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I am trying to generate the Item Analysis report ONLY for the current students enrolled in the course, not for previous participants. Despite deactivating and removing the former students, the Item An...

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Hello,I am attempting to add the Badgr app while using my free for teacher Canvas account. I am having trouble, as when I go to enter the consumer key and the shared secret, there are no codes for me ...

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I am trying to setup automatic email alerts to the students once the assignment due date has crossed. Is there a way to do that with Free for Teachers Canvas or other alternate options?

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I am having an issue adding a person to my course. She created a free account as a teacher. When I tried to add her as a student to my course, I received this message: "The email address provided conf...

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I don't have confirmation on whether student can actually see a link in their Account screen for ePortfolio. Perhaps it's not an option for FFT?

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I am experimenting with the free version of Canvas for keeping homeschooling records and just need a simple graphical interface for a spreadsheet to record marks and grades.In Canvas, I can create wei...

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Greetings Everyone: We are a small school using the Canvas Free for Teachers version of Canvas.  The primary Text /  Education software we have been using for the past few years is Pearson / MyLab.  T...

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I am a student working on a class assignment to create a course using e-Learning technologies. I selected Canvas as my university is moving to Canvas. I don't have access to an institutional account y...

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Help! I meant to access the free version where the course I am taking is located.  I have no idea what I was charged when I opted to get the app on the App Store but I want to return the app and log i...

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I am starting a course. I don't know how to lock the certificate of completion until after they've passed the course.  Right now, students can access a blank certificate in the module. Please tell me ...

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We have multiple courses in our Canvas FFT site - one of our students is no longer seeing any of the courses he is registered for when he logs in. He is showing up as a student on the back-end and was...

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Hi everyone, great to be here I'm having a problem that I hope others can shed light on. I'm putting together a course and have a course page URL - for instance https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/...

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Can I set up my Gradebook into quarters in my Free for Teacher Account?

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Is there a way for students to add video in their assignments

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I have a Free for Teachers Canvas account. I want to integrate Edulastic into my account as app. On the Settings/Apps they ask for the following information: Your Canvas Login URL (e.g. someschool.ins...

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Is there a limit to the amount of students I can add to a Free Account?

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HiI have recently been added to a course as a designer. I did not create the course, but I have been given the task of managing the accounts etc. One of the participants have tried to log in, but can ...

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HiI have recently been added to a course as a designer. I did not create the course, but I have been given the task of managing the accounts etc. One of the participants have tried to log in, but can ...

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In my paid Canvas, I click on the left students and can add students.  In my latest free canvas class, I don't see where to click on the left "students", so how do I add students?Thanks, Todd

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I am trying to publish a discussion on Canvas FFT but I receive a notification saying to "finish the registration process." How can I have the registration link resent to me so I can publish my course...

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Hello, I am new on Canvas, I am trying to create a course with 17 modules, and each module with 8 sections. I went through the blueprint sample module overview,  and also the content chunking canvas c...

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I have followed the instructions, but I cannot see the Quiz Logs for my students. I just don't have a button that says 'view log,' where it is supposed to be.

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I sent invites out to my student to register for class using the free version. All went well except one student. He got logged in initially and now his name and User ID are all numbers generated by Ca...

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I have a Canvas course in Canvas Free for Teachers.  I would like to link a Perusall course to it.  When I reached out to  Perusall they said they don't use Shared Secrets and they don't use Consumer ...

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Hey there!My name is Barnabás and I am seeking help with editing a course to be accessible without registration on the platform. I have a free user account, and as the course would also target young p...

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Since I tutor students individually, I need to have a place to type quick notes about our sessions each time we meet.  Is there a way to do this within Canvas? 

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Hi - I have a student who is not receiving repeated email invitations for her to join our class (we've checked both her inbox and spam folders). I tried removing her from the course and adding her bac...

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I want to be able to have participants see module one of my course Positive Anxiety Mindset with a secret link for free and then have to sign up for each additional module of the 12 modules for a $20 ...

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New quizzes was turned on in  my Free For Teachers account and after I create my questions bank and used it in building new quiz. after 3 days the new quizzes was turned off and all my questions banks...

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Good Day,  I have had a problem with publishing my course for my free-for-teachers account where it says "Complete registration by clicking in the "finish the registration process" link sent to your ...

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One of my favorite tools inside of free for teacher courses has to be the New Analytics feature, which teachers can enable via their course navigation to access (only teachers can see the button even ...

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I have added my classes, however, I do not see Google anywhere in the apps suite. Did they do away with it? If they did, is there a good workaround that I can easily post assignments using Google for ...

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Welcome to the Canvas Free-for-Teacher User Group! We're glad you're here and that you want to try Canvas using a Free-for-Teacher (FFT) account. What features are available in FFT accounts? Free-for-...

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Hello, Canvas Free-for-Teacher users! First, many congratulations on getting through this most challenging school year! We hope that your Canvas Free-for-Teacher use has helped connect your courses an...

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Three months ago I posted Free for Teacher Feature Options, where I described how feature options, or flags, are used in Canvas to allow institutions when to release certain changes to their own insta...

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For those of you who are not LMS administrators, you may not be familiar with the concept of feature options in cloud software.  One of the advantages of cloud software is that it is easier to keep it...

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One of the things I am wondering: Is there a K-12 edition of Free For Teachers? There is! Go online to https://k12.canvaslms.com and try it out!   Course Feature Options Comparison Enforced feature op...

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Tl;dr Some people are abusing public courses and we need to stop that.One of my favorite things about Canvas, when I discovered it back in 2011, was and is Free-for-Teacher (FFT went live back in 2010...

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My attempt to make a little "you grew up and never learned your math facts?"  course ...    I dream of being able to have a practice deck -- two from this group, three from that group, two from the ot...

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Summer's Almost Over!  So!   I promised myself 5 hours this week on the "facts modules" ...    And bam!  Brick wall.  Seven minutes to figure out how to edit my module since "edit" means changing how ...

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I've put Canvas on a back burner since March since we got the okay to develop a basic Math course in our LMS, D2L.   (It was chosen over Canvas because our institution needed multiple-correct-answers ...

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When a bicyclist approaches a traffic light and passes the cars to sneak up to the front, it's called "shoaling."   Canvas Community has turned its "gamification" over and I had enough points to get 5...

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I'm taking BlendKit2017 on Canvas ... and hoping to use some of the stuff I'm playing with here, there (tho' it's with my "parkland college" identity b/c I know I'll still have a job for the next five...

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  I found iFraming in Canvas    and used it to embed a game from the NCTM illuminations math exercises into my little course. I'll also provide a link so that students can go there.   I'll want to mak...

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If your school has one of those very limited LMSs or just an SIS and no actual LMS, a Canvas FFT can allow you to get your students using their technology at a higher, more professional level. Tech in...

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  I'm trying to make a module for learning the addition facts.  I work with grownups who discreetly are still counting (either on their fingers or in their heads) or using calculators for everything. ...

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When school opened in August, we knew we were going to be up against one obstacle that would be a source of stress for every student, teacher, and administrator in our school: the loss of our previous...

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Back when this "service learning" course I'm wrapping up was active (it ended 12/6, but we can finalize our submissions and submit 'til 12/31) I tried to let another person peek at the Canvas course I...

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Easily found the nice How do I create a quiz with a question group to randomize quiz questions?    and I like that the "alt tag" is right there on the front to prompt me to write what my image is.   S...

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I have been a 11 year-old scout leader for almost 2 years now and have been looking for an easier way to track what my scouts have accomplished along their pathway to rank advancement. I have looked a...

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I've got two Canvas accounts -- one associated with the college where I work and then the Free for Teachers that I've gotten through "Instructional Design Service Course:  Gain Experience for Good" h...

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Oh, Canvas FFT, it is all coming together beautifully...did you know?I now have a mark book that produces a current grade average automatically...I can see who are the top performers and those that ne...

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Like Don Bryn, I want a way to get students into a "course" so they can do things online -- before they're students, and/or independent from our "system."   I anticipate the same unfamiliarity w/ Canv...

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How does FFT inspire you to be creative in the ways you leverage Canvas? I want to shift roles right now.  Professionally, I work in higher education and my institution utilizes Canvas.  However, on M...

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1. Have absolutely no plan ready when the internet fails, the motherboard on the classroom computer dies (yes, that happened right at the start of a lesson), or there is a power outage. Instead, have ...

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What ways do you use Canvas Free-for-Teacher?As I've outlined in a K12 blog post (Students who say, "just tell me what to memorise," and how to serve them​), discovering Canvas was extremely exciting....

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For an graduate-level educational technology course I took in the summer of 2014, my final project requirement was to create an online unit around an educational topic, via some type of web page or ot...

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"What ways you use Canvas Free-for-Teacher? How does FFT inspire you to be creative in the ways you leverage Canvas?"There have been some great blogs about the benefit of free-for-teachers in Canvas, ...

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lauramaewojo​I saw that you mentioned developing some PD for your more adventurous faculty, and I just wanted to let you know that the content in the CanvasHacks course came from my local "Do Not Fear...

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I love the Free-for-Teachers side of Canvas, because it helps me become familiar with the new UI before my district rolls it out.  Also, it allows for collaboration and sharing beyond my school distri...

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