• 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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  • 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
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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...
    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
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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...
    last modified by kmcgee
  • 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
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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
  • 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 ...
    last modified by cwruck
  • 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...
    last modified by cwruck
  • 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
    last modified by Renee Carney
  • 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
    last modified by Renee Carney
  • 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 ...
  • "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
    last modified by Renee Carney