Is there a tool for creating graphs in canvas other than simply uploading images of graphs into my course files?
There is an LTI app called Graph Builder that adds a button to the Rich Content Editor. The button is the one shown in the first red box, but if you have more than 3 buttons, then it shows up under More, which is the second red box.
You click it and add a graph without having to create a file separately. It uses the graphing engine at graph.tk
Here's the pop-up that it gives (I added y=x^2)
When you click Insert this Graph, you get the image in your document. It's live, meaning that I can edit the equation and change the graph from within my page. It does this by placing an iframe on the page.
This is an answer, but not a recommendation. It's not an anti-recommendation either. I have it installed, but don't use it because it does not suit my needs. I don't want a quiz question where the students could change the image and I tend to add more to my graph than what it allows. However, for something basic and even interactive, it's an option and fairly easy to install and use.
To install it, go to your Course Settings page, then the Apps tab. Search for Graph Builder and click on it.
Hello there, Gary Kline...
As I was reviewing older discussion topics here in the Canvas Community, I came across your question. I wanted to check in with you because we have not heard back from you since you first posted this question on November 2, 2017 and then received a reply from James Jones later that day. Have you had an opportunity to review the feedback that you've received from James an the LTI app, Graph Builder? If so, did James' feedback help to answer your question? Or, are you still looking for some assistance with this question? If you feel that James has helped to answer your question, please go ahead and mark his response as "Correct". But, if you're still looking for some help, please come back to this topic to post a message below so that members of the Community might be able to assist you. I'm going to mark your question as "Assumed Answered" because we've not heard from you and because there hasn't been any new activity in this thread for well over four months. However, that won't keep you or others from posting additional questions and/or comments below that are related to this topic. I hope that's alright with you, Gary. Looking forward to hearing back from you soon.
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