Hilary Scharton

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The Search Is Over: Canvas Now Works Better Than Ever With Google

Jan 20, 2017
By Hilary Scharton

Picture this: A foot of snow fell overnight and you just received a text alert that school is canceled. You’d planned to give your students time in class to work on small group presentations about “The Glass Menagerie” today, but now you need to find another solution.

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Cause for Celebration: The New Canvas User Interface is Here

Jul 13, 2016
By Hilary Scharton

The July 4th weekend was all about celebrating our nation’s independence, but this past weekend, Canvas set off some fireworks of its own. The new Canvas user interface (UI) went live for all users on Saturday, July 9. With a restructured dashboard and global navigation menu, the new UI is more than a flashy display; it’s designed to deliver a better, more seamless user experience.

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Canvas Takes Grading to the Extreme

Mar 19, 2014
By Hilary Scharton

On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner was lifted into the stratosphere by a 55-story balloon filled with 30 million cubic feet of helium. At 128,000 feet, Baumgartner jumped to Earth from the edge of his space capsule. Reaching speeds over 843 miles per hour—and transcending the speed of sound—his free fall lasted more than four minutes. To put this stratospheric stunt into perspective, skydivers typically jump from approximately 13,000 feet and free fall at 120 mph for about 60 seconds before deploying their parachutes. Baumgartner’s mission took skydiving to the next level (and beyond), breaking numerous world records and providing valuable data for aerospace advancements.

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Predicting the future one feature at a time

Jul 25, 2013
By Hilary Scharton

At Instructure, we don’t rely on ESP to predict the future of Canvas. Nor do we read tea leaves, consult tarot cards, or peer into a crystal ball. Heck, we don’t even know Canvas’ astrological sign. When it comes to our vision for how Canvas will grow and evolve, we chart our course using only one magical tool—a product roadmap based on the needs of our users.

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Springtime Magic

May 7, 2013
By Hilary Scharton

Two weeks ago, the weatherman said Spring was here. So why did I wake up to snow in my front yard last week? Apparently, predicting the weather is hard. Or at least accurately predicting the weather is. Just ask Punxsutawney Phil.

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Hilary Scharton

Recent Posts

The Search Is Over: Canvas Now Works Better Than Ever With Google

Jan 20, 2017
By Hilary Scharton

Picture this: A foot of snow fell overnight and you just received a text alert that school is canceled. You’d planned to give your students time in class to work on small group presentations about “The Glass Menagerie” today, but now you need to find another solution.

read more

Cause for Celebration: The New Canvas User Interface is Here

Jul 13, 2016
By Hilary Scharton

The July 4th weekend was all about celebrating our nation’s independence, but this past weekend, Canvas set off some fireworks of its own. The new Canvas user interface (UI) went live for all users on Saturday, July 9. With a restructured dashboard and global navigation menu, the new UI is more than a flashy display; it’s designed to deliver a better, more seamless user experience.

read more

Canvas Takes Grading to the Extreme

Mar 19, 2014
By Hilary Scharton

On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner was lifted into the stratosphere by a 55-story balloon filled with 30 million cubic feet of helium. At 128,000 feet, Baumgartner jumped to Earth from the edge of his space capsule. Reaching speeds over 843 miles per hour—and transcending the speed of sound—his free fall lasted more than four minutes. To put this stratospheric stunt into perspective, skydivers typically jump from approximately 13,000 feet and free fall at 120 mph for about 60 seconds before deploying their parachutes. Baumgartner’s mission took skydiving to the next level (and beyond), breaking numerous world records and providing valuable data for aerospace advancements.

read more

Predicting the future one feature at a time

Jul 25, 2013
By Hilary Scharton

At Instructure, we don’t rely on ESP to predict the future of Canvas. Nor do we read tea leaves, consult tarot cards, or peer into a crystal ball. Heck, we don’t even know Canvas’ astrological sign. When it comes to our vision for how Canvas will grow and evolve, we chart our course using only one magical tool—a product roadmap based on the needs of our users.

read more

Springtime Magic

May 7, 2013
By Hilary Scharton

Two weeks ago, the weatherman said Spring was here. So why did I wake up to snow in my front yard last week? Apparently, predicting the weather is hard. Or at least accurately predicting the weather is. Just ask Punxsutawney Phil.

read more