the tl;dr by canvas lms

Teaming up with the Illustrious

April 23, 2021 Canvas Product Team Episode 17
the tl;dr by canvas lms
Teaming up with the Illustrious
Microsoft/Canvas LTI updates—Katrina Hess
MasteryView Assessments—Trenton Goble
Studio Updates—Zsofi Goreczky
CanvasCon Online 2021—Bailey Haslam
the tl;dr by canvas lms
Teaming up with the Illustrious
Apr 23, 2021 Episode 17
Canvas Product Team

A lively chat about the Microsoft-Canvas partnership and LTI updates, our new MasteryView Assessments product (MasteryConnect), updates to Studio, and the call for proposals in CanvasCon Online 2021.

Information about the podcast can be found in the Canvas TLDR Blog.




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A lively chat about the Microsoft-Canvas partnership and LTI updates, our new MasteryView Assessments product (MasteryConnect), updates to Studio, and the call for proposals in CanvasCon Online 2021.

Information about the podcast can be found in the Canvas TLDR Blog.




Matt Goodwin (00:07)
It's that time again for the Canvas TLDR podcast. I'm Matt Goodwin with product.

Jenn Mitchell (00:11)
I'm Jenn Mitchell with K-12 product marketing.

Ryan Lufkin (00:14)
I'm Ryan Lufkin with higher ed product marketing.

Jenn Mitchell (00:16)
We're here to share the latest and greatest in Canvas.

Ryan Lufkin (00:18)
We're talking about the why in what we build, because pandas can't.

Matt Goodwin (00:24):
Welcome everybody to the April edition of the Canvas TLDR podcast. It's warming up. Springtime.

Ryan Lufkin (00:32):
April 2021 coming in with some allergy action for me. I don't know about you guys.

Jenn Mitchell (00:39):
Yeah. Yeah. Those, those of us in the Northern hemisphere, we were all just sharing what we are allergic to. And, and Ryan and I are both highly allergic to cottonwoods. So who knew.

Ryan Lufkin (00:49):
As it turns out, we have a lot of those here in Utah.

Matt Goodwin (00:52):
I'm just allergic to everything that makes pollen.

Jenn Mitchell (00:57):
So just like the pollen in our air this episode is slam-packed with goodness. What do we have scheduled guys?

Ryan Lufkin (01:07):
Well, Katrina Hess will be draining us from the product team to talk about the very exciting Microsoft–Canvas partnership we've been working on for some time.

Jenn Mitchell (01:16):
Yeah. And then VP of K-12 learning Trenton Goble will join us for a new product launch: MasteryView assessments.

Matt Goodwin (01:24):
And Zsofi's going to join us from the product team. She's got a bunch of stuff to talk about with Canvas Studio and, and Chromebooks support, annotations, all that good stuff.

Ryan Lufkin (01:34):
Yeah. And then Bailey Haslam. Who's one of our favorites from our events team will be joining us to talk a little bit about CanvasCon Online 2021 and the call for proposals that is currently open. So looking forward to seeing everybody on that list.

Matt Goodwin (01:49):
Okay. Let's get to it.

Ryan Lufkin (01:51):

Jenn Mitchell (01:55):
We'd like to welcome Katrina Hess back to the program. Hi, Katrina. Welcome.

Katrina Hess (01:59):
Hi, thanks for having me.

Jenn Mitchell (02:01):
We are stoked to have you here because I know we are talking Microsoft, which is, is on everybody's minds right now.

Ryan Lufkin (02:09):
Yeah. We've been talking about that partnership for a little while now, but we're about to announce some cool stuff, right?

Katrina Hess (02:17):
Yeah, I'm stoked.

Ryan Lufkin (02:17):
So, so we, there should be a blog post live now, right? That outlines a little more information. Tell us a little bit about what's going on and what our listeners can expect.

Katrina Hess (02:30):
Well, it's been really interesting working side by side with them. I don't, I, I, in my experience at Instructure, I've never, I haven't worked with a partner this closely before, and we often joke that we actually see each other, like on the Microsoft Teams side more than I think our other colleagues at this plane and Jenn, you and Ryan—Jenn, and Ryan have also been on those calls. And yeah, it's just, it's, we've been working side by side trying to make sure that this integration is just super awesome for, for our customers.

Ryan Lufkin (02:59):
Yeah. It's— the amount of energy from both companies that's gone into this is really exciting. I think the, for our listeners who are Microsoft shops is going to be really exciting. I think the there's what, three different LTI integrations that are part of this?

Katrina Hess (03:13):
Coming up. Yeah. Yeah. There are things that are, there are things that we actually started way back in March just when COVID happened. And so there are things that are in place today, like the immersive reader there's an ability to generate a Team's link from the RCE and what are—there's a couple of other things.

Ryan Lufkin (03:36):
Yeah. Yeah. I know there's a couple of things right now, but those are all kind of expanding, right, over the course of the next couple of months.

Katrina Hess (03:43):
Exactly. And that's what we've been, feverously working on launching. So coming up in, I want to say July, August, I mean, let's say those dates now.

Ryan Lufkin (03:54):

Katrina Hess (03:58):
Well, our podcast listeners get to know, anyway,

Matt Goodwin (04:02):
You can say whatever dates you want because they know who to reach out to.

Ryan Lufkin (04:05):
The Community post should be live with those dates in it.

Katrina Hess (04:13):
Cool. Yeah. So yeah, so we have the OneDrive LTI is going to be launching and the Class Teams LTI with the Teams Meeting LTI are also going to be launching. And the really cool thing about the Class Teams and Teams meeting ones is that it'll be hooked up to our data and rostering service. Karl's team has been working really hard on making sure that the roster and your course is represented in Teams. And so all of your enrollments will get synced nightly. And there's going to be that seamless integration between Canvas and teams.

Ryan Lufkin (04:57):
That's amazing. And I know that the we're looking at August 1st for GA (general availability) for a couple of the LTI integrations, but I know that's caused a little bit of consternation with, you know, being a little bit late. But w we have set up a roadmap to help people kind of get ready for that. Right.

Katrina Hess (05:14):
Totally. Yeah. We I mean, and that's one of the parts of this partnership, which I think has been, I'm just like super appreciative of—because they're so sensitive to knowing when fall start starts for our institutions in North America and around the world. And so they're setting us up with making sure that there's training, like a nice training period, that starts well before August 1st. So that institutions have time to socialize these LTIs and this integration throughout their school.

Ryan Lufkin (05:50):
That's awesome.

Matt Goodwin (05:51):
And where do people go to find those, those resources?

Katrina Hess (05:54):
Well, the first thing is that blog posts we're, we're going to have a link there not only for where to find the training resources, but also how to set up your institution for this integration. So essentially there are three steps that institutions need to know about there's the integration setup step. We have to make sure that your school has a Microsoft EDU license, which allows for a free tier level of the teams and actually the Microsoft 365 offerings, which includes Teams and One Drive and all of the other awesome Microsoft products. So there's the integration set up stage, and then there's the training period, and then there's installing the LTIs.

Matt Goodwin (06:43):
Yeah, we'll see if we can get links in the show notes here too, just a quick references for you.

Ryan Lufkin (06:47):
Erin and I are working on the community posts. So I'm pretty sure she's going to be able to hook this up with a link in the show notes. And then Microsoft has their, their site, right. That actually mirrors ours and is, is there for their community to make sure we're getting the word out properly.

Katrina Hess (07:04):
That's exactly it. Yeah. So in that, in that Microsoft owned page, they're going to be bringing in all of their training resources and maintaining it and making sure all of the webinars and you know, channels to their support, all of that are, are going to be available on that page.

Ryan Lufkin (07:24):
Awesome. And one of the things I'm excited about is this is, this is kind of the culmination of a, of a lot of work by both teams, but it's really kind of the first step in this partnership, right? I mean, the immersive reader was kind of the first big step, but this is, this is a big deal, but it's really just the beginning of, of how we're going to work together in the future. And I think both companies are, are really responsive to what our users want to see and want to keep building on this first kind of delivery. Right?

Katrina Hess (07:51):
Exactly. Yeah. It's, this is just the beginning. I mean, as we do in Canvas, we want to deliver the value as soon as possible so that our educators and students have a way to use Canvas and communicate and collaborate synchronously and asynchronously especially during this time, but there's, there's going to be iterative improvements throughout the year and, you know, by false start of 2022, I mean, there's going to be even more stuff going on. So it's really exciting.

Matt Goodwin (08:24):
Yeah. I'm super excited about how this is going to turn out long term. You know, Microsoft has been a partner of ours for years and over the years you know, they've been more ready than we have at certain points in terms of collaborating and working together and, and vice versa. We've been chomping at the bit for, for, for certain things to go out and they've not been ready, but this is like the first time that I've seen us kind of lock step in our focus and roadmap and what we want to go accomplish.

Katrina Hess (08:54):
But you, something that just like—that's one of the things that I haven't experienced with other partners, like I was saying is we're not only having conversations about the roadmap towards this release of this integration, but they're asking us a lot of questions about how to improve their products for educators. So we're informing what their future roadmaps are for these tools in the future. And so that to me is like such a special part of the partnership.

Ryan Lufkin (09:26):
That's awesome.

Jenn Mitchell (09:27):
So again, this blog post will be ready by the time this airs, where people can dive in and get more information and what it means. And I think, you know, start making an action plan for summer so that we're ready to roll. And going back to school when these features available in, you know, August.

Ryan Lufkin (09:45):
Awesome. Well, thanks for joining us Katrina. It's always awesome to be on the show.

Katrina Hess (09:49):
Thank you so much.

Jenn Mitchell (09:54):
Welcome the illustrious Trenton Goble to the program. Welcome Trenton.

Ryan Lufkin (09:59):
Welcome, Trenton.

Matt Goodwin (10:00):
Have you ever been introed like that before? Illustrious.

Ryan Lufkin (10:02):

Matt Goodwin (10:05):
That's why this is the best program.

Jenn Mitchell (10:08):
So Trenton your title, I think is VP of K-12 learning you're the man behind the strategy, is that correct?

Trenton Goble (10:15):
You're almost right. It's VP of K-12 product strategy.

Jenn Mitchell (10:18):
And learning, because that's an important part. Yeah. Well welcome. We're here to talk about a new product offering. We have the MasteryView assessments that was just announced April 13th, which is really incredibly exciting for the K-12 world. But before we dive into what MasteryView assessments are, I want to talk a little bit about the why behind MasteryView assessments and we're looking to fall and what both teachers and our students are facing is we return to hopefully in-person learning. So can you tell us a little bit about kind of the thinking as we build up the strategy behind MasteryView assessments?

Trenton Goble (11:00):
Yeah. And I will say this, I think for the MasteryView assessments, this has been a project, a long time in the making. It's something that we've worked on for the last couple of years, actually. And as far as the why goes, I, you know, it's interesting because I think COVID brought a lot of attention to assessment in the K-12 space around the fact that we didn't do end-of level assessments last year in most places. And then also that kind of question around, you know, what is the whole purpose of say the end-of level assessment? Why are we doing that? And the reality is I think we've always been a big proponent of the thought process that, you know, if you're gonna—if you're actually going to go out and go through the effort of assessing kids, that you should actually be using that, the information or the data from those assessments to actually drive the right kind of interventions for students. We should be using that data to actually benefit kids in ways that change outcomes.

Trenton Goble (11:59):
And it's really, really hard to do that with some of the more traditional assessment environments, including even our interim assessments. So I think interim assessments are great. They provide a lot of good information for teachers, but the reality is where we've always been missing this key component around the formative assessment piece, these kind of short form through course assessments that teachers can use in their classroom to get valid and reliable information. And the reason why this has been a multi-year project is because we've been working actually with Dr. Jonathan Templan previously at the University of Canvas now at the University of Iowa and working on ways that we can actually use technology to take these very short form assessments and apply modern psychometrics to them so that we can get quality valid and reliable information from very short form assessments. And so that's kind of a, long-winded answer to say, the reason why we're doing this is because we feel like there is a need in the market for teachers to have the types of assessments that they can use in their classroom that they can count on to provide them with information that they can use to then benefit kids.

Jenn Mitchell (13:17):
What changed this year that kind of got us out in front of this?

Trenton Goble (13:21):
So one of the things that I think was really exciting, a lot of people may know that we recently acquired Certica which is an incredible acquisition for us in that it brought us the opportunity to get access to high-quality assessments, high-quality assessment items, but also to incredible folks who can help us build this content. And so that, that was always one of the real challenges we had in the past is how do we, how do we actually create and develop quality content that we can then utilize to actually be able to provide these types of resources to to teachers. And so the acquisition of Certica really was one of those key things that when we made the acquisition, we knew that we wanted to capitalize on those resources to be able to bring high-quality assessments, especially these MasteryView type assessments to teachers.

Matt Goodwin (14:17):
So what does MasteryView specifically do that, you know, you mentioned it's always hard for teachers in the classroom, even with formative assessment in the way that exists today. Like what need does this fulfill where it makes that easier for the teachers?

Trenton Goble (14:33):
Yeah, I think one of the things that I've always been a big proponent of and a big believer in is that, you know, teachers, teachers learn a lot when they create their own assessments. And when they're using, utilizing, you know, their own skillset to build formative assessments, the challenge that you often have is that how we, how do we do, how do we take the formative assessment and have that applicability across an entire district? So it's great that teachers are individually building and utilizing, you know, building their own formative assessments in their classroom. But from a district perspective, when we have assessments like the MasteryView assessments, which I should highlight are just single standard formative assessments that are aligned to specific standards really the priority standards. And so with that alignment to specific priority standards, and if, think about this at a district level, what you're getting is the opportunity for teachers to give the same formative assessments.

Trenton Goble (15:32):
So every sixth grade teacher in the district, if they're utilizing assessments, they're giving the exact same assessment, which means that then teachers have the ability to look and compare how their students are doing compared to other teachers in their building at a district level, you have the ability to kind of look across your entire district and take the pulse. And, you know, to be able to see, are there areas, especially in a post-COVID environment where our kids are really lacking right now, where we needed to kind of double down and, and really tie in those resources to be able to support kids as we're getting them back into the classroom.

Jenn Mitchell (16:08):
I think the important thing that you've mentioned are these are low-stake formative assessments to be used in the classroom. And so too, for teachers coming back where they may not know where their students are, there's going to be a wide gap, right, of some students that had caught up or maybe thrived during remote learning and other students that are going to need a lot of additional supports to get them back up to grade level is the ability to just choose from a collection of assessments that, you know, are high quality, they're aligned to the right standards. So we know we're testing the right things and we're doing it reliably. That's just a game changer, I think, on how they would use those in the classroom.

Trenton Goble (16:47):
Yeah. And I think that really is the critical element that they are, they're intended to be low stakes and they are intended to be driven by teachers. Now, one of the nice thing is that districts do still have the option through say, MasteryConnect. If they want to be able to take those assessments and apply them to their districts, you know, pacing guide or scope and sequence, you can do that, you know, through our curriculum mapping features to be able to say, here teachers here, here, all of these assessments, and here's the context or the, at least the order in which it makes sense as we're coming back. But I also think one of my big fears in a post-COVID world is that we're going to be so worried about where kids are at that we're going to miss out on really focusing on the things that matter the most, which are, we need to make sure kids get back to school and feel engaged again, and that they feel connected and that transition.

Trenton Goble (17:45):
And then a lot of schools have already made it, but that transition working remotely at home to getting back in the classroom is not going to be an easy one for all students, you know, the six hour day, the, it might be some that get really excited about initially, but getting back into the flow of things is going to be a challenge. And the one thing that I fear is that because as adults, we're so worried, we're going to jump into like this hardcore assessment piece, where we're just going to over assess kids, as opposed to let's get them back in school, let's get teachers assessments that they can use in context, in the context of the work that they're already doing. So it doesn't feel like, you know, Hey, you missed your entry level test last year. You know, let's get fired up and really test the crud out of these kids to begin as we get going.

Trenton Goble (18:35):
I just think that would be such a, such a horrible thing to do to kids coming back and really missing out on an opportunity for us to re-engage our students and, you know, create an environment. Kids are feeling safe and valued and take it slow, but also really, really use formative assessment as a way to identify where kids needs are. Because I think your point is a good one. Jenn some of these kids will have thrived during COVID, you know, that maybe that parents that have invested way more time because they're at home together and done a lot to help their kids thrive. And, and there will be kids who are comeback and they're going to need a lot of extra help. And so I think these types of assessments, good assessments that with high quality items were built by experts in the field assessments that teachers can really rely on that data. It's going to be really important.

Jenn Mitchell (19:30):
So what grades and subjects are they available for?

Trenton Goble (19:34):
So it's, it's math and language arts and it's 3 through 8. And one thing that's gonna be really important to understand is they'll be different in math. They're very much single standard. You know, it'd be about 15 standards per grade level, multiple assessments per standard where language arts—most teachers will understand this, that the way that standards are structured with language arts, they are much more tied together. And so there'll be built around passages and questions. So it will be there'll be fewer assessments, but multi-standard in nature. And then I believe Jenn, correct me if I'm wrong. We also have some assessments for later grades.

Jenn Mitchell (20:16):
Yeah. We also have them for algebra 1, and English 1 and 2 for our high school students.

Trenton Goble (20:22):
And, and the thing I'm excited about is this is year 1, you know, as we, as we move in, you know, in years to come, we'll obviously have the opportunity to evaluate, you know, what's working for folks and, and opportunities to not only improve the assessments moving forward, but also look at ways that we can expand our reach into grade levels and possibly additional subject areas.

Jenn Mitchell (20:46):
Nice. So if, if you are interested in learning more about MasteryViews reach out to your CSM, it is available through MasteryConnect, our assessment management system. So if you're a current user we can get you right on board. If not, we can figure out how to help you through all your assessment needs through next year.

Ryan Lufkin (21:05):
Well, we can probably have producer Erin add something in the show notes and link to the show notes for more information.

Matt Goodwin (21:10):
Thanks for joining us—the illustrious Trenton Global, everybody.

Trenton Goble (21:18):
Thanks for having me on. I'll just say that I love being here.

Ryan Lufkin (21:23):
All right. I'm excited to welcome to the show today, Zsofi Goreczky. You've actually heard her on the show before talking about some of our other products like Catalog and things like that. But today she's going to talk about Canvas Studio. Welcome.

Zsofi Goreczky (21:37):
Hi, everybody.

Jenn Mitchell (21:38):
Welcome, Zsofi. Thanks for joining us. So we have some exciting things coming out in Studio and, and video is so important now more important than ever before. So it's really exciting to, to get these enhancements to Studio. So can you tell us a little bit about what we've seen in the last couple of weeks to updates to Studio?

Zsofi Goreczky (21:56):
Yes, sure. I'm happy to do that. So we have just released two new features in Studio. One of them is for those customers who use Studio on Chromebooks. So previously, if you use the Chromebook for Studio, you didn't get a nice screen recording capability. There were some technical limitations behind this restriction and we just managed to solve it. So from now on, even Chromebook users can record their screen or they can still use their webcam-recording capability and then get the recording and upload it into Studio directly.

Ryan Lufkin (22:38):
Awesome. That's big for your, your K-12 audience, Jenn.

Jenn Mitchell (22:41):
I've, I've heard from them. And they're super excited about that. All those tiny humans using Chromebooks.

Zsofi Goreczky (22:48):
Yeah. Yeah. We are happy to support them as well and be felt really bad, like not having a solution for them as well.

Ryan Lufkin (22:56):
Yeah. And then there's another feature that is for, you know, a little more focused on everybody. Tell us about that one.

Zsofi Goreczky (23:03):
Okay. We, I'm happy to announce that we just released annotations, a new capability in Studio, which enables our instructors or instructional designers, any of our media owners, to select a certain timestamp within their media and add the note card to that specific timestamp, and whoever views that media will be able to watch the video. And at that certain time, time style, time stamp, the media will pause and you will see whatever has been added as a note card, but there is some sort of text. It can be a link as well—any kind of description. So it also allows our instructors to add some additional content to their media.

Ryan Lufkin (23:52):
Awesome. Awesome. So is that something that instructors could turn on and off based on...

Zsofi Goreczky (24:01):
So it, it's a mandatory thing. You know, like if you are a media owner, you can decide whether you want to add an annotation to a certain timestamp or not. And we are also working on some enhancements for this as well, and it will be also integrated with quizzes, and whoever creates a video will be able to select whether they want to see the end notation added to the media or not, but that is work in progress. So that's going to come a little bit later down on the road, but annotations is already out and available in Studio.

Ryan Lufkin (24:40):
Awesome. Well, where can people go to learn more about this or see how it works?

Zsofi Goreczky (24:44):
We already have some release notes in the community. I encourage everybody to go there and check it out. We will also have some specific guides in the community, you know, describing how the feature works or just simply open Studio, click the three-dot menu on any of your media cards, select annotate video, select the certain timestamp of your video (where you would like to add some additional content for your viewers) and create a nice note card for them.

Ryan Lufkin (25:17):
And we'll have producer Erin add those in the show links to the, in the show notes as well. So you can find those easily. So Jenn and I know what the roadmap looks like well into the future for Studio, but this is kind of the first of a lot of exciting updates happening to Studio over the next year, right?

Zsofi Goreczky (25:32):
Yes. so this year we are going to work on a nice high number of new capabilities in Studio. And one of them which is coming in this quarter is allowing our admins to see some analytics, some data on how instructors and students utilize Studio. So we want, we would like to make sure that their admins understand, like, to what extent Studio is used across their instance, like which videos, you know, get the most attention how much storage they have used so far, things like that. So that is coming in a few months.

Jenn Mitchell (26:14):
That is very exciting. I know, right in time for back to school here in North America, but it'll be really exciting for them to be able to get a view on how, how interactive this is and how people are consuming this information. It's, it's awesome.

Ryan Lufkin (26:28):
Yeah. That's great. Well, hopefully we'll have you back on the show, I think many more times this year, but we appreciate you.

Zsofi Goreczky (26:39):
I'm happy to come any time!

Ryan Lufkin (26:39):
We know it's everybody's favorite, favorite time. We make it pretty painless, and our listeners love the love, the info. So thank you so much for joining us.

Jenn Mitchell (26:47):
Thank you.

Zsofi Goreczky (26:48):
Thank you for having me.

Ryan Lufkin (26:50):
We'll talk to you again soon.

Matt Goodwin (26:52):
We want to welcome to the podcast, Bailey Haslam. She's one of the awesome, brilliant minds behind all of our events. And we're here to talk about CanvasCon Online 2021.

Ryan Lufkin (27:03):
Canvascon Online 2021.

Bailey Haslam (27:06):
Thanks for having me. I'm happy to be here to chat about it. We love this event. We're excited.

Ryan Lufkin (27:11):
It'll be exciting. So we have, we have announced a date, right?

Bailey Haslam (27:14):
Yeah. October 7th.

Ryan Lufkin (27:16):
Excellent. And then tell us a little bit about the, you know, how is this different than last year's CanvasCon Online? What do we have to look forward to?

Bailey Haslam (27:27):
Well, we have a lot to look forward to. We were bummed that we couldn't do it in person again this year, but in an abundance of caution, of course, we want to, to bring as much InstructureCon to everyone as possible that we could do virtually. So we're going to mix up the format a little bit. We're going to have lots of really awesome keynotes. Again, we're going to offer some really great breakout sessions provided by our awesome customers and partners. And then we'll have some really killer internal sessions as well. And we're going to up the ante on those a little bit. So we offered about 50 last year. We'll have several more this year to choose from, lots of really cool tracks. We're going to try to organize it in a way that will be easier for the viewer to really be able to take it all in.

Matt Goodwin (28:19):
You mentioned you know, a lot of great sessions run by our customers. That's one of the reasons you're on, on the podcast today, right? Call for proposals is open?

Bailey Haslam (28:30):
Yes. Yeah. Our call is open. It opened last week. And it'll close on May 14th. So we have still a little bit of time to get them in and we want to hear from you guys. We always have such, like, seriously amazing submissions that makes our job. Ryan knows —Matt, you know, too, you're on the committee. I mean, impossibly difficult to select. So it's open until the 14th and we'll keep letting everyone know via social channels. Like, hey, it's open and we'll let you guys know when it closes as well to get it in, because we really want to hear from you guys and then we'll let everyone know the select who, who made it, or who's picked, I guess by May 31st. We're really hoping to like nail the agenda down.

Ryan Lufkin (29:22):
You're turning those fast. Yeah. Jenn and I are on the selection committee. So you can send gifts or bribes, too...

Matt Goodwin (29:35):
I know that you know, there's always the fear of maybe what I've got to say. Nobody will want to hear that—that's not the case. If you have any idea of something that you think would be useful for other educators please submit that as a proposal.

Ryan Lufkin (29:53):
So many amazing lessons learned over the last year and COVID and different approaches with Canvas. I mean, that's—this really is, this conference is powered by these sessions and, you know, Canvas customers talking to other Canvas customers more than us talking at you all. So we definitely wanna hear those, those different stories and, you know, the different, exciting things people are doing.

Bailey Haslam (30:14):
Yeah. One thing we realized when looking at all of the submissions is there is no wrong way to use the platform. Everybody is using it in a different way. And it's helpful for even us who work at Instructure to see how everyone is using it.

Ryan Lufkin (30:30):
Yeah. And one of the, you know, we touched on this a little bit, a little bit about this last year, I think prior to last year it was easier for higher ed folks to travel a little bit. It was, you know, there were some, some of our content kind of skewed that way. And last year, because it was online, we had such a bigger representation from the K-12 community. So we had a lot more K-12 sessions. And so you'll see a nice balance between higher ed content, K-12 content, whatever you're looking for. Right. We we've kind of spread that pretty evenly.

Bailey Haslam (30:58):
Yeah, absolutely.

Matt Goodwin (31:00):
Yeah. So call for proposal is open. Get that out there. You have until May 14th. We want to hear it.

Ryan Lufkin (31:08):
Yeah. We'll put a little—we'll have Erin put a link in the show notes, so make that easy. Yeah, we want to hear your story.

Matt Goodwin (31:16):
You know stay tuned on the community site. We will be posting those keynotes at some point in the not-too-distant future. Who's going to be gracing us with their presence and their messages.

Bailey Haslam (31:28):
Yeah. We're, we're close to having everything secured and it's going to be a really awesome lineup. So I can't tell you guys quite yet who we're going to have and what it's going to be, but it's really going to be awesome. So I can promise you that.

Ryan Lufkin (31:45):
Awesome—This will ensue.

Matt Goodwin (31:49):
Well, thanks for joining us, Bailey. I hope everybody's looking forward to CanvasCon Online. I know I am. We learned a lot from doing online last year. I'm sure we'll mix it up a little bit this year to make it even better.

Bailey Haslam (32:02):
Yep. Absolutely happy to be here. Thanks so much.

Ryan Lufkin (32:05):
Thanks, Bailey. Talk to you soon.

Bailey Haslam (32:06):

Ryan Lufkin (32:10):
Well, that was an exciting episode of the TLDR podcast.

Matt Goodwin (32:14):
Yes, it was. I would agree.

Ryan Lufkin (32:17):
Your excitement is tangible. I can feel it.

Matt Goodwin (32:22):
No, it was a good episode. And next time we talk to folks it'll be a little bit warmer. We will have May the fourthed and Cinco de Mayoed. Hopefully.

Ryan Lufkin (32:31):
May the fourthed. We need to lobby for that to be an official holiday.

Jenn Mitchell (32:36):
I think it is in Matt's house. Isn't it, Matt?

Matt Goodwin (32:39):
Yeah. Well, any holiday where you can say there's food involved is an official holiday.

Ryan Lufkin (32:46):
We need the lightsaber noises and all the special effects.

Matt Goodwin (32:50):
Well, thanks to all our guests, and...

Ryan Lufkin (32:50):
See everybody next time.

Jenn Mitchell (32:53):

Thank you for joining us on the Canvas TL;DR podcast. If you'd like to take a look at what's happening in our next release, please visit We'll see you next month. Bye!

Microsoft/Canvas LTI updates—Katrina Hess
MasteryView Assessments—Trenton Goble
Studio Updates—Zsofi Goreczky
CanvasCon Online 2021—Bailey Haslam