• Ramp Up Faster: Growing with Canvas Lite

      Growing with Canvas is the teacher training course provided free in the Canvas Commons by the Learning Services Team at Instructure. Institutions can download or import it into their instance, cu...
    Erin Keefe
    created by Erin Keefe
  • Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity

        Instructional designers and other learning professionals were quick to collaborate and share best practices. One awesome person (Daniel Stanford) started a Google Doc listing contingency plans, world-wid...
  • Ready or Not: Tips for Quick Transitioning to Online Course Format

    In response to disease epidemics (Covid-19 Coronavirus) many schools are transitioning to online courses, ready or not.     Ideally, online courses are thoughtfully produced using multimedia, Universal Desi...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • 2020 Course Design Essentials: Home Page & Sample Module Template

    March Teacher Appreciation Event: Home Page & Modules Based Templates For the March event, we have created two free Canvas templates designed for those instructors moving from ground to online.   D...
    Lily Philips
    created by Lily Philips
  • Maintaining the Connection of the Classroom

      So the classroom is a space where students can interact socially in a comfortable and predictable way. Situations such as with the Covid-19 virus arise and our learning platforms go some way to enable us t...
    Jon Perry
    created by Jon Perry
  • Canvas + Google + Conferences = A Great Way to deliver PD

    Grading, meetings, conferences, daily responsibilities, lesson planning and family leaves very little time for teachers to find opportunities to continue their learning.  We offer professional learning for our te...
    Aaron Lunsford
    last modified by Aaron Lunsford
  • Canvas + Google + Conferences = A Great Way to deliver PD

    Grading, meetings, conferences, daily responsibilities, lesson planning and family leaves very little time for teachers to find opportunities to continue their learning.  We offer professional learning for our te...
    Aaron Lunsford
    created by Aaron Lunsford
  • What "Reset Course Content" Really Does… and How to Undo It

    I figured this out myself when I was an account admin at a Canvas institution, and I have since seen it described in comments here on the community too, but I thought it might be good to formally commit this to words ...
    Britain Woodman
    last modified by Britain Woodman
  • Using New Quizzes for automated formative assessment

    I'm really pleased with the functionality of newquizzes for  automated formative assessments.  Here's how I have done it and how it's making life easier for our tutors.   First of all the sheer nu...
    Stephen Taylor
    created by Stephen Taylor
  • Reflections of a First Year Canvas Admin

    My Canvas journey begin 6 years ago.  I was a middle school math teacher for twenty years teaching Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry.  I have always been very interested in technology and how I could use it ...
    Aaron Lunsford
    created by Aaron Lunsford
  • 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
  • We Love Canvas, and We Know You Do Too

      “How do we love thee, let us count the ways”... Never mind, that would take us 601,770 minutes, or 10k hours, at a minimum [that’s allocating one minute for every Community member]! Let’...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • 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
  • Introducing the tl;dr Canvas product podcast

    Over the last few months, the Canvas product team has been navigating some process changes within Canvas. We’ve been improving how we work with our engineering teams, how we work with our customer success teams,...
    Renee Carney
    created by Renee Carney
  • Section Groupings for Students with Accommodations

    In the K - 12 virtual world, we have a lot of accommodations and modifications to provide our students. It isn't as easy as in the brick and mortar world where you just let a student sit with their test a little longe...
    Deirdre Daniels
    last modified by Deirdre Daniels
  • InstCon 2020: A Primer on the South

      Hello everyone!   I can remember a few years ago when instcon was in Keystone how much I appreciated the blog posts of what to expect in the Rockies. Being prepared for altitude sickness and understandin...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • 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