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The Hubris of Contrast Ratio

If you spend any time thinking about the accessibility of your content you have probably thought about color contrast. I want to share a little bit on what I've learned about color contrast because i...

08-31-2022

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FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITY: Canvas Accessibility Checker Survey

  Ensuring your content complies with accessibility guidelines on your own is hard, which is why the Canvas RCE has the Accessibility Checker built right in! Click the link below to take a sho...

06-28-2022

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Blackout Dates arrive in Course Pacing

Blackout dates are now available in Course Pacing on beta! They'll be in production and test late afternoon (mountain time) on 5/25. Blackout dates allow you to set fixed dates that prevent Cou...

05-12-2022

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New Feature Preview: Course Pacing

    What is Course Pacing? Course Pacing helps support instructors with courses that have staggered start dates or rolling enrollments that require differentiated due dates ba...

04-11-2022

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Change Log

2022-08-17 New Feature Course Pacing Blueprint Sync and Course Copy Support Course Pacing settings are preserved and copied when course content is imported via Course Copy and Canvas Import ...

04-08-2022

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04-08-2022

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Course Pacing Feature Overview

Summary In Courses, Course Pacing distributes due dates on a defined pace for rolling enrollments. This feature preview allows magical distribution of due dates for students with different st...

04-08-2022

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Course Pacing vs. Pace Plans Feature Comparison

Last Updated 2022-04-29 The following table shows the current functionality available in Pace Plans compared to the functionality in Course Pacing. Additional functionality for Course Pacing will...

04-08-2022

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Feature FAQ

What is Course Pacing? Course Pacing helps support instructors with courses that have staggered start dates or rolling enrollments that require differentiated due dates based on the student start ...

04-08-2022

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Icon Maker - Coming Soon To The RCE

What is Icon Maker? Icon Maker will allow Teachers and Designers to create simple and reusable Icons directly inside the Canvas RCE. No LTIs or desktop software required!   &nbs...

03-02-2022

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"Special Characters" In Canvas

It has always been possible to enter “Special Characters” in Canvas, but there has never been a “Special Character” button. So how does it work if there is no dedicated button? No alt codes! ...

01-27-2022

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More Accessible Default Theme Colors

Brand identity is a precious thing to most organizations and institutions, but that shouldn't stop us from making accessibility the default whenever possible. That's why we're updating the default Ca...

12-02-2021

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How Many Buttons Is Enough?

 How many buttons are in this screenshot of the Canvas RCE? Really look and take a count before you read on. . . . . . . . . . . Did you say 20, or did you count all 30? Or did you th...

11-11-2021

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Feedback Opportunity: RCE UX Polish

We're considering making a few small changes to workflows in the RCE to better align with user expectations, design best practices, industry standards, and other words that would look right at h...

10-04-2021

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You've Always Had The Power To Be Accessible: Introducing Accessibility Checker Notifications

  "You've always had the power to be accessible in Canvas. You just had to learn it for yourself." - Glinda the Good Witch (more or less) Many of you reading this already know Canvas has a ...

09-23-2021

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Feedback Opportunity: Test the Prototype for "Content"

If you know anything about how we product at Instructure, you may have seen this handy image of the Feature Development Lifecycle. Yes, we really use a drill to build Canvas. #TheMoreYouKnow ...

08-06-2021

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Microsoft Immersive Reader in More of Canvas

I'm excited to report that the   Microsoft Immersive Reader   is expanding to include more parts of Canvas! Soon the Immersive Reader will be available in Pages, Syllabus, Assignments (assi...

07-22-2021

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Font-size Is More Than The Size Of The Font

tl;dr The meaning of larger or smaller text can be lost on users who use assistive technologies if authors don't use the right features like Headings. What are some reasons   you   change t...

06-25-2021

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An Icon Is Worth 1000 Words

tl;dr Take this 1-question survey to provide feedback on the in-development "Buttons & Icons" maker. * * * Iconography is an art, not a science. There was time when the "Save" icon mad...

06-04-2021

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Better Embedding in Canvas

There are a lot of different ways to embed content like YouTube videos into Canvas, which is great! Standards and co-existing with the open web is a big part of what makes Canvas, Canvas. Unfortunate...

05-27-2021

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