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Upcoming Improvements for Canvas Managed SIS Rostering and Grade Syncing

Background For the past several years, Instructure has been constantly working to support more and more SIS integrations. For most Canvas teachers and admins (on existing Instructure supported SIS ...

07-26-2021

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Making SIS Assignment Syncing More Flexible with SIS Category Syncing

Background For many of our K12 teachers in Canvas, SIS assignment and grade syncing is one of the most appreciated pieces of functionality in Canvas. With that being said, it can also be a very lar...

07-21-2021

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Updating IdP SAML Fingerprint Inside Canvas (SAML Cert Rotation)

Updating Canvas Auth Config Fingerprint If your SAML Certificate is changing in your IDP (or has changed and you've lost access to Canvas via SSO) there are a couple of ways that you can easily ensu...

12-23-2020

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Making Speedgrader Speedier

I recently had the opportunity to teach in Canvas again for the first time in a little while, and I noticed that my behavior when grading was to always navigate to my instructor to-do-list to launch ...

07-05-2018

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Getting Started with Ruby & the Canvas API

TL:DR; There is a free self-paced course on Canvas Network that can get a non-programmer to write scripts with Ruby & the Canvas API... Calling all Canvas admins who have ever been f...

04-23-2018

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Managing LTI Course Navigation Visibility

The Story A common frustration of teachers using Canvas at an institution is when their course navigation gets messed up by an admin. A teacher may have been teaching their courses for a couple of w...

04-09-2018

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How to Set Up Google Analytics for Canvas

Using Google Analytics means that your institution is subject to Google's terms of service. Please verify with your institution's legal team before installing Google Analytics in your Canvas instance...

04-06-2017

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Glamping Up Canvas

​ ​ ​ ​ Glamming Up Canvas (90 mins) Jeremy Perkins Want your students to have a "glamorous" experience in Canvas? Come learn a host of tactics for making your...

05-24-2016

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A Mobile Scavenger Hunt

​ ​ ​ ​ A Mobile Scavenger Hunt (90 mins) Jeremy Perkins Jump into the mobile experience. Start by learning a few tips and tricks for designing effective mobil...

05-24-2016

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Publish and Embed a Google Slide

If you are the type of teacher who spent hours building out beautiful PowerPoints with lots of transitions and things, you may have noticed that the Canvas document viewer strips all of that out. A s...

03-21-2016

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Grade a Google Doc using SpeedGrader

A lot of teachers want students to turn in a Google Doc as a homework assignment. This document will show you how to let student turn in an Google doc assignment (so you can annotate) without having ...

03-21-2016

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Distribute a Google Doc Template via Canvas

This is one of the most useful tricks that I've learned about using Google docs and Canvas. This is especially useful for distributing documents that you want students to turn back into you. Be aware...

03-21-2016

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Let students edit a google doc in Canvas

This is a great way for students to participate on the same document without having to leave Canvas. Note: This is not the best way to distribute documents that students need to make individual edits...

03-21-2016

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Distribute Google Drive Folder Link to Students

Some people for some reason really don't like the Canvas Files manager. So I'm just going to show that if you'd rather use Google Drive to Manage your files you can. I'd still recommend using Canvas ...

03-21-2016

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Using Google in Canvas

UPDATE - January 2017 If you haven't already taken a look at the new Google LTI integration, it does a pretty good job at replacing a lot of the things below. So before you check out the below lin...

03-21-2016

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Using the Canvas Styleguide: Icons

Introduction to this Series This is the second document in a series that I will be writing in regards to using the Canvas Styleguide. If you are unaware, the Styleguide is a public tool used by ou...

09-18-2015

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Using the Canvas Styleguide: Buttons

Update: The style guide has been deprecated and replaced by InstUI. For more details, please see InstUI: Instructure’s Style Guide 2.0 Introduction to this Series This is the firs...

09-18-2015

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Using jQuery without Custom Javascript

Please note that Instructure is no longer using jQuery in their designs or development. jQuery is presently part of Canvas and Instructure currently has no plans to change this. jQueryUI is a separat...

07-01-2015

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Flipping Woodshop

Skills based technical training programs and online learning are not mutually exclusive ideas. Learn how “flipping” a Woodshop course increases hands on time, safety, and student-teacher interaction....

05-19-2015

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A former CTE teacher, who has worked at Instructure since 2014 in a variety of roles. Currently product manager of Instructure SIS Integrations.
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