Welcome to the Canvas Insider

This newsletter, and podcast hosted on Anchor.FM, is curated by Chris Powell, Canvas LMS Administrator for Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, USA.

Since 2016, Chris has been accumulating knowledge about Instructure’s Learning Management System from supporting thousands of teachers, staff, and students at WWU. He is fueled by sharing information with people and likes helping de-stress his customers’ relationship with technology.

While Instructure has an outstanding, extensive online documentation repository for teachers and students, the Canvas Insider newsletter provides unique tips, tricks, and trends Chris has acquired from working “in the trenches” with his clients. The supplemental podcast provides similar tips and suggestions for aural learners.

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Issue 1 - January 2022

Issue 2 - February 2022

Issue 3 - March 2022

Issue 4 - April 2022

Issue 5 - May 2022

Issue 6 - June 2022

Issue 7 - July 2022

Issue 8 - August 2022

Issue 9 - September 2022

Issue 10 - October 2022

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Chris Powell

Strategic technology advisor. THE Canvas Admin for Western Washington University. Aspiring digital ghost.