2021 is nearly over and we've been reflecting on all the amazing questions, ideas, replies, blog posts, events, and more that you, our wonderful Instructure Community members, have created and participated in. We want to celebrate your amazing contributions as another year comes to a close—because ultimately, that's what this community is all about: celebrating the individual contributions that come together to make a greater whole. Thank you for posting your questions, for answering questions from fellow educators, administrators, students, parents, and other faculty, and for making this the best place to learn about and get help for Canvas and the rest of Instructure's products.
Here are just a tiny fraction of the amazing things we've seen in the Community this year:
And of course, so much more that we couldn't fit into one graphic!
We have over 1.4 million members in the Community, looking for answers and helping others with their questions.
Check out our question forums for our family of products. If you have a question, don't hesitate to ask! And of course, pay it forward and see if there are any questions you might be able to answer for a fellow community member.
We've published about 100 release and deploy notes for our platform of products. All of our release notes resources have received over 600,000 page views this year and our release notes RSS feeds were viewed more than 1.8 million times (P.S., if you haven't subscribed to the Canvas release notes yet, you should do that here. Click the 3-dot icon at the top of the page, and click Subscribe to RSS Feed).
In addition to all the amazing content created in the Instructure Community, we've also added a ton of new products to the Instructure family, including the family of Certica products (Academic Benchmarks, Certify, enCASE, Navigate Item Bank, and Videri), Impact (formerly EesySoft) and Elevate Data Sync (formerly Kimono). We've welcomed their users and communities into our family and brought in some great expertise and resources along with these amazing tools.
In the Community itself, we've been working hard to make it easier to find what you're looking for with better structural organization, a new and improved top level navigation menu, improved search functionality, and improved designs and filters for community spaces like Idea Conversations.
And, of course, we couldn't do this without you, our amazing community members! You gave out the kudos to your fellow community members, here are a few of our most kudoed members this year:
In honor of you, our educator superheroes, the Instructure Customer Success team (CSMs, Support, Community, Training, and Partnerships) combined our individual do-gooder powers to give back and serve in our communities around the world this holiday season. Remote employees and employees from all of our offices took the initiative to find a cause they care about and spend time serving!
On August 29th, online community platform provider Lithium announced that they entered into an agreement with Jive to acquire Jive's external community management business. The Canvas Community is currently hosted in Jive's community management platform.