• Canvas Certification Courses- What teachers should and shouldn’t be asked to do in the Community

    Being at an institution with a number of experienced Canvas users as well as many just getting started, I have been giving thought to what activities within the Community should be included in initial certification an...
    Eric Werth
    last modified by Eric Werth
  • How Are You Being the Hero?

    The Services Department released Be the Hero: Canvas Admin Quick Start Guide in October 2018 as a free resource for new Canvas admins. The blog post announcing Be the Hero is here. Y...
    Erin Keefe
    last modified by Erin Keefe
  • Admin Tips: Search Quickly for Users & Courses

    For admins who do dozens of searches per day on Canvas, here are a couple of tips that save a few clicks (and a few seconds) each time. I use these many times a day. (This post is an adaptation of the "Customer Lightn...
    Matthew Weathers
    last modified by Matthew Weathers
  • Create a Global Announcements Archive!

    Context In our school district, I strive to limit global announcements to one-per-month and use them exclusively for Canvas-related tips, resources, and learning opportunities. Here's a recent example:     ...
    Stephen Simpson
    last modified by Stephen Simpson
  • Undeleting things in Canvas

    I'm sure over 90% of people know some of these tricks but I always like to share stuff just in case someone doesn't know some ways to get things back in Canvas.   Recovering things in a course As a former Black...
    Shaun Holland
    created by Shaun Holland
  • 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?...
    created by cesbrandt
  • Inactivating users by program

    In my recent efforts to migrate data into Canvas from another reporting system one of the things that I found useful was to enroll all the users into the course and set their state as active, but for students who shou...
    Gerald Q. Maguire
    last modified by Gerald Q. Maguire
  • Bulk Announcement Date Editor (Google doc)

    Problem: I teach the same courses over and over.   I copy the courses from a sandbox each time I teach it.   There are many useful announcements in those courses that are copied as well. Adjusting dates i...
    Kona Jones
    created by Kona Jones
  • Lessons Learned from a Year with Blueprint Courses

    While you wait for all the #InstCon 2018 recordings to be available, I can share this information about my session on Blueprint courses. (See the attachment below for the slide deck.)   Presentation Abstract: Blu...
    Linda J. Lee
    created by Linda J. Lee
  • Efficiency tips for Admins

    I have a few Chrome browser settings and extensions that I thought might be useful to other admins, and would bet that many others in the community have developed other shortcuts to save time. Please share yours in th...
    last modified by jthoms@stanford.edu
  • Admin Tray - Sub Account Menu

    CHANGELOG Sep 19, 2018 > Sep 21, 2018 12:28 PM Jun 6, 2018 May 31, 2018   README If you're a system administrator of a Canvas LMS instance with a deep organization of sub accounts you have ine...
    Neal Shebeck
    created by Neal Shebeck
  • Adding users and setting their status to inactive or reactivating them

    In conjunction with migrating users from one source to another (such asMigrating grades from one Canvas course to another ). I found it useful to be able add users based on their SIS ID and to be able set them to...
    Gerald Q. Maguire
    last modified by Gerald Q. Maguire
  • Removing users and assignments via the API

    My recent attempt to migrate users' grades for assignments from a pre-Canvas course to Canvas starts by adding the users to a Canvas course, then adding the assignments, and then finally adding each student's grade fo...
    Gerald Q. Maguire
    last modified by Gerald Q. Maguire
  • Adding a new grading standard

    In the first several year of using Canvas I spent a lot of time moving content (especially quizzes) from the prior LMSs, but this is my first major attempt to move state information for students. Has anyone else addre...
    Gerald Q. Maguire
    last modified by Gerald Q. Maguire
  • The Accessibility Checker has been open sourced

    Hey Everyone!   One of Instructure’s core values is openness. We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere and that one of our greatest assets is you—the amazing Canvas community. It is from th...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • CCSD - Sharing the Love

    I never know when I should be doing a blog post, document, discussion, etc. but this just felt like a blog ( I think ). While the Clark County School District is pretty massive (over 44,000 employees and 318,000 stude...
    Neal Shebeck
    last modified by Neal Shebeck
  • Why should YOU attend the InstructureCon 2018 Unconference?

    Yes, the presentations at InstructureCon are amazing, but what if instead of just one person sharing and talking about a topic, there was an opportunity for a number of people to share and collaborate on that topic? ...
    Kona Jones
    created by Kona Jones
  • What is an Unconference?

    As the definition above (from Google) implies, an unconference is an informal participant-driven meetup where those who attend decide on the topics and agenda. Participants are the ones who facilitate the discussions ...
    Kona Jones
    created by Kona Jones
  • Early Warning for Students

    One of our many goals with Canvas Data is to develop a report that would permit our advising and administration teams quick access to see a list of students who are ‘at risk’ of not passing their course(s)...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • Choosing a WordPress Knowledgebase for Student led Digital Learning Support

    We have a number of student helpers who support out digital learning ambitions by helping out at our BSN Genius Bar. The Genius Bar is run by student for other students.   If a student has a problem with their d...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams