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Hello,I have a relatively high-speed instructor that employs the use of multiple grade schemes in his course. He created several of his own schemes at the course level, but the copy from last semester to this upcoming semester does not contain any of...

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Hi,Please consider voting for " modifiedtitle="true" title="Don't allow cross-listing across terms ​and joining the discussion there. We are trying to be much more open with Canvas in allowing faculty to have access to tools and features they couldn'...

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We really could use a metadata field in canvas sections, similar to the one they have for users, so we can store relevant information about the section that canvas doesn't have right now. Just a single general purpose string field that we could put s...

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I have had this question only answered to a degree and not fully. Simply, Park University needs to know if the data coming in through the Canvas App (or any other device) is safely landing within the Canvas Data, which means the resulting data (submi...

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When creating Canvas assignments the due time defaults to 11:59pm on the due date. While this may be OK at a college level, we have received feedback from our parents in our K-12 school that this encourages them to procrastinate and stay up late to f...

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Does anyone have an implementation process they would share as to which LTI apps you open/add in your instance of Canvas?  We thought about having our faculty go through their department head, but just curious if anyone does anything else.  There are...

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Is the Canvas App still preventing students and instructors from submitting their assignments and answering discussion posts? Has there ever been a problem where when I look through the API via 'last_activity_at' that it doesn't have the accurate dat...

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Hi all,Is there a way to add an external link to the Portal menu that all faculty will see? We have a custom application for the faculty to combine their sections, and it would be best to have a link to it here.Thank you!Pam

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Hi admins, Just thought I'd flag up some feature requests currently up for vote that affect admin users. Any votes appreciated! Amy

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Hi everyone,We have created an Onboarding course for all students. I was wondering if there is a way to do a mass enrollment of students?Thanks,Courtney

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Hi everyone...  Hoping there's some script coder better than I am here (or someplace where someone could redirect me to).We currently have the start and end dates on our course settings page completely hidden for teachers via javascript.   I'd like t...

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It would be so nice if we could put a passthrough for parents accessing Canvas via the Parent Portal. Anyone have a process for bringing parents into Canvas. We can create the  user and observer CSV files to do a SIS import but this seems very manual...

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Hi Canvas Admins, is there a way that I can create a Template for courses that will be automatically used every time a course is created?  For example, I would like all courses to have information about Student Support services automatically built in...

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When creating a higher education classroom with use of a text book is there a particular way teachers like to do things? I'm just starting out with CANVAS and looking for some insight from others that are better at doing this. Before you ask, I haven...

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Maybe it's just that everyone is too busy to shepherd the idea of commenting our HTML code in Canvas, but please don't be too busy not to vote for this idea. Currently in Canvas, all <!--comments--> get stripped out of code. I can't imagine why comme...

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I've got 2 feature ideas that are open for voting that I would appreciate you voting UP.  One closes on July 6 and the other on August 3.   If you agree, please share with others (Instructional Designers, Higher Education, etc.) who you think would w...

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In case it's useful for others, below is information on our locally hosted canvas data setup.1. Setup a local linux server and installed Postgresql 9.5.x.2. Used the provided Canvas data CLI to download and unpack the data after configuring API keys ...

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I'm curious to know if any of our Admins have created a Canvas Usage Policy or Minimum Expectation Policy for Faculty Members. Is this something that you've applied at your Institution? If so, please share your workflow/process.

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This is particularly a concern for students that have been invited but have not yet created an account (and are therefore not yet listed as users).

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How does Canvas organize a course with multiple instructors who teach only part of the course for a specified length? For example, 3 instructors teach 4 weeks over a 12-week course?

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Ok, Admins - I need some advice. We have a course where students submit a video. The assignment is technically worth 10 points; however, students have to successfully complete criteria on a checklist. The instructor wants to convert the checklist int...

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Hey,I'm currently setting up an Ares LTI (course reserves) in Canvas and am wondering if there is a way to force it to open in a new tab instead of the frame. Apparently the tool has some links that will produce errors when accessed from a frame.It's...

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Admins,How do you typically communicate Canvas (and other technology) updates with your faculty? I'm looking for some new ideas.Appreciate the shares!Sarah

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Hello Canvas gurus! We are trying to identify the variable that keeps the language set by the student on their profile. We used to use the variable  ENV.LOCALE to identify the student profile language and it used to work fine but not on the new UI.Th...

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Hi all,We used to have SCORM on Blackboard and not Canvas any more. My question is :- Do we have to pay to get this tool into Canvas?- Saw this link and it doesn't say anything about how to get the tool as LTIHow do I import SCORM files as an assignm...

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We've been having a rash of faculty adding in students using incorrect email addresses, which then causes the students to have multiple accounts.  Is there any way to disable the ability for non-admins to create new user accounts?  We've tried educat...

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For anybody who may be interested, I have developed a small javascript snippet that will allow you to add your own question numbers to quiz questions (useful for grouped questions with different answer types i.e. Question 1(a) multiple choice, Questi...

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After working with a publisher to install their integration, an icon now appears by default in the rich content editor linking to publisher's material. How can I change the default so the icon only appears for people who use that publisher? Thank you...

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Deactivated user​  @matthew_weather , would you be willing to share a code snippet that you used to enable Tip 3 as seen here?  I'm playing around with your Tip 1, but am very intrigued by Tip 3.  Often, that workflow is exactly what I'm trying to do...

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This is more of a "heads up" than a discussion, and it didn't fit as a question either.I was attempting to create a few courses via the GUI "SIS Import."  My courses.csv file had the structure shown below.I clicked on Choose File and selected the abo...

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