Canvas Higher Ed Discussions

Discuss, share tips, and ask questions about using Canvas in a Higher Ed environment.

Hello everyone, and happy summer! I was recently talking with some colleagues about some non-standard uses of Canvas at their universities, from departmental testing to first-year readiness programs. ...

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Hi Canvas Users, I am a Success Advisor at a University using Canvas for the first time. Are there any tips you think are particularly helpful you can share? Any favorite actions or shortcuts that mak...

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Hi! So our college started a new program a few years ago so we're still trying to get a footing on what we're doing, specifically with tracking our students' work in the program. We serve about 80 stu...

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We are preparing to adopt a syllabus management tool and wanted to know if anyone else is willing to share what tools/processes they are using to manage syllabi across their college/university and/or ...

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Hi, Canvas users! At my institution, the writing center director has set up a Canvas page for use by writing tutors.  It serves mostly as a communication hub for the writing center, with active discus...

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Greetings, I have admin access, and I am looking for the right permission to allow a TA to view the grade book but not have the ability to enter or modify scores.  The interface is great for seeing wh...

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Hi everyone,We are currently using the standard Canvas RCE code highlighting for program code.  Our ed designers and academicians want more syntax highlighting than is currently available.So we are co...

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Hi everyone,   We have recently moved to Canvas after using printed workbooks and PowerPoint presentations for many years.  The feedback from students is that they love Canvas but miss the printed wor...

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My institution is reviewing the way in which we manage enrolment into our VLE, Canvas.  We cannot drive this from SITS as this does not track students involved in teaching, but rather assessment.  Ins...

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Canvas Credentials users who will be attending the UPCEA / AACRAO Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education event in DC this November: Let me know if you'd like to meet up to talk shop ov...

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Hello! If this is not the appropriate group to ask this question, please direct me otherwise! I am assisting with the implementation of Canvas into my employer's institution, which is a healthcare org...

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At our institution we have a variety of "Peer Mentor" (PM)-type roles: students who are placed in undergraduate classes as advisors/mentors/tutors to the enrolled students. The PM is a fellow matricul...

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We want to provide a way for school divisions to use e-portfolios for course or program assessments. Currently, we have the free version of Folios enabled in our instance of Canvas. Has any other inst...

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Hey folks, this is tangentially related to Canvas, hope that's ok.  I work at a small medical college with about 50 faculty and 600 students.  I am interested in the ratios at other colleges/universit...

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My team is working towards a retention policy for Canvas courses. We just switched to Canvas a few years ago, and as such haven't had to think about old courses much before. My questions is: what is t...

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You know how we can set a module to be visible after a certain date? It would be really great if there were a way we could do this with pages. For example, if I have a page or module set for each week...

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Personally, I have been using Canvas since 2018 in the K-12 world. I am now in Higher Ed (Technical College) and I am responsible for assisting/training our faculty on Canvas.  My big hurdle now is ho...

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There have been several posts asking questions about test logs and cheating. The standard Canvas support answer seems to be that the analytics are not intended to be used to detect cheating. My questi...

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Greetings, Fellow HIED LMS admins, do you just delete unused and/or empty Canvas shells at some point in the semester? We currently have hundreds every semester. We load in Canvas courses very early, ...

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Is it possible to make templates available for instructors to self apply to their courses via Course Copy or something like that? We currently share templates via Commons, but this is a pain because w...

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hello  Trying to see if there's a way for Groups can view each others' posts in a Discussion. I understand this goes against some of the setting of Groups, but is there a way? Many thanks,   J

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We are a group of Learning Designers and EdTech colleagues who have been building our own platform called Stackle over the last 2 years. We've evolved into a set of Canvas integrated features focusing...

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How Aims Community College Provides Secure and Accessible AssessmentsMay 11, 2023 2:00 PMBy utilizing Respondus and ReadSpeaker, Aims Community College has been able to provide their learners a way to...

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Hi everyone!I'm struggling with the Canvas Padlet Assignment. I can:Create a single Padlet Assignment, in which all users enrolled in Canvas can contributeCreate a Padlet Assignment per user, in which...

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Hello, has anyone used Canvas for things other than academics and learning? Our Student Affairs and Engagement department are wanting to replace some of the processes/tools they have now. For example,...

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Hello,You can use Commons for yourself and for groups. I am trying to share with our faculty the pros and cons of using Commons vs. other methods of sharing content. Why would they use Commons for the...

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We are working on a pilot project to use eBooks/eTextbooks and possible use of publisher content for select courses at WCU during the Spring 2023 semester.  If anyone is using the LTI to integrate the...

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So, Turnitin has purchased a competitor to remove it from the field once again.  Unicheck will be discontinued.   Are there any other Unicheck users out there?  What are your plans moving forward?  Ar...

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We are considering standardizing some of the job titles for members of our Learning Systems team. Right now, we have a Project Managers, Application Programmer Analysts, and Academic Consultants. Yet,...

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A user blog for all things Canvas Higher Ed. Read tips and tricks or share your own.

Operating Systems            The operating systems of our era have to have first a strong CPU to do all the computations and operations for the computer to help the operations run. If you don’t have a...

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With a gradebook export, instructors are able to get a list of students in a course.  However, I have seen requests from instructors and admins to be able to download the People list as it includes ot...

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Instructors often want to analyze student performance on assignments.  Using the gradebook, instructors can analyze overall assignment grades.  When using outcomes, instructors and admins have access ...

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Introduction Canvas Collections is an open source tool that helps to transform the Canvas modules index page by adding structure, visuals, and context. This can help you improve the organisation, aest...

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  Our Instructure Global Support team has been hard at work preparing for our busiest time of year, or Peak Period, between the first part of August and continuing through the end of September.  We’d...

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  Make MORE Memories at InstructureCon 2023  Pre-Con being held Wednesday Morning What’s Included in This Post?• Why You Should Attend• What's Being Offered at Pre-Con This Year• Wednesday Sessions   ...

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Our institution is just completing a migration from Blackboard to Canvas. While Canvas appears to offer some very useful capabilities for our purposes, there may be some features of Blackboard that we...

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We are excited to see you at Educause this year! Now more than ever, educators and administrators like you are eager for insights on what’s next for higher education. And where that conversation is h...

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Introduction This script adds a "Max" button to the Pts column header in a rubric in SpeedGrader. When you click the Max button, the script will go through your rubric and assign the maximum value to...

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Resources from Instructure’s Instructional Design Team There are so many resources out there for Canvas best practices and it can be so overwhelming to sift through it all! We thought we would simpli...

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Quick Start Make sure you have the Tampermonkey Chrome extension installed and activated.Download and install the scroll_quiz.js file from my github. Longer Explanation I have been using Canvas a long...

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Introduction Canvas works to maintain accessibility, ensuring that menus and navigation are available to every student.  After that, it is up to the instructors to create accessible content.  You can ...

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  It started with an idea to provide high-quality professional learning experiences to our Canvas Family. After many years developing, writing, and testing the content, we were ready to launch the bi...

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    Shareability vs Data Collection  Considerations for Non-Classroom Courses   What's Included?· Use cases for non-Classroom Canvas Courses· Recommendations for public Canvas courses used as website...

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Have you ever wanted to do a live demonstration of New Analytics with a real course but couldn't because of student privacy issues? Fake students in a fake course don't generate realistic usage. New A...

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I'm a Canvas admin at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and an eLearning administrator in the BJ Moore Center for Faculty Innovation at the university. Twice annually, once in the ...

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Here is our article about using Canvas group pages for Wiki projects: https://itsupport.umd.edu/itsupport/itsupport?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0015206  

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Here is our article about creating Canvas Groups for Large Enrollment Courses: https://itsupport.umd.edu/itsupport/itsupport?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0015840

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Here is our article on how to create a group in Canvas for students: https://itsupport.umd.edu/itsupport/itsupport?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0010364

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ELMS-Canvas allows instructors to give individual students extra time or attempts on quizzes, however, extending time on quizzes for specific students will only work if the instructor has not put an a...

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The Unversity of Maryland, College Park wanted to share their article about enabling third-party cookies in browsers within Canvas: https://itsupport.umd.edu/itsupport?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_artic...

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We wanted to share the following article about Developing Program Level Assessment in Canvas: https://itsupport.umd.edu/itsupport?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0013527 Enjoy!

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Here is the tutorial: https://umd.instructure.com/courses/1253803 Enjoy!

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CBS-RLT Tech Tip Banner With online course delivery booming in this unusual time, many instructors are learning to make videos to personalize the content for their courses.  But with video content com...

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It has been amazing to experience the effort faculty have been putting into their classes in this time of social distancing in 2020.  I've seen many instructors go above and beyond simply transferring...

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These are some of the strategies I use to help maximize time for meaningful student contact. (first mentioned in Saving time teaching online‌ )The goal is to spend your time and creative presence on t...

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ClicK-12 (free) Webinar series powered by FIU OnlineSimple Ways to Digitize Your ClassroomArticle by Monica SmithThe live virtual workshops are part of the FIU Online Community Learning portfolio, whi...

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In creating a course called Intro to Pharmacy Technician, I was privileged to work with the Department Chair who was also the subject matter expert (SME), and the chief instructor. My SME was doubtful...

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Caution My comments may sound critical of teachers, so I want to clarify that I am a higher ed instructor and this the community I strive to serve. I am also an instructional designer, user testing pr...

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      Before the pandemic took over, I was fortunate to speak at a conference where I discussed providing feedback to students through technology. In sum, I spoke about how technology can be a win/win...

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