• Escape the Room: Canvas Carnival

    This will be a true escape the room experience housed within a Canvas course.  What happens if you don't escape in time?  No big deal!  You will have access to the course after the session and can escap...
    Ryan Corris
    created by Ryan Corris
  • Roses are Red, the Link Validator is Rad

        Dear Canvas,   Oh, Link Validator tool! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways  . . . and times you've saved me from a flood of student emails about a deleted link! I love that you ...
    moulder@upenn.edu
    last modified by moulder@upenn.edu
  • New Gradebook Filtering by Assignment Group and Module

      Dear Canvas,   I'll be honest: I love just about everything about the New Gradebook.   I've been using the New Gradebook in my classes since the beta opened after InstructureCon in 2017. I've watch...
    Linda J. Lee
    created by Linda J. Lee
  • A love story for Canvas

      Dear Canvas, I love the way you tell me what to do every time I log in with the To Do list on the right side of the Dashboard.  You don't tie me down with restraints of having to look in every class, at ev...
    Rick Murch-Shafer
    last modified by Rick Murch-Shafer
  • Message students who!!

        Dear Canvas, One of my favorite quick and easy ways to reach out to students and keep in contact with them is the "Message Students Who" option in the gradebook!    With just a couple o...
    Kona Jones
    created by Kona Jones
  • Teaching with FERPA | Blogging Challenge

    From time to time, we've held blogging challenges in the Canvas Community, and the contributed content has been amazing. Recently, it's been noticed that there's a need for content that focuses on student pr...
    Kristin Lundstrum
    last modified by Kristin Lundstrum
  • Discovering ungraded assignments in courses with sections

    I find the current system of emails of newly submitted assignments to be almost worthless, as I am in a number of courses where there are large numbers of students and most of them are irrelevant from my point of view...
    Gerald Q. Maguire
    last modified by Gerald Q. Maguire
  • 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
  • My first canvas template to share

    Hi, I am finding my way to Canvas and I would like to share this community this canvas template that I have built upon another template that some one shared to the Commons (I can't remember the author now, but thank ...
    Mari-Cruz Garcia
    last modified by Mari-Cruz Garcia
  • Hidden Gems: Working with Surveys in New Quizzes

    Surveys are possible in New Quizzes, although you may need some tweaking. There is an article here (FAQ: New Quizzes) mentioning that surveys do not exist in New Quizzes. However, this is not logically corre...
    Kelvin Dean
    created by Kelvin Dean
  • #CanvasChat Recap: 2/6/2020 – Humanizing Your Course and Connecting with Online Students

    Kona Jones, Director of Online Learning at Richland Community College, hosted this week's #CanvasChat focusing on humanizing your course and connecting with online students.   "If you follow me on Twitter or in ...
    Caitlin Kanaly
    last modified by Caitlin Kanaly
  • Cat herding for beginners: My first year as the technical expert for a large multi-institutional consortium

      Presentation Title Cat herding for beginners: My first year as the technical expert for a large multi-institutional consortium, or what I wish I knew when we started, or how to get ahead in Canvas without eve...
    David Tod
    last modified by David Tod
  • Day 02 - Group Evaluation LTI: Developing a Better Tool

        [Group Evaluation LTI: Developing a Better Tool] Kent Matsueda, Assistant Director of Design, Penn State University   [INTEL] When group work is essential, a way for group assessment is a must. This...
    Matthew Jennings
    created by Matthew Jennings
  • Could You Be More Specific? Committing to Examples for Major Assignments

    Higher ed hosts a bewildering number of professors who 1.) fail to provide examples of completed projects and assignments, 2.) actively avoid examples on the premise of promoting creativity, and 3.) presumably enjoy a...
    Rachael Sweeten
    last modified by Rachael Sweeten
  • Configuring Okta (SAML) and Canvas Authentication

    In my role as a Project Consultant, I frequently assist clients with configuring their authentication for Canvas. Because I have had several requests recently for assistance with Okta, I decided to put this ...
    Aurelien Mansier
    last modified by Aurelien Mansier
  • Search for Meaning: Reading Response Format for Higher Ed

    Enjoy this efficient Reading Response formula for encouraging higher-level Bloom’s Synthesis and Evaluation skills in higher ed. Major benefits:  Students invest more effort to glean value from t...
    Rachael Sweeten
    last modified by Rachael Sweeten
  • InstructureCon 2020

    Greetings, Canvas world!   As I am sitting thinking about my proposal for InstructureCon2020, I thought, wouldn't it be a great idea if CanvasAdvocates had space where they can present to other use...
    jjones@lynn.edu
    last modified by jjones@lynn.edu
  • Update on New Google Sites: Happy!

    CROSSPOSTED. Updates will appear at Teaching with Canvas blog.  And no, this is not really a post about Canvas per se... it's a post about a great tool to use to fill a gap in the Canvas tool ecosystem: if you wa...
    Laura Gibbs
    last modified by Laura Gibbs
  • 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 Data, Analytics, and Privacy

    There are two Instructure blog posts relating to data, analytics, and privacy concerns that we would like to share with the CCMS Home Group. The first is a July 2019 blog post from Instructure CEO Jared Stein, titled&...
    Logan Murray
    last modified by Logan Murray