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Hi,We have some student who need extra time while doing quiz/test , how can we give them an Exception like in Blackboard?The rest of the class take the test for 20 minutes. While Mr. A will get 50 minutes. We would like to set it right from the begin...

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Has anyone set up a class for the whole school (High School) and used to send and store school wide information?  We are just starting and would like any advice for setting this up.

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Our CSM saved me today. Thanks for being so quick on the draw.Deactivated user​, this is for you.Bette Midler (1990) Grammy Awards "The Wind Beneath My Wings" - YouTube Thanks!

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Is there anyway to send a system announcement to a select sub-group?Stacey Campo858-395-1890Poway Unified School District

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I've been trying to copy a course since 9:58 EST.  It's been almost 5 hours.  The only thing I was trying to test was what happened when I applied a template with settings to a course.  So, there is essentially a change to 5 checkboxes, no real conte...

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<BUG HAS BEEN RESOLVED 4/4/16>As you know, in the new Canvas UI, students can give their Course Cards "nicknames".  This is great for the student, but as an Admin it could be a nightmare.  When I search as an Admin to see what enrollments are listed ...

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I was attempting to import content from a Blackboard 9 archive (zip file) into a Canvas course yesterday and after importing some content the process gave a Failed error message, without any details.  But, some content had been copied.I contacted the...

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Hi all, Has anyone worked out a process for communicating student attendance to students beyond a percentage?  For example, if I set the attendance assignment point total to the number of attendance days, the students will see their score.  It's not ...

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This past school year, we implemented grading periods.  It has been very helpful in enabling teachers to grade and students and parents to view grades in a traditional quarterly format for our K12 district.  Over the year, Canvas has been helpful in ...

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We're going through the process of setting up for the new UI, and I've run into a bit of a snag.  We have two custom navigation links in our legacy UI top bar (to the Library and to Banner).  Anyone have any good ideas for how to get those links to s...

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Fellow Admins, You should take a look at this feature request from one of the student workers on the UT Canvas Team. It's one of those things that you wouldn't notice until it's already skewed your data. Let's get this fixed!

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Hello All,I searched to see if this was addressed before, but couldn't find anything on the policy/practice side. If I missed this as a prior discussion, I apologize. Also, if this discussion should have a different home in the community, please feel...

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Our students all use iPads and have uploaded to the new iOS.  Unfortunately, they are no longer able to download anything from the Canvas app.  They can still use Canvas in a browser to download files from Canvas- but cannot download files from withi...

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Dear Admins,Would you please review and consider voting for the Canvas Feature Idea suggested by THE STUDENTS in our Latin classes to allow for the Option to eliminate choices during a multiple matching quiz? This idea has been proposed several time...

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I want to clean-up our account organization.Is it possible to move the Sandbox Courses sub-account located under the root directory to the manually-created courses sub-account?

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Hello Everyone,I am conducting a survey of teaching units and initiatives that also manage the Canvas LMS for their institution. This survey is intended (1) to build a directory of units and initiatives that are responsible for both supporting teachi...

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We are excited and supportive of the new UI that has been developed in Canvas.  We are looking to apply the new UI in a couple of months.  To better explain and educate Canvas users, we are curious to learn more about the purpose/objective(s) for the...

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Hello All, I am trying to figure out a way to run an API that will give me all assignments, what type of assignment it is, as well as what course, and module the assignment is in, for a given term.  The reasoning behind this is that I need to assign ...

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Hello all, I wanted to see if anyone had some feedback they could share on how they manage courses?  Currently we have a centralized content model where our courses are copied from a central "Master" course out to a given term.  Right now, I have a c...

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Hi,We are trying to preserve all Grades within Blackboard, is there a way to export and import them into Canvas ?Thanks

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We had a report that a discussion board meant to close at 1159pm this past Sunday, March 13, the first day of Daylight Savings Time, closed one hour early. Has anyone else had reports of this? Or is there an outstanding issue with Mountain Time vs. P...

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Hello All, I am hoping for a clarification about something. When Canvas was using Kaltura to upload/embed media through the Rich Content Editor, I was under the impression that media uploaded in that way did not count against the data storage space a...

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How do you track the course number in Canvas with the actual course name?  This would be important for restoring deleted courses.  I'm new to Canvas and when exploring the restore courses tool it seems to me that you would need a record of each cours...

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I am looking for advice on how students could upload their answers within a quiz. The quizzes I have constructed contain different types of questions - some are self marking (multiple choice etc.), some are essay answers and some involve drawing, mea...

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Hey fellow Admins,I've heard a few conversations about this common annoyance before but don't know that it's been presented as a feature request. Well, here it is. If you're like us, you manually create Canvas courses all the time. Sandboxes, sites f...

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I entered a suggestion for a new feature to Allow Admins to set custom default course settings for course shells they are creating and assigning to users in their districts.  It opened for voting today, Mar. 2, 2016 and will be open for three months....

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I have an instructor at my institution that is attempting to have all students who complete a program download their ePortfolio. Some students, at least 2 confirmed, begin the download process but it never completes; status bar begins, gets about 3/4...

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In our school district, we currently have four different courses that we offer.  Those courses are as follows: Canvas 101: IntroductionCanvas 101: AssignmentsCanvas 101: QuizzesCanvas 101: DiscussionsI am working on developing some 201 Canvas courses...

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Hello everyone,It’s my first time posting to the group so please excuse me if my process or language needs tweaking (suggestions always welcome!) I’m pretty new to Canvas but enjoying it and the Community already.I have attached an outline of what I’...

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I am trying to get some needed votes for Due Dates in the Gradebook Header (on hover), please consider voting, the window closes next week:https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/3847#comment-39424 

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