• 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
  • 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
  • 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...
    Lauren Williams
    created by Lauren Williams
  • 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
  • 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...
    Lauren Williams
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  • 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...
    jpoulos
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  • 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...
    Matt Meservey
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  • SMS: A love / hate relationship

    “The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently.                            ...
    Matt Meservey
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  • 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
  • Commons improvements for remote teaching

    From the first moment when COVID19 hit the entire world, we saw that sharing information and its significance has increased. Right now, people are supposed to communicate even more than they are used to, and when it c...
    Erin Hallmark
    created by Erin Hallmark
  • 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
    last modified by Jon Fenton
  • New Quizzes to replace Classic Quizzes July 2021

    For quite some time now, teams at Instructure have been working on a more scalable, robust, accessible quizzing engine for Canvas. Sixteen months from now, in July 2021, New Quizzes is going to be the out-of-the-box t...
    Shaun Moon
    last modified by Shaun Moon
  • Canvas Data Access Offering: Share Your Thoughts about Datasets

    Data is a powerful tool that has the potential to transform the way we offer education to students. Over the past five years, the Canvas data sharing product has been very important to our users and institutions. ...
    Oxana Jurosevic
    last modified by Oxana Jurosevic
  • Thoughts on the Similarity Score icons

    We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on the similarity score icon changes that will be going to production with the next release. Some questions have come up about how many different icons we display, the nature...
    Jon Fenton
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  • Introducing the tl;dr Canvas product podcast

    Over the last few months, the Canvas product team has been navigating some process changes within Canvas. We’ve been improving how we work with our engineering teams, how we work with our customer success teams,...
    Matt Goodwin
    last modified by Matt Goodwin