• 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
  • Teachers as Observer of specific students

    Our special education teachers are needing to 'observe' specific students in Canvas and view their assignments/quizzes.  I created a new Advisory role for teachers, but this gives them rights to all students and ...
    Leslie Henson
    last modified by Leslie Henson
  • Presenting with Canvas – no more power points!

    When our team first started traveling around the state demonstrating the whys and hows of Canvas we used power points to present. It didn’t take us long to realise how clunky this was. We had to rely on screen s...
    Bobby Pedersen
    last modified by Bobby Pedersen
  • Our Days of Canvas Contribution

    I have seen so many amazing Days of Canvas offerings in the community and social media! You know what they say about great minds! ( AARON LUNSFORD - 12 Days of Canvas Adam Kuntz with all the goodness on twit...
    Lena Darnay
    last modified by Lena Darnay
  • Twelve Days of CANVAS

    As a new Canvas admin I am looking for ways to engage my teachers to help them learn the features of Canvas.  Because of this I created the Twelve Days of Canvas.  This Module has a different activity for th...
    Aaron Lunsford
    last modified by Aaron Lunsford
  • Challenge Accepted: A Canvas Success Story

    In my role as an onsite and dedicated Instructure Principal Consultant in Broward County, Florida, I am fortunate enough to collaborate on many creative Canvas engagement strategies and projects developed by the distr...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • Using Canvas with Pre-K

    Using technology in the classroom with our littlest learners can be a daunting task for teachers. Thinking of teaching our little ones basic skills like letters and numbers is hard enough, so to incorporate technology...
    Stefanie Sanders
    created by Stefanie Sanders
  • A Magical Method of Behavior Tracking

    Tracking Behavior  Keeping track of student behavior can be a challenging task for most teachers.  It needs to be done with fidelity and privacy. It should be recorded as it happens in order to be truly accu...
    Kelley Lozicki
    created by Kelley Lozicki