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Problem statement: Students can post inappropriate messages as an Announcement, to the Student Group they're assigned to. Proposed solution: Create a course permission that allows an Admin to enable/...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: The Calendar is a great way to change the due date for an assignment. With drop and drag ease, moving the assignment on the calendar causes the due date to be updated. However, the ...

Community Participant Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Captions have to be manually requested for and published. Proposed solution: Captions should be created automatically upon record/upload without having to manually request them and...

Community Contributor Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: My students are struggling to get back into the course exactly where they left off the last time they engaged. For example, when a student is working through the first module and th...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: I want to copy a commom module to all my classes in one go. At present I have to copy the modules one class at one time. Is there ay way I can copy them all at once. for example I h...

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Problem statement: As an admin, we must proactively go to People - Manage Profile Pictures - Submitted to approve those Profile Photos that have been submitted for review and are pending. However, the...

Community Coach Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Admins are allowed to search Courses by Semester -- However When Instructors and Students are looking through All Courses they do not have this functionality. It would be helpful fo...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: RIght now sub-collections cannot be added within collections in Studio. Proposed solution: Add the ability to create sub-collections within collections in Studio, please. User rol...

Community Contributor Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Courses only have their own individual file content storage option. There is no central (organizational) content repository for files and assets to be used inside courses. Many solu...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: When delivering group works, students can invite other members to join the group in the moment of its creation. However, after created, other integrants can only join the group by s...

Community Explorer Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: If a student was already added to a group and you need to change their group, it can be a tedious process to find the student so they can be re-assigned to another group. All the gr...

Community Coach Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Many students prefer names other that what is listed on their official registration. Sometimes that is as simple as a preferred shortening of their name or a name that they have cho...

Community Explorer Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: In the Enrollments box of a user's profile there's a long list of every course they have ever been enrolled in. I am unable to sort or filter to narrow down the search, I spend a lo...

Community Explorer Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Issuers cannot quickly see which badges are visible or hidden, from the badge list. Proposed solution: Add the visibility icon to the "badgr.com/issuers/.../badges/" table. User r...

Community Explorer Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: In a user's access report in a course (https://[domain].instructure.com/courses/[course_id]/users/[user_id]/usage), the icon for discussion boards and announcements is the same, and...

Community Participant Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: When educators use Canvas Commons, a common scenario involves importing course materials into a specific course. Currently, when a teacher initiates the import process by clicking o...

Community Participant Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Currently there is no way to filter out the results of the link validator to not include broken links that appear within unpublished content. One use case for this is if there is a ...

Community Explorer Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Hello community, In the forums students post their comments and if the teacher configures it, students can like their classmates' post. A student who has been liked has no way of kn...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Hello everyone, in our institution students sometimes look for the profile pictures of their classmates and unintentionally click on the link "remove avatar" and the person's profil...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: All pages have a white background. Proposed solution: My suggestion is to have a way to change the page background or add an image to make it more attractive to students. User rol...

Community Explorer Canvas Ideas
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