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Community Team
Community Team

The Instructure Product Team shared some big news at CanvasCon Online, as well as updates to existing products. Did you see the keynote?

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Community Team
Community Team

Come listen to us talk about topics related to the last release, including a recap of CanvasCon Online and our latest partnerships news!

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Instructure
Instructure

In the upcoming months, the Catalog team is excited to work on a few Catalog improvements. We are considering such projects that don’t require massive engineering effort, but that address real customer pain points in the product. You can find the list of potential projects below. Please let us know what you think of these improvement ideas and leave a comment on how helpful they would be for your institution. 

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Surveyor

We have our sights set on making data importing easier so that you can take matters into your own hands. We’re starting by testing the ease of use of a small data importing process from your SIS to Canvas. We want to get your feedback!

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Community Team
Community Team

Did you know? Our Roadmap includes a section called Discovery Conversations. These conversations let you engage with the product team on projects and initiatives in the early stages of the software development process. Learn how to participate!

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Instructure
Instructure

As part of the revamp of our community platform, we’ve added a page where we're showing a forecast of the next three months of work on Instructure products. What can this new page do for you?

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Community Team
Community Team

In this podcast episode, we discuss two new features in Canvas, updates to CanvasCon Online 2020, and partner integration announcements. We also share details about how to become more knowledgable about Canvas and Mastery Connect through the Center for Leadership and Learning.

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Instructure
Instructure

You’ve got that stressed look on your face and my little boy is suddenly in preschool, so I guess fall start has begun! Here’s a quick update on the new RCE.

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Instructure
Instructure

As part of the discovery phase in our product development process, we are looking to improve our Assignment Enhancements beta feature and need your feedback. We want to make it easier to show students where their assignment is in the process of submission and grading while making actionable elements more obvious on the page.

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Instructure
Instructure

As part of the discovery phase in our product development process, we are looking to improve our Assignment Enhancements beta feature and need your feedback. We want to add the ability to see what has happened with an assignment submission over time to better facilitate conversations between teachers and students.

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Instructure
Instructure

Dropbox and the Canvas team have been working together since 2018 to support the learning experience for students and faculty. With the launch of the new deep integration, we’re excited to make it even easier to get the best out of Dropbox and Canvas.

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Community Team
Community Team

The Canvas TL;DR is back with episode 9 and debuting our new format in the new Canvas Community. See what's in store this month!

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Surveyor

Institutions wanting reCAPTCHA for self registration can opt in before it's made generally available. 

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Instructure
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
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
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
Instructure

[2020-09-18 Update: Canvas Data Early Access information can be found in the Canvas Data 2 Early Access information page]

We are compelled to introduce our next generation of Canvas Data product. The product encompasses years of continuous customer feedback and data research, including a number of cutting edge data technologies and a rich LMS selection of ecosystem datasets. Learn what's part of this new project.

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Instructure
Instructure

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

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Instructure
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Community Team
Community Team

Our teams have several projects still in progress related to our COVID-19 response. These features may continue to be released weekly when available through May 2020. If no features are ready to be released on a given weekend, no Ready Release will take place.

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Instructure
Instructure

[UPDATE 2020-09-20] Because of challenges from COVID-19, the timeline presented in this post has been affected. For the most current information, please reference New Quizzes Users Group.

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
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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Surveyor

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
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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