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The Product Blog

The Product Blog

Instructure's official blog for product updates, calls for feedback, and communications from our product teams

shirenv
Instructure
Instructure

Today is the day! After reviewing our proposed path forward with various community members, we can share an outline of the next version of Idea Conversations!

Building on what we learned from you, we created the following guiding principles, which shaped our new approach: 

  1. Clarity of success criteria
  2. Larger outcomes vs individual solutions
  3. Targeted focus areas
  4. Regular communication on priorities
  5. Delivery
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VictoriaLa
Instructure
Instructure

After a thorough review of the issues surrounding the understanding, use and presentation of User Groups within Impact, the Product team has created this blog post in order to outline our plan to fix and improve this feature for customers.

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TamasBalogh
Instructure
Instructure

I’m really excited to share that we released the new Rich Content Editor for New Quizzes in the Beta environment! 

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

Drag and drop comes to the Canvas Rich Content Editor.

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JDPearson
Instructure
Instructure

Include Observers functionality available in the Inbox refactor update.

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RyanNorton
Instructure
Instructure

Mark your calendars! We’ve made a few changes to our Canvas deploy schedule.

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AkosFarago
Instructure
Instructure

It is an essential concept in Studio that you use everyday and you might not even notice it. Some level of understanding is key for you about them so that we better understand Studio needs and problems… from the right perspective!

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shirenv
Instructure
Instructure

Over the last few weeks, our team has brought cross-functional folks from across Instructure and customers from our community together to chat about the functionality requirements of Idea Conversations.  Our goal is to get to the root of everyone’s needs from Idea Conversations and have a well-rounded discussion on how we can build an updated solution that fulfills those needs and creates actionable insights for our product strategy.

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shirenv
Instructure
Instructure

You want a forward-thinking roadmap, you want insight on the problems we are addressing that matter to you, not just what released in the last quarter, and most importantly you want to know the what, why, and when of how Instructure intends to serve your needs best. We heard your feedback on the community and we will be making changes to address it starting with regular updates. This post outlines some of the changes being focused on in the coming months.

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shirenv
Instructure
Instructure

Many of our customers wanted to talk about New Quizzes. I want to assure you that the development of New Quizzes is now our top priority. Many of you expressed a desire to engage with us on product decisions and rollouts before they happen. We’re committed to transparency throughout this process.

Also, we want our customers to use New Quizzes because it is the best solution available for achieving positive assessment outcomes, not because of arbitrary deadlines. So we are removing the deadline to switch to New Quizzes.

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Amaramaya
Instructure
Instructure

How would you describe lecture capture in 10 words? luckily you won't be restricted to a word count with us 😉 

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jsailor
Instructure
Instructure

New Quizzes outcomes-aligned data to be included in the Learning Mastery Gradebook and the Admin-level Outcomes Results Report.

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jsailor
Instructure
Instructure

The latest improvement to the experience of grading in New Quizzes. When an instructor clicks on the update button on a New Quiz in SpeedGrader, the score will sync to the score input in the right-hand column in SpeedGrader which shows the overall score based on the total of any points added to the various questions.

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jess_williams
Instructure
Instructure

We are excited about our partnership with eLumen! Their new product, Insights for Canvas, adds core tools to Canvas Outcomes and enables you to do more with assessment planning.

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TamasBalogh
Instructure
Instructure

If you are interested in New Quizzes' Item Analysis report, you can see our latest status on the work

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MPioRoda
Instructure
Instructure

The latest update on New Quizzes for Q3 achievements and Q4 objectives. Please also check out the launch of the New Quizzes Hub where we have centralized product updates, questions, discussions, roadmap, and resources.

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TamasBalogh
Instructure
Instructure

As Q3 is over, I’d like to give an update on the progress our teams made in this quarter on integrating the Rich Content Editor (RCE) to New Quizzes.

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JDPearson
Instructure
Instructure

Canvas Inbox Refactor to include the ability to add/include Observers, move to Production to be delayed to December 17th.

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JDPearson
Instructure
Instructure

BigBlueButton has some great new features available now in Beta and moving to Production on October 15th.

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sptownsend
Instructure
Instructure

TLDR: Seven Canvas service disruptions in September caused problems for many users. We’re learning and making improvements to ensure this doesn’t happen again. This includes training, adjustments to our processes, and improvements to our technology.

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AkosFarago
Instructure
Instructure

The last piece on the recent API improvements

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MPioRoda
Instructure
Instructure

The Default to New Quizzes feature option sets New Quizzes as the default quizzing engine and removes the ability to create Classic Quizzes, however access will not be removed for viewing content or data for Classic Quizzes.

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AkosFarago
Instructure
Instructure

Retaining content from retiring users, quickly finding gigabyte large videos across the entire account, exporting media analytics and a few more. First episode of the new Studio API introduction.

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JDPearson
Instructure
Instructure

A refactored version of Canvas Inbox will be available for usage and testing in Beta on 9/15.

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BenFriedman
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Read how outcome results and reporting works to calculate mastery within New Quizzes and hear about work we are doing to make outcome results available in the Learning Mastery Gradebook and outcomes reporting!

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

Color contrast is fascinatingly complex and there are multiple ways to calculate it.

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MPioRoda
Instructure
Instructure

Blueprint courses now support Item Banks and updates to New Quizzes.

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Cason
Instructure
Instructure

If you are a district administrator using both the Mastery Connect (AMS) and Canvas (LMS) applications, you already have the tools for a successful year. You can easily deliver learning activities through Canvas and visualize student levels of understanding using the power of Mastery Connect from any Canvas Course. 

As you get ready for another year, here are a few best practices to help administrators and teachers quickly set up Mastery Connect courses, so they can focus on what matters most: the students!

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marpar
Instructure
Instructure

Mastery Connect Help Center and Online PD are moving to new and improved homes!

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KataKeri
Instructure
Instructure

In this and the following quarters (Q3 and Q4 in 2022 and continuing in 2023) the Catalog team will be working on improving Catalog Analytics. Let me break it down to you in detail what this means.

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