kristin_bayless
Community Contributor
Activity Feed
My Posts
Post Details Date Published Views Kudos

Setting a course visibility to public

I've noticed that many of our teachers have set their Canvas course visibility to public on their scheduled courses.  Some of these courses have submissions and grades, so the students must be l...

06-06-2019

3451

2

Admins need a permissions report!

Please, please, please give us a permissions report.  Before anyone contributes that we can print a list of roles through the API or a list of user permissions, this is not what I'm talking abou...

12-12-2018

1987

25

What are your thoughts on an expanded observer role?

We're a mid-size K12 district.  For a while now, we've had a need for classroom support to have access to student work to make comments, but who should not have access rights to change grades.&n...

11-05-2018

991

3

Analytics 2 Feedback

This probably dovetails with other suggestions.  I haven't had time to read through the other comments. 1. When clicking on the student's name, we'd like for the system to go to their grade scr...

10-19-2018

397

3

Parent Accounts - What can we expect?

We're a mid-size school district with around 14,000 students on Canvas.  Our district has been using Canvas for several years, but until now we have not offered Canvas parent accounts. We're exp...

01-17-2018

3464

7

Act as if - masquerade in Teacher App

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas Canvas admins need the ability to act as if (masquerade) as the teacher in the new teacher app.  Attempting to support the teacher with...

10-27-2017

1238

21

SIS Import Lack of Detail - Aggregates errors into a total

I couldn't find an ongoing discussion of this issue, so thought I'd start one.  I was really surprised that this weekend's release didn't result in a fix to the issue of aggregating errors in t...

09-18-2017

656

4

Canvas Mobile Integration Updates

As we move into a new school year, does anyone have updated information for  @KristinL 's post on Google LTI + Canvas Mobile or @Matt Hanes post on Office 365 + Canvas Mobile?  We've a...

08-01-2017

810

1

Course groups and end of year procedures

Does anyone give direction to their teachers about course groups at the end of a term/year? We're a K-12 district.  With no permission limitations on groups and per Instructure End of Year docu...

06-09-2017

946

2

Canvas Course Calendar Embed Capabilities

Has anyone found a way to embed a Canvas course calendar on the course front page?  I'd also be interested in knowing if this absolutely cannot be done for some reason.  This has probably b...

06-02-2017

5175

10

Instructure Plans to Move our Instance - Feedback Please!

We're a large K-12 district (15k students actively using Canvas).  I've been notified by Instructure that they need to move our instance to a different cluster and it needs to be done in the nex...

05-08-2017

848

1

Anyone seeing issues with the stylus in iOS Speedgrader?

Teachers from multiple schools in our district have submitted support tickets that when using the stylus to give feedback in iOS Speedgrader, the pen will work for a time but then will lose functiona...

11-22-2016

583

2

Canvas/Skyward - successful Canvas post does not appear in SIS gradebook

I want to let others know of what I found today with one of our teachers using the Skyward gradebook integration. The teacher tried several times to post grades to Skyward.  Each time she recei...

10-06-2016

2578

4

Can anyone recommend a Pinterest type app in the app center?

Our teachers are interested in a Pinterest style app for brainstorming.  A bit more free flowing than a Canvas discussion or a Google doc collaboration.  We'd like to ensure their thoughts ...

10-03-2016

927

3

Any way to add a custom Help URL to Canvas iOS?

I'm sure this has come up before, but a search didn't result in any hits. We have a web form for our students (K12) to fill out if they've experienced an issue when using Canvas.  The new brow...

09-28-2016

548

0

Permissions table extract to spreadsheet or csv

It would be so helpful to have reporting for permission settings, but at the very least I'd like a button on the permission screen that would extract the current table view, or both course and accoun...

08-25-2016

713

1

User Maintenance Best Practices

We've been on Canvas since 2012, and this summer for the first time I'm hoping to initiate some user maintenance for staff and students who've left the district. While some of our schools have revolv...

04-29-2016

1388

4

Canvas iOS app - how can a teacher check prior to publishing?

We recently had a teacher meltdown when she published a quiz, but found a question type (matching) didn't work for her students using their iPad Canvas apps.  Without the Student View feature in...

01-26-2016

2010

3

K-12 iPad 1:1 Districts - we need your vote!

Help us get to 15 likes!  Vancouver Public Schools and Sweetwater Union SD are both K-12  iPad 1:1 districts.  We’ve found it to be very helpful to share issues that come up when man...

11-16-2015

2112

25

Principal access to student grades

How can principals/counselors, whom we have set up with account level roles for our buildings, view an individual student's grades for all courses, instead of course by course? I'd prefer not to give...

08-07-2015

1225

3

View All Posts
Member Profile
BA - Elementary Ed Purdue University MS - Ed Policies, Foundations, and Admin Portland State University 15 years as a Senior Account Manager selling and implementing NCR Financial Systems 17 years as a Trainer, Portal Architect, and (now) LMS Admin for Vancouver Public Schools
Community Statistics
Posts 169
Solutions 2
Kudos given 258
Kudos received 403
Member Since ‎04-23-2015