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[Import/Export] Import and Copy should respect role permissions

Problem statement: Our teachers do not have permission to create or manage LTI external tools for compliance/legal reasons, but if they import (or copy), that import can create external tools. The p...

08-24-2022

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discussion_topics order_by recent_activity -- most recent last?

With regard to  https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/discussion_topics.html#method.discussion_topics.index and the order_by=recent_activity - it appears to return results with the oldest p...

07-27-2022

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Submission Type Choices

Can we configure the submission type choices to reorder them, or omit/move Office and prefer Google? When we test, the Google option is hidden behind the kebab menu. We generally avoid Office, althou...

06-28-2022

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Sentry issues?

Has anyone noticed any problems introduced by Canvas now using Sentry? Right now, sentry.insops.net itself seems to be producing errors, which seems an unfortunate dependency.

04-11-2022

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Act As... broken

This update (https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Known-Issues/Admins-are-able-to-act-as-non-admin-users-with-more-permissions/ta-p/515569) seems to have broken our admins' ability to Act As...teachers...

03-17-2022

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Graphql query to return enrollments in a known course with a specific status

I can write a query that returns all the enrollments in a known course (see below), but how would you write something that only returned enrollments whose status was "invited"? It should be possible,...

11-30-2021

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Item Bank - Manage Accounts permission - description is incorrect

See https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Releases/Canvas-Release-Notes-2021-06-19/ta-p/464086#toc-hId-16410322 for reference. The description attached to this permission is: "Allo...

10-27-2021

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Canvas Data Services Scoping

We had a vendor ask us to enable Canvas Data Services for them, for a specific event. Even though the vendor's third-party tool would only be used in a limited number of courses, it looks like this...

09-16-2021

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Sharepoint Integration

Is there a Sharepoint Integration for integrating resources in a Sharepoint site? The Office 365 (OneDrive) integration appears to be personal files. The (new) Teams integration is a member mappi...

08-26-2021

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Google Groups next?

Hope so

08-18-2021

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Canvas Commons API - user search oddities

This is something you can see in the user interface, which uses the API if you look at the network panel of your browser developer tools. When adding a user to a group, the search returns non-match...

08-16-2021

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Google Drive Resource Key Update

Has anyone encountered any issues with the Google Drive resource key update. My very vague recollection is that the Google-delivered integration relies on these kinds of links. The timing is not grea...

08-13-2021

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Outcomes API - "Find" Account Outcomes and link to Course via the API

I'm comfortable with the API, but scratching my head a bit about how to make outcomes which are defined at the account level usable at the course level. I think I want to use the import endpoint, b...

02-11-2021

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More Layoffs at Instructure

https://philonedtech.com/instructure-restructure-significant-layoffs-hitting-canvas-side-of-the-business/  "Today, Instructure has implemented a new, even larger round of layoffs, this time p...

05-28-2020

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Opaque Pagination

I had not run into this before but was doing some development in Beta against the Enrollments REST API and it wasn't working because I was not using the opaque pagination headers. See Canvas API...

05-19-2020

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Courses that are Organizations - Best Practices?

This is in part due to carryover from our Blackboard system, but we have a number of courses that are really organizations, e.g. committees, interest groups, etc. We are wondering what the best wa...

05-14-2020

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Blueprint not detecting changes to sync

I've tried this in two different blueprints and multiple browsers, but nothing I do seems to trigger the blueprint functionality to prompt a sync. I've asked support and they've not yet been able to ...

04-10-2020

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Managing Avatars (Profile Pictures)

For some reason I'm getting pinged about this today and realize that I've never been notified about Reported Profile Pictures. When I went looking I had well over 1,000 Reported and 49,000 Submitted....

02-03-2020

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Admin and manual tokens

Various vendors keep asking me to generate tokens as an admin, or for instructors to generate tokens manually. I have pointed out to them that manually generated tokens are a violation of the Canvas ...

01-21-2020

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Canvas Data Loader vs Canvas Data CLI

I'm pretty sure these are different things, but the URL to the Canvas Data Loader page includes "cli-tool", i.e. https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-11943-how-to-use-the-canvas-data-cli-too...

10-10-2019

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I am passionate about solving problems, Liverpool football club, and Marmite, although probably not in that order. One of my duties has been as the technical LMS lead for Virginia's Community Colleges for the past 15 years or so, and now as they have moved from another LMS to Canvas. While far from a hard-core programmer, I enjoy making life easier for myself and college staff (in that order). I am mildly proud of building an elegant per diem calculator, and of being on Google's Higher Education Customer Advisory Board.
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