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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: 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: 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...

Advocate 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 Explorer 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...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

Advocate 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: 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 Contributor 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: The Dashboard export for "Who is Awarding Badges?" has badges as column headers. For an organization with more than one hundred badges, this isn't a good format. Proposed solution:...

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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