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You can see the embedded video here: Josh CoatesThe first keynote came on Tuesday evening, before all the sessions got started on Wednesday; it was Josh Coates talking about the history of Instructure, with an introduction to the new president, Dan G...

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There are the destinations we plan for, and then there are those we happen upon by accident. On June 27, 2018, a special cohort of the Canvas Community started a [virtual] journey to a destination they knew was beyond their reach, but they did it for...

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I cannot believe it’s been nearly a week since our InstructureCon session and a week since we were out at Keystone. It was an amazing experience! I’ve created a little video recap of our time out there and thought I would also add our presentation to...

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I'm working through my #InstCon experience more or less chronologically in these posts, and today I am still on Tuesday: after hanging out with Mathieu in the morning by the registration desk, I then ran into  @kmeeusen  (whom I had met at Project Kh...

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In yesterday's post I mentioned meeting up with 700958421  on the very first day of the conference (Tuesday, before the actual sessions started) and we had a great conversation about all the work he's been doing, including a fantastic course that pro...

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TL;DRThis is truly the greatest EdTech conference on Earth!! Overall ImpressionsWow! Where to begin? From the great Keynote with Michael Bonner to the many amazing sessions I do not think that I can do justice to what this conference means to me. It ...

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TL;DRPeer review can be tricky, but there are great tools to help!!Session NotesMore Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys! Peer Review Options in Canvas @victoria-maloy  | Sr. Instructional Technology Consultant | University of Iowa  What are the advantages ...

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TL;DRLive, interactive demo of an escape the room course.Session NotesEscape the Room: Canvas Carnivalheidiadams | Digital Learning Specialist | Lakota Local Schools @ryan_corris  |Digital Learning Specialist | Lakota Local Schools Not a how to sessi...

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TL;DRSession NotesAfter the PM Keynote a fellow Carnival Quest-er (apologies for not getting your name) & I got to collaborating and went on the hunt for some elusive QR codes, which left little time to make it back over to the session I planned to a...

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TL;DRA lot of work has been done, but there is still more awesome to come.Session NotesMitch Benson - Monsieur Le LMS Moderne Final announcements with a song. On a side note I would to have the video of this performance. Maybe like the Canvas Release...

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TL;DRMake learning fun and people will learn more!Session NotesExploring Edutainment in the Canvas Carnival! @dnoud  | Team Leader, MRWED Learner Success Team | MRWED Training and AssessmentWarnings:Not technicalStrategy and big picture approachInclu...

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Hey everyone!I have been following the post instcon 2018 tweets and blog posts. I saw that many were sharing their presentation materials and I wanted to do the same. My session presentation took place Wednesday morning and was titled, Virtual Tightr...

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This year at Instructurecon, the Community team gave an update on the Canvas Community. We wanted to tell people how much the community has grown and the main reasons people come to the community in the first place. We also wanted to convey why commu...

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TL;DRAssessment of knowledge can take many forms, we just need to creative and make sure the student understand how they are being assessed.Session NotesThe Impact of Creative and Varied Assessment Methods Using Canvas @joel_mills ‌ | Deputy Director...

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TL;DRBe bold and think outside the box. Connect with your students on a personal level before pushing them to reach a new level of potential. Session NotesMichael Bonner: The Musical Magician   Be the change! Awards day and mr grumpy didn’t get an a...

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While you wait for all the #InstCon 2018 recordings to be available, I can share this information about my session on Blueprint courses. (See the attachment below for the slide deck.)Presentation Abstract:Blueprint offers the potential to save signif...

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Hey Carn'ies!Thought I would take the time to publish my slides from my presentation of the same name delivered at InstructureCarn 2018 on Thursday morning. Watch out for the recording to get the full @iLearningUK experience!

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Yesterday I wrote about my Panda-Drone hat (Hats are Good), and one of the useful things about the hat was that it allowed people to recognize me who had not met me in person before... which is pretty much everybody I met at InstructureCon, aside fro...

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TL;DRSo many good sessions & activities that it is hard to know what to do. Just make a choice and plan to watch the rest later.Overall ImpressionsSo after a full day of InstructureCarn down, I can still say this is the greatest educational conferenc...

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This is when I presented so unfortunately I was unable to go to any of the other sessions.You can find more about my presentation at Oh, RATS!‌Happy Canvasing!

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I skipped this session to do the final prep work on my session that occurred in the following hour. Sorry but I have no info on this hour's sessions. Check out some other amazing posts from the InstructureCarn 2018 Blog*All of the content here is fro...

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TL;DRProject Delphinium helps to "skin" Canvas for gamification, using the core motivational mechanics of games and applies them to educational content to increase the students desire to learn the content.Session NotesMove From the Sideshow to the Bi...

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TL;DRAccess is not enough! If you can’t bring people to the learning, bring the learning to the people. Session NotesJared Stein - The Great Stratego Learned that a little autonomy motivates. Video highlighting how underserved communities are benefit...

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TL;DRPlaying increases learning and makes it fun! Session NotesStep Right Up, Grab Coins and Level Up with Canvas Levels of Learning @BradMoser  | Director of Blended Learning | Blue Valley School District @hgaller  | Educator | Blue Valley School Di...

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TL;DRChatbots are a very helpful and innovative way to help users solve common issues, but building it takes a lot of time & planning. Session NotesYes, Dave, I CAN Do That: Building a Canvas Support ChatbotErinGreen |Senior Project Management Specia...

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TL;DRSchools most successful when it connects people to community, not isolate themselves in their ivy towers.Session NotesAdora Svitak - The Flying Philosopher NOTE: I lost several of the images that I took during the session. I have noted where I a...

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I had to make my HAT the first of these "month of InstructureCon" posts... because the hat was how most of my random InstCon conversations would start! "Hey, cool hat," somebody would say, or they would ask me if it was swag and where they could get ...

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Hey, everybody! I am back home after the wonderful whirlwind of InstructureCon... wow wow wow. I arrived in Keystone late on Monday (weather adventures in Denver; our plane was one of the lucky ones that got to land after they reopened the airport), ...

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Many of you at InstructureCarn 2018 (and via chat in our live streams) noted how much you liked the Canvas release notes video that Josh Coates shows in his opening keynote. The keynote itself won't be posted for a while (watch for an announcement in...

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TL;DRInstructure really out did themselves this year, but man those food lines in the conference center. Overall ImpressionsI love Canvas and the wonderful community that is brought together each year at this conference. Seeing old friends (like  @ko...

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