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Please change each the "Create and edit assessing rubrics" from a single setting to two separate settings.   Current: Create and edit assessing rubrics   Should become: Create assessing rubricsEdit a...

Community Coach Canvas Ideas
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Please change each the "Moderate discussions ( delete / edit other's posts, lock topics)" from a single setting to three separate settings.   Current: Moderate discussions ( delete / edit other's pos...

Community Coach Canvas Ideas
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Please change each the "Add, edit and delete events on the course calendar" from a single setting to three separate settings.   Current: Add, edit and delete events on the course calendar     Should ...

Community Coach Canvas Ideas
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When you have an event that applies to multiple classes it would be Great to enter the event once and have it post to multiple course calendars. What I would like is a way to enter the same assignmen...

Community Novice Canvas Ideas
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Currently in Canvas, when a module is locked until a specific date/time, students can see the module title and contents (although they cannot access them). Some faculty would like the option to hide t...

Community Participant Canvas Ideas
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The Rich Content Editor (RCE) is available to use in *most* quiz question types, but not Matching questions. A lot of our instructors would like to use images, or bold/italicize text, or use other opt...

Community Champion Canvas Ideas
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Rationale: It would be useful to be able to share a syllabus page similar to how sharing a content or wiki page works. This would allow departments to share syllabus templates to Canvas Commons for fa...

Instructure Alumni Canvas Ideas
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A good instructional design practice is to have a predictable module structure for students to follow throughout a course. Many courses use the calendar to clearly communicate deadlines to students, a...

Community Novice Canvas Ideas
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It would be useful that when you create a question [item] bank at the account level being able to upload a huge number of questions once by using a word document. Now, the only way to do this is to cr...

Community Champion Canvas Ideas
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Right now both Global Announcements and Course Announcements become easily cluttered. It would be beneficial, especially where Global Announcements are concerned, if we had a way to archive or keep an...

Community Coach Canvas Ideas
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It would be very helpful if you could insert "Back" and "Next" buttons at the top of module item pages. This would eliminate the need to scroll down through long pages in order to move to the next mod...

Community Novice Canvas Ideas
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Part of participating in online coursework involves working with other students to improve drafts and engage in the learning community. When students are assigned peer reviews, let's be honest, they a...

Community Novice Canvas Ideas
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Currently, once a course reaches its end date for instructor access, instructors no longer have access to the grading history in the course.  According to support, this is intended behavior because th...

Community Champion Canvas Ideas
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Users should be able to mark a question to be used for extra credit in a quiz in Canvas.  This question should only provide credit to the student if it is correct.  It should NOT take away from the st...

Community Novice Canvas Ideas
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We heavily use the question bank folders to keep our questions organized.  We create them in the banks since it is the only way to keep them from going into an "unfiled" folder. The regrade feature ne...

Community Contributor Canvas Ideas
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I'd like to see the rubrics within Canvas support percentages rather than fixed points. Like many instructors, I'm constantly tinkering my point distribution to ensure both a challenging environment a...

Community Novice Canvas Ideas
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Group settings should be included when doing a course copy or Import.   I have a course which relies heavily on an intricate set of groups tied to assignments (it's a negotiations course) so I need to...

Community Novice Canvas Ideas
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Our teachers and student support managers, who keep track of a student's progress across all courses, have an overwhelming need to view all students grades even though they are not one of their teache...

Community Contributor Canvas Ideas
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Please consider a feature that will allow students to export discussions and related threads. This can be a helpful resource at the end of the course. Professors will want the ability to release discu...

Community Participant Canvas Ideas
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When averaging quiz attempts or when using "latest score" for a quiz, it would be helpful if instructors could delete a quiz attempt by a student. If there is a glitch, an inaccurate/ incomplete attem...

Community Participant Canvas Ideas
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