• UX Design Puzzles versus Speed

    It is in our best interest 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 s...
    Rachael Sweeten
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  • UX Leadership: The Next Level

    Innovations in technology are changing our world faster than futurists can line up to predict what is next in business or education trends. Anyone who is old enough to remember standing in line to register for a colle...
    Rachael Sweeten
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  • User Experience UX Strategy: Rookie mistakes and signs that something has gone terribly wrong

    In the UX process of discovering what is useful and usable, learning moments (*mistakes) have an upside: lots of cautionary examples to share. Enjoy this selection of standout bloopers and rookie mistakes. The iterati...
    Rachael Sweeten
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  • Thoma Bravo Instructure Acquisition

    I didn't see any community posts up about the acquisition news today and thought it might be nice to have a space where news and reactions could be gathered that would be of interest to this group.   News and Rea...
    Christopher Phillips
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  • 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)
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  • Hidden Gems: Working with SpeedGrader in New Quizzes, Part 1

    Just before I get into the SpeedGrader, there has been some changes to the New Quizzes feature on November 16. You can still add/edit/remove any rubrics, but you cannot modify the instructions once the Quizzes 2 LTI i...
    Kelvin Dean
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  • 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
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  • Evidence-based Teaching Strategies in Canvas

    UPDATE: Here are the slides from a webinar on this topic.  I and my colleagues will also be presenting about this at OLC Accelerate 2019.    I've shared a resource in Canvas Commons with some...
    Doug Holton
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  • 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
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  • Rich Content Editor HTML Cheatsheet

    Update 9/11/19. The new rich content editor is available in beta. See my new post about the new rich content editor for the latest updates.    Update 6/11/19. In Quizzes.Next the rich content editor is diff...
    Susan Nugent
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  • Sorting Rubrics Made Easy

    Quick Install Make sure a user script manager such as Tampermonkey is installed and enabled. Install the sort-rubric.users.js file More information is available on my Sort a Rubric Canvancement page. Updat...
    James Jones
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  • Bringing Virtual Reality into the Online Classroom

    At FIU Online (based in Miami, Florida International University) we are blessed to be able to participate in a variety of professional development opportunities, such as leading conference presentations or a...
    Sky V. King (FIU Online)
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  • Building with Canvas - New Student Tutorial Course

    Most of us would probably agree, students don't "need" a tutorial on using Canvas. Students are following the lead of their instructor in terms of course design. However, it may not hurt to provide opti...
    Gannon Nordberg
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  • 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
  • Using jQuery without Custom Javascript

    Please note that Instructure is no longer using jQuery in their designs or development. jQuery is presently part of Canvas and Instructure currently has no plans to change this. jQueryUI is a separate library that has...
    Jeremy Perkins
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  • 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
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  • Student-Directed Home Pages

    Today, the first day of a new semester, I asked each of the classes I teach,  "What would your ideal home page look like?"   During the five years our school has had Canvas, I've done a fair bit o...
  • Canvas HTML Editor (Tips and Code)

    Before I start with my blog, I want to give credit to Huston Hall from Eastern Washington University. His online post inspired me to do this.    I wanted to create this blog because I di...
    John Nassif
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  • 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
  • Images Not Showing Up in Canvas? Here’s What You Can Do

    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...
    Doug Holton
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