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I am sure that somewhere I saw an introductory video about the new UI. Am I just a crazy, delusional old fool or can somebody point me to it?Thanks! Even if I am delusional I thank you for the clarification of my mental state.:smileysilly:

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Some of our teachers experience pixelation when using the Rich Content Editor Media Recorder.  The videos are pixelated and the sound is poor quality.  The same teacher can record a video ion the same laptop in Windows Movie Maker or iMovie and the v...

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A feature request was just posted about Course Analytics and adding ​. While the data is right there, in Canvas, there is not a way for the teacher to simply and quickly see things like "this number of students" or "this percentage of students" recei...

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Hi All, Does anyone know of an API or LTI fix for capturing individual course section assessment data? It's possible to get views/interactions with specific content by going in to the student access reports, so I know the data is THERE, but so far th...

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Hello!  We are new to Canvas and getting ready to deploy our first set of courses in the FA15 semester. One question brought to us was this:  If an instructor is writing comments in the Speedgrader, can the student see the comments possibly even befo...

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I've been thinking about the new interface, and the transition process, and the more I think (bad idea? dunno) the more I find myself hoping that it should be an end user-selectable feature during the transition year. In general, what I’m aiming for ...

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Please vote on this!  For those of you managing permissions, you know how difficult this page is to work with, and it only has 17 votes!  Thanks!

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Hello all, I am playing around with the API reports and I was trying to do the GET for page views.  Only I can't seem to get the date format to work.  It wants a start date and an end date.  I put in the following formats and no luck:2015-06-01T00:00...

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Back in January, we were given a project to pass grades from Canvas into Banner.  Now, when I say pass grades, what I really mean is give faculty the ability to pull grades from their Canvas course into the grades area of Banner self service.  What t...

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Is anyone doing something creative to manage admin permissions to Canvas for the Test or Beta instance?  Since Canvas Production is copied over to Test and Beta regularly there is not an easy way to manage someone having different admin permissions i...

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I frequently find myself wanting to get a report that lists all sub-account admins and the sub-accounts they "admin".In the most recent case, I have an Admin role that I would like to delete.  I don't think anyone is in that role, but in case I'm wro...

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We need some sort of functionality that can allow for a quiz and a follow up discussion about the quiz within the group work functionality in Canvas i.e. throughout their time at the school, the coach and the student can go back to the quiz to reflec...

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Today (July 7, 2015) we began to have issues with Discussion Boards.  The Discussion is not closed until July 7 at 11:59PM and it's published but when the students attempt to respond the Discussion Board indicates "This Topic is Closed for Comments"....

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I have created a role based on the Teacher role, but this role doesn't seem to be able to import resources from Commons.  Are only teachers permitted to import content?TIAAnne

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Would it be useful for you as an Account Admin to be able push out urgent notifications?  What I'm imagining is an email sent ASAP to all users and a popup message that appears the first time a user logs into Canvas after the message is posted  Or is...

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When importing ma CSV file that is export from our SIS, RenWeb, the SIS import goes smoothly, with some errors due to course naming. I set up excel to rename some of the courses and resave it as a CSV, but upon uploading back into Canvas, I get the f...

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Original Topic Title: Does anyone know how to generate Outcomes reports as aggregates for the whole class?I figured out how to run the outcomes report for individual users, but what we need at our college is the ability to run a report that yields in...

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Can anyone confirm that the variable 'context' that shows up in the 'content type' field of the Student Activity report is used for external tools?I have a related question posted in Canvas Developers group about a naming convention change within thi...

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Scott Dennis and Instructure have done a remarkable job constructing this community.  Both the radically innovative notion of including customers in the discussion of product direction, and the implementation of it, make this place invaluable, and, t...

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I'm not even sure what is possible using the API for Content Migrations.  Can you create new courses and import content into them in one process?  I have found a Python and Windows PowerShell script, online, that look like they are creating courses a...

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Our users want to use the items that they find in the style guide.  This style guide is referred to throughout canvas documentation.  However, the required js and css for these elements need to be added by the institution and are not supported.I've c...

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I posted this here since A) I couldn't think of a better place to put it and B) I wanted to reach out to the other admins who will most likely be the ones working with the Support team and dealing with issues and encourage them to stay positive and p...

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Is it possible to allow authenticated user to self enroll in specific courses as a custom role rather than as a student?Thank you,C

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At our institution, we would like to remove access to certain buttons for instructors, like Reset Course Content, but keep them for admins. Is this possible?

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We're hoping to launch Canvas Commons but we have a big problem that keeps us from flipping the on switch.We have groups of students who have sandbox courses in specific departments (e.g. Nursing, Heath Sciences, and Computer Science) so they're list...

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I just returned from Instructure Con and I know a lot of you are using Javascript to do some amazing things and a lot of you discourage doing that because you have to keep testing it as it breaks a lot. I've also seen a lot of people add menu items a...

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Hi all,I have this problem. When you set dates in a course. Canvas has different behaviour if you access as Student or as a Teacher:Students will see the course as past, present and future depending on dates. (CORRECT)Teachers, courses marked as pres...

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Hello,My institution is new to Canvas and we are looking to quickly spin up a game-based course that would utilize a leaderboard based on a running total from various groups. I have heard rumors that someone might have developed this already, so I am...

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Hi Admins,I'm trying to source some ready made KS4 content for our Canvas to get us up and running whilst we prepare our own content.Does anybody have any for sale or know where I could find some? I have tested a couple that are for sale but they was...

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Hey fellow Admins, I need to add some bio-CPU aka brain power to a dilemma I am having, hopefully a solution can be found in our collective. I hope I am describing this process correctly. Yes, sorry, it is a lengthy explanation bound to cure insomnia...

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