wish, but don’t end early.
  • Share the time with a colleague. If you don’t want to go at it alone, tag-team with another colleague. At least, if no one shows up, you have some time to catch up. Smiley Wink
  • Double-book with your school. If you already host virtual office hours at your school, consider opening up one of those sessions to the wider Canvas community. (Or vice versa - if you’re hosting an event here, let your faculty know, as well.)
  • Avoid recording the session. These sessions are not meant for public consumption. People are coming to seek help in real-time (and sometimes that’s easier than articulating their question as a Q&A). Respect their privacy.

Some faculty are developing new Canvas courses. Other Canvas admins are helping schools wrap up their semesters. Sometimes all we need is to talk through our Canvas journey with a friendly face.

Keep helping each other!

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Community Team
Community Team

Did you know that more than 700,000 people want you to join them in the Canvas Community? Instructure has an entire team dedicated to keeping resources up-to-date and helping answer questions. More importantly, there are tens of thousands of people, just like you, who are blogging, commenting, and helping each other use Canvas. This is a "community" in the truest sense of the word. So, whether you are a veteran Canvas user or someone who is asking “what is Canvas,” this livestream session is designed to help you get the most out of the Canvas Community.

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Community Coach
Community Coach

We’ve been sheltering in place and practicing social distancing anywhere between one and three months, as of this post. In addition to our work responsibilities, many of us have also added unexpected tasks to our to-do lists. And in an effort to survive this storm, we all continue to gravitate to the things that ground us. 

What is calming me at the moment is cleaning. No, not the “re-organizing my garage” or “decluttering the storage closet”- kind of cleaning. I’m purging digital stuff. Old emails. Outdated files types that don’t even open. You name it, I’m deleting it.

Click. Empty Trash. Byeeee!

So, when the communityteam asked me to “clean up” the CanvasLIVE space, of course, I agreed without hesitation.

Surface ‘Essential’ Content

Purging digital content isn’t a mere “select-all-and-delete” approach. You have to look at the resource and determine its impact: how many views, comments, bookmarks, and so forth. Part of what makes any content in the community relevant is both how timely and timeless it is. 

In CanvasLIVE, we wanted to remove the things that were no longer applicable and surface the things that were. So, we came up with a criterion for the things that should stay.

  • All content from August 2017 to present. Community Team will review this content later this year.
  • Any content related to past Instructure-hosted events. We realize content from InstructureCons or CanvasCons is often referenced internally and externally. These links will remain intact.
  • Any content that shares best practices. Despite the fact that features are regularly updated or UI/UX changes over time, some concepts or ideas shared still hold value.

In our commitment to avoid deleting content from the community, anything that did not meet the above criteria has gone to Cold Storage.

More Real-Time Connections, Less Recorded Content

Next, we wanted to establish revised criteria for creating future CanvasLIVE events. One of the things we had observed about virtual meetings (despite the Zoom-fails and video-conferencing flops) was how easily it kept us connected. A virtual coffee chat with a colleague or a fun game night with some friends never involved an agenda or preparation (or recordings). It just required you to be present.

Similarly, CanvasLIVE events shouldn’t always need a slide deck, a new idea, or a best practice to share. Just show up! In an effort to emphasize connection over content, face-time over footage, CanvasLIVE ‘event types’ have been updated to include more informal events. 

  • Twitter Chats
  • Meetups
  • Fireside Chats *new*
  • Edutainment *new*
  • Office Hours *new*
  • Canvas Talk *new*

Click to learn more about ‘event types’ in detail.

Same Mission, Better Feng Shui

Every once in a while, a deep digital cleaning is warranted. But along the way, it’s also nice to change a few icons, swap in a cool background, and move folders around. Am I right? If there were such a thing as digital feng shui, then perhaps we’ve achieved that with our new space design, too.

I re-read a really old blog post from 2016 about CanvasLIVE when working on this project (cuz that’s what happens when you look in sub-spaces and click archived links). The following sentence from that four-year-old post still resonates with me today.

At the end of the day, we're all just surviving, designing and refining our Canvas best practices... and what better way to do that than together with friends by your side.

The Canvas Community always finds a way to adapt and grow to meet the needs of our members. Right now, CanvasLIVE is a place where you can meet people, help each other troubleshoot issues, and share your knowledge... in real-time.

See y'all soon in a future CanvasLIVE event...

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Biray

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Community Member

Join us for the @CanvasLMS #CanvasChat – talking all things education every Wednesday at 4 p.m. MT. This week we will be discussing technology's role in education with host Melissa Loble, Instructure's chief customer experience officer.

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Community Member

A new season of #CanvasChat kicked off on January 29! These weekly Twitter chats are focused on educators sharing tips and tricks with the broader Canvas community. Our host this week was theresa.a.cullen-1@ou.edu. Here's what she had to say about this week's chat:

"For this chat, I invited the CanvasLMS Community to discuss the Community of Inquiry Model (COI) , which models how to master your social, cognitive, and teaching presence in the classroom. Each question focused on an aspect of the COI. I received some great feedback and takeaways from this Community event, which will help me in the classroom."

Head over to the Canvas blog to read more and see some of Terri's favorite tweets.

Please join us Wednesdays at 4 p.m. MT for #CanvasChat with @CanvasLMS!

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Community Member

Join us for the @CanvasLMS #CanvasChat – talking all things education every Wednesday at 4 p.m. MT.

This week's host is none other than Kona Jones (@KonaRJones) who will be discussing humanizing your courses and connecting with online students.

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Instructure
Instructure

Learn more about the newest member of the Instructure family - Portfolium.  This CanvasLIVE session focuses specifically on Portfolium Folios and how you can seamlessly integrate this new tool into Canvas.  Additionally, we will highlight a brand new, FREE Canvas Training course designed to help you and other members of your institution build an amazing Folio.

Session Recording and Materials:  Video Link : 4781 

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Instructure
Instructure

Description

Explore the interface of the NEW Canvas gradebook with a member of the Training Team, Mike Cowen.  He will provide an overview of the New Gradebook from the instructor and student perspectives, which includes new course grade management features.  

 

Agenda 

Global Gradebook Options

  • Menu Options
  • Viewing & Filtering Options

Gradebook Settings

  • Late Submission Policy
  • Missing Submission Policy

Assignment Settings

  • Message students who
  • Mute assignment

Grading

  • Entering Grades
  • Leaving Comment
  • Grade Tray Details

Student Features

  • Explore feedback
  • Predicting scores
  • Printing grades
  • Viewing grade distribution

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Instructure
Instructure

Instructure Trainers, Jackie Myers and Sam Christ will highlight the newest FREE training offering, Passport to Canvas! The purpose of this student orientation course, Passport to Canvas, is to introduce students to Canvas who are using the LMS  for the first time. This course intended for middle school through higher education students.

Event Topics 

Get a peak at the Passport to Canvas Course during this CanvasLive event.  Information to be covered:

  • How to customize the course
  • How to manage updates
  • How to use badging
  • Recommendations to deploy the course to your students.

This resource will be available in the Canvas Commons and in Canvas Network.  Below are some details of what is included in the course.

 What is Passport to Canvas?

This, 'Passport to Canvas' course is comprised of nine Modules and offers a badge, through Badgr, upon completion of each Module. Students may complete entire Modules or consume only the content they need. You may choose to customize the modules and set prerequisites that require students to complete all content sequentially. 

 Student Course Learning Goals

  •  navigate the Canvas LMS interface.
  •  participate in course communication tools.
  •  submit assignments and participate in quizzes.
  •  monitor grades and feedback.

Event Details

Join us using the Zoom conference link to join this CanvasLive Event.  The recording will be made  available at a later date for those who could not attend.

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Community Advocate
Community Advocate

This is a concurrent session.

Description

This is an open-ended session hosted by one of Instructure’s Canvas experts, Erin Keefe. You’ll be invited to ask your most pressing “How do I…” questions and learn a ton in a very short time.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 
1) Identify answers to their most pressing Canvas questions 
2) Apply new tips and tricks in their use of Canvas

Registration

Registration information can be found on the session page: Stump the Panda. All sessions will be recorded.

Can•Innovate: Brought to you by the CVC-OEI

In support of California's 114 community colleges that use Canvas, Can•Innovate showcases creative practices in online teaching and course design. Communities that share together, innovate together.

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Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Description

Join your colleagues across the state and beyond for an interactive Canvas trivia session! In a fun and supportive environment, you will compete with your peers for a position on our leaderboard and learn a lot about Canvas in the process. You may participate from a computer or a mobile device. For mobile participation, please download the free Kahoot! app on your smartphone or tablet prior to the start of the session.

Registration

Registration information can be found on the session page: Canvas Trivia with Kahoot!. All sessions will be recorded.

Can•Innovate: Brought to you by the CVC-OEI

In support of California's 114 community colleges that use Canvas, Can•Innovate showcases creative practices in online teaching and course design. Communities that share together, innovate together.

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Community Advocate
Community Advocate

This is a concurrent session.

Description

Join our Executive Director Jory Hadsell as he shares the CVC-OEI’s efforts to bring high-quality online classes and services to the California Community Colleges system. You’ll get the latest on how expanding the CVC Exchange and Local POCR can support your efforts to help students succeed. Whether you are new to the CVC-OEI or already at a Consortium college, we encourage you to attend and learn more about the exciting ways we are supporting innovation in online learning.

Registration

Registration information can be found on the session page: Beyond Canvas: The CVC Exchange and Local POCR. All sessions will be recorded.

Can•Innovate: Brought to you by the CVC-OEI

In support of California's 114 community colleges that use Canvas, Can•Innovate showcases creative practices in online teaching and course design. Communities that share together, innovate together.

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Community Advocate

This is a concurrent session.

Description

This session includes two 15-minute presentations with time for Q&A. 

Meet the CCC Canvas Community Home Base!
If you are a member of a California Community College, the CCC Canvas Community Home Base is your destination for Canvas support, resources, and to connect with your peers. In this session, we will get you connected and demonstrate how to leverage this powerful resource to support your use of Canvas. You will learn how to set up your profile, follow discussions, share content, promote events, and make Canvas feature requests.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1) Create a Community Profile and join/follow the CCC Canvas Home Base page 
2) Participate in the CCC Canvas Community through discussions, viewing resources and upcoming events, creating/voting for product feature requests, and sharing relevant content with the Community.

Javascript Magic in Canvas: Randomizing Widgets, No Coding Required! 
The Canvas Widget Warehouse at Widgets.MythFolklore.net contains randomizers you can copy-and-paste into Canvas. With randomizers, you can display fresh content — text, links, images, videos — whenever the page loads. You can also create your own randomizers with the free tool RotateContent.com. No coding required! Just imagination.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1) Add widgets from the Widget Warehouse to their own Canvas courses, 
2) Create their own javascript widgets using the RotateContent.com tool 
3) Apply accessibility options for images in widgets.

Registration

Registration information can be found on the session page: Canvas Combo: Meet the CCC Canvas Community Home Base! & Javascript Magic in Canvas: Randomizing Wid.... All sessions will be recorded.

Can•Innovate: Brought to you by the CVC-OEI

In support of California's 114 community colleges that use Canvas, Can•Innovate showcases creative practices in online teaching and course design. Communities that share together, innovate together.

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Instructure
Instructure

Due to an overwhelmingly amazing response, we've had to close the open registration for this event. If you are interested in attending, please email Sarah directly at spratt@instructure.com to make sure there is room for you!!

Join your fellow Region 13 K-12 educators for a full day of learning and awesomeness! 

Agenda & Objectives

The Region 13 K-12 Instructure Roadshow Event is an excellent opportunity for teachers, coaches, directors, and administrators alike to come together to network, ask questions, share ideas, and learn from each other!

Whether you’re an active or soon-to-be active Canvas user, or even if you are brand spanking new to the LMS and/or AMS space and want to learn more about Canvas and Instructure’s entire Ecosystem of Student Success products, this day is jam-packed with great sessions you're sure to find helpful.

There is no cost to attend this event AND Donuts and Lunch will be provided!

Space is limited to only 150 attendees ...so reserve your seat now, for a full day of nothing less than awesome!

Due to an overwhelmingly amazing response, we've had to close the open registration for this event. If you are interested in attending, please email Sarah directly at spratt@instructure.com to make sure there is room for you!!

Agenda

  • 9:00AM - Donut/Coffee Social & Registration
  • 9:30AM - Opening Remarks
  • 9:45AM - Keynote
  • 10:45AM - Session 1 (3 Breakouts Offered)
  • 11:45PM - Lunch
  • 12:15PM - Munch & Learn Panel Presentation
  • 1:00PM - Session 2 (3 Breakouts Offered)
  • 2:00PM - Session 3 (3 Breakouts Offered)
  • 2:50PM - Closing & Raffle
  • 3:00PM - Adjourn

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Instructure
Instructure

We're ready for EDUCAUSE 2019....are you?

Fun, collectable swag ordered...check. Smart, knowledgeable Canvas-xperts ready to answer your questions...check and check.   

We’re excited to share all the great things added to the Canvas family over the past few months. Join us to find out how we’ve added opportunities in Canvas to magnify learning and transport the entire educational experience. 


Stop by our Booth (#1745): we'll have a lot going on!

  • Win a pair of Apple AirPods.  We’re giving away a pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky winner during our showcase booth demos. Stop by and enter for a chance to win a pair! (schedule coming soon) 

 

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Community Coach

The holidays are just around the corner and what better way to spend the downtime then binge-watching InstructureCon 2018‌ session recordings! (We doubt there's this level of professional development on Netflix.)

Of course, there are 130+ sessions from which to choose! This makes it a bit challenging to know which video to start. So, we created the following playlist purely based on two metrics: play rate (videos that were clicked and played) and engagement rate (% of the video watched). Based on this analysis, the TOP 20 videos were determined.

TOP 20

Click here to see the FULL LIST OF INSTRUCTURECON 2018 VIDEOS.

We want to hear from you! Feel free to link to your favorites below. Or go to the video and share your feedback with a 'like' or a comment.

Happy viewing.

Smiley Happy

Biray (and the Events Team)

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Instructure

Description

Practice is part of the Canvas family of products. It is a video-based learning tool that helps districts build and scale effective professional learning (and it is an LTI tool that integrates into Canvas).

The single most important school factor affecting student achievement is a quality teacher. However, 40-50% of U.S. teachers leave the classroom due to the lack of professional support and development according to Alliance for Education. High turnover rates impose high costs and undermine efforts to guarantee quality instruction. Changing this trend is a major undertaking. It takes dedicated individuals like yourself, and a proven methodology.

Join Emily Foote, VP of Customer Engagement at Instructure (and co-founder of Practice), and Kelly Dean, K12 Product Strategy at Instructure, as they unpack the topic of teacher turnover and surface research-based solutions that offset these trends.

(NOTE: This session will include discussion and a demonstration of Practice.)
 

Registration

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Earlier this year (September 2018), we hosted a CanvasCon in Sydney. While we weren't able to do any live-streaming during the event, we were successful in recording the sessions from the conference.

Below is the list of the sessions from CanvasCon Sydney (in no particular order). Click to learn more about the topic and presenters:

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Here are the Partner Lightning Rounds:

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If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know!

Canvas Events Team

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PLEASE NOTE - RE Timezones

If you haven't already had a chance, please ensure you set the Timezone correctly on your Jive (Canvas Community) account. We have had a few people get caught out by the dates and times being in a US timezone and showing as running a day earlier than the event. This event will run on the 10th July 2018 at 3:30PM AEST.

Description

If you are in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) and are in any type of Institution using, looking at using or starting to implement Canvas, please come along and join in the discussion. Having said that, even if you are not in the APAC region and would like to attend you are MORE than welcome, or if you would like to mark yourself as maybe attending so you can see the recording afterwards, please feel free!

This three-weekly meetup is a chance to talk with other institutions, including representatives from both a learning design/pedagogy and technical background.

Please note: The event will be recorded and the recording made available on YouTube for those that are unable to attend.

 

Agenda (or Objectives)

Item#DescriptionDiscussion LeadTime Allotted
1Welcome to new membersStuart Ryan5 min
2Quick round the group update on what everyone is doingStuart Ryan10 min
3Comment and let us know what you would like to add!
4CanvasCon Catchups in Sydney Stuart Ryan5 min
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XCall for presentations/discussions for the next meeting/discussion leaders/etc5 min
XNext Meeting2 min


 

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While this is targeted to the APAC region, it is by no means exclusive, so if you want to get some Canvas meetup awesomeness into you, even if you are not from the APAC region, you are more than welcome!

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Instructure
Instructure

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Come and join us in Sydney for CanvasCon! 

Well, in a nutshell, we’re pretty sure it’s the most teaching-and-learning enlightenment you can legally experience in a single day.  During CanvasCon Sydney you will:

Learn to Innovate

It’s one thing to be told that technology can help you innovate. It’s another to learn *how* to innovate. Learn from peer institutions and discuss best practices for experimenting with edtech, testing new teaching techniques, and implementing original ideas.

Grow Your Canvas Knowledge

No matter your expertise level, you’ll get better acquainted with the Canvas LMS and get tips from schools and institutions who use it effectively every day.

Improve Teaching Efficacy

Even the best teachers can stand to improve. Discover how you can use new tech tools and new methodologies to boost what’s working (and identify and correct what isn’t)—because better teaching means better learning.

Network With the Best

Your local educational community is an invaluable resource. Chat with 500+ education professionals and attend 24+ sessions delivered by 20+ expert speakers.

 

When: Tuesday, 11th of September (8 - 5 PM)

Where: International Convention Centre, Sydney

 

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Description

Product release notes are changing for the better in the Canvas Community. Want to know what’s happening? Check out Simplifying the Release Notes Process: Upcoming Release Notes Changes for the highlights—updates are coming starting July 14. We think you’re going to love them!

If you have additional questions about anything related to product release notes, come join our meetup and let’s chat!

Join us at any time during the hour. Come with your questions!

 

Access

To join the Meeting:

https://bluejeans.com/129954897

To join via phone :

1)  Dial:

+1.408.740.7256 (US (San Jose))

+1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free)

+1.408.317.9253 (US (Primary, San Jose))

(see all numbers - http://bluejeans.com/premium-numbers)

2)  Enter Conference ID : 129954897

Additional Resources

  • Twitter: @erinhallmark #releasenotes

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Monsieur le LMS Moderne

Mitch Benson, SrVP of Product, Instructure

About the Speaker

Mitch leads the charge to keep Canvas the most modern, scalable, secure, accessible, and easy-to-use learning platform available. Bring your anti-boggling goggles! This act will boggle your mind!

 

Registration

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The Musical Magician

Michael Bonner, 2nd Grade Teacher, Visionary Leader

About the Speaker

Michael has earned national recognition for his innovative use of music to counter the negative effects of poverty, homelessness, and strenuous family life on his students. This man is a difference-making magician of the highest caliber!

 

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The Great Stratego

Jared Stein, VP of Higher Ed Strategy, Instructure

About the Speaker

Jared and his troupe produce a jaw-dropping amount of research on tech use by instructors, designers, and technologists within the Canvas community. Prepare to marvel at this preternatural prodigy’s astounding wisdom!

 

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The Flying Philosopher

Adora Svitak, Writer, Speaker, Activist

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A widely published writer, an activist for addressing world hunger, and a champion of the youth voice... Behold! Adora Svitak, born with exceptional writing, speaking, and critical-thinking abilities!

 

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The Sultan of SaaS

Josh Coates, CEO, Instructure

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Josh Coates reshaped the world of data storage with Scale Eight and Mozy.com before opting to apply his powerful business-building imagination to the education world with Instructure. His incredible intelligence, dizzying non sequiturs, and stupefying on-stage stunts will leave you in awe!

 

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I have to be honest: I'm not totally sold on the idea of live streaming content from an on-site conference to the web. I get the appeal. It allows more people to consume the content, especially if they are unable to attend the event in person. But when I participate remotely, it often leaves me with a #wishyouwerehere feeling or reminds me of my 'outsider' status (cuz I can't really engage with anyone in real time, especially the presenters.)

However, that didn't stop us (the events team) from wanting to live stream all five keynotes from InstructureCon 2018. Why? Cuz we do things differently 'round here.

Not An Afterthought

A live stream too easily becomes a default experience. The sentiment at some point during the planning sounds something like this: "We're already recording the session; why not just stream the video feed online for those who can't attend?" And not much thought is given to the viewing audience beyond that. For the average clown, a typical live stream is probably fine. But InstructureCarn is not for the average clown.

If our collective years of online teaching have taught us anything, it’s that learning doesn't happen by just uploading course content to an LMS. The same philosophy should also apply to the world of events. Good times aren’t guaranteed from just one video feed, either. You should always attempt to create personalized and engaging experiences, whether you're an online teacher or a virtual event planner.

In other words, YOU were not an afterthought.

Juggling Multiple Modalities

The best part of remote viewing is knowing you can be anywhere on the planet (where there’s internet, obvi). Knowing people might be watching from all types of devices and locations, we have configured the tent for multiple viewing modalities. The virtual big top is HTML5 friendly—no plugins required (yes, cuz we know how frustrating that is, too). Just make sure your speaker volume is up and the wifi is strong.

 

  • Log in from any laptop (or desktop). This is a very traditional, webinar-style way to consume these acts (but, hey, we don’t judge).

 

  • Log in from your phone or tablet. We made sure everything was mobile-friendly and responsive on any device! (Let’s just say the performers won’t be the only ones unusually flexible at these events.)

Want to make this experience even more intense? Host a viewing party! (Yes, you have our permission to turn your school's auditorium into your own big top.)

 

Step Right Up

We plan to open the doors to 'virtual big top' one hour before each keynote to give you time to acclimate to the environment (and change seats in case your neighbor smells funny). Much like an online class, we understand the time it takes to settle in (even if being at a carnival is a bit unsettling).

Once you arrive... well, we can't disclose anything beyond that at this time. Come early for the pre-show. Sit back. But, don't relax. (And be sure to check out all the other cool things you can do remotely around for this conference!)

Click button to register for livestream(click to register for the livestream)

 

See you under the big top!

Smiley Happy

The Virtual Events Team

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PLEASE NOTE - RE Timezones

If you haven't already had a chance, please ensure you set the Timezone correctly on your Jive (Canvas Community) account. We have had a few people get caught out by the dates and times being in a US timezone and showing as running a day earlier than the event. This event will run on the 10th July 2018 at 3:30PM AEST.

Description

If you are in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) and are in any type of Institution using, looking at using or starting to implement Canvas, please come along and join in the discussion. Having said that, even if you are not in the APAC region and would like to attend you are MORE than welcome, or if you would like to mark yourself as maybe attending so you can see the recording afterwards, please feel free!

This three-weekly meetup is a chance to talk with other institutions, including representatives from both a learning design/pedagogy and technical background.

Please note: The event will be recorded and the recording made available on YouTube for those that are unable to attend.

 

Agenda (or Objectives)

Item#DescriptionDiscussion LeadTime Allotted
1Welcome to new membersJayde Colquhoun5 min
2Quick round the group update on what everyone is doingJayde Colquhoun10 min
3Comment and let us know what you would like to add!
4The first release of Priority: Non-Scoring Rubrics‌  Naomi Herzog10 min
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6InstructureCarn 2018 - InstructureCarn 2018 - Who is an APAC Carney? 5 min
XCall for presentations/discussions for the next meeting/discussion leaders/etc5 min
XNext Meeting2 min


 

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While this is targeted to the APAC region, it is by no means exclusive, so if you want to get some Canvas meetup awesomeness into you, even if you are not from the APAC region, you are more than welcome!

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Come and join us in London for CanvasCon Europe! 

This is your opportunity—as educators, technologists and leaders from schools and higher education—to learn about and discuss new strategies and innovations in education technology. Enjoy the smart company and the Canvas swag, and see how your colleagues throughout Europe are using Canvas to make teaching and learning easier.

Click on the register button below for more information about the event, to sign up for the CanvasLEARN workshops, and of course, register now for CanvasCon Europe!  

When: Tuesday, 9th of October (8 - 5 PM)

Where: The Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK 

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Wanna Speak at the event? 

The Call for Proposals for CanvasCon is open! Please submit your proposals HERE. We are can't wait to hear from you! 

Call for Proposals closes on Friday, 17th August, 2018.

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