• Importing Rubrics from a Spreadsheet

    I've written an Rubric Importer user script that will allow you to copy a rubric from a spreadsheet like Excel or Google Sheets and paste it into a textbox inside Canvas and then automatically turn it into a rubric wi...
    James Jones
    last modified by jivedocs@instructure.com
  • Awesome CanvasLMS

    A curated list of CanvasLMS Community and Open Source contributions. Inspired by GitHub - sindresorhus/awesome: Awesome lists about all kinds of interesting topics (awesome.re)   For more information see CanvasLM...
  • Text generators: Beyond Lorem Ipsum

    If you've ever had to create a dummy page, or if you've ever had to demonstrate using the Rich Content Editor to a group of learners, you've probably had the need for a text generator, and most of us are familiar with...
    Stefanie Sanders
    last modified by Stefanie Sanders
  • Course Design Resource Index (Collaboration)

    This collaborative document is provided in connection with this blog post: Connecting With Students: Consider Their Point Of View. All registered users can "Edit" this doc and add valuable instructional design resourc...
    jordan@instructure.com
    last modified by Sky V. King (FIU Online)
  • Embedding a Google Doc

    Note: There are easier ways to embed a Google Document, but I found that the other options caused problems: the document would be too small, would not update (or very slow to update), and/or it was hard to naviga...
    Alisha Jonker
    last modified by Alisha Jonker
  • Sorting the Find a Rubric dialog

    This document will show how to move the current course to the top of the "Find a Rubric" dialog and optionally sort and filter the information to make it easier to find rubrics. The before list on the left has 30 i...
    James Jones
    last modified by jivedocs@instructure.com
  • Printable Quizzes code-snippet

    In response to a long-standing user need in the Canvas Community, I cobbled together the code snippet below. This page documents a fully-deployable end-user solution for anybody to test, tweak, and use to produce a pl...
    G.Petruzella@mcla.edu
    last modified by G.Petruzella@mcla.edu
  • Importing Question Banks Troubleshooting Guide

    Update: The Quizz.Next feature is now available in production. Content from the current quiz must be migrated to Quizzes.Next. Currently (as of April 10, 2019) Quizzes.Next cannot accept publisher QTI files so co...
    Susan Nugent
    last modified by Susan Nugent
  • Creating graphical menus with editable text overlay in the content editor

    I thought I would share the following CSS/JS files in case there is anyone else who wants to be able to do this. Here are some screenshots of how it will look:               ...
    Tony Sales
    last modified by Tony Sales
  • Using the Canvas Styleguide: Buttons

    Update: The style guide has been deprecated and replaced by InstUI. For more details, please see InstUI: Instructure’s Style Guide 2.0   Introduction to this Series This is the first document...
    Jeremy Perkins
    last modified by Erin Hallmark
  • Functionality Comparison:  Current vs. New Canvas Gradebook

    To help with the transition from the current Canvas gradebook to the New Gradebook I created the following functionality comparison. This is a working document, so feel free to comment on if you think wording needs tw...
    Kona Jones
    created by Kona Jones
  • Grade Detail Tray

    The Grade Detail Tray is a tool in the New Gradebook that makes it fast and easy to view and enter grades, submission status, and comments, both by individual assignment or student. In addition, the Grade Detail ...
    Kona Jones
    created by Kona Jones
  • Using the Canvas Styleguide: Icons

    Introduction to this Series  This is the second document in a series that I will be writing in regards to using the Canvas Styleguide. If you are unaware, the Styleguide is a public tool used by our engineers to ...
    Jeremy Perkins
    last modified by awilliams
  • Matching quizzes with images

    Thanks to Neal Johnson for developing this quiz question creation process.   Many teachers like to create quiz questions in which their students are asked to match images with identifying text. The multiple drop...
    Stefanie Sanders
    last modified by Stefanie Sanders
  • Columns Without Tables: code-snippet

    Tables - I really don't like them. I find them unwieldy to manipulate and style, plus they're really not accessibility-friendly as commonly employed. But they've always seemed the only way to solve certain visual alig...
    G.Petruzella@mcla.edu
    last modified by G.Petruzella@mcla.edu
  • Course Images

    We are really enjoying exploring the potential for the course images feature in Canvas class settings particularly with emerging readers at the elementary level and especially with our English Language Learners. Using...
    QC99.tsilvius
    last modified by QC99.tsilvius
  • Canvas Student Tips.pdf

    Thanks to everyone who posted ideas for the Student Canvas Tips. I've created a .pdf file out of these wonderful suggestions so that people can download and share/use this file as desired. Here is an updated version...
    Leona Barratt
    last modified by Leona Barratt
  • Grade a Google Doc using SpeedGrader

    A lot of teachers want students to turn in a Google Doc as a homework assignment. This document will show you how to let student turn in an Google doc assignment (so you can annotate) without having to download the Go...
    Jeremy Perkins
    last modified by Jeremy Perkins
  • How To Disable the Google LTI "Google Drive" Assignment Submission Tab

    The Problem Our number one Canvas help issue the past several years revolves around student's submitting Google Docs, Slides or Sheets via the built-in Google Drive integrations. We switched to the new ...
    Chris Long
    created by Chris Long
  • Copying items in a course

    I WISH I could take credit for discovering this, but my colleague Staci Graff told me about this.   If you want to copy something in your course, assignment, quiz, rubric, etc, there IS a way!   Go to sett...
    jkocher@ufl.edu
    last modified by jkocher@ufl.edu