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Teachers and professors strive to provide the best learning experience possible for students. They listen to students and take their feedback to heart. Teachers know that to be the best instructor possible, they need their students' help. At Instructure, we feel the same way about our community. In order to build a better Canvas, we need your input.

Project Khaki

To make sure we continue to offer the best LMS experience there is, we created Project Khaki, hosting 40 of our most active community participants from both K12 and higher education for a day at our offices. During our day of collaborative discussions and workshops, we were able to cover a lot of ground, focusing primarily on feature prioritization, bugs fixes, and Jive, our new community platform.

Thanks to our community, we are now dedicating additional resources to fixing bugs. And after hearing from these top community members, we have also committed to prioritizing these features: Selective Release, Gradebook Performance and SpeedGrader 2.0, and having them finished before the new year. (Yes, that is a Canvas promise.)

Our staff at Instructure were not the only people to have found Project Khaki informative and rewarding. We enjoyed hearing and reading positive feedback from attendees. Many community members mentioned that they enjoyed being part of the discussion. Others appreciated hearing others' ideas and learning more about Canvas. Many attendees turned to Twitter to share their thoughts on Project Khaki.

A few of our favorite tweets include:

@NicholeLemmon: "The BEST thing about @Instructure Canvas is they LISTEN to customers. #Projectkhaki is a great example."

@kbeimfoh: "@Linda_Canvas @Instructure so glad to have the opportunity to be a part of #projectkhaki. Great conversations and connections today!"

@wargoes: "Bravo @Instructure for hosting a great collaborative event with key community members. Going above & beyond = happy customers! #projectkhaki"

Interacting with our community doesn't stop with Project Khaki. Our new community platform, Jive, launches April 15th and will provide a place for the community to be even more engaged in the future. So a big thank you to our community who helps make Canvas better. We couldn’t do it without you.

Keep Learning,
David Burggraaf
SVP Engineering