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Candice McPherson
Our organization would greatly benefit from the ability to message by assignment group through Analytics Beta. We use our assignment groups to manage the weighting for each quarter and the semester exam.    Analytics Beta brought the ability to message by overall course total, but we still cannot message by assignment group/category. We are now…
Canvas Doc Team
If you cannot find an outcome to use in your course, you can create a new outcome. Outcomes can be included in assignment rubrics as an easy way to assess mastery of learning objectives. When you create a learning outcome, you should also define a criterion that can be used when building assignment rubrics. Define as many rubric columns as you…
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Shane P. Lauber
The message students option is great in the speedgrader. However, it would be nice to add this feature to all of the gradebook items including assignment totals, discussion totals, other groups and final grade total, especially the final grade total. It would be nice to mass-email students (BCC) who are below a certain threshold like 70% or…
Brian Rueckert
Is the most recent assessment point used in the decaying average outcome calculation type the assignment with the most recent due date, or is it based on when the assignment was actually graded? I'm guessing it's based on the due date, otherwise students could potentially have different weights across the same assignments, but I wanted to throw it… (Show more)
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Melissa Bonner
Click to view contentI try to connect my Linkedin account to Canvas and it says it fails every time. It doesn't list as a registered service and I get the red "failure to connect" banner at the top of the screen. However, when I go to Linkedin and check out my Permitted Services, it lists Canvas as a service that I've added. Why doesn't Canvas show the same? I've… (Show more)
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I love that Canvas can bring over announcements when I copy content from another Canvas course. This keeps me from copying and pasting announcements I make every semester.  To further develop this feature, it would be nice if Announcements were unpublished on import, meaning the instructor can see them but the students can't. With a "publish…
Amanda McCarthy
Hello!   A situation recently came up in class where we wanted to remove a submission that a student uploaded to an assignment. We were told by support that "the only way to do that is to remove the assignment completely from the course," which isn't the most convenient thing (because then we delete other submissions by other students).   It…
Canvas Doc Team
You can change your Course Home Page to reflect one of five layout options: the Recent Activity Dashboard, Pages Front Page, the Course Modules, the Assignment List, or the Syllabus. Note: You must set a Front Page before selecting the Pages Front Page option. Additionally, only Published pages can be set as the Front Page. Open Course In…
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Lea Engle
Please excuse the verbose title.   Our faculty want the option to have assignments within an assignment group to be given the same weight even if they are graded on different point values.   For example:   Assignment Group = Homework  25% of final grade   Homework 1 10 pts Homework 2 15 pts Homework 3 10 pts   etc.   Currently, the…
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Eric Floyd
We've gotten a request from one of our customers to add some Google Analytics to a specific sub-catalog in order to gather additional data about how customers are interacting with that site. I've played with the custom Javascript section of catalog customization, but since that page doesn't allow you to edit the header, I've been having some… (Show more)
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Mel Wade
We are a K-12 school. One of the biggest negative feedback items we receive on Canvas has to do with assignments being due at midnight (11:59). Parents are concerned that we effectively asking them to stay up until midnight to turn in their homework. This is especially important for our middle school and junior high students.   We would like to…
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