The tl;dr Canvas Podcast Episode 16 - March 2021

Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

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Dear Listeners

Episode 16 contains an intriguing series of interviews about Microsoft Immersive Reader, Student reassignments and webcam submission features, Portfolium updates, and the history of the Canvascasters podcast..
This podcast episode features the following topics:
Microsoft Immersive Reader—Product Manager @dlyons gives background on Microsoft Immersive Reader in Canvas and its future direction.
Submission Reassignments—Product manager @jsailor and engineer share the development behind the submission reassignments feature in SpeedGrader.
Webcam Assignment Submissions—Product manager @jsailor discusses the webcam feature with engineer Manoel Quirino.
Portfolium Updates—Product manager Peter D'Orsey shares the purpose of Portfolium and the current emphasis of this higher education product suite.
Customer Marketing & Canvascasters Podcast—newcomer @Eddie_Small talks about the background of the Canvascasters podcast and his current role at Instructure.





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