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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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Instructure
Instructure

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

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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Instructure
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
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
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
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
Instructure

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

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Instructure
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
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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Community Team
Community Team

Way back in 2014—which in Canvas time feels like an eon ago—product and engineering devised the idea of a feature option, which was a way to help each Canvas admin manage larger features that may disrupt the workflow if included as part of a regular release cycle. In the Account Settings and Course Settings pages, this new concept was given its own tab where most included features could be managed at any time. Depending on functionality, features may be able to be allowed or turned on at the account, sub-account, course, and user levels. 

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Instructure
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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