Instructure Community Monthly and Weekly Highlights (August 23rd- 29th)

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Welcome to the Instructure Community Monthly and Weekly Highlights blog! At the end of every month, we will share notable successes and spotlights. Additionally, we will update you with all the goings-on in the Instructure world from the previous week: community updates, product updates, new blogs to read, and everything else you'll need to know will be here!

August Spotlights


Employee Spotlight Nathan AtkinsonEmployee Spotlight Nathan Atkinson

You may have noticed that the Community navigation received a fabulous makeover. Props go to our Community Operations Specialist, Nathan Atkinson (@nathanatkinson) ! We have dubbed Nathan our Community Wizard–because everything he touches/codes turns to magic. Nathan is coming up on his 5th work anniversary with Instructure, and we are all so lucky to have his expertise guiding the Community experience. Nathan is also our resident Star Wars expert. You can always find him wearing a Star Wars shirt every single Friday!

Coach Spotlight Chris HoferCoach Spotlight Chris Hofer

If you spend any time in the Q&A portion of the Community, you will undoubtedly recognize Chris Hofer (@Chris_Hofer) ! A Canvas Administrator who moonlights as an Instructure Community Coach–Chris is also a video and board game enthusiast, car aficionado, and all over fantastic human.


Mastery Connect Community Guides Overhaul

The Mastery Connect Great Guides Overhaul project is officially ⅔ finished! Our documentation team has been hard at work giving our Mastery Connect guides a substantial facelift. The Admin, Curriculum Maps, Reports, and Tracker guides have been updated and are live in the Community. In the next few months, you can anticipate updates in the Getting Started and Assessments guides! 


Canvas Shorts

We've wrapped up a project to create short, ~30 second videos to supplement the top 5 viewed topics/guides. These videos can be found in relevant guides in the Community.


Updating notification settings


Uploading a file as an assignment submission


Recording media in the RCE


Embedding an image in a discussion reply


Generating a pairing code for an observer as a student


Feature Option Resource Document

We have a new resource document that reviews available Account and Course feature options: Canvas Feature Option Summary. You can find it in the Resource Documents table of contents. Links to the following, previously available resources will redirect to the new doc:


  • Admin Guide: What feature options are currently available for an entire Canvas account?
  • Instructor Guide: What feature options are currently available for Canvas courses?
  • Release Resource: Canvas LMS Feature Options (a resource that lived in the Releases space)

Community Updates

Canvas Community Updates

Community Users Interest Group 

Community Blogs

 Archiving Content to Improve Searches - Began August 25th

Product Updates

Don't forget to sign up for a Panda Pros 1:1 Coaching session, running through September!

Product News

Instructure Names Two New SVPs to Accelerate Growth 

Product Roadmap

The Product Roadmap has been updated: 

Feature Updates



2022-09-17 Canvas Release Notes

Screencasts have been published for the following features:

  • New Quizzes Blueprint Sync 

Please see most current release date in the Screencast page.



Catalog Release Notes (2022-08-29)

See Catalog Release Notes page for additional information



Impact Release Notes (2022-08-23) 

See Impact Release Notes page for additional information


Canvas Mobile

Canvas Student Mobile Release Notes (iOS 6.17)

For more information, see the Canvas Mobile Release Notes Page