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Problem statement: A Canvas site may want to configure an LTI 1.3 tool that is used only by instructors. They may want this tool to be available in a standardized location, like the User Account page ...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: A student with a high AI score in Turnitin shared after inquiring that they had fed the lecture transcripts to AI to generate responses. A second student reported downloading transc...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Even though users in Canvas LMS may choose to enable pronouns they do not attach to emails; Canvas emails are highly impersonal and this would add more personalization to the barren...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Some LTI tools do not function if embedded or out in an iframe. Setting the windowTarget parameter to "_blank" in the LTI config launches the LTI tool in anew window/tab for course ...

Community Coach Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Currently the only place the Turnitin Similarity Score only appears in on the flags in SpeedGrader for each individual student. It makes it difficult to see whose submissions need t...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: In the Course search, it would be nice to be able to fuzzy search with a placeholder. We have some special numbering around course section numbers, so the ability to search for BIO ...

Community Explorer Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: At the moment an LTI tool can find out the role of a user in Canvas (eg Teacher/Student/TA), or the LTI role that the user has. For lots of LTI tools this is enough, however when a ...

Community Contributor Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Right now, when I create a new event under the account calendar there is no indicator to draw users to it nor is there any notification sent of a new account calendar event. My stud...

Community Participant Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: When an instructor creates a group and adds students to it, it automatically creates a "Group Homepage" that the students can navigate into. In many cases, this is not necessary, be...

Community Participant Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: The mobile app has a setting for students to show the grade percent on the dashboard course card. This should be available on the desktop. Proposed solution: The mobile app has a s...

Community Champion Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: The GET request "/api/v1/courses/:course_id/conferences" doesn't return "created_at" and "updated_at" timestamps which is very inconvenient in my case, — for only getting these two ...

Community Explorer Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Long ago we learned we had to turn OFF the Admin Setting that allowed Users to Edit their Name. (Students and Teachers would edit their name making it hard to find them, or making t...

Community Champion Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: E-mail notifications of Inbox messages sent to students via Canvas do not show the subject line from Canvas in the subject line of the e-mail notification. The only text that shows ...

Community Participant Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: When parents set up their 'observer' account in the Canvas Parent app, they only see announcements that teachers send out after they join. Any announcements sent out before they set...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: In the Canvas Parent app, notifications are turned off by default in the settings of the app. This may cause parents to miss course announcements. Proposed solution: Instead of the...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Parents can't see global notifications in the Canvas Parent app. Currently, they can only see course announcements. With most parents using a mobile device to observe their child in...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: When looking at student progress in modules, teachers see all the students in their course which can be large (over a hundred students). Proposed solution: Please add an option whe...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: If you click on "Groups" in the main menu in Canvas, all of your groups are listed and all of your groups are also displayed on the dashboard in the Canvas mobile app. Students have...

Community Explorer Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Within a crosslisted course, if there are both active AND concluded enrollments for a user, the Canvas Calendar will show events scheduled for both enrollments. The user will also s...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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Problem statement: Working with little ones, it is best to keep things clean and easy to get to. With this in mind, when building lessons within modules, it easier for K-5 students to have all links a...

Community Member Canvas Ideas
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