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Hang Eleven With Blueprints: Balancing the Need for Content Consistency With Faculty Freedom

Managing multiple sections with required elements is an obvious use case for Blueprints, but how do you create an environment that leverages the power of Blueprints, respects academic freedom, and en...

10-09-2019

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Hacking Canvas for Competency-Based Education

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Canvas tools and Mastery Path are flexible and customizable. Combined, these tools create a new type of compe...

10-09-2019

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Grab Your Sand Shovel and Bucket and Join Us for a Data Visualization Quest to Enhance Student Success and Resilience

Using analytics, heat maps, and a faculty driven approach, evaluate a Use Case on how to impact student success. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding how analytics can drive purposeful student ...

10-09-2019

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Using GIFs as Instructional - Training Tools in Canvas. #CanvasGIF #CanvasStudentGIF

The GIF game is booming right now. Short snippets of video to accomplish tasks goes hand in hand with how education is evolving. Think of it like a micro-learning opportunity. GIFs contain informatio...

10-09-2019

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An Integrated Ecosystem for Success in Learning, Support, and Enrollment

With 5% higher success rates and more degree completions, the California Virtual Campus integrated with Canvas creates an “ecosystem” of learning, support and enrollment services which narrows equity...

10-09-2019

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Gamification for Student Engagement

In order to make academic writing more accessible and engaging in a required English course, I gamified it, using Badgr and MasteryPaths. Students became “interns” at an academic magazine, blending r...

10-09-2019

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Get Moving! On the Road to Adoption

In 7 short months, we packed our bags and moved to Canvas! Inspired by InstructureCon’s fun, energetic, and welcoming community, we rolled out our highly visual, social, and human-centered technology...

10-09-2019

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Getting Started With Canvas Catalog: Lessons Learned & Best Practices

Three institutions (Harvard University, Oregon State University, and the University of Iowa) will share best practices & lessons learned from launching Canvas Catalog at each institution. Topics ...

10-09-2019

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Gnarly Tips to Help You Ride the Quality & Accessibility Wave

Speaker: Megan Bracewell Dive into strategies that elevate Canvas tools to embrace quality and accessibility frameworks including Quality Matters, Universal Design for Learning, and Web Content Ac...

10-09-2019

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2018 Reflections: Hey, Where's Adam?

Hey everybody! Long time no see, or at least it feels that way. I don’t know if you have noticed, but I haven’t been around this wonderful world we call the Canvas Community as much in the past 12 mo...

01-15-2019

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The Community Voice: Jayde Colquhoun

At Instructure we care a lot about our users and it is so great to see in our Community how much our users care for one another. In our day to day interactions, we grow to know one another as people,...

08-30-2018

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Instructurecon 2018 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

When and where is the conference? For Canvas, the conference is from July 24th through July 26th in Keystone, CO.   Learn more at the official instcon site. We also have an event for o...

06-08-2018

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Come one, Come all!

"Come one, come all!" That is the carnival cry, yes? Well, this year one of you called us out on the conference for the "all" part. Let's be blunt, if we could figure out how to have a party w...

06-08-2018

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The Community Voice: Deb Bogard

At Instructure we care a lot about our users and it is so great to see in our Community how much our users care for one another. In our day to day interactions, we grow to know one another as people,...

05-15-2018

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Community: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

We do this community thing because we care about our users' success and we believe community plays a big role in that. It gives us a place to communicate with our users but more importantly it gives ...

01-18-2018

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Day 1: Awesome Canvas Community

On the first day of Canvasmas, the Canvas Community gave to me: an Awesome Canvas Community...   I wanted to write a blog post about how awesome this community is, but how does one put it in...

12-24-2017

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Canvas Data for the Rest of Us: Jonathan Thomas, Qin Li

Canvas Data isn't just for developers and data analysts. We will demonstrate three common-sense strategies that have allowed us to use Canvas Data for academic research, program evaluation, and tech ...

09-21-2017

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Developer Keys and You: What You Need to Know Before You Give Them Out- Jacob Bates

When a third-party vendor or another department within your school requests a Developer Key, what are they actually asking for? We’ll go through how they are used, the functionality they provide to a...

09-20-2017

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Increase Engagement Through Student-Led Course Design- Robin Bagent

What happens when you turn course design over to students? They push themselves harder than you ever would. They stay engaged longer, take ownership of the learning process, and work together toward ...

09-20-2017

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Canvas Network as an Innovation Sandbox: Designing, Testing, & Evaluating New Teaching & Learning Approaches in a MOOC- Richard Edwards

In 2016, Ball State and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) taught the MOOC "Painfully Funny: Exploring Slapstick in the Movies" on Canvas Network. Both institutions used this course to test new approaches f...

09-20-2017

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