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The Product Blog

The Product Blog

Instructure's official blog for product updates, calls for feedback, and communications from our product teams

TamasBalogh
Instructure
Instructure

We decided to implement New Quizzes Public API in GraphQL and here's the first information you need to know about and what you can expect from us regarding the documentation of the API.

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EthanVizitei
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Instructure has a long history of opening the systems we build to extension and enhancement.  When we build products like Canvas, we want to make sure they work well for ALL our customers. After a long series of forays and experiments examining whether or not GraphQL can help us improve our API development experience, we think the answer is “yes”.  Therefore over the next couple years Canvas will be migrating its venerable API in that direction with the goal of greatly simplifying what it means to build with Canvas

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TamasBalogh
Instructure
Instructure

Let's discuss New Quizzes Public API's foundation: GraphQL or REST? 

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karl
Instructure
Instructure

As I looked at my calendar this month I was reminded this May 13 (today) marks an anniversary of when LTI support was deployed to Canvas. This year will be 10 years! \o/

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erinhmcmillan
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

If you are using Developer Keys, ensure your HTTP Redirect URIs are secure before March 3.

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karl
Instructure
Instructure

If you are a developer who used oEmbed with LTI content embedded into the Canvas Rich Content Editor you will want to review this.

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oxana
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Data is a powerful tool that has the potential to transform the way we offer education to students. Over the past five years, the Canvas data sharing product has been very important to our users and institutions.

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jpoulos
Instructure
Instructure

Recently, IMS Global announced the deprecation schedule of the LTI 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0 specifications. Going forward, LTI Core version 1.3 (LTI 1.3) will be the recommended specification for new integrations and any integrations wishing to upgrade their LTI security framework. The LTI 1.3 specification has an enhanced Security Framework and also allows tools to layer on new services (LTI Advantage) for a deeper integration experience.

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karl
Instructure
Instructure

Recently IMS Global Learning Consortium announced an unprecedented number of education platforms who have been identified as early adopters of LTI Advantage and have run through early certification testing. The next day Instructure issued a statement in support of this IMS announcement. I have to admit there was quite some time where I wasn’t certain we would get to this point. Looking back over the last 5 years I have been actively involved in the evolution of the LTI standards.  It has been a bumpy, but exciting road

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aguthrie1
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Since its inception, Canvas has always been open and transparent about our business and our features. We believe in being open. We believe in allowing you to use Canvas the way you want to use Canvas. And branding is one component that we’ve been working hard to improve, specifically relating to the use of the existing style guide and Instructure UI (InstUI), Instructure’s own component library.

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