• 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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...
    chunter@instructure.com
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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...
    kmcgee
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  • 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 New Gradebook Users Group ...
    Jon Fenton
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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
  • 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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  • 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 ...
    cwruck
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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...
    cwruck
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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