• 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 ...
  • RCE Updates - Summer 2020

    As a long-time Instructure product person and a short-time Rich Content Editor product person, the new RCE has been keeping me up at night. Here are some observations and updates and requests for feedback.   I...
    Peyton Craighill
    last modified by Peyton Craighill
  • Safari 13.1 and LTI Integration

    This blog post was authored by Xander Moffatt who is a Software Engineer on our Interoperability Team.   tl;dr Safari blocks all 3rd-party cookies by default, which breaks LTI tools that rely on setting cook...
    Erin Hallmark
    created by Erin Hallmark
  • 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 ...
    created by dnehring
  • Tis the Season in Community

    Last night, the Community Team was awakened by rustling sounds in their kitchen. Several Canvas Product Pandas from the Feature Ideas Factory had invaded their pantry for some holiday cookies. (Too bad the only thing ...
    Renee Carney
    last modified by Renee Carney
  • New! Meet Google Assignments LTI (Beta)

    Over the last several months, the Instructure product team has been working with Google to transition the existing Google Apps LTI to the new Google Assignments tool. This transition allows Google to maintain their ow...
    Karl Lloyd
    created by Karl Lloyd
  • New In-Product Training

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, announcements were made that school buildings would be closed and that teaching and learning would be done remotely from the homes of teachers and students through onl...
    Jody Sailor
    created by Jody Sailor
  • Canvas to Deliver Free Online Training Course for Apple Development in Swift Coding Curriculum

    To support educators in teaching Swift Apple's powerful and intuitive open-source programming language, a new Develop in Swift Professional Learning course from Apple is now available on the Canvas Learning Management...
    Tara Gunther
    last modified by Tara Gunther
  • Canvas Data 2 : Features and Timelines

    Canvas Data Product Evaluation Canvas Data History  Introduction to Canvas Data 2  Canvas Data Comparison Table Canvas Data 2 Overview Expected Behavior Authentication and Authorization...
    Erin Hallmark
    created by Erin Hallmark
  • Let Them be Little: Canvas Elementary Theme

    With recent world events turning K-12 schools and districts to online learning, we are excited to release a feature option that specifically aims to improve the experience of our youngest lear...
    Jody Sailor
    last modified by Jody Sailor
  • Learning Activities - Winter 2020 Update

    Hello everyone!   I wanted to take a few minutes and share some of the latest developments coming from my sphere of the Canvas product world.    My team - known as the Learning Activities team in Canvas...
  • Learning Activities - Spring 2020 Update

    Hello everyone!   It's been several weeks since my last update, and wow - things have changed a little bit. I wanted to share an update on the latest developments in the Learning Activities realm, as w...
  • One Quarter of COVID

    Exactly three months ago today, Instructure’s Chief Product Officer, Mitch Benson sent an email to the company with this TL;DR: The world in which we operate and live is changing dramatically and quickly due to ...
    Shaun Moon
    created by Shaun Moon
  • 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...
    last modified by jpoulos
  • Rule 32: Enjoy the Little Things—Encouraging Student Success

    “Enjoy the little things.” - Tallahassee Zombie Land     The world is a challenging place. Life can be hard. In the last couple months it’s gotten even more challenging as we all learn a n...
    last modified by mmeservey@instructure.com
  • SMS: A love / hate relationship

    “The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently.                            ...
    last modified by mmeservey@instructure.com
  • Canvas Mobile Update - May 2020

    Everything’s green and the driveway is covered in sidewalk chalk and life is totally normal, so that means it’s time for a mobile update!   As you would expect, all of our teams have been racing to r...
    Erin Hallmark
    created by Erin Hallmark
  • User Course Access Log Report

    Understanding online user behaviour has been paramount to the majority of our customers. During COVID-19, user click data is sought after even more. Canvas LMS has multiple tools for our customers to extract click dat...
    Oxana Jurosevic
    last modified by Oxana Jurosevic
  • COVID-19 Rapid Response: Video Conferencing

    As part of Canvas’ rapid response to COVID-19, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a group who has been focusing on video conferencing solutions as part of a broader look at the changing dynamics of remo...
    Shaun Moon
    last modified by Shaun Moon
  • On Data Differences Between Analytics and New Analytics

    In 2019 we introduced New Analytics to replace and improve upon the course- and user-analytics offering in Canvas. We did so because we saw an opportunity to make an update to a valuable product to provide expanded an...
    Erin Hallmark
    created by Erin Hallmark