• My first canvas template to share

    Hi, I am finding my way to Canvas and I would like to share this community this canvas template that I have built upon another template that some one shared to the Commons (I can't remember the author now, but thank ...
    Mari-Cruz Garcia
    last modified by Mari-Cruz Garcia
  • 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
  • CanvasCasters Podcast : Big 3 Loves

    As we move into the month of love, I'd like to share my love and appreciation for the CanvasCasters podcast (anchor.fm) . It's amazing to hear such great Canvas stories from fellow Canvas users. Perhaps you've re...
    Sky V. King (FIU Online)
    last modified by Sky V. King (FIU Online)
  • Thoma Bravo Instructure Acquisition

    A space where news and reactions to the proposed Thoma Bravo acquisition can be gathered that would be of interest to the community. Please add additional resources, questions or concerns in the comments.  News a...
    Christopher Phillips
    last modified by Christopher Phillips
  • Hidden Gems: Working with Rubrics in New Quizzes

    Some people are wondering: Is there a way to add a rubric to a New Quiz? The answer is actually yes, but it is in a hidden location. Here's how you can do it.   Perform the same steps as you usually would when c...
    Kelvin Dean
    last modified by Kelvin Dean
  • Project Management Strategies for Instructional Design Projects

    A colleague and I researched Project Management Strategies for Instructional Design Projects and applied the research to our Course Design and Development processes. She's in Florida, I'm in Michigan, and both of...
    Denise Dejonghe
    created by Denise Dejonghe
  • UX Design Puzzles versus Speed

    It is in our best interests to ask ourselves clarifying questions as we struggle with design puzzles. Are we pursuing the right solution? Are we even focused on the right problem?  Every improvement helps. That ...
    Rachael Sweeten
    last modified by Rachael Sweeten
  • CanvasCasters Podcast: Have Ears, Will Listen... & Subscribe

    I don't know about you, but I love podcasts. I would never do my own, so I especially laud and respect those that do. Know what else I love? Canvas & the Canvas Community.  Now those two loves have mashe...
    Sky V. King (FIU Online)
    last modified by Sky V. King (FIU Online)
  • Hidden Gems: Who's Got the Fastest Finger?

    In New Quizzes, one of the things that you may have not noticed is setting the seconds in the time limit. Here's how you can work it out.   From the Settings tab, turn on the time limit feature. In the Minutes b...
    Kelvin Dean
    last modified by Kelvin Dean
  • Online Ed Humor Toon-Up

    Yet another benefit of online courses. Author Thomas Royce Wilson, PhD. @Captain Big Idea – Free "cognitive cartoons" about learning and living with technology    *Shared with permission. 
    Rachael Sweeten
    last modified by Rachael Sweeten
  • 2020 Course Design Essentials: Event Launch & Giveaway

    2020 Course Design Essentials  Monthly Canvas Community Event LaunchThe Canvas Instructional Design Team is launching our 2020 Course Design Essentials monthly event. These events will include blog posts, li...
    Lily Philips
    last modified by Lily Philips
  • 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
  • Create a Button Inside a Canvas Page

    I came up with this idea of a website that will help my canvas users to Create Simple Buttons. I also wanted to integrate it somehow with canvas. I was able to build the site and then I used the IFrame function to pin...
    John Nassif
    last modified by John Nassif
  • Course Design Rubrics & Checklists

    I'm starting to lose track of all the different rubrics and checklists related to course design that I've come across, and some new ones have come out very recently, so I'd thought I'd list them here.  If you kno...
    Doug Holton
    last modified by Doug Holton
  • Course Evaluation Checklist

    ** UPDATE JANUARY 2020** Our Canvas Course Evaluation Checklist v2.0 is Now Available! Please visit our Course Evaluation Checklist v2.0 Blog Post to learn more about v2.0 and create your own copy of th...
    Lily Philips
    last modified by Lily Philips
  • Is Online Learning Right for Me? (Student Self-Evaluation)

    The rising popularity of online college courses creates new opportunities for completion and success. Unfortunately, more students who sign up for online courses also fail or wash out!  Students and instructors&#...
    Rachael Sweeten
    created by Rachael Sweeten
  • Beginner's Accessibility with the Rich Content Editor

    Updated 1/23/2020 with new RCE information Introduction A new year and a new semester is a time of renewal.  As you refresh and revise your courses for the coming semester, please consider making your conten...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • 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...
    Kelvin Dean
    created by Kelvin Dean
  • Using Google Docs for dynamic Canvas content

    If you create a document in Google Drive, you can click on File > Publish to the Web > Publish to generate a link or embed code. The embed code can be used anywhere in Canvas where the Rich Content Editor is ava...
    Stefanie Sanders
    last modified by Stefanie Sanders
  • Beginning- and End-of-Course Checklists for Instructors

    Have you ever wished there was a resource you could reference when setting up a Canvas course? Well, good news...now there is one! The Training Services department shared all of their collective experiences ...
    Erin Wasson
    last modified by Erin Wasson