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Re: Templates vs Blueprint Courses

Do blueprints import lockdown browser requirements to each copied course?

07-31-2021

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announcement flipcard for dashboard

Currently, students and faculty are met by the equivalent of pop-up ads for whatever various groups at the school want announced. Announcements made of images that are often individually longer than ...

06-15-2021

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Copy gradebook settings with course copies

Gradebook settings, such as late/missing policies, turning on the notes column, ordering assignments, displaying filters, etc, should copy with the course, so that those settings do not need to be se...

05-26-2021

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Module level front page as a dynamic home page

Home pages are often set with information that is essential on the first day of class, but that students do not need to review every time they visit the course.  Meanwhile, getting students to m...

05-23-2021

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Next and previous buttons skip assignments outside availability dates

Problem: Each semester a few students are confused when they fall behind and the next button brings them to an assignment that is no longer available due to being past the "until" date.  Since "...

05-23-2021

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Visibility of instructor replies to discussions

Currently discussions can be set up to prevent students  from seeing any reply posts until after they add their own post.  Instructors can post (even before students get to the discussion) ...

05-17-2021

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Needs Grading Assignment filter

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas The new gradebook requires a lot of scrolling to check on all assignments.  The assignment group and module filters are great, b...

02-28-2021

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Starfish integration with "message students who"

We have started using starfish to coordinate office hours appointments and send advising messages.  We now have a menu tab that redirects to starfish log-ons in all courses.  It would be pa...

02-19-2021

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missing policy scores: option to auto-post even with manual grade posting

Currently the missing policy will enter zeros (or any designated score) automatically at the due date, but with assignments that have manual grade posting turned on, those zeros (and the impact to av...

02-19-2021

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Specific "Real" student view

This idea is to give the test student view a drop down menu of current students in the banner that identifies the view as the test student.  When a specific student is selected from the drop dow...

02-03-2021

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allow instructors to "mark as submissions" student comments with attachments

Some students are not finding the "submit" step, and are turning in their assignments as comment attachments, instead of true submissions.  While this is undesirable for many reasons, including ...

02-02-2021

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Student View Mode takes New Quizzes as a test student (with Lockdown Browser)

When testing the requirements of a course in student view, the instructor must meet all module requirements.  Therefore, the student view should allow the instructor to test those module require...

12-25-2020

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Speedgrader: use this attempt button for new quizzes

When an error occurs in New Quizzes that interferes with a student's most recent attempt, one solution is for faculty to apply the previous score.  However, that is only possible through the add...

12-10-2020

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New Quizzes: availability dates accurately control student access

In New Quizzes availability dates are only posted on the assignment settings page.  These settings are supposed to control student access, however a cached page on a mobile device during the ava...

12-10-2020

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New Quizzes: time remaining

When reopening a new quiz attempt, it is not clear how much time remains to a student.  I propose that the time that will be allowed to a student whose quiz is reopened be clearly displayed on t...

09-28-2020

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New quizzes: reopen starting time when student begins

The "reopen" a current attempt option in moderate restarts students with the time they have remaining at the time when I click the button.  However, with remote teaching, coordinating that the q...

09-25-2020

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New Quizzes: attempts allowed

There is a conflict between the assignment setting for submission attempts, and the new quiz setting related to allowing multiple attempts.  The assignment setting defaults to unlimited attemp...

09-22-2020

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New Quizzes: assignment settings

Certain settings for new quizzes are controlled from the assignment settings screen.  This includes the due date and availability dates, and point value of the overall quiz.  It is understa...

09-22-2020

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New Quizzes: respect "hide grades"

When I write a quiz full of essay questions, canvas cannot autograde it.  That is expected.  However, when it autogrades as a zero the students panic.  The work around to set the quiz ...

09-22-2020

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expand and collapse the activities under each header

Headers can be used to subdivide the activities in modules, but each header makes the module longer and longer.  To reduce scrolling for students, I suggest allowing the headers to be expanded a...

09-12-2020

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I have taught myself how to use canvas to turn my F2F history courses into QM compliant online and hybrid courses. However, I am constantly trying to make my courses easier for my students to use, and using this site to learn new tricks to work around problems that cause students to struggle.
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