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Join Nicole Hiers as she guides you through the world of teaching and learning. Each episode, Nicole will amplify client voices, explore effective teaching methods, and showcase the power of Instructure products. From inspiring success stories to innovative teaching techniques, we’re here to energize your everyday. So, pump up the volume and get ready for the beat to drop, as we navigate how to make teaching and learning more accessible and enjoyable for all. Subscribe, share, and join the conversation as we celebrate the art of teaching and the heart of learning on the Bamboo Beat!

Bamboo Beat InstructureCast

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    • 4.7 • 73 Ratings

Join Nicole Hiers as she guides you through the world of teaching and learning. Each episode, Nicole will amplify client voices, explore effective teaching methods, and showcase the power of Instructure products. From inspiring success stories to innovative teaching techniques, we’re here to energize your everyday. So, pump up the volume and get ready for the beat to drop, as we navigate how to make teaching and learning more accessible and enjoyable for all. Subscribe, share, and join the conversation as we celebrate the art of teaching and the heart of learning on the Bamboo Beat!

    Charting the Course with Standards-Driven Tools

    Charting the Course with Standards-Driven Tools

    In this episode, we dive into the world of standards-based grading and its important role in education. Our discussion centers around the use of Mastery Connect and Canvas Outcomes as essential tools for assessing student mastery skills effectively. Our guests share their personal experiences and insights on utilizing these platforms to enhance the teaching and learning process. We explore the advantages of Mastery Connect in supporting standards-based grading and its positive impact on student learning outcomes.

    • 36 min
    Bamboo Beat: Unveiling the Lightbulb Moments

    Bamboo Beat: Unveiling the Lightbulb Moments

    In this episode of the Bamboo Beat host Nicole Hiers welcomes special guests Cory Chitwood, Sam Christ, and Danielle Lentz to discuss the diverse training options available through Instructure. The conversation delves into the evolution of training over the years, emphasizing the importance of community and user-centered approaches. From insights on the Training Services Portal and its new Checklist resource to personal anecdotes from live training sessions, the episode offers valuable advice for administrators and educators looking to enhance their Instructure product knowledge. With practical tips and reflections on their experiences, the guests highlight the significance of continuous learning and collaboration within the Instructure community.
    Check out the blog post referenced in this episode and our new Training Services Portal Checklist.


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    • 50 min
    Bamboo Beat: The Women Who Shaped Us

    Bamboo Beat: The Women Who Shaped Us

    This episode of the Bamboo Beat with Nicole Hiers celebrates International Women's Day and Women's History Month. The conversation highlights the history of International Women's Day and the contributions of women throughout history. It also focuses on the women at Instructure who have shaped the company and the personal and professional growth of the speakers. The episode emphasizes the importance of empowerment, mentorship, and support for women in the workplace. It concludes by recognizing the impact of educators and the influence of family in shaping individuals. Overall, the episode celebrates the achievements and contributions of women and encourages listeners to continue creating history.

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    • 14 min
    Welcoming Parchment into the Instructure Family

    Welcoming Parchment into the Instructure Family

    In this episode, Melissa Loble and Ryan Lufkin interview Matthew Pittinsky, the founder of Parchment, the world’s largest academic credential management platform and network that was recently acquired by Instructure. They discuss Parchment's history, mission, and role in the education industry. The conversation highlights the importance of serving the lifelong learner, improving credentialing processes, and addressing student mobility. The episode concludes with a discussion on the culture and accomplishments of Parchment and the vision for the future.

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    • 31 min
    Bamboo Beat: Commons Conversations

    Bamboo Beat: Commons Conversations

     In this episode of the Bamboo Beat; Nicole Hiers, Don Lourcey, Da’Shira Jackson, and Kimberly Duhé delve into the collaborative world of Canvas Commons with insights from educators who have navigated this inspiring landscape. The group explores strategies for integrating Commons into teaching practices, addressing challenges around content curation, and envisioning the future of Commons in education, from global collaboration to curriculum alignment. Listen in as we unravel the potential of Canvas Commons and its impact on the future of education.

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    • 59 min
    The Future of Credentialing Standards

    The Future of Credentialing Standards

    In this episode of InstructureCast Ryan Lufkin discusses the future of credentialing and credentialing standards in the education industry with guests, Kelly Hoyland and Rob Coyle from 1EdTech. Kelly and Rob provide insights on digital badges, micro-credentialing, and the work of the TrustEd Micro-Credential Coalition. They emphasize the importance of building trust in credentials and the need for a comprehensive learner record. The episode also highlights success stories from institutions such as Wichita State University and Alamo Community College. The TrustEd Micro-Credential Coalition will debut its credentials framework at the upcoming Credential Summit.
    For more information, be sure to visit these websites: 
    Digital Credentials Summit
    TrustEd Microcredential Framework
    1EdTech Digital Credentials Information 
    Announcement about new Learning and Employment Resume Standard (LER-RS) 
    Wichita State University and Alamo Colleges success stories

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Laguner@ ,

THE podcast for Canvas users and Educators

I love podcasts, but I mostly listen to them for entertainment. When I found out Canvas, my favorite LMS platform, had this podcast I immediately wanted to check it out —I’m so happy I did!
Now, is a must on my way to and from work. Great tips and ideas that make this time entertaining, fun, instructive, and valuable!❤️ Thank you, Canvascasters!!!

llan484 ,

I miss Marcus and Eddie

This show used to be so helpful.

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Disappointed

I am honestly really bummed with the direction this podcast has taken since Marcus left. It feels like it lacks real substance and is more promotional than anything else. I have found myself stopping in the middle of an episode and not coming back. I also found the “Teacher Appreciation” episode really distasteful and off-brand for the Instructure I know and respect.

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