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Instructure

After a successful Beta, we are excited to announce the Google Assignments LTI is generally available to all Canvas customers. The existing Google Apps LTI is deprecated and will be removed from Canvas on September 1, 2021.

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Instructure

As a long-time Instructure product person and a short-time Rich Content Editor product person, the new RCE has been keeping me up at night. Here are some observations and updates and requests for feedback.

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Instructure

To support educators in teaching Swift Apple's powerful and intuitive open-source programming language, a new Develop in Swift Professional Learning course from Apple is now available on the Canvas Learning Management System.

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Instructure

Thoughts on where we are after three months of living with COVID-19.

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Instructure

With recent world events turning K-12 schools and districts to online learning, we are excited to release a feature option that specifically aims to improve the experience of our youngest learners in Canvas—those in primary and elementary grade levels.

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Instructure

Understanding online user behaviour has been paramount to the majority of our customers. During COVID-19, user click data is sought after even more. Canvas LMS has multiple tools for our customers to extract click data, such as Canvas Data request logs, live events, and our page view APIs.

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Instructure

As part of Canvas’ rapid response to COVID-19, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a group who has been focusing on video conferencing solutions as part of a broader look at the changing dynamics of remote collaboration.

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Instructure

It's been several weeks since my last update, and wow - things have changed a little bit. I wanted to share an update on the latest developments in the Learning Activities realm, as we're refocusing and getting back to a normal-ish routine. 

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Instructure

The world is a challenging place. Life can be hard. In the last couple months it’s gotten even more challenging as we all learn a new way to live, work and learn together. The fears of a nation are weighing heavily on our students and making the job of educators even harder and more important.

 

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Instructure

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, announcements were made that school buildings would be closed and that teaching and learning would be done remotely from the homes of teachers and students through online platforms. In a perfect world, educators would be provided professional development and time to familiarize themselves with the tech tools to be used in delivering instruction. Students would also be taught how to access curriculum and submit course work in those same platforms. But, we're not living in a perfect world. Not even close. And, let's face it, we never will be. 

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Instructure

What is an LMS? Is it just a collection of courses and students and grades? A place to do school work? That’s how LMSs are traditionally viewed—a repository of learning artifacts. Canvas is more than that—it’s a learning system and a platform to communicate ideas and communicate. 

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Instructure

For quite some time now, teams at Instructure have been working on a more scalable, robust, accessible quizzing engine for Canvas. Sixteen months from now, in July 2021, New Quizzes is going to be the out-of-the-box tool for Canvas assessments.

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Instructure

I wanted to take a few minutes and share some of the latest developments coming from my sphere of the Canvas product world. 

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Instructure

We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on the similarity score icon changes that will be going to production with the next release. Some questions have come up about how many different icons we display, the nature of the icons, and the purpose behind the changes. I’d like to address some of those questions in this post. 

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Instructure

Data is a powerful tool that has the potential to transform the way we offer education to students. Over the past five years, the Canvas data sharing product has been very important to our users and institutions.

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Instructure

Over the last few months, the Canvas product team has been navigating some process changes within Canvas. We’ve been improving how we work with our engineering teams, how we work with our customer success teams, and how we provide information to you, our customers.

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Instructure

Last July you may remember we announced our new partnership with Unsplash. Now that the new Rich Content Editor is available in the production environment, you’ll enjoy improved content creation tools, including awesome images with Unsplash.

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Instructure

What’s in a name? What does it mean? Why is it important? 

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Instructure

Over the last several months, the Instructure product team has been working with Google to transition the existing Google Apps LTI to the new Google Assignments tool. This transition allows Google to maintain their own integration with Canvas, which will result in greater attention and updates than Instructure has historically been able to provide. Google Assignments is currently in beta—we’re excited to introduce this tool and make it available to any interested institutions.

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Instructure

Thanks for your feedback! We've made several improvements in the last few Canvas releases that are now in your production environment.

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Instructure

Hello all! My name’s Daniel Nehring and I’m on the data science research team here at Instructure.  We’ve been busy behind the scenes working on improving our Nudge project that was implemented last year as a part of Canvas X.  

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Instructure

Recently, IMS Global announced the deprecation schedule of the LTI 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0 specifications. Going forward, LTI Core version 1.3 (LTI 1.3) will be the recommended specification for new integrations and any integrations wishing to upgrade their LTI security framework. The LTI 1.3 specification has an enhanced Security Framework and also allows tools to layer on new services (LTI Advantage) for a deeper integration experience.

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Instructure

If you attended InstructureCon 2019, you heard us announce a new partnership with Unsplash, a leading community of photographers that supplies a large library of beautiful images. You may have even met some of the team or attended a presentation about the Unsplash platform. We’re excited to bring great content into Canvas through our integration with Unsplash.  

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To support educators in teaching Swift Apple's powerful and intuitive open-source programming language, a new Develop in Swift Professional Learning course from Apple is now available on the Canvas Learning Management System.

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Community Team

tl;dr: Newly-submitted ideas will start out in a new non-voting stage: Initial Stage: We are reviewing your idea.

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Community Team

Hello, Community friends!

Last week we made a change in the Canvas Community to update all Arc references to Canvas Studio. Some of you have already seen this change. A more official announcement is being unveiled by our marketing team in a few weeks. Although we can't formally steal their thunder, we can share with you what's coming!

The biggest change centers around our product names, but functionality has not changed. In fact, reframing our products will help us benefit future functionality by providing a platform to grow on—most recently growing with our Portfolium and MasteryConnect acquisitions.

If you'd like a teaser, you're overly curious, or you want some official marketing material showcasing the up-and-coming world of Canvas, view the attached one-page PDFs for Canvas Studio and the Canvas learning platform.

Look for the marketing announcement coming soon on Instructure.com.

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Instructure

Enhancing our stylus support in SpeedGrader to include Windows touch-enabled devices has been an exciting and challenging journey. We’ve learned a lot along the way, and I wanted to share a few thoughts. We hope this will provide insight into why we’ve implemented stylus support the way we have.

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Instructure

The Instructure Partnerships Team is in the process of gathering data that could help guide future partner integration strategy for our proctoring service partners and we'd love to hear from you!

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Instructure

Recently IMS Global Learning Consortium announced an unprecedented number of education platforms who have been identified as early adopters of LTI Advantage and have run through early certification testing. The next day Instructure issued a statement in support of this IMS announcement. I have to admit there was quite some time where I wasn’t certain we would get to this point. Looking back over the last 5 years I have been actively involved in the evolution of the LTI standards.  It has been a bumpy, but exciting road

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Instructure

Last October we outlined a new security project for Canvas that gives institutions more control over the javascript that is allowed to run in their instance of Canvas through an updated Content Security Policy (CSP). We've been working hard to make this plan a reality and I'd like to post an update on our progress.

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