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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

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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AnneliseGoodman
Instructure
Instructure

For this month’s blog post, we decided to share a few exceptionally good questions we received recently so you’re all able to see our responses. Please comment and let us know if this information proves useful to you. And we’d also love to know if there is any content you’d like to see in future posts, so please feel free to share that in the comments, as well! 

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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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Dalma_Schnell
Instructure
Instructure

Hey Everyone, I’m Dalma and I joined the Portfolium team as a Product Manager a couple of weeks ago. The whole culture at Instructure is such a breath of fresh air. The people are amazing here!

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jess_williams
Instructure
Instructure

Support for SpeedGrader is available on August 9, 2022! In addition, if you're using Collaborations, there's a work around that will allow you to adopt the new tool but keep the old app for Collaborations for now. Read on...

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BenFriedman
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Read on to preview upcoming improvements to how you can view outcome alignments within courses. Also, see what new type of content in Canvas can be aligned to outcomes in the near future!

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KataKeri
Instructure
Instructure

Since I’m over my first month here, at Instructure, I guess it’s time to write my official introduction. So, hi everyone, my name is Kata, and I’m a Product Manager for Catalog and Commons.

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AllisonHowell
Instructure
Instructure

We’re clarifying how the recently released Mastery Paths setting should function and how to choose the right setting for your institution 

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TamasBalogh
Instructure
Instructure

Updates on New Quizzes Integrations (Rich Content Editor and API) & Item Analysis

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MPioRoda
Instructure
Instructure

The latest update on New Quizzes -  New Quizzes End of Quarter Update - Q2 2022Read on to learn about our latest achievements and objectives, then join us by subscribing to the Quizzes Transition User Group to provide feedback and stay up to date on future developments.

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TamasBalogh
Instructure
Instructure

Check out this post if you'd like to know more about the status of RCE in New Quizzes and what can you expect in the upcoming months. 

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AnneliseGoodman
Instructure
Instructure

Exciting news! We’ve got big product changes to announce, and we think you’re going to love what they include. 

 

 

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BenFriedman
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Read on to find out how to participate in user interviews so that we can improve the Learning Mastery Gradebook experience!

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MPioRoda
Instructure
Instructure

Here at Canvas, we remain committed to diversity, inclusion, and belonging and to serving all members of the Instructure family. We have updated the icon for item banks and resources within Canvas LMS and Mastery Connect to a file folder to acknowledge and respect cultural differences.  One small effort like this, can make a difference for students and instructors in our global community to feel seen and heard.

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jozsefdavid
Instructure
Instructure

I hope this post will make many of you happy. Well, more accurately not the post itself, but the feature which we are releasing for the Android and iOS Canvas applications. There were tons of incoming requests asking us to let the users decide between dark and light themes according to their needs.

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Edina_Tipter
Instructure
Instructure

It is time to share progress on the Canvas Data 2 product development.

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AllisonHowell
Instructure
Instructure

Take a short survey and let us know if we're on the right track!

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

Take this short survey and help us improve the Accessibility Checker in Canvas LMS!

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BenFriedman
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Read how outcome alignments work with New Quizzes and hear about work we are doing to make outcome results from New Quizzes more available!

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AkosFarago
Instructure
Instructure

We are rolling out significant support around the API in multiple phases. Read this snippet on our plans to see what’s coming first.

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MPioRoda
Instructure
Instructure

Rich Content Editor (RCE) in Fill-in-the-Blank questions has now been released to Production environments

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