The team continues to work on major technical projects like our commitment milestones of Public APIs and Migration tooling (including easy question bank to item bank migration.) At the same time, where possible we are continuing forward with smaller user experience improvements. Coming soon: Modules Shortcut Link to the New Quizzes Build page. This post previews what you can expect.
The survey results are in, and you’ve told us you’re looking for an easier way to see what’s changing in Canvas. Our engineering teams are working on an initiative to simplify on their end, but until then, we’re making a change on September 17 to streamline the Community experience.
Instructure is proud of our partnerships and ability to work with other third party vendors so that you have access to a wide variety of tools. New Quizzes strives for that same standard — however, in its current state, the only Instructure supported third party proctoring tool is Respondus Lockdown Browser. Of course, we have plans to expand third party usage. This post outlines the current state, why we support what we do now, and what to expect in the not too distant future.
Making Studio consistent and accessible in all screen sizes while keeping an eye on our future plans is one of our great challenges—the recent change on the CC toggle has shown this. (Shh, you’ll learn a couple terminologies, too!)
When I think about education and what it means to me, one word irrevocably comes to my mind which is “Ikigai”—the Japanese word referring to something that gives a person a sense of purpose. Let's talk about Ikigal in your world and mine.
Instructure has a long history of opening the systems we build to extension and enhancement. When we build products like Canvas, we want to make sure they work well for ALL our customers. After a long series of forays and experiments examining whether or not GraphQL can help us improve our API development experience, we think the answer is “yes”. Therefore over the next couple years Canvas will be migrating its venerable API in that direction with the goal of greatly simplifying what it means to build with Canvas
When we looked at potential areas of improvement for our research and development teams to tackle in 2021, project planning and commitments were high on the list. So we are tidying things up a bit with quarterly planning. Why should you care?
Welcome back for the 2021-2022 school year! It is time for fresh crayons, blank notebooks, and a new MasteryConnect integration with Canvas. Since teachers are busy getting ready for the return of students I wanted to share six of my favorite time saving features in the new integration.
Printing options will be available in New Quizzes soon. We’re pretty clear on teacher needs and use cases thanks to the extensive feedback the community has provided. (We’re really focusing on high impact changes now!!) Also, although it sounds like it isn’t as critical, we're hearing that a simplified workflow for students to print might be desirable -- assuming teachers have full control of such a tool’s availability.
I’m interested to hear your thoughts regarding the value of or concerns with adding teacher settings to allow students to print.
Many of our current SIS Integrations rely on Assignment Group names exactly matching SIS Category names for assignment creation in the SIS to be successful. This change introduces a new way to match Assignment Groups with SIS categories for increased flexibility in Canvas.
New Analytics gives instructors some amazing, detailed course-level information. We'll walk you through all of the data visualizations, and we want to know: Have you seen it all? How do you use New Analytics?
Districts want to help their educators ensure standard mastery, and then correlate those formative results with benchmark and summative data to predict progress - as well as to analyze disparities and trends by school, cohort, student subpopulation, and more.
Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the MasteryConnect Updates: More to Love for Back to School ‘21 webinar! We had a great time showing off the awesome new features that are on the way.
If you were unable to attend, it’s not too late to get a sneak preview into what is being released for Back to School (Spoiler alert: improved workflows, enhanced Tracker experiences, and deeper Canvas integration!).
Fixed bugs have been included in the deploy notes since, well—the creation of the deploy notes. And for the last few years, the “Known Issues” board in the Community has only included notable bugs, which didn’t always align with the bugs posted in the deploy notes.
It’s time to evolve our process for greater clarity, and this time we’re putting our focus into our Known Issues board to give you more timely updates when you need them.