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kbarth
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Using Replacement Strings in Canvas

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We currently use replacement strings to personalize email, announcements, news, even quizzes for students. These strings (i.e., {FirstName} ) will pull in the student's first name to show it in the welcome announcement, news, emails, even at the start of a quiz. This is a great tool and I am wonder how to do this in Canvas. This code doesn't appear to work as the code itself showed up in the announcements.

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Karen

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kona
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 @kbarth ​, this sounds like what we used when we were on Angel and really liked this ability to personalize things. Unfortunately, this functionality does not exist in Canvas. I did a quick check and didn't see it as a Canvas Feature Ideas​ either, so my recommendation would be to create this as a new idea - How do I create a new feature idea?​. I know I'd vote for it!

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kona
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 @kbarth ​, this sounds like what we used when we were on Angel and really liked this ability to personalize things. Unfortunately, this functionality does not exist in Canvas. I did a quick check and didn't see it as a Canvas Feature Ideas​ either, so my recommendation would be to create this as a new idea - How do I create a new feature idea?​. I know I'd vote for it!

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I submitted this idea, let's hope it moves up the list!

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Karen Barth

Academic Technology Center

850-473-7239

I submitted this idea, let's hope it moves up the list!

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Karen Barth

Academic Technology Center

850-473-7239

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 1:38 PM, stefanievsanders@gmail.com <

smccool
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Yay! Smiley Happy

ejackson
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I would vote for it also! We used that all the time in Angel and I know a lot of our faculty used it as well!

I submitted this idea, let's hope it moves up the list!

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Karen Barth

Academic Technology Center

850-473-7239

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 2:23 PM, ejackson@richland.edu <

It is open for voting now, let's hope the community sees it!

Karen Barth

Academic Technology Center

850-473-7239

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 4:12 PM, stefanievsanders@gmail.com <

kona
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For anyone following this question, the following feature idea - - will be open from Wednesday, April 6 - Wednesday, July 6. Make sure and vote once it opens up! Smiley Happy

melynda_fitt
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Replace string functionality would be an excellent addition to Canvas. Off to vote for it now!