Sometimes it's hard to find resources in the Canvas Community and often awesome things are overlooked due to the sheer volume of information. To make it easier for people, the following is a comprehensive list of Canvancements (Canvas Enhancements) James Jones has developed for Canvas. James would never sing his own praises, but I have no problem doing so on his behalf. Enjoy!
List of Canvancements
- Sorting the All Courses list
- Assigning Intra-Group Peer Reviews
- Adjust All Assignment Dates on One Page
- Importing Rubrics from a Spreadsheet
- QuizWiz: Enhancements to SpeedGrader and Quizzes
- Better Group Discussion Navigation
- Sorting the Find a Rubric dialog
- Removing Missing and Late Labels
- Obtaining a list of Admin Users with their Roles
- Show all grades for a student on one page - Or see GitHub Canvancement/grades
- Sorting Rubrics Made Easy
- Adding Login and SIS IDs to Admin User Search
- How to List Items Alphabetically when Adding to a Module
- Course Roster Enhancements
- Obtaining and using Access Report data for an entire course
- Show student names for Differentiated Assignments
- Bulk Publish / Delete Pages
- How to Count Student Discussion Posts
- How to list teachers who have published/unpublished courses
Additional Documentation and Resources
- Accomplish the Impossible. This this the 2017 InstructureCon presentation by James and Kona.
- Looking Up Values in Formula Questions
- Understanding Multiple Answers Questions
- Canvas Data API Authentication
- Mandatory Orientation Programming
- Assignment Submissions Report Programming
- Hiding Content from Certain Roles
- Finding user account creation details
- Quiz Questions Groups and the API
- How to Reorder Rubric Criteria. This is the technical explanation behind Sorting Rubrics Made Easy.
- Sorting Dashboard Course Cards. Canvas provided their own solution with the December 8, 2018, production release.
- Restoring the Needs Graded count. Canvas fixed this with the March 12, 2016, production release.
- Unassigning the Front Page. Canvas provided their own solution with the November 18, 2017, production release.
- Permissions Page Role Sorting. Canvas provided their own solution with the July 14, 2018, production release.
Questions about any of these resources should be added to that specific resources document or blog.
November 21, 2017: Greasemonkey 4 / Firefox 57 note
It appears that there is a bug with Firefox 57 that is keeping Greasemonkey 4 from working. It basically keeps any script from Github from installing, updating, or running and you can't create local scripts either. Github is where all of the source code for the Canvancements are stored. There is a way to temporarily disable a security protocol in Firefox that is provided in the bug report, but my recommendation at this point is to use Chrome or Safari or to install Tampermonkey for Firefox. Firefox will not be fixing this issue in Firefox 57 as it's not a security bug, Greasemonkey 3 no longer works after upgrading to Firefox 57, and it would completely change the way Greasemonkey injects and detects user scripts to fix (meaning I don't expect them to fix it).
October 1, 2019: Safari 13 note
Apple has changed the way extensions work and Safari 13 no longer supports user scripts. The initial release of Safari 13 allowed you to keep Tampermonkey installed if you already had it installed, but after I upgraded to Safari 13.0.1, it gave notice that Tampermonkey was being disabled and it was gone, although it sounds like the files may still be on the drive. See the Tampermonkey as 'Safari App Extension' thread for additional information and updates.
For the time being, if you upgrade your OS and need to use a user script, then I suggest using Chrome or Firefox.
October 20, 2019: Safari 13 update
Tampermonkey has been rewritten to work with Safari 13. Now Mac users can use Safari. The developer did decide to charge $1.99 for reasons explained in the announcement post. To install Tampermonkey for Safari, go to the App Store and search for Tampermonkey (here's a direct link to the Tampermonkey in the Apple Store). After purchasing it, you open Safari, go to Preferences, choose Extensions, and enable it. I had to restart Safari before it worked, but your experience may be different.