Share Common Page Elements within a Course

Idea created by Nicholas Wisseman on Apr 2, 2019
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    • Steven Schwamenfeld
    • Rob Ditto
    • Nicholas Wisseman

    Many courses repeat common content across similar pages. (For example, if every module in a course has a discussion, and those discussions follow the same format, they might use the same basic instructions above a unique prompt.) In our old LMS, we could store shared content assets like this in a single XML page and then refer to that XML page as needed. (We called this an "include," but it was basically an iFrame.) The advantage is that if you need to edit that common content, you only have to do it once, and then those changes will replicate throughout the course. Could we add something native like this to Canvas? This would be more granular than the current Blueprint function, which only allows you to sync all of a page's content or none of it.