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Calendar Feed: Date Format Influences Visibility in Outlook?

Context: When using the *.ics URL from Canvas Calendar, faculty have noticed that some events do not appear in Outlook's calendar. In examining the *.ics sourcefile, I believe I've discovered a corre...

09-08-2021

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Printable Quizzes code-snippet

In response to a long-standing user need in the Canvas Community, I created the code snippet below. This Discussion (which is derived from this Document, which is pdf-able) documents a simple end-use...

01-26-2018

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Printable Quizzes code-snippet

In response to a long-standing user need in the Canvas Community, I cobbled together the code snippet below. This page documents a fully-deployable end-user solution for anybody to test, tweak, and u...

01-25-2018

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Roll Call: multi-section & grade?

OK, so I'm hoping somebody's worked out the rules around how Roll Call passes grades into the Gradebook in a multi-section course. I've got a course containing 2 sections (same students in each...

10-04-2017

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CMUG. CMUG run.

OK, so the title doesn't really make sense, but my sense of wordplay took over.   My institution isn't big enough, and doesn't have the mobile-focused programs to need, to support serious ...

04-07-2017

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Instructure folks no longer listed in 'Ranking'?

So it looks like, in Profile > Reputation > Ranking, the Instructure employees no longer appear, so that customers' Rankings are higher than they were before... Anybody else notice this and/...

08-17-2015

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How is the To-Do List sorted?

I've noticed that the To-Do List (both on the Recent Activity page and on a specific course Home page) doesn't seem to show a clear pattern of organizing To-Do items. They don't consistently appear c...

07-01-2015

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Confessions of a Repeat Offender

What makes someone keep coming back to a conference? I've been thinking about this question lately, since 2015 marks my 4th InstructureCon. I work in academic technology at a small public liberal ...

06-16-2015

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Advising & Outreach with Canvas: 4 Semesters Later

What's more student-centered than advising? For four semesters, we've run a grant-funded pilot to make Canvas a place for students to find support, not just course assignments. I'll share four semest...

05-14-2015

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Video Carousel: code-snippet

[Credit to  @John_Lowe , who first shared this solution to a question posed by  @stevebudd .] Use case: I want to give students a series of related videos, and would like to ke...

05-13-2015

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Media and HTML Examples: A Library/Lab

I maintain a "Lab" course to demo various tools and other cool things as I encounter them. (And to remind myself too. 🙂 I find it's a pretty good place for faculty to browse - and potentially disc...

05-06-2015

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Drop Caps: code-snippet

Yeah, I know - who uses drop-caps anymore? But I like their panache. And it's a win when you can build an elegant - and accessible - drop-caps styled paragraph with a tiny tweak. To add a fancy, e...

04-27-2015

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Basic Clickable Image Map: code-snippet

Outcome: make a single image with multiple clickable regions to point to multiple URIs. General overview: Upload the base image ("map") into the course Files. Create an *.html document (in Note...

04-21-2015

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Columns Without Tables: code-snippet

Tables - I really don't like them. I find them unwieldy to manipulate and style, plus they're really not accessibility-friendly as commonly employed. But they've always seemed the only way to solve c...

04-20-2015

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How to build targeted Guide URIs (with #) without id attribute?

In ye olden days of guides.instructure.com, I could point faculty at the specific part of a Guide which directly answered their question, by appending # plus the id attribute for a specific <h2&gt...

04-17-2015

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Overflow Table: code-snippet

An easy way to create what I (in my utterly unprofessional terminology) refer to as "scrolly boxes". Useful if you want to include a loooooong set of info on a Page without making the Page itself 10 ...

04-17-2015

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Hanging Indents: code-snippet

I'd posted this in the old Community and it seemed some people liked/used it, so here it is again - how to make hanging indents! <p style="margin-left: 20px; text-indent: -20px;">Lorem ipsum...

04-17-2015

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Can we format YouTube embeds?

I would dearly love to align YouTube embeds in a Page, as I can do with most other media (Vimeo, <iframe>d anything, images) - e.g. using the "align" attribute. However, my noodling with style ...

04-16-2015

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IF (formerly IFTTT)?

Just curious whether anyone in the Canvas community (whether users or Instructure folks) have heard of any experimentation with Canvas as a Channel for IF. Seems like an intriguing prospect!

04-15-2015

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Ancient Greek philosopher/linguist; academic techie; enthusiast of sundry pursuits, including eudaimonia, accessibility, cannoli, and kayaking. I can see the weasel after the storm (a classical in-joke).
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