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The Product Blog

SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure

If you’ve been wondering what we’re considering for content migration to support the Sunsetting Classic Quizzes Timeline, look no further! As with all of our new features, we need to ensure we understand user needs and the impact we would have along the way. That’s where your feedback here plays a vital role. 

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

The Canvas RCE now lets you know when your content has possible accessibility issues.

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BenFriedman
Instructure
Instructure

In North America, fall is upon us and that means cooling temperatures, shorter days, and all kinds of migrations - birds flying south and kids returning to class. Here on the Canvas Outcomes team, migration has been on our minds as well. As we have begun the process of sunsetting Classic Quizzes and moving fully to New Quizzes, we’ve received some questions about how we’ll handle the migration of Classic Quiz Outcome alignments to New Quizzes. Read on for more information and take a short survey to provide your input.

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Katrina-Hess
Instructure
Instructure

Hello Community! We have received many feature requests for Groups over the years. Thank you for your posts in the Ideas space and requests through your CSMs. We are currently reviewing those. I would also love to hear from you on this thread to get a sense of any new and/or updated use cases. 

Look forward to hearing from you all!

Best, Katrina

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TamasBalogh
Instructure
Instructure

We decided to implement New Quizzes Public API in GraphQL and here's the first information you need to know about and what you can expect from us regarding the documentation of the API.

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Edina_Tipter
Instructure
Instructure

Let’s just start in medias res because I am pretty sure that most of you are curious about not just the state of the Canvas Data 2 but also about what comes next (and why it didn’t come yet).

The questions I expect you might be wondering about are: 

  • What are the next steps after we started the early access and the actual state?
  • When will we make it available for more customers and what features will it include initially?
  • When are we planning to deprecate CD1?
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SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure

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. (Update: In Beta now)

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erinhmcmillan
Community Team
Community Team

If you’ve watched one of our recent New Feature Screencasts, you may be seeing a few familiar faces—and some new ones, too. Find out what’s changed and why!

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erinhmcmillan
Community Team
Community Team

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.

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SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure

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. 

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SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure

Our announcement post talked through the why and how to access new printing options. Now that Beta has the new printing options, here’s what to expect. 

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Katrina-Hess
Instructure
Instructure

Anonymity + Moderation features are a long time coming for Canvas Discussions. We put together a couple of surveys and would love to get your feedback along with previews of upcoming designs.

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EthanVizitei
Community Member

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

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peytoncraighill
Instructure
Instructure

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?

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

No need to study for this test. Come as you are and give your feedback on this new Canvas prototype.

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SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure

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. 

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BenFriedman
Instructure
Instructure

We're excited to share information on a forthcoming release we're calling "Improved Outcome Management" that will provide a better way to find, add, and edit outcomes. Check it out!

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jperkins
Instructure
Instructure

We have been hard at work to improve visibility of Instructure managed SIS Rostering and Grade Sync jobs. We have some designs that we'd love to have Canvas admins assist with validating.

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

Immersive Reader is great, but quizzes are complicated. Let's talk about it.

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jperkins
Instructure
Instructure

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.

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carlycurran
Instructure
Instructure

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? 

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erinhmcmillan
Community Team
Community Team

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.

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SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure

You may already be following the release notes and be in the know about the upcoming change to the in module experience for New Quizzes. If not, be sure to subscribe to release notes!

Here is a walk through of what you'll see in the beta environment as a student. 

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SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure

Change is hard, but it shouldn't be painful! We understand that the nature of change in education requires a long lead time to plan your transitions, so we are sharing the transition path now while still working to provide critical feature functionality. 

Milestones on the transition timeline will ensure we meet critical commitments. If these milestones are not met during the planned phases, we will reassess enforcement dates. Milestones include both product milestones as well as administrative milestones. We are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible.  

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SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure

Have questions about the timeline for enforcement of New Quizzes? Want to provide your thoughts, excitement, frustrations or plans for moving forward? This is the post for you!

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mloble
Instructure
Instructure

Exciting things are happening in the Instructure world! As you have likely seen, today we announced the acquisition of EesySoft, an edtech adoption platform focused on driving engagement with and usage of edtech tools.

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erinhmcmillan
Community Team
Community Team

The Release Notes user interface (UI) is our first step in improving communication about default Canvas features, but it’s just the beginning.

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shaun_moon
Instructure
Instructure

Instructure products will not ONLY add and improve features and capabilities in the months and years to come. We will also “prune” capabilities in order to make sure we can best serve an extremely diverse and broad set of needs around the globe.

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

Most people understand what the font-size menu does, but bigger isn't always better.

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BenFriedman
Instructure
Instructure

I’m excited to introduce myself to the Canvas Community! My name is Ben Friedman and I’m a new Product Manager at Instructure, working on Outcomes within the Canvas LMS. 

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