The tl;dr Canvas Podcast Episode 10 - September 2020

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Dear Listeners

In this podcast, we discuss a whirlwind of topics. Through a variety of guests, we hope that you'll learn a lot more about some interesting feature, partnerships, and event facts!
This podcast episode features the following topics:
Instructor Course Quick Reports—@oxana discusses the background of the new course reports available to instructors in the production environment.
New Rich Content Editor Enhancements—Peyton Craighill @peytoncraighill shares updates that have been made to the New Rich Content Editor and the experiences that are still in process.
Dropbox Integration—Dropbox has created a new integration with Canvas. Learn how it works and why it's a benefit to users.
Unsplash Update—Unsplash integrates with the New Rich Content Editor. As a partner, Unsplash has been doing some great things, including continuing to curate their images and restore some famous ones you may have seen.
The Center for Leadership and Learning—Robin Lawrence @rlawrence2 shares current professional development offerings to attend interactive virtual sessions or host an exclusive virtual workshop for your district. Offerings are available for both MasteryConnect and the Canvas LMS.
Events—Jackie Burrell @jburrell spills all the details about next month's CanvasCon Online (teaser: we have swag). Will you join us? Registration closes October 9.




Course Quick Reports: Canvas Release Notes (2020-09-19)

New Rich Content Editor Updates: New Rich Content Editor User Group


CanvasCon Online 2020 (registration deadline: October 9)

Center for Leadership and Learning


Dropbox Integration

Blog: Bringing History Back to Life: The March on Washington (Unsplash)

Podcast Details



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  • Share insights about upcoming Canvas features and other improvements
  • Discuss internal thoughts about the product process
  • Explain the why of a product's development and benefit to customers


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Meet the minds behind the tl;dr podcast—

headshots-round-matt.pngMatt Goodwin (Host)

Senior Director, Product Management

Matt started his professional life working for a software company as a technical implementation consultant, followed by positions in engineering and IT project management. Now he enjoys spending his days in the rewarding work of educational software. @mattg 


headshots-round-ryan.pngRyan Lufkin (Host)

Senior Director, Higher Ed Product Marketing

Ryan’s career has been largely spent in the edtech space. His experience spans enterprise resource planning and curriculum design across various LMS providers. He currently focuses on strategic initiatives that market Canvas to both new and existing higher education customers. @ryan 


headshots-round-jenn.pngJenn Mitchell (Host)

Director, K12 Product Marketing

After working in higher ed, Jenn worked in marketing before finding a home in K-12 edtech. Passionate about supporting educators as they make real, lasting impact for students, she leads the K-12 product marketing team for LMS and assessment products. @jmitchell3 


headshots-round-erin.pngErin Hallmark (Producer)

Manager, Release Communications

With a passion for the written word and a customer mindset, Erin's career has spanned both corporate and technical writing opportunities. Her overall objective is to ensure all Canvas users have the resources they need for success in the Canvas Community space. @erinhmcmillan