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Autofill Maximum Rubric Ratings

Introduction This script adds a "Max" button to the Pts column header in a rubric in SpeedGrader. When you click the Max button, the script will go through your rubric and assign the maxim...

04-03-2022

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How to Anonymize New Analytics

Have you ever wanted to do a live demonstration of New Analytics with a real course but couldn't because of student privacy issues? Fake students in a fake course don't generate realistic usage. New ...

07-11-2021

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Sorting the All Courses list

Many of the feature requests involve the ability to sort the information that Canvas provides. One of those requests was to sort the list of courses that you get by clicking on the Courses global nav...

07-14-2019

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Using Calculated Values in the Text of Formula Questions

The examples give a technical explanation and some knowledge of the browser's developer tools, HTML, and JavaScript are beneficial for understanding. There's a not-too-technical way explained before ...

03-07-2019

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Removing Missing and Late Labels

In GET THE RED INK OUT OF MY GRADEBOOK. The Sequel., laurakgibbs  makes a passionate plea to remove the missing and late labels that come along with the new gradebook.   @kona&nbs...

01-10-2019

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Assigning Intra-Group Peer Reviews

Quick Install For those power users who are impatient, here are the quick install steps. Install the Tampermonkey browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Safari Install the Intra-Group Peer...

04-11-2018

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Canvas Style Guide: CSS Variables

This blog post was written in response to a discussion started by lph called Color Variables. The Canvas Style Guide has a section on colors and makes reference to Color Variab...

03-11-2018

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Permissions Page Role Sorting

Update August 9, 2018 Canvas has provided their own, much more awesome, solution to this with the July 14, 2018, release. Documentation is available in the Canvas Admin Guide What user roles a...

09-30-2017

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Quiz Questions Groups and the API

 @erik_happaerts   asked the following question in the Community: Export results question group  Our students need to take a test in which both the final result as the sc...

06-22-2017

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Hiding Content from Certain Roles

Some people want to hide menu items from certain roles, while leaving it there for others. The ultimate solution is probably Canvas Permissions and Granularity Feature Ideas, but in the meantime ther...

06-13-2017

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Finding user account creation details

In the question User Creation Report ,  @lecia_sims1  asked Is there a report I can run that will show when a user was added and how? Ex. I want to know who was added by SIS and who was a...

06-02-2017

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Sorting the Find a Rubric dialog

This document will show how to move the current course to the top of the "Find a Rubric" dialog and optionally sort and filter the information to make it easier to find rubrics. The before lis...

04-30-2017

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How much does the Community drive Canvas?

For those reading the title and wondering if I'm going to answer that question -- the answer is no. But if you want to see how the Community influences, impacts, or is related to Canvas, you might be...

04-19-2017

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Better Group Discussion Navigation

I've written a user script that provides better navigation when working with group discussions. This document and script are primarily intended for instructors, TAs, or other people who can see multi...

04-06-2017

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Obtaining a list of Admin Users with their Roles

On September 16, 2017, Canvas added an Admin CSV option to the Provisioning Report. It provides most of the information here and is built-into Canvas rather than being an external solution. It does r...

03-16-2017

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Importing Rubrics from a Spreadsheet

I've written an Rubric Importer user script that will allow you to copy a rubric from a spreadsheet like Excel or Google Sheets and paste it into a textbox inside Canvas and then automatically turn i...

02-12-2017

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Adjust All Assignment Dates on One Page

Update March 15, 2020.   Version 2d is now available. The only changes were to remove the mute column (Canvas deprecated that functionality in January 2020) and add a points column to change...

11-23-2016

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Sorting Dashboard Course Cards

December 8, 2018 - No Longer Needed Canvas has released their own solution for sorting the dashboard course cards. You should remove this script and use their solution. Things should con...

10-08-2016

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QuizWiz: Enhancements to SpeedGrader and Quizzes

QuizWiz is a user script developed by  @James   and  @avi_naiman  that adds speed enhancements to quizzes, assignments, and discussions within SpeedGrader. It also provides a...

09-09-2016

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Unassigning the Front Page

Update: November 18, 2017 Canvas has provided their own solution! The solution for Canvas is from the list of all pages, click on the admin cog next to the course that is currently the front...

08-28-2016

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I'm James Jones. My full-time job is teaching mathematics at a community college, with an extra-duty assignment that involves Canvas. I hate repetitive tasks and will spend 13 hours writing a computer program to automate something that takes 5 minutes to do. This often benefits others in the form of Canvancements, which are my Canvas Enhancments that I freely contribute to the Canvas Community.
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