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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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An example of a 'smart permission' would include breaking up the Discussions functions.  Right now, they're all under two permissions - Moderate discussions ( delete / edit other's posts, lock topics) and Post to discussions.  So, if I want designers to be able to build discussions (but not participate or manage active discussions), there's no option for providing this specific need for a certain role.

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I also transitioned from Enterprise Reporting to the Canvas reports and feel like we lost a lot of steam in terms of the data that we wanted to access to inform our decisions. Based on my first viewing of canvas data, it still doesn't look like it compares to Enterprise Reporting.

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I agree with, "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."

I think there should be a permission to remove the "Permanently Delete this Course" function/button for ALL course roles, especially Teachers.  *If the button is there, someone will eventually press it.   That function should be handled either by SIS Imports, or an Admin.

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Great suggestion, but i really miss the option to toggle a number of users (and courses in the course list) and perform tasks on them. Delete, contact, export etc. (on courses: delete, complete, move account belonging, move term, publish, unpublish etc) 

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