• 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...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • 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?  ...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • A Call for Canvas Advocates! How you can contribute to a global Canvas user community

    2019 Canvas Advocates are now making the difficult decisions of where to display their sweet badge and when to flaunt their exclusive swag! Now is exactly the right time for you to get in on the 2020 action!   Th...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • 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...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • 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
    created by Rosina Monteiro
  • Canvas Rollout Editable Printables

      In my role as a Principal Consultant at Instructure, I work closely with our customers during their transition to Canvas. Using our Canvas Success Model, I help schools connect their vision for teaching and lea...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • Getting an Edge on Student Feedback and Communications

    I am ever grateful for all of the resources, tips, best practices, and tools created by and for the Canvas Community. I do not think any of us could do our jobs at all without the ever-present advice and help of the c...
    Nancy LaChance
    last modified by Nancy LaChance
  • Training Services Portal

    Canvas is a clean and intuitive LMS system which can be quickly mastered.  Many can learn Canvas on their own and enjoy doing so through exploring the system.  Most of us are busy professionals and are more ...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • Canvas Admin Checklist

    Root Account Admins hold the keys to creating and maintaining a successful Canvas Instance.   No pressure there!  Many decisions and considerations need to be made when choosing settings, customizing r...
    Janie Ruddy
    created by Janie Ruddy
  • Be The Hero Updates

    Thanks to Erin Keefe  and Sallie Michalsky as well as the rest of the Training Services team for developing wonderful, free resource such as the Be The Hero - New Training Course for Canvas Admins! ...
    Janie Ruddy
    last modified by Janie Ruddy
  • Canvas Release -- Sour Notes

    Before I begin this blog, I do want to send huge kudos to Erin Hallmark who kept me sane through a more-than-trying Canvas release week.  Erin, you are a hero who stuck with us and helped throughout the week...
    Nancy LaChance
    last modified by Nancy LaChance
  • 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 ...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • Growing with Canvas Updates

    Thanks to Erin Keefe  andSallie Michalsky as well as the rest of theCanvas Training team for developing wonderful, free resource such as the Be The Hero - New Training Course for Canvas Admins...
    Janie Ruddy
    created by Janie Ruddy
  • Moving from using a spreadsheet to the Canvas gradebook

    In one of the courses that I have been responsible for there is a final oral presentation with formal opponents who have previously written an opposition report. During the final oral presentation, I have found it ver...
    Gerald Q. Maguire
    last modified by Gerald Q. Maguire
  • Sort Account-Level Course Page Terms in Descending Order

    The terms list on the account-level course page is sorted in ascending order. When I filter terms, I almost always want the current term or a recent term. Having to scroll to the bottom of our long list of terms is an...
    Daniel Grobani
    last modified by Daniel Grobani
  • Custom Sorting Terms in the Canvas UI

    In our Canvas instance, we've created a few dozen terms so far, mostly via integration with our SIS.  Each year we add several more, and the list is getting out of hand.  Further complicating matters is the ...
    Colin Murtaugh
    last modified by Colin Murtaugh
  • API Enrollment management in Crosslisted courses/sections

    I love it when asking a question prompts me to think about and reasearch the actual answer; since I had already typed most of this posting when the solution came to me, I decided to complete it anyway. The topic above...
    Aaron Bahmer
    last modified by Aaron Bahmer
  • Use 'Act as User' in Canvas Mobile App

    I had a situation this morning when I needed to "act as" a student in a course via the Canvas Student app. I knew the "Act as User" functionality was there but I never had an opportunity to try it out.   I decid...
    Gannon Nordberg
    created by Gannon Nordberg
  • 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
  • I Dare You to Ask Me About My Sub-account Project

    A long, long time ago, in an office somewhere in my building (I'm guessing), a conversation probably nothing like this took place:   "Okay, it's time to implement the new LMS, Canvas." "Hooray! Anything special ...
    Tracey DeLillo
    last modified by Tracey DeLillo