• Canvas X: Aug 2019 - Update

    Hello all! My name’s Daniel Nehring and I’m on the data science research team here at Instructure.  We’ve been busy behind the scenes working on improving our Nudge project that was implemented ...
    Daniel Nehring
    created by Daniel Nehring
  • What does the recent IMS LTI Deprecation and Security Update mean for Canvas users and integrations?

    Recently, IMS Global announced the deprecation schedule of the LTI 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0 specifications. Going forward, LTI Core version 1.3 (LTI 1.3) will be the recommended specification for new integrations and an...
    Jesse Poulos
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  • Instructure + Unsplash

    If you attended InstructureCon 2019, you heard us announce a new partnership with Unsplash, a leading community of photographers that supplies a large library of beautiful images. You may have even met some of the...
    Lauren Williams
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  • Featured Content in Commons: Coming Soon!

    We all know education is about more than just learning long division and how to compose a sentence. Education is also about fostering thoughtful and respectful human beings. As a platform for learning, it’s not ...
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  • Flickr Removing Images: We Got This

    ***Please note updated Flickr Removal Dates, due to Flickr Clarification***Thank you to Ian Linkletter for pointing out the clarification. Flickr is Removing Millions of ImagesOn November 1, 2018, Flickr announced a p...
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  • Canvas in Elementary

      I am 3rd grade teacher. My students use Canvas classes in daily practice. Canvas helps me create differentiated assignments and support students with special needs. Kids love it. I believe that other teachers w...
    Olena Bradford
    created by Olena Bradford
  • Adaptation: Feature Idea Process Changes

    Feature ideas from the Community help shape Canvas development. All 330,000 of you (!!) have a part in the decisions we make about what to add and update next. The way we’ve solicited and interacted with feature...
    Renee Carney
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  • "Initial Stage: We are reviewing your idea"

    tl;dr: Newly-submitted ideas will start out in a new non-voting stage: Initial Stage: We are reviewing your idea.   Next week, starting on Monday, June 17, we will change how newly-submitted ideas behave and disp...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • Canvas X: Nudge, August 2018

    Canvas X is where we seek your input on experiments from our secret pandaworks lab! It's all about starting small, measuring, and learning our way forward!   Our June-August Nudge experiment was a ...
    Renee Carney
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  • Ask Technology & Engineering Leadership

      Presentation Title “Ask Technology & Engineering Leadership” has been a popular and highly attended session at InstCon for the past 2 years, so let’s do it again.  This session is you...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • InstUI: Instructure’s Style Guide 2.0

    Since its inception, Canvas has always been open and transparent about our business and our features. We believe in being open. We believe in allowing you to use Canvas the way you want to use Canvas. And branding is ...
  • Thoughts on Stylus Support in SpeedGrader

    Enhancing our stylus support in SpeedGrader to include Windows touch-enabled devices has been an exciting and challenging journey. We’ve learned a lot along the way, and I wanted to share a few thoughts. We hope...
    Jon Fenton
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  • "Alexa, ask Canvas..."

    Attendees, and Twitter (#InstCon), were buzzing with news of the new Canvas Alexa integration, following Jared Stein’s InstructureCon keynote Thursday afternoon. Jared stood on the center stage and directed Alex...
    Renee Carney
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  • Proctoring Partnership Survey

    The Instructure Partnerships Team is in the process of gathering data that could help guide future partner integration strategy for our proctoring service partners and we'd love to hear from you!   If you’r...
    Dave Nelson
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  • Content Security Policy Project Update

    Last October we outlined a new security project for Canvas that gives institutions more control over the javascript that is allowed to run in their instance of Canvas through an updated Content Security Policy (CSP). ...
    Jon Fenton
    created by Jon Fenton
  • Commons Cartridge Viewer: We invented it!

    You guys! We invented a thing! Well, more specifically, our brilliant engineers invented a thing! Why? Because you asked us for it!   You asked for a way to see the contents of the resources that are shared in Co...
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  • Khaki 2018 Update

    At Khaki 2017, we committed to devoting 100 sprints of engineering capacity to the priorities selected by the group. We’re on track to accomplish that and have already delivered some of the projects. However, no...
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  • LTI Advantage

    Recently IMS Global Learning Consortium announced an unprecedented number of education platforms who have been identified as early adopters of LTI Advantage and have run through early certification testing. The n...
    Karl Lloyd
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  • Updating Catalog to React

    Hey everyone,   The front end of Catalog was constructed mostly in a JavaScript (JS) framework called Ember that was popular around the time Catalog was originally being built. Ember has some inherent downsides ...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • Commons Favorites & Why We Got Rid of Ratings

    We’ve had a few questions about the removal of the rating system in Commons, and we wanted to provide you all with some insight into our thought process. The rating system didn’t see wide adoption. Only 6....
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