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Hi guys!

Our higher education institution has been working with Canvas for just over a year. During this time, this community was very helpful in our doubts and so we would like to share our curated community links.
Thanks to all of you who share your discoveries and experiences with Canvas, all have been very valid.


Oi pessoal!

Nossa instituição de ensino superior trabalha com o Canvas há pouco mais de um ano. Durante esse período, essa comunidade foi muito útil em nossas dúvidas e, por isso, gostaríamos de compartilhar nossa curadoria de  links da comunidade.
Obrigado a todos vocês que compartilham suas descobertas e experiências com o Canvas, todos foram muito válidos.






Analytics in Course Design: Leveraging Canvas Data:



Domain paths (Caminhos de domínio):


MC_Canvas_Instructor_Orientation:  (part.3)



Gamification (Gamificação):

Badges for Learning:


Gamify Your Canvas Course with Badgr Open Badges:


Experience Points for Canvas:


Canvas Network Training Course: (módulo 6)

Canvas for Online Learning: (módulo 10)




Canvas for Online Learning: (módulo 9)


Canvas Course Design:


Keep Your Canvas Clean:


Canvas Instructor Training:


Design Tools User Guide:


Canvas HTML Editor:


Canvas Gallery:


Canvas Tutorials:


Org: Canvas 101:


Peter Wiarda Sandbox:


Design Ideas: 


                      Canvas + _______ = Engaging Experiences: 

                      Canvas Extended: 


                      Pauleds / resources: 


                     3 Col: 




                    Teaching Resources Hub: Teaching Resources Hub 



Courses that inspired us (Cursos que nos inspiraram):


Overview of various courses (Visão geral de vários cursos):

Technical Mathematics for Industry:

Design Thinking for K-12 Educators:


Canvas Template Basic – Emory:


Canvas Tour for Students:


Chemistry I: Elements and Compounds and their properties:


Teaching Flipped:


Open Mic Songwriting:


Supporting Girls in STEAM:


Biometric Technologies: Identification for the Future (September 2015):


Empowering Yourself as a Digital Citizen:


Intro to Geology:

Canvas Teacher Community:


Online Education Center Orientation:





Outcomes (Resultados):


Canvas Instructor Tutorials:


Learning Outcomes & Rubrics:






Gamification (Gamificação):

Completing the quest by unlocking content:



Dynamic page flow with course menu navigation:


Minimalistic template design:

Templates: Responsive Design for the Mobile Web:


Home Sweet Homepages without Tables:


Share UDL Course Design Tips, Tricks, and Techniques:


Developing Course Pages Using Bootstrap:


Flexbox Grid tips and guides:


Video Carousel: code-snippet:


Element Toggler:


Basic Clickable Image Map: code-snippet:


Using jQuery without Custom Javascript:


Canvas Scrolling Side Menu:


Columns Without Tables: code-snippet:


Easy Slideshow or Gallery in HTML:


Improve Threaded Discussions with CSS:


                      Lightbox Effect: 


                     Teacher Appreciation 2018 | Home Page Templates: Teacher Appreciation 2018 | Home Page Templates  



Learning Mastery (Domínios de aprendizagem):


How is your school using Learning Mastery?:



Course Progress (Progresso no curso):

Help Students Monitor their Course Progress:



UDL (Universal Design for Learning)

Implementing Universal Design for Learning on Canvas:


Teaching Effectively in Canvas (Please share ideas & advice!) :



  •     PAGES (PÁGINAS):



Style Guide:


Thinking in Canvas: Using pages to make your unit come alive:


Tips for Designing for Mobile Devices:


Progress bar in Instructure Canvas:


ARCHIVED: Adding enhanced interface components in Canvas content: Adding enhanced interface components in Canvas content 


UDL (Universal Design for Learning)

In response to the Disappearing Graphics and related posts here, as well as related questions from my own faculty, here are some tips for what you might try doing if you run into a situation in which some or all of the images do not appear to load in Canvas.  Feel free to add your own suggestions, corrections, etc. in the comments below.


Occasionally you may notice that one or more images do not appear to be loading on a page in Canvas - especially pages that have a lot of images.  In my experience (been using Canvas since 2011), this is just a temporary issue and reloading the page fixes it, and usually the cause is my school network, not the Canvas servers or my computer or browser.


Why does this happen?

There are various reasons why this may happen - your school or home network may be clogged or having other issues, Canvas servers are overloaded, your computer is overloaded, etc.  When you load a page from a web server like Canvas, your web browser may actually be making dozens of requests from the server - one for each image and CSS and javascript file used on the web page.  This puts a brief but potentially heavy load on your computer, your home or school network, and the Canvas servers.  For more discussion of this issue, see these threads on the Canvas community site: Disappearing Graphics and Why are my jpeg images disappearing.


How can I fix this issue?

First, make sure you are not using an old computer with insufficient memory/RAM or an out of date operating system or browser.  Canvas will not work correctly with Internet Explorer, for example.  Try the Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser instead.

Make sure also you have a decent Internet connection.  If you are trying to connect over a poor wifi or cellular signal, that may also cause the issue.  Run a speed test to see how fast your Internet connection is.

You can also check the status of Canvas servers, but that is rarely the issue.

If images are not showing up in one course but they show up fine in others, it may be because you (or the course builder) copied and pasted images into the course rather than uploading images into the course.  Copying and pasting images from one course to another does not work.  The pasted images are still being loaded (or not loaded) from a different course that you may not have access to.  Run the link validator in Canvas to check for and fix broken images and links.


If none of those are issues in your case, try one or more of the options below, starting with the first:

Option 1. Reload the page

If a simple reload of the page does not appear to be fixing the issue (control-R or command-R on macs), try control-shift-R (or command-shift-R on macs) to reload the page and force everything to re-download.  Your browser keeps a cache (store) of images and files it has downloaded before.  Control-shift-R should tell the browser to re-download everything.

That usually fixes the issue for me, but if things are still not working and you don't think it is poor network connectivity, there are some "stronger" options below that you can try.


Option 2. Empty cache and hard reload

Sometimes it is necessary to empty that cache first to force all images or other files to be downloaded again.

In chrome, you can hit control-shift-i (or command-shift-i on macs) to open the developer console pane on the right.  Then right-click (or control-click on macs) on the reload button and select Empty Cache and Hard Reload, as pictured below.  Hit control-shift-i again to close the developer tools pane.

empty cache and reload browser


Option 3. Clear browser data

In Chrome, you can clear all the images and files stored by your browser.  Click the 3 vertical dots on the top right of Chrome, go to Settings, and scroll to the bottom and click on Advanced.  Click on Clear Browsing Data.  You can also get there directly by going to this URL:  chrome://settings/clearBrowserData

clear browsing data

Clear recent images and files from your browser like so:

clear browsing data and cached images


Reload the Canvas page to see if that fixes the issue.

See this Clear browsing data page for more details.


Option 4. Clear Chrome browser extension

Another option is to install the Clear Chrome browser extension for Chrome.  It adds a button in the toolbar that will clear your cache any time you press the button (and optionally it will reload the page for you, too).


How can I lower the chance of this issue happening in my courses?

I would recommend not using very large images in your Canvas pages, and not too many images.  You might try to keep your individual images under 100kb and the total size of all images on your page under 1 megabyte.

Try an image editor like Pixlr to resize your images to be smaller in file size (go to Image -> Image size to resize).


 (This was originally posted on our college circles of innovation blog.)

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