• 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
  • Canvas not making the Grade (visible)...

    Having just delivered some PowerPoint training to students about making their presentations more effective, I thought I'd take some of my own medicine and start with a * bang * - hence the title of the piece which mig...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Outcomes and Feedback for Writing in AP Social Studies Courses

    One of the biggest challenges I faced as a teacher in an AP social studies course was managing writing.  We need our students to write because it is a majority of the end-of-the-year summative exam offered by Col...
    Alissa Amundson
    last modified by Alissa Amundson
  • Learn Bravely

    On my way to work I go past several schools and notice the different School Visions emblazoned on flags and gateways. It seems that over the past decades the trend has been to display school visions, mission statement...
    Bobby Pedersen
    created by Bobby Pedersen
  • Gamifying Digital Skills with Badgr Badges

    WARNING - THIS IS QUITE A LONG POST BUT IT HAS LOTS OF PICTURES! In my school we are very fortunate to have a 1-1 device model based on the Microsoft Surface Pro. All staff, teaching and support, have a device a...
    Gideon Williams
    created by Gideon Williams
  • Growing with Canvas - New Training Course

    Please follow this blog:  https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/training/blog/2019/07/18/growing-with-canvas-updates  in order to keep up with updates about the course going forward!   Knowi...
    Erin Keefe
    last modified by Erin Keefe
  • Game on - learning through play - Gamification

    I danced a little jig when I saw that the Canvas Community gamification/reward system has been restored. I didn’t realise how much I had missed those regular notifications of missions completed, badges awarded, ...
    Bobby Pedersen
    created by Bobby Pedersen
  • Free Apps that Integrate with Canvas LMS

    Our teachers are beginning to feel more confident with the not so basic “basics” of using the learning management system, Canvas. Viewing this confidence has inspired me to look for App integration options...
    Julie Daniel Davis
    last modified by Julie Daniel Davis
  • Customize your Own RSS Announcement Feed with Evernote

    As a humanities teacher, I love using the RSS feed for Announcements.  There are some phenomenal news feeds and podcasts that support a variety of my course content and it was awesome to have the announcemen...
    Alissa Amundson
    last modified by Alissa Amundson
  • Encouraging Student Reflection on Feedback

    Many of us have spent HOURS providing constructive feedback on student assessments.  Personally, I have used both hand written feedback AND online feedback in an effort to have my students use the feedback I meti...
    Alissa Amundson
    last modified by Alissa Amundson
  • Mine? Yours? OURS.

    During the summer months, I try my best to read and reflect on classroom practices. (Sometimes those thinking sessions can get a little intense.) Years ago, I accepted that no course was ever going to be perfect. I wa...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • Community Collaboration K-6

    Recently Craig Nicholls and I collaborated using the Canvas Free for Teacher instance. As we are from different states it just seemed easier that way. Although Free For Teachers didn’t have the usual bells ...
    Bobby Pedersen
    last modified by Bobby Pedersen
  • Grading Schemes

    We have implemented standards based grading in our district which is difficult sometimes when it comes to the grade books in Canvas.  While the Learning Mastery Grade Book has great potential, it doesn't fit all ...
    Belinda Stutzman
    last modified by Belinda Stutzman
  • 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...
  • Creating Collaborative Communities

    Last week I was asked how to create Collaborative communities for students working in an online only classroom.  I brainstormed a few ideas. This is hard to just create!  And 10 time harder online than face...
    Isobel Williams
    last modified by Isobel Williams
  • Differentiating Assignments (k-12) in Canvas: Helping All Learners Be Successful

    Differentiated instruction allows teachers to tailor study to a student's needs and/or interests. Nothing is more frustrating than having to watch a student who has easily mastered the material not be challenged as he...
    Amber Hainline
    last modified by Amber Hainline
  • Always Growing - With Canvas

    When I first started using Canvas I approached the Canvas Community as a source of wisdom and much needed nourishment. Little did I know the treasure I’d discover, the friends I’d make and the things IR...
    Bobby Pedersen
    created by Bobby Pedersen
  • Ed-tech goodness: How CanvasCons help you grow your community & brand

    Interested in sharing your knowledge with peers? Check! Interested in growing your brand as a thought leader in education? Check, check! Interested in learning ways to elevate learning for your students without...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • My Instructurecon Takeaway

         Recently I attended Instructurecon 2019. Over the years I have used many different LMS...from Moodle and Fusion pages to D2L and Blackboard. What has made Canvas stand out is that it is exac...
    Jonathan Yoder
    last modified by Jonathan Yoder
  • Shared Devices - not a problem.

    Some challenges get in the way of teachers giving Canvas a go. A big one that we have noticed is when there are limited devices in classrooms. Here are some ideas that we have either used ourselves or seen teachers cr...
    Bobby Pedersen
    last modified by Bobby Pedersen