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What admin features would you like to see?

I'm sure there are a ton of feature requests out there, but I was just curious what sort of options people were looking for in terms of enhancements to the admin interface. Speaking with my account manager I did mention that it seems like it's been a very long time since we've had any admin love in terms of updates and features. Obviously Canvas is super student centered which is why we chose to go with it in the first place but still it would be nice to get a couple of enhancements.

My top 3

1. Paganation on the Course lists - I'm pretty sure everyone has run into this where you are basically forced to search for a course since most schools have more than 267 or whatever the limit is. Users has pages why can't courses?

2. Show deleted courses option - If we need to restore a course we need the Canvas ID, which is a number only Canvas uses and we often don't track/have it. It would be awesome to see a list of deleted courses with a click to bring them back. It's a rare occurrance but we have had to restore courses and it is not the shortest task.

3. More variety for permissions - Often we have to go through permissions via trial and error to get a custom role the way we want. I think a balance could be struck between having too many and not enough.

Maybe we can get a list of feature requests going here so we can browse and vote up!

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Community Member

Allow additional authentication methods and URLs at the sub-account level. While one SSO works in the majority of cases, there are often needs for users outside the institution where another SSO option or URL (without /login?canvas_login=1) would be useful. as the alternative is another instance of Canvas.

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Permissions yes!!! The previous system I administered was a lot better about both documenting permissions and having more granularity about them. For example, not bundling view with edit permissions.

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Community Team

The first round of Canvas Feature Ideas​ voting kicks off Tuesday morning.  I'd love to see some of the ideas that are posted here, but not there, make their way over to become submissions.

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I just added two feature requests based on our conversation - ​ & ​ - hopefully they'll make the cut for voting and if they do please go vote for them! 🙂

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1) It would be soooooo helpful to have checkboxes for bulk delete of courses, users, and enrollments in manually created courses.

2) Sorting options are needed for courses - by instructor, by creation date

3) Filters or reports for users with no enrollment.....

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Just voted for this. 

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I would like to be able to change a user's role without completely removing the person from the course/group. 

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egronikowski@rider.edu​, YES YES YES!  It is so annoying to have to completely remove a person from a course just to change the person's role. That is a lot of unnecessary steps and an unnecessary new course invitation notification.

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I just added this as an idea.  Feel free to vote for it. 

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To circle this back around, the link for egronikowski@rider.edu​'s idea is here: .  It probably won't be open for voting until next month, though.  I've bookmarked it so that I can vote.