To make recording of academic activities (verification of work by students in a course to qualify for their financial aid disbursement) easier on teachers and faster for both the financial aid office and students we started a process using available canvas features, the APIs and our SIS.
Teachers can now record attendance, give quizzes/exams, or homework assignments. Once those items are completed our SIS using the APIs can see if an "activity" has been recorded. Now teachers no longer have to fill in a form or going into the SIS and manually enter information.
This process is now used by teachers who teach only face to face classes to those who only teach online and everyone in-between.