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Feature Parades Led by Pandas

June 19, 2020 Canvas Product Team Episode 7
the tl;dr by canvas lms
Feature Parades Led by Pandas
Chapters
0:25
Introduction
1:03
Course Notifications—Davis Hyer
11:42
Canvas Elementary Theme and Modules Updates—Jody Sailor, Augusto Callejas
22:04
Studio Collections—Jeff Johnson
28:10
Events Updates
31:21
Wrapup
the tl;dr by canvas lms
Feature Parades Led by Pandas
Jun 19, 2020 Episode 7
Canvas Product Team

A broadcast-worthy declaration about course notifications, the Canvas Elementary Theme for elementary students, Modules functionality updates, Studio's new Collections functionality, and events updates. 

Canvas Release Notes

Canvas Elementary Theming Release Notes

Modules Enhancements Release Notes

Course Notifications Release Notes 

Events

K–12 Virtual Leadership Series

CanvasCon Online

Blog: Educator of the Year

Educator of the Year K–12 Nomination Form (deadline June 30)

Educator of the Year Higher Education Nomination Form (deadline June 30)

Student Scholarship Program Nominations (deadline June 30)

Show Notes Transcript Chapter Markers

A broadcast-worthy declaration about course notifications, the Canvas Elementary Theme for elementary students, Modules functionality updates, Studio's new Collections functionality, and events updates. 

Canvas Release Notes

Canvas Elementary Theming Release Notes

Modules Enhancements Release Notes

Course Notifications Release Notes 

Events

K–12 Virtual Leadership Series

CanvasCon Online

Blog: Educator of the Year

Educator of the Year K–12 Nomination Form (deadline June 30)

Educator of the Year Higher Education Nomination Form (deadline June 30)

Student Scholarship Program Nominations (deadline June 30)

Matt Goodwin (00:24):

Hey, welcome to episode seven of the Canvas TLDR podcast.

Ryan Lufkin (00:31):

It's June

Matt Goodwin (00:31):

What do we have lined up this episode, Ryan and Jen?

Jenn Mitchell (00:35):

We have some of our lead engineers joining us to talk about improvements to your notification preferences by course. Uh also in response to COVID they have some exciting news about making it easier for little learners around our K–6 themes

Ryan Lufkin (00:51):

And we're going to talk about some exciting new features in Canvas Studio, as well as some updates on upcoming events.

Matt Goodwin (00:57):

Awesome. Sounds like it'll be a good one. Let's jump into it.

Ryan Lufkin (00:59):

It'll be great.

Jenn Mitchell (01:03):

Now, we'd like to welcome Davis Hyer. Welcome, Davis.

Davis Hyer (01:08):

Thanks for having me.

Jenn Mitchell (01:08):

Yeah. So you're a lead engineer on the Canvas team and I heard you had some breaking news around some updates to course notifications and permissions updates.

Ryan Lufkin (01:17):

That's breaking news. I feel like we need a "duh duh duh duh duh".

Jenn Mitchell (01:18):

Canvas Update.

Davis Hyer (01:23):

That would be great. And then you could put like my name and just a little random blurb unrelated on what I do,

Ryan Lufkin (01:31):

We have no visual abilities at all.

Davis Hyer (01:34):

Yeah. so our team has been working in the notification space recently. Maybe at a higher level, we're trying to focus on making notifications useful within the app. I think everyone's experienced at some point, whether it's in the Canvas product or in other, any other product, but notifications that seem pointless or way too many notifications around things you don't care about, things getting lost, whatever the case is. And so one of the first things we've done is focused on giving users control over when and where they're receiving specific notifications to individual courses. Previously you were able to configure this for your general account and for every different type of communication channel, you wanted different emails, phone numbers, whatever. Now we're giving that—that control—that access down to individual courses.

Matt Goodwin (02:28):

This is huge. So I've been here at Canvas for nine-and-a-half years. And for the majority of that time, I've been hearing, hey, notifications are great. Except for there's too many. And I get lost in the noise because, you know, teachers have different styles of managing their courses. So if I've got like my notification preferences set to notify me anytime a teacher changes content or add something new that works great for teachers that maybe have their courses set from day one, and they've got everything outlined, but a lot of teachers build as they go. And then all of a sudden it generates a ton of you know, new content has been added or some event or activity, that oftentimes is just noise. So I love this, that we've finally addressed this by course level. Tell us a little bit about the process of how you implemented this—not the process, but you know, how did you guys exactly implement this?

Davis Hyer (03:26):

Yeah. I think maybe even speaking a little bit to that process, one thing that our team has been trying to do is, is figure out if we're solving problems or not. And it's really hard to figure that out if one, you don't know what the solution is and two, you can't measure variable change. So what we're focused on is getting things out there and available, seeing what people are excited about, seeing what people are using and continuing to organically grow that into a longer term solution.

Davis Hyer (03:56):

So people may have seen the first iteration of this where you were just able to turn on or off notifications for an individual course. And since then, we're in the process of releasing the next phase of that, which is to allow for each of the individual types of notifications within a course that you can currently configure again at that account level. We're, we're releasing this for individual courses. So now you can not only turn off a specific course, but turn off specific notification types for a course or get digest weekly or, or whatever the case is. And that's something we're trying to continue to iterate on through either projects more specifically to this or to other other areas of notifications or whatever else our teams are working on in Canvas.

Ryan Lufkin (04:49):

Well, data shows that college students don't love email. They would much rather hear notifications. So the ability to control those and tailor them to exactly how they want is, is huge. The other piece too, is we talk a lot about the Canvas mobile app and also being kind of the preferred access point for a lot of students that, you know, are away from a desktop computer or don't have access to that. Tell me a little bit about how these notifications work with the mobile app and how does that kind of flow together?

Davis Hyer (05:20):

So right now, the mobile app is essentially reading out the notifications that you've configured to send to it. And there's kind of two sides to the mobile app or, two pieces of the mobile experience that people would typically consider. The first one is receiving SMS texts to your mobile device, and that's something that very much fits into this into this bucket. We're definitely changing the way we handle SMS notifications for a number of reasons. And so we're opting to move it to more of a push notification structure and specifics to the future of push notifications are exactly the type of thing that we want to iterate to next. This first pass has been mostly focused on things like email or SMS or Slack integrations or whatever else we have currently supported. And then continuing to iterate on that for things like push notifications is definitely on our roadmap.

Matt Goodwin (06:21):

Awesome. Jenn, do we see differences in you know, how K–12 thinks about notifications? You know, Ryan mentioned the college students don't typically like to go check their email. Are we seeing similar trends in K–12?

Jenn Mitchell (06:39):

Yeah, I totally agree. And I think as a student especially somebody, a K–12 student, our little learners—a lot of notifications can be very overwhelming, but I'm also thinking about those parents out there that are helping students and maybe multiple students. You've probably all heard from your friends and, you know, as we move to remote learning, they have three kids at home and, and imagine being able to help your student tailor those notifications especially when you're experiencing it for multiple students.

Matt Goodwin (07:06):

Yeah. I imagine the granularity is super important when you—when you're dealing with multiple learners, especially if, you know, the parent has used their email address as the recipient of all these notifications. I can see that being overwhelming.

Davis Hyer (07:20):

Yeah. The thing I was going to say is we've touched a little bit on the idea that you can have different learning experiences depending on your, your instructor. If they're constantly sending notifications, those can become less useful. If another course is only ever sending a notification when something has changed, it's valuable. You want to know those differences. But we just touched on one of the other use cases that we've considered is if you have multiple learners within your home or underneath your purview, you want to be able to cater to how they learn. If you're more concerned about one person and you want to be receiving feedback more immediately about them, you can now go in and customize them for this particular user, for this particular student, and this particular email, all those combinations you can go in and say, I want these more frequently or no

Ryan Lufkin (08:10):

That's really cool. Yeah.

Matt Goodwin (08:12):

That is awesome. Davis, you mentioned, you know, we like to put things out quickly and listen for feedback. Have we gotten any feedback so far, or what types of things are you going to be looking for a specific to, to the notifications

Davis Hyer (08:29):

The thing we're most interested in is how many people are actually using the granular settings. One thing that we've kind of hidden in this release, and it's not necessarily hidden, but not nearly as highlighted is the, the page for configuring these granular settings going in and specifying what type of notifications you want at the course level. We've also redone the UI for, for that piece. And so one thing we're interested in is it now less confusing for people to understand where they currently stand? The previous UI was able to accomplish that, but not in a very intuitive way. So we're interested in, are people interacting with this more as well as are they catering it to a point of still receiving notifications, but, but tailoring that to their own experience, or are we creating notifications that people are completely opting out of? That's something that we haven't had enough data to be able to say what impact we've had, but that's definitely the data that we're interested in looking at.

Ryan Lufkin (09:31):

Yeah. So for all our listeners to get out there and start using those granular notifications. Give us good feedback.

Matt Goodwin (09:33):

I was going to ask that question, is that available now? Like how do, how and where do users go and make that change? And when can they start doing that?

Davis Hyer (09:46):

So the release for production for the full set that we've currently iterated on, I believe is currently available on production. If it's not currently available on production, it should be coming in the next week or two. As far as going to enable it, you as a student, just need to go to your course dashboard for an individual course—your homepage for a course. And there should be a link to view your notification configuration from there, you'll see either the ability to toggle on or off all notifications, as well as that table that we talked about that has all the granular settings where you can configure exactly what you want for each communication channel and for each communication type.

Davis Hyer (10:34):

Um the other thing that's maybe worth mentioning is we also recognize that a lot of people have already set up the general settings that they want for their communication channels at the account level. So what we've done is when you get enrolled into a course, we take a snapshot of the global settings and then apply it to that individual course that you can then go modify from there. So it shouldn't result in you now having to go back and backfill on specific courses, everything should work the way it was before, but now you just get a little bit additional control.

Matt Goodwin (11:09):

That's rad.

Ryan Lufkin (11:10):

Awesome.

Matt Goodwin (11:10):

I can't wait. I can't wait till we start getting the feedback. Honestly, like if there were certain features that merited a parade that were found by our users, I think this would be a candidate for that.

Ryan Lufkin (11:22):

It would be a parade led by a panda.

Jenn Mitchell (11:26):

And I knew it warranted breaking news.

Matt Goodwin (11:30):

Definitely. Warranted breaking news.

Ryan Lufkin (11:36):

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

Matt Goodwin (11:36):

All right. Thanks for joining us Davis, look forward to having you back.

Davis Hyer (11:39):

Of course. Thanks for having me.

Jenn Mitchell (11:42):

Now, we're going to talk about some exciting news for those elementary learners. I'm joined by Jody Sailor, project manager. Hi, Jody, and Augusto Callejas, who's a senior engineer. How are you today?

Augusto Callejas (11:55):

Good.

Jenn Mitchell (11:57):

So, I've heard a lot about the things that you're doing. I'm super excited because we're talking about some adoptations that we've made for Canvas for our elementary learners, right. And as we know with COVID pushing those elementary students to be learning fully online for the first time was definitely a challenge. And I know your team's jumped in to see how we can make that easier for them. So I'm gonna start with you, Augusto. So can you tell me what you've been working on and how we've improved that experience for our little learners?

Augusto Callejas (12:24):

Sure. So we have a K–6 elementary theming feature option that's available. And so when you enable that on the course level, it will change the font that students and teachers see for navigation on the left hand side to a nice Balsamic Sans font. So it's just very presentable, very easy to see. And it just makes it a lot more comfortable for students when they're interacting with Canvas.


Matt Goodwin (12:53):

So we decided not to go with Comic Sans. [Laugh] Is that, that what we decided—what was the font again?

Augusto Callejas (13:00):

Balsamic Sans.

Matt Goodwin (13:00):

Balsamic Sans. And why is that important for some of our you know, elementary school kids? Why, why is the font so important?

Jody Sailor (13:11):

So, one thing that we were trying to do is to add a little bit of casualness and playful nature to the course for our primary and elementary students. But more importantly, we were looking for a font that supports those that are learning to read and write. The letter formation is very specific in the early elementary grades when they're learning to read and write. We have what we call the single story A and G, but we also have those that are not. So we're looking for using the one that is the circle with the line for the A specifically, instead of the hooked A, um so that we're creating less confusion for students that may not have seen that before. The other thing we were wanting to make sure that every single letter had clear distinction and that they couldn't be easily confused with one another. So our capital I, our lowercase L, our number one, all of those need to be distinct and ensure that the students can see and know exactly what they're reading on the page.

Matt Goodwin (14:08):

Yeah. That makes a lot of sense. Without having really had to think about it too much before yeah—I totally get how that is critical in those younger grades,

Jenn Mitchell (14:19):

Especially for those, I like to call them tiny humans—if you've heard on the podcast—but anything to help those tiny humans adapt to this, the challenges that we're facing right now, I think that's great.

Matt Goodwin (14:31):

So what other things have we been working on in response to COVID and you know, what, what can our listeners go and try out for themselves?

Augusto Callejas (14:41):

So in addition to the font change, the elementary theming feature option that we have available also can limit course navigation. So right now, in the Canvas course, you can customize the course navigation links that show up on the left hand side, but with this feature option enabled, it will set the defaults to home, announcements, modules, and grades. So that applies if you haven't made any customization changes on those navigation links. And so it just limits it to the sort of essential links that students and teachers may use, but they can always go afterwards and update those and restore some of the links if needed.

Jody Sailor (15:23):

Yeah. And again, that was to just make it simplified for our youngest learners so that they're not clicking on assignments when they can just go to modules. It kind of makes the teacher look at what we show is the best practice of, you know, organizing all their things through modules to make it easy for students so they can lock step through the content that they need to do within the course. The other thing to keep in mind there is also if there are LTI tools that have been added, that should be in that left-hand course navigation, those will be added as well. And then the other thing to keep in mind is with modules and announcements. Those will not show for the student until the teacher has added some. So typically a teacher would already have content that was organized within the modules that will show automatically for the student. But if they're not using announcements, students won't see that until they do add their first announcement.

Matt Goodwin (16:16):

Oh, that's great. That would simplify tremendously. I bet for those early learners when trying to navigate through the Canvas siteSo, is this out, is it in beta? Is it in production? And have we heard any feedback from any of our teachers or instructors who have tried this?

Jody Sailor (16:38):

Yeah, so this is already in production. Again, as Augusto mentioned, it is a course level feature option that they would need to turn on. The administrator of course, would need to enable it at the account level so that teachers can then see it at their course level and enable it as they see fit. We have heard really great feedback. Actually, we've done several webinars and things with teachers who are pretty excited about this new font. We initially did a different font to be quite honest. We chose Architect's Daughter, and then we realized that it was not as clear and distinct on some of those letters. And so we did change to Balsamic Sans, and since then we've gotten even more excitement about it. And just folks that are saying we're so excited now to use for K through 5, and different things. So we're really excited to be able to bring something that gets them excited about using Canvas as well.

Jody Sailor (17:30):

Augusto, so I've heard that you guys have also made some improvements to help teachers during this transition on adding content inside Canvas. Can you talk a little bit about that?

Augusto Callejas (17:42):

Sure. So one of the first improvements we made was when you create a module for the first time, you'll be able to see a drag-and-drop area where you can easily select a bunch of files from your desktop and drag it on top of the module. And it will upload the files and add them as module items. So that's one of the big changes that we've made. Also, if those files already exist as files into the file section, we'll also give you the ability to either skip or rename those files in case you've uploaded them in the past. And also we added the ability if you still want to go through the process of bringing up the Add Item to Module dialogue, where you can click or tap on the plus sign on the module, you could still upload multiple files that way before it was just a single file upload, but now we add the ability to upload multiple files at once. And also if you want to change the folder that it ultimately lands in, 'cause all of these files are organized into folders.

Jody Sailor (18:50):

And Matt, this goes along with exactly what you said. This has been something that has been somewhat painful for our users. We wanted to make sure that any new user or even a returning user that's creating a new course could easily import or pull in as much content as they can at one time and just make it a quick painless experience. But also with the renaming that Augusto mentioned, that's been a huge pain point as well for our users in that previously, if I added a file into a module, it would automatically just append the number one or number two or something onto the end. And so it would have these duplicate files, really, available within the module. Now allowing the teacher to determine if they want to skip it—maybe they didn't realize that they had already put it into the module and they were grabbing a bunch and pulling them in—or being able to rename. It just adds to that efficiency in getting this content into their modules and uploaded it into their course.

Matt Goodwin (19:48):

That's awesome. That's like a huge complaint from our customers or a suggestion of just, you know, that multistep process of getting files into Canvas and then added an into modules. But now you're saying you can drag them directly into the module section from your desktop and it'll throw them in the right place inside the modules.

Jody Sailor (20:10):

I should add also, we've talked about two of the options. We said skip and rename, but there's also replace. So if it is the exact same name and we want it to keep the same name maybe it's my syllabus for this course, or maybe it's the disclosure statement as we call it in elementary or, or K–12. But I don't want to have to put the date because I want to be able to copy my content easily the next year as well. I can go ahead and pull that in. And if it's the same name I can choose to even replace, so it would keep that same name, but replace with the new file as well.

Matt Goodwin (20:43):

Yeah. That's going to be so rad for some of our, some of our users who've been requesting this for a long time, but definitely for those that are doing a lot of, like, that had to do a lot of last minute juggling and maybe into the all planning season of getting content that previously they haven't put inside of Canvas. They've maybe just done handouts or reserve that for in classroom material. This seems like a very good way or an easier way for them to manage all of this and make that transition a lot smoother. Great work, you guys.

Jody Sailor (21:18):

Yeah. I think it's really important that we really help them because we're not only expecting them now to learn virtually with the state that we are in as a nation, but also, you know, they're not used to necessarily all these online tools to do such a large amount of their learning. So we need to make it as simple as possible so that they can be successful.

Matt Goodwin (21:39):

That's awesome. That's, you know, it goes to show it is critical that we do get the feedback from our users and, and we are listening to try to ensure the best possible results and usability of the site.

Jenn Mitchell (21:52):

All right. That's great. Well, thanks for joining us. And I look forward to talking to you guys again as you continue to roll out enhancements for our users,

Ryan Lufkin (22:04):

Hey, I want to welcome Jeff Johnson from our Canvas Studio team. He's actually here to talk about a feature that I'm actually pretty excited for. We've been talking about it for a little while internally, but Jeff, welcome to the TLDR podcast.

Jeff Johnson (22:15):

Hey, thank you very much, Ryan.

Ryan Lufkin (22:17):

Cool. So tell us a little bit about the Studio collections.

Jeff Johnson (22:22):

Yeah, absolutely. So the Studio Collections is a new feature that we've recently released and the goal around collections is really to give authors within Studio the ability to organize their content in meaningful ways. Currently Studio was just a list of videos, but with collections, we've introduced the ability to group those into folders. And these folders not only can contain many, many videos, but they can also be shared and as well as other collaborators can come in to edit and add to those folders as well. So this really brings a whole new dynamic way of interacting into Studio.

Ryan Lufkin (22:55):

Yeah. When I, when I've talked to schools about it, they're really excited because individual instructors can—has their own kind of curate their own list of videos. They can share those with other instructors, but they've met a lot better organization, I guess in this, but, and especially now I think with COVID-19, I'm one of our previous podcasts, we talked about the increase in usage, the increase in video creation and tell, tell us what you're seeing around that.

Jeff Johnson (23:19):

Yeah, absolutely. So I think with COVID, we've seen a lot of education shift into the home and we've seen a lot of education shift really into videos. And so with our teachers kind of becoming more content creators now, we're really hoping that this folder functionality, or Collections functionality, is going to allow them to group their content in meaningful ways and then share across different classes. So rather than recording one video for say a English college class that's used for just one class, teachers can now contribute into a collection and then share that collection. So other teachers can use that same content. Really this is up to that individual or—sorry, to the individual school—uh on how they want to collaborate, but we're really hoping this tool is just going to enable more types of collaboration within Studio.

Jenn Mitchell (24:05):

And I'm, I'm thinking about K–12. I mean, how great is that for teachers to be able to share their resources, not just in their school that made me across the district to build those collections.

Jeff Johnson (24:14):

Absolutely. And I think with video—video is such a new medium that is being tackled in education. We've seen the rise of YouTube probably over the last decade. And it's now: how do we get the benefits of content creation and video creation into the classroom in a shareable meaningful and really secure way?

Jenn Mitchell (24:30):

You mentioned YouTube. Why, if I was a teacher or an instructor, why would I use this instead of YouTube or Vimeo?

Jeff Johnson (24:38):

Yeah, no, that's a great question. I think there's actually two answers to them. We do support YouTube. So if you do want to bring in a YouTube video and that is enabled within your account, you absolutely can organize and collect YouTube videos. However, you can also upload your own videos directly into Studio. And there's a lot of benefits to that. We have the abilities to provide closed captioning as well as then that content is staying within the school itself, or the entity itself. So we think that's really, really a good benefit of, of Studio is you're not giving your IP to YouTube. You are not having advertisements potentially displayed in your videos while they're being played back. And ultimately it's just a safer experience.

Jenn Mitchell (25:15):

Yeah. I like that security that you talk about, especially when we're dealing with little learners or tiny humans, being able to protect them from some of those advertisements or videos that you just might not want to pop up.

Ryan Lufkin (25:26):

Yeah. And that, that ability to curate and control the videos, even, you know, at the higher ed level you know, there's that whole thought of IP, and putting those materials out there—you don't necessarily want those out there in the world. So that allows us, our institutions to be able to organize those. So I'm excited. This is something that's been under development for a little while. So is it available now?

Jeff Johnson (25:46):

It is. So it has launched. So if you are a Studio user, it should, it's absolutely available to you. So you can start creating Collections today. You can put your existing videos into collections in a meaningful way, add collaborators,and really just get started.

Matt Goodwin (26:00):

Awesome. Jeff, I've been hearing about this particular feature—or the, you know, the—request from all of our users, both in higher ed and K–12 for years for probably two or three years now just asking for better ways to organize and you know, they love the functionality and the capability that Studio provides, 'cause it is very directed at education, so many benefits, but that organization piece has been a problem for a lot of schools. So this is exciting.

Ryan Lufkin (26:35):

We have more and more video right now. This is great timing for this.

Jeff Johnson (26:39):

Wonderful. Yeah. We're very, very excited to release it and we're excited to see all the people who are going to use it and the different ways that people use it as well. Yeah.

Jenn Mitchell (26:45):

I'm really looking forward to that. I'm thinking, you know, differentiated instructions and mastery levels in K–12 and how you reach those students wherever they're learning, whether they're in the classroom with their own set of headphones, or if they're learning from home with support from parents or families. That's really exciting.

Jeff Johnson (27:01):

Exactly. Exactly.

Matt Goodwin (27:03):

Well, thanks, Jeff. Anything else we should know about before we...

Jeff Johnson (27:07):

You know, I think—just get out there and start using Collections. I think the collaboration is really the biggest piece. If you haven't thought about how to collaborate across different classes or different between different instructors, I really, really encourage you to use Collections to do so. And I think the last few features that are worth noting that are pretty minor as we do now have the ability to sort videos and Collections by name and date added. That's a pretty big functionality that we've added. So that's going to really help for users who have hundreds upon hundreds of videos, or hundreds upon hundreds of collections really find and surface their content weekly.

Matt Goodwin (27:37):

That's awesome. And one other thing that you mentioned that I think is worth bringing up too, you know, all of the users, is get out there and start using it. That is how we learn how to make adjustments to make it better. Right. you know, boots on the ground in the classroom that are dealing with this day to day, that's where the good suggestions are going to come from. And, and we hope to hear them.

Jeff Johnson (28:00):

Exactly. We are definitely looking forward to feedback.

Matt Goodwin (28:04):

Awesome. Thanks for joining us this week.

Ryan Lufkin (28:06):

We'll have you back on the show soon I'm sure.

Jeff Johnson (28:07):

Thank you very much. Appreciate it.

Matt Goodwin (28:10):

Jenn, Ryan, it's that time again where we talk events. What things do we have up and coming that our listeners should be aware of?

Ryan Lufkin (28:18):

So much. So much going on.

Jenn Mitchell (28:21):

Yeah, I think our in-person event schedule is a little bit low, but the good thing is we're still finding ways to connect with the community and keep you involved. And, you know, for I'm talking K–12 or specifically, if you need to scratch that PD itch, we do have a lot of things going on online. Our center for leadership and learning is, is offering a virtual leadership series. It's a four-part series that you can sign up and it's tackling all the tough issues that we're facing about going back to school this fall. So I recommend people check that out. We also have our live streams that are happening almost every day online. That's a great way to connect and network and see what other educators are doing around the world.

Matt Goodwin (29:03):

What type of things are they doing in those live streams?

Ryan Lufkin (29:09):

Yeah, I mean, we've had, we've had customers talking about their experiences. We've got vendors like Adobe and, you know, different partners that have come on and talk about the integrations that we've rolled out. You know, and that's for higher ed and K–12—that's across the board.

Jenn Mitchell (29:24):

Right. And it's cool. Just, you know—it might be a short stream on using just one feature, right? Like notify students who, like, that's great to see how people are using that. They're quick short videos. So dive in, get to our Facebook page, it'll have links to that or Twitter, or you can visit our website and see those live streams and learn more about those offerings through the center of leadership and learning.

Matt Goodwin (29:46):

Awesome.

Ryan Lufkin (29:47):

Yeah. And then, just a reminder to everyone that InstructureCon has gone online. We've moved it to October 15th and is now CanvasCon online. So you can actually learn more about that on the website. We've got—it is now a free event. It is going to be one day. A lot of information on the website, but there's a couple of different programs. So the educator of the year award nominations are available on the InstructureCon 2020 site for CanvasCon 2020—CanvasConOnline 2020, I gotta get that down—I gotta get that right. But the nominations for K–12 and for higher ed educator of the year awards are on there. There's also information about the student scholarship program on that page. And then in the next couple of weeks, we will have some very exciting announcements around our keynotes. Um they're going to be awesome this year, even if we are in a virtual world we will have amazing keynotes.

Ryan Lufkin (30:43):

And for those of you who've asked, we will have amazing swag available. And while I'm—what do you do to get that? 'Cause Like InstructureCon, CanvasConOnline, is not the same without swag. So by swag, for those that don't know. I mean, chotchkies, free items, cool things, yeah.

Matt Goodwin (31:02):

Stuff that I need.

Ryan Lufkin (31:04):

Yeah. The stuff that everybody has. And there's nothing cooler than seeing people with their camp Canvas backpack from however many years ago these events. And so we were, when we return to the physical world, you will have your 2020 swag and show it off. Probably.

Matt Goodwin (31:17):

Awesome. Thanks. You guys appreciate the update.

Matt Goodwin (31:21):

Is that it? Did we do it? Episode 7?

Jenn Mitchell (31:22):

We did it.

Ryan Lufkin (31:24):

June is in the can.

Matt Goodwin (31:25):

All right. In 2020 or...

Ryan Lufkin (31:28):

Just June, we're only halfway through. We have a long way to go.

Jenn Mitchell (31:30):

Believe it or not, guys, we're only halfway through.

Matt Goodwin (31:37):

Well, join us next month. When we bring you more product updates and events—event updates—and anything else interesting we decide to talk about.

Ryan Lufkin (31:46):

Yeah, stay safe and healthy, everybody.

Introduction
Course Notifications—Davis Hyer
Canvas Elementary Theme and Modules Updates—Jody Sailor, Augusto Callejas
Studio Collections—Jeff Johnson
Events Updates
Wrapup