• Still loving reading

    I love getting lost in a book. And I treasure memories of my four kids as small people snuggling up for stories every night. The highlight of our day sometimes. I also treasure reading to a spellbound class, making pr...
    Olena Bradford
    created by Olena Bradford
  • 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
  • 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
    last modified by Jon Fenton
  • 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
  • Unsplash: Better Images for the New Canvas Rich Content Editor

    Last July you may remember we announced our new partnership with Unsplash. Now that the new Rich Content Editor is available in the production environment, you’ll enjoy improved content creation tools, including...
    Lauren Williams
    last modified by Lauren Williams
  • What's in a Name? Why Pronouns Matter

    “What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet   What’s in a name? What does it mean? Why is it important?  ...
    Matt Meservey
    last modified by Matt Meservey
  • Help us improve Commons!

    With the last Canvas release, we released a survey on the Commons Search page.   We are researching how to better support instructors in finding the content they need, how search is used, and content is discovere...
    Erin Hallmark
    created by Erin Hallmark
  • How we're protecting privacy with the Canvas Skill for Alexa

    I've talked with some folks both f2f and in the Community about the new Canvas Skill for Alexa (included in our InstCon0017 Product Announcements) and how it might impact student privacy (e.g. FERPA in ...
    Jared Stein
    last modified by Jared Stein
  • 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
  • Proposal for New Security Policy

    Canvas makes teaching and learning easier by being open and adaptable. Openness is also a core value at Instructure. When we learn about potential security concerns, we want to keep you aware of what Instructure is do...
    last modified by chunter@instructure.com
  • Canvas X: Nudge, March 2018

    Canvas X is where we seek your input on experiments from our secret pandaworks lab!   Nudge is a prototype service that helps students effectively manage their time and coursework. This service is the first step...
    Renee Carney
    last modified by Renee Carney
  • January 2020 Catalog Update

    Hey everyone!    Welcome to 2020. I hope everyone had a fun, relaxing holiday break. This time of year always provides an opportunity to reflect back on what the previous year shaped up to be, as well as loo...
    Erin Hallmark
    created by Erin Hallmark
  • Commons Beta

    We are happy to let you know that a Beta environment version of Commons is available.    Why have we built it?  Previously, Commons hasn’t had a Beta version, and even if you used Canvas Beta, it ...
    Erin Hallmark
    created by Erin Hallmark
  • Insights: Canvas DocViewer

    [14 June 2017 Update] For the most accurate information about DocViewer, please reference Canvas Release: Canvas DocViewer.   [7 June 2017 Update] Thanks for your interest in Canvas DocV...
    last modified by kmcgee
  • 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
  • Post Policy Updates Feedback

    Thanks for your feedback! We've made several improvements in the last few Canvas releases that are now in your production environment. For further questions, feel free to visit [ARCHIVED] New Gradebook Users Grou...
    Jon Fenton
    last modified by Jon Fenton
  • "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