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James
James Jones
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Professor of Mathematics
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Bio:
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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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 the point...
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May 27, 2020, update (version 15):Another week, another update. This time I installed a new linter to check for crud and subtle issues with the code. It turned up a lot of little things and at least o<!-- -->...
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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 it...
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December 8, 2018 -&nbsp;No Longer NeededCanvas has released their own solution for sorting the dashboard course cards. You&nbsp;should remove this script and use their solution. Things should continue to work u...
Likes: 58
Updated November 29, 2016, to reflect Version 3The spreadsheet now processes group discussions. They take a lot longer to process since you have to make calls for each group.If you were a user of the ...
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@DanielHOWE&nbsp; My initial thought, when I read your message earlier, is that the images within Canvas are the ones not showing up. You have to be logged into Canvas to access those. Those that are exter...
May 23, 2024 9:59:57 AM
@DanielHOWE&nbsp; You just made the task a lot harder. If you have images within the descriptions and want the formatting to make it look like Canvas, then you will need to use a browser, visit each assign...
May 23, 2024 5:45:30 AM
I thought about giving a mathematical formula with the minimum function, but I didn't want to rely on users knowing what that meant. What you have doesn't really clear things up and perhaps confuses p...
May 22, 2024 6:23:14 PM
@RyanBentley&nbsp; The only discussion I've heard about extending the capabilities of quizzes come from the teachers who use them. We (I teach math) have been asking for better math and science capabilitie...
May 22, 2024 5:52:27 PM
@KyleMaclean&nbsp; @james_whalley&nbsp;explained this, but I wanted to clarify how the weights get distributed. The final grade is a weighted average of the scores for assignment groups where the student has at...
May 22, 2024 5:42:29 AM

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