• Course Evaluation Checklist

    ** UPDATE JANUARY 2020** Our Canvas Course Evaluation Checklist v2.0 is Now Available! Please visit our Course Evaluation Checklist v2.0 Blog Post to learn more about v2.0 and create your own copy of th...
    Lily Philips
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  • 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...
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  • Canvas Current Issues: Open to Everyone

    For the last few years, Canvas Labs has been a magical place full of wonder. Word would spread throughout the Community—admins would promote this magical land in various discussion and question threads—and...
    Erin Hallmark
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  • Free for Teacher Feature Options

    For those of you who are not LMS administrators, you may not be familiar with the concept of feature options in cloud software.  One of the advantages of cloud software is that it is easier to keep it up to date ...
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  • 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 ...
    Zsofi Goreczky
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  • Hidden Gems: Access Codes & Force Completion

    One of the things that I have learned from taking final exams online is the use of the force completion method.    What is Force Completion? At our institution, which uses Blackboard, our business teacher ac...
    Kelvin Dean
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  • First Look: Responsive Layout

    You may have noticed today there is a new look in Free-For-Teachers. The new responsive layout is here! This layout ensures that the Canvas website looks great on ALL devices, even on smartphones and tablets! See this...
    Kelvin Dean
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  • Hello from the A&NZ Higher Ed User Group

    During 2019, Higher Ed institutions across Australia and New Zealand using Canvas started the A&NZ Higher Ed User Group, in partnership with our Customer Success Managers from Instructure. I am lucky enough to be ...
    Jayde Colquhoun
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  • Thoma Bravo Instructure Acquisition

    A space where news and reactions to the proposed Thoma Bravo acquisition can be gathered that would be of interest to the community. Please add additional resources, questions or concerns in the comments.  &...
    Christopher Phillips
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  • Using Google Docs for dynamic Canvas content

    If you create a document in Google Drive, you can click on File > Publish to the Web > Publish to generate a link or embed code. The embed code can be used anywhere in Canvas where the Rich Content Editor is ava...
    Stefanie Sanders
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  • Turn that Cumbersome Teacher Resource Binder into a Digital School Resource Hub!

    Calling all school level administrators and leadership teams!Have you ever had a bajillion resources you needed to hand out to your faculty but hate the idea of making all those copies?? Not to mention killing a bunch...
    Rosina Monteiro
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  • Beginning- and End-of-Course Checklists for Instructors

    Have you ever wished there was a resource you could reference when setting up a Canvas course? Well, good news...now there is one! The Training Services department shared all of their collective experiences ...
    Erin Wasson
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  • Rich Content Editor HTML Cheatsheet

    Update 1/1/2020. The new rich content editor is available in beta and will be available in production in the January 2020 release. See my new post about the new rich content editor for the latest updates.  J...
    Susan Nugent
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  • New and Improved Rich Content Editor HTML Cheatsheet

    At InstructureCon2019 the new rich content editor was unveiled so I decided it was time for update to the Rich Content Editor HTML Cheatsheet (see the original post). It important to note at this time the new editor i...
    Susan Nugent
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  • New vs. Old Analytics

    Hello Canvas Community!   We will continue to iterate on improvements to course-level analytics. In the meantime, we've created a guide of the differences. Please let me know in the comments if we've missed...
    Katrina Hess
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  • HTML Editor Syntax Highlighter

    Disclaimer This is my second blog post to the Canvas Community, but I'm going to stick with my tl;dr format.   The Situation Who doesn't like their code to be easier to read!? Oh, you use the Rich Content Editor?...
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  • Kung Fu Canvas

    Canvas has some AMAZING and AWESOME videos and guides!  They are great resources for looking up just about anything you want to know.  However, if someone is Canvas beginner it is hard to know which video(s)...
    Mike Cowen
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  • Hidden Gems: Working with Rubrics in New Quizzes

    Some people are wondering: Is there a way to add a rubric to a New Quiz? The answer is actually yes, but it is in a hidden location. Here's how you can do it.   Perform the same steps as you usually would when c...
    Kelvin Dean
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  • Teachers Need To Use Teacher

    Despite an aggressive marketing campaign and screaming until my lungs grew sore, some instructors on my campus still try to use the old all-in-one Canvas app to teach.  While I am grateful I got these slow-to-cha...
    Jason Griggs
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  • Canvas Mobile App | Calendar Events and In-class participation

    Working as an EdTech Specialist at a renowned Med School I come across various scenarios.   Major Users: Students, Instructors and Canvas Admins (Including Me! )   How and Why: Majority of our st...
    Rakshitha Rajanna
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