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I cant say this better than a 10 year old so i'll let him say it:...and that is just what is being suggested by one of our community members ( @bbelew ​ ) HERE.His request is one that is certainly not glamorous and so hasn't garnered a great deal of ...

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I have two questions on the new ability to have conferences in student groups.1) How is the moderator assigned? I assume it is whichever student creates the conference?2) When it says "Invite All Course Members" I assume that it just invites students...

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I am working with our math faculty to develop online courses, and want to know the experiences and possible tips/tricks/troubleshooting that anyone can share regarding Pearson MyLab products. We are using the Math Lab. Do your instructors use the Can...

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I totally stole this topic from Linkedin, but thought people here might have some good ideas...We are designing an orientation and introduction to Canvas as the LMS for an online program. We would like to introduce Canvas to the students through an a...

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I am collaborating with about 10 instructors and TAs on a course and would love to have a space to post notes from our meetings, discuss  ideas about the course, provide news updates, etc.  But I want this space to be visible ONLY to the instructors ...

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I am having an issue getting rid of the "opens in external link" icon (highlighted in red below)the Help Desk button is linked to our colleges help-desk web page, but the icon also takes you to the same place, and it is messing with the alignment of ...

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TL;DR – If you can't get Google Drive PDF links to load correctly as embedded PDFs when sharing them as external URLs in modules, change the last word of the public URL from view to preview.I found that Google Drive hosted PDFs were not loading corre...

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As an Instructional Technology Specialist, faculty come to me for advice on using technology to increase student success in their classrooms. This is humbling, exhilarating, and incredibly rewarding. One of the most exciting areas of technology curre...

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We will be integrated TurnItIn with Canvas this summer. We have been using TurnItIn for several years but only a small portion of our faculty have been using it and it was never integrated into our previous LMS or Canvas until now. One of the initiat...

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In the feature request there was an interesting discussion started on the difference between likes, helpful, and stars, and pedagogically how you might use them differently in your course.  @scottdennis ​ asked the question, "Just out of curiosity; ...

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Has anyone developed a tool to facilitate course design and development between subject matter experts and designers/development specifically for Canvas?

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I would like to share some simple html snips that can add a bit of dimension to your pages. Everything I post will be verified to be working with the current default tinymce valid elements.I will add more as time goes on, if there is interest.Enjoy!H...

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I am trying to embed the following in a content page:<iframe style="background-color:transparent;" scrolling="no" border="0" width="500" height="525" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" src="http://production.theyeshiva.net/item/1165/embed/minim...

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Our college is a part of the TAACCCT grant and we just hired an Instructional Designer to fulfill the requirements pertaining to developing online courses. She's still getting up to speed on the grant and Canvas so I told her I would reach out to the...

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Is there a way to open a webpage within Canvas, as opposed to it launching in a new tab?We have some course pages in Google Sites and we are trying to copy over the material into Canvas. In the meantime, I figured we can at least link to the pages fr...

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I have successfully imported content from a Moodle course. However, is it possible to import question banks from Moodle that are at the site level?

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I have been researching course layouts and templates. Have read some great posts in the forums and recently came across the video on Kennethware 2.0. Has anyone started using it?Also, as a small institution, we do not have an instructional designer o...

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Hello all,I am trying to embed an HTML5 interactive video in Canvas... and having no luck!  Here is a link to the video on the host site:   Video Experiment | H5P Here is the embed code:  (It is also attached, just in case the code is cleaned in the ...

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I WISH I could take credit for discovering this, but my colleague  @sgraff ​ told me about this.If you want to copy something in your course, assignment, quiz, rubric, etc, there IS a way!Go to settings>import content>copy canvas course.   Then do a ...

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An easy way to create what I (in my utterly unprofessional terminology) refer to as "scrolly boxes". Useful if you want to include a loooooong set of info on a Page without making the Page itself 10 miles tall.<div id="yourName" style="overflow-y: sc...

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I'd posted this in the old Community and it seemed some people liked/used it, so here it is again - how to make hanging indents!<p style="margin-left: 20px; text-indent: -20px;">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed placerat ac...

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I would dearly love to align YouTube embeds in a Page, as I can do with most other media (Vimeo, <iframe>d anything, images) - e.g. using the "align" attribute. However, my noodling with style attributes on YouTube objects at best only affects the te...

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So at CanvasCon in Florida yesterday, the question about groups vs. banks came up.  Here are my thoughts on them:Right now, I prefer groups over banks for 2 reasons. 1, you can edit a question in a live quiz with groups and regrade automatically.  Yo...

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