• How does Powerschool Pro treat Canvas assignment decimal points?

    Some of my student averages are different in PS Pro than in the Canvas gradebook. It looks like there is something going on decimals, but that is a guess. The scores with decimals (77.5, 88.5, etc) are showing in PS b...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • Multiple Grading Periods Functionality has Changed--for the worse?

    K-12 Colleagues,   We adopted Canvas last year, and the Gradebook function was the hardest to sell to the faculty because of its visibility to students and parents and also because of its inability to "nest" gra...
    Nathaniel Gee
    last modified by Nathaniel Gee
  • Multiple Available Dates/Times for one Assignment

    We have a Canvas Course for our campus that use for many purposes such as having the students vote for Homecoming Queen, Class Officers, etc.  To accomplish this, we have been creating assignments with links...
    Leslie Henson
    created by Leslie Henson
  • 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
  • Getting Started with Canvas - One-Page Documents

    As I begin my new roll as a Canvas Admin for my district I am constantly meeting with teachers to help them begin or continue their journey with Canvas.  There are many times I work with the teachers on item...
    Aaron Lunsford
    created by Aaron Lunsford
  • Holding Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences

    I was approached today by one of our admins about holding virtual parent teacher conferences.  With the unpredictable weather here in Indiana we are thinking of holding virtual parent conferences.  I am wond...
    Aaron Lunsford
    last modified by Aaron Lunsford
  • Canvas Parent short presentation  

    Hi all!  My colleague and I have been asked to give a short presentation on what we are doing this year to the district PTO Parent Advisory Council next week. We are Technology Integration Specialists, and there ...
  • SIS Rostering-How do you handle teachers leaving?

    This is our first year of rostering via Clever and our SIS (Aspen) in our K-12 district. Things have gone very well, but we've had issues when a teacher leaves. This fall we've had several teachers go on leave, or res...
    Bob Thomas
    last modified by Bob Thomas
  • Disable Students Creating Discussions

    Is there a way to disable the option for students to be able to create discussions.  We want them to respond to the discussions and reply to each others, but we would rather not have them have the ability to begi...
    Leslie Henson
    last modified by Leslie Henson
  • Anyone integrating Canvas with Powerschool?

    We are considering integrating Canvas with Powerschool. I am interested in how that works for you.  Some pros and cons I might consider before we make that plunge.  I would especially like some feedback from...
    Gail Bliss
    last modified by Gail Bliss
  • Elementary Examples

    I am looking for some best practices/examples for how your elementary teachers are using Canvas with students. All teachers currently have a required homepage but most have not stepped into the world of having student...
    Julie Wray
    last modified by Julie Wray
  • Gradebook comment status

    Is there a setting in the gradebook that will alert my teachers when they've made a comment on an assignment. Currently, they see grades in the gradebook, but they have to click on individual scores to remember w...
    Faye Licari
    last modified by Faye Licari
  • 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
  • PearDeck vs NearPod

    My school is interested in using either PearDeck or NearPod. In researching which would be better for teachers and students, I thought the Canvas Community could share some insight on pros and cons.  Our school ...
    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...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • 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...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • Hidden Gems: Access Codes & Force Completion

    One of the things that I have learned from taking final exams online is the use of the force completion method.    What is Force Completion? At our institution, which uses Blackboard, our business teacher ac...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • MYP Marking on Canvas

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any tips for how to use the rubrics in Canvas for MYP marking?  It seems a little complex when assessing all strands out of 8. Any ideas or tips would be great!!
    Victoria Hounslow
    last modified by Victoria Hounslow
  • Course Evaluation Checklist v2.0

    Canvas Course Evaluation Checklist v2.0 is Here! A few months ago, it came to my attention that the original Canvas Course Evaluation Checklist had been reviewed in the International Review of Research in Open &a...
    Deonne Johnson
    created by Deonne Johnson
  • Turn that Cumbersome Teacher Resource Binder into a Digital School Resource Hub!

    Calling all school level administrators and leadership teams!Have you ever had a bajillion resources you needed to hand out to your faculty but hate the idea of making all those copies?? Not to mention killing a bunch...
    Rosina Monteiro
    created by Rosina Monteiro