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I'm trying to better understand the difference between adding a section to a course in course settings, cross-listing a course, and creating groups in a course. My understanding is that one big difference is whether you want students to be able to se...

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Hi Canvas Admins, We are transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas and are a bit confused as to the best way to push a template to our courses. We're a fairly large institution with over 9,000 course shells per academic semester. In Blackboard the SIS ...

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Is there a way to get .webm video submissions to load in the SpeedGrader preview pane?My teachers have had students create screen cast videos using ScreenCastify.  The video is automatically saved to the students' Google Drive.  Students then upload ...

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I am having a heck of a time trying to set up a parent to be able to see their student's Canvas instance.  Does anyone have directions on how to set it up in Canvas and how to link it to the parent?  Please and thank you!

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I am testing something out with the Canvas API adding/removing contact methods. Is there a way to view another user's "Other ways to contact" as a teacher/faculty on the site? If so, how? Thank you 

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Is there a way to determine when the majority of our students are logged into our courses?  This seems a great way to identify the best time to set virtual office hours.  I thought it would be in analytics but haven't touched on it yet (I'm still lea...

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With the demise of Flash finally upon us, how is Canvas planning to adapt their flash based features; specifically the audio/video submissions and feedback tools?

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If you are a Canvas admin for your whole account, you can view any course in that account. However, I was curious if anyone ever adds themselves as a teacher or course designer to certain courses.If so, have you found any benefit, particularly regard...

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hi Canvas users.  For the last several years, we have been using an online content provider called Blended Schools for our 9th grade health course content.  Recently, we lost access to the content at the same time we discovered that Blended Schools h...

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hi Canvas users. For the last several years, we have been using an online content provider called Blended Schools for our 9th grade health course content.  Recently, we lost access to the content at the same time we discovered that Blended Schools ha...

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When looking at the Edit App settings for a Redirect Tool,  what do the various privacy options allow/disallow?  Thanks Everyone!Sara Udelhofen  No one else has this question

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When looking at the Edit App settings for a Redirect Tool,  what do the various privacy options allow/disallow? Thanks Everyone!Sara Udelhofen 

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Hi,I'm new to this group and I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this info.  I'm looking for someone (preferably a developer with Canvas LMS admin skills) to help us with Canvas, Adobe Connect, and Jenzabar integration scripts (php and ...

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I am testing something out with the Canvas API adding/removing contact methods. Is there a way to view another user's "Other ways to contact" as an admin on the site? If so, how?Thank you 

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I am looking to add a new account role for our building level principals.There are so many options and choices which leave me wondering. What do they need to see and what isn't necessary?Has anyone add roles for their building principals and would be...

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I am trying to add additional contact methods to user profiles using the API. In the SIS import documentation, there are no field names for additional email addresses or phone numbers. Is there anyway this can be done?Thank you 

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Hello!After last refresh of our Canvas Beta environment weird situation developed:We have main account A and a child account B (actually grand child)I am an admin for the child account.If I create a new course under child account B I don't see it und...

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Is it possible to extend a student's access to the Course past the end date of the class? If so, how?

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One of my HelpDesk team if it was possible to remove the ability for students to see other student's enrollments in Canvas. 

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I want to be able separate each of my courses to have their own iCal feeds, rather than sharing my entire user calendar.  When I called Tech support, they said there is likely some javascript available to do that. Not finding anything in the communit...

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Hello, we keep getting this error when trying to set up SAML in Azure.Any Ideas?Sign inSorry, but we’re having trouble signing you in. AADSTS65005: Misconfigured application. This could be due to one of the following: The client has not listed any pe...

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November 7th, 2018 update: Great news! Flickr has announced they will not delete photos uploaded and marked Creative Commons prior to this month: Flickr promises it won’t delete Creative Commons photos when it limits free storage - The Verge ---I've ...

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We're a mid-size K12 district.  For a while now, we've had a need for classroom support to have access to student work to make comments, but who should not have access rights to change grades.  For example, we have outside experts who work in classro...

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We are in the process of creating an account role for future advisors and external entities to be able to view course and student analytics only. So here is the permission set I've come up with to grant the minimum access they need:Analytics - view p...

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We are interested in creating a "Student Hub" for our community college. Our initial thoughts on the idea are to create a course and enroll every student we have in it -- that would be somewhere in the realm of 40K - 50K students! So we came up with ...

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HelloWe are testing Badgr as an option to record completion of program orientation. Students should only have to complete this once. Is there a way for the badge to follow the student so any teacher can see that a student had earned that badge? Right...

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One of our instructors was unable to import from a previous course. We found out that it was concluded by the instructor.  Is that a normal setting that an instructor cannot import from a concluded course?

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I added Office 365 to my instance then found that Microsoft only allows collaborations if the user's Microsoft accounts are on the same domain, which does not fit my model.  two questions:1) Is this consistent with what you know (if not, is there a w...

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We have 3 English teachers all teaching Othello.  It would be great to be able to bring up in the analytics at least 2 teachers at the same time, to calibrate their teaching.  It would be even better if all 3 could be brought up at the same time.Is t...

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I have been searching through the community, without success, for information on this topic.  We are a company that provides 100% asynchronous, self-paced courses where individuals individuals can complete to prepare to sit for national certification...

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