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I can't seem to download my assessments. If I do it is Html. how to I convert that to pdf

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@AndreasKrauseDogNeedsBest wrote:Hi,is there a possibility to activate the "object-fit: cover" function in the rich Text Editor of Canvas? I tried to crop an image there. In the preview it worked, but...

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Students are getting correct answer wrong while answering matching question on quiz.  The answers are selected from a drop down menu.  So how could the answer be wrong, since there is no typing involv...

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No, that is not the problem. See attached video.

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Hi @JensRohleder, Are you logging in to your Canvas instance before clicking on the Commons link?  As far as I know, that's always been a "gotcha" for us (in the USA) for Commons links.  This may not ...

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Am I the only one with this problem? It doesn't seem like it's getting fixed. Why?

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Copy Course doesn't appear to work to retain outcomes alignments (tagged questions) on quizzes. It still fails even when I select the choice to copy everything from the other course. The outcomes copy...

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Hi @BronwynJackson ... There isn't anything in Canvas terminology called an "Assessment Group" as you are referring.  However, what I think you are asking about is "Assignment Groups" via your "Assign...

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Last year I created an assessment group with many different tasks under the one group. I want to duplicate this assessment group for this year in a different course. How do I copy one Assessment group...

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I have a Canvas course in Canvas Free for Teachers.  I would like to link a Perusall course to it.  When I reached out to  Perusall they said they don't use Shared Secrets and they don't use Consumer ...

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Hello. I am currently taking the Online Readiness Course. Videos for this course are not loading with the meesage below  "Sorry Because of its privacy settings, this video cannot be played here." I ha...

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Hi, is there a possibility to activate the "object-fit: cover" function in the rich Text Editor of Canvas? I tried to crop an image there. In the preview it worked, but when saving/publishing, the ima...

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Dear AdamWarecs,      You are wrong. Canvas used to but did not like it. To clarify this even more, I have proof that this is something that The Canvas Team is not really interested in pursuing. Allow...

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Dear AdamWarecs,      You are wrong. Canvas used to but did not like it. To clarify this even more, I have proof that this is something that The Canvas Team is not really interested in pursuing. Allow...

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Hi @StaciaWeaver, When sharing via commons, you would need to update the content in commons, then each teacher would need to update their course to the newest version of the content in commons. If you...

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I am creating a shell course that will be available for download by all of the teachers at my school. It may also need edits throughout the semester. If I make changes in the shell course, will my tea...

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Hello @rwbpet ... Sorry to see that your question has been sitting out here for so long without a response.  I am a little confused by the subject line of your question.  Commons is a repository of th...

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Hi @laurajcarrion ... Sorry to see that this question has been sitting out here in the Community for so long without a reply.  As far as I can tell, there really isn't a screen within Commons (from an...

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How soon until Canvas Commons becomes the place for K-12 districts go to download and use AI generated content to create and revise course content for students?  What are the implications, benefits an...

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Canvas Commons is one of the greatest Canvas tools for educators from year to year. It is a huge setback for users/educators creating assessments with new question types who cannot upload and save the...

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Hi, SAnton1 - You could check to see if your institute has a beta or test environment, which will have previous versions of your course.  Beta is refreshed every Saturday (so hopefully you see this re...

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Hello,I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me out with this. I reached out to my university's tech support twice, and they told me that there is no way to fix this (?), which I believe ...

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Hi @govreacladmin ... I'm not sure what you mean.  Students do not have access to Canvas Commons.  You can find a complete list of who does have access to Commons by visiting this Guide: How do I use ...

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What is the role that provides users admin access in Canvas?

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This is no longer the case, you can use the API to add content in Commons. Here is a link to the Canvas Commons API: https://lor.instructure.com/docs/api/#api-Resources-ListResources

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This is EXACTLY what I needed.  Thanks!!

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Hello @clpatter ... Yes, you should be able to see this kind of information if you are a Canvas administrator at your school.  In Commons, go to the "Admin" tab at the top of the screen.  Then, click ...

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We have a course on Commons and we don't know what Canvas course was shared to Commons to create it.  Is there any way for us to find out the name of the original Canvas course?

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Chris Thank you for the response to my question concerning canvas course shell creation hierarchy. Your explanation was great, It has provided the confirmation that I was seeking. And thanks for the t...

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This has been shared in the Commons Product Blog previously, but for better visibility I'll share this here too.On Aug 19, 2023 (Saturday) we will deploy the new Commons regions and perform a migrati...

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Canvas Commons Goes Global - Instance Regionalization The Instructure Learning Platform is more than just software. It's a holistic approach to enable more impactful learning supported by a thriving ...

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Importing bright illustrations or educational images into your Canvas courses is a key contribution to the personalization and quality of your Canvas courses.   Unsplash, a free service formerly inco...

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  Since I’m over my first month here, at Instructure, I guess it’s time to write my official introduction. So, hi everyone, my name is Kata, and I’m a Product Manager for Catalog and Commons. I could...

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From the first moment when COVID19 hit the entire world, we saw that sharing information and its significance has increased. Right now, people are supposed to communicate even more than they are used ...

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With the last Canvas release, we released a survey on the Commons Search page.   We are researching how to better support instructors in finding the content they need, how search is used, and content ...

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With Monday’s Canvas Beta release, we released an improvement for importing favorite course objects from Commons to Canvas.    Why have we built it?  When our users find a great resource in Commons, t...

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We are happy to let you know that a Beta environment version of Commons is available.    Why have we built it?  Previously, Commons hasn’t had a Beta version, and even if you used Canvas Beta, it had ...

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We all know education is about more than just learning long division and how to compose a sentence. Education is also about fostering thoughtful and respectful human beings. As a platform for learning...

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What is the history of Commons? Commons was created in 2015 as a new way for educators to collaborate, share, and find the best educational resources available within Canvas. Since then we have made ...

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We’ve had a few questions about the removal of the rating system in Commons, and we wanted to provide you all with some insight into our thought process. The rating system didn’t see wide adoption. On...

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You asked for a way to see the contents of the resources that are shared in Commons before importing it into Canvas. We wanted to give that to you, but those Commons resources are stored as “Common Ca...

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The following FAQ document will be helpful in answering some of your questions related to 'Groups' feature in Commons.   What are Groups in Commons?What is happening to sub-accounts in Canvas?What hap...

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When creating/managing Groups in Commons consider the following suggestions and examples for group creation and management in Commons.   Considerations   Groups are a way for administrators to manage ...

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Closing out this month's National Poetry Month theme, we thought we'd conclude by highlighting vocabulary quizzes. What budding poet wouldn't want to take the time to learn more words, right?! Check o...

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Let's take a bit of a departure from our monthly theme of 'poetry' and focus on Earth Day (which is April 22, 2016). If you're looking for ways to leverage Earth Day activities in your courses or just...

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In continuing the spirit of National Poetry Month, we wanted to dedicate this week's blog post to love. Many times, poetry is written as a means to demonstrate and describe feelings of love. Well, the...

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April is National Poetry Month, so we thought it would be 'poetic' to feature Commons resources that align with this theme. From rhyme to rhythm, here were the resources that stood out. Poetry Litera...

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If you search Commons (public) for Canvas training materials, you'll get a solid array of resources! Whether it's  @canvas_admin ​'s "Professor-TA Training Course" or  @kmeeusen 's "Advanced Canvas Tr...

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TOTAL PUBLIC SHARES12,379 Last updated 10/25/2016

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More Than Words: Vocabulary Quizzes Posted 4/29/2016   Search the term 'vocabulary' and you'll discover many publicly-shared resources in Commons - from quizzes that increase topical understanding (i...

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We can all use constructive feedback on our course content and teaching materials. Whether it's a technical comment about settings or a qualitative thought about design, every little bit helps refine...

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When winter storms start rolling in, we all know that could lead to SNOW DAY!! Missing school due to weather can put a halt to learning or even slow down the momentum of a lesson or unit. While it ma...

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Monthly Focus: Poetry   In light of National Poetry Month, check out these poetry resources in need of your review.       Latest Resources Tagged with 'Community Review'   The authors of these resour...

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February is dedicated to a month-long learning about the African American icons, leaders, activists, and inventors who have made significant impacts on American history. And what better way to integra...

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This is a place for all types of Commons-folk.   Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources with the public (or within their institution). Come...

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What are Commons Collaborative Projects?   We want to encourage educators to collaborate on projects together in Canvas and share it publicly in Commons! When people work in groups or in tandem, the c...

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What is "Community Review"? ​Any user can review content in Commons. But we want to prioritize giving feedback to users who actually want it! So, when sharing publicly, you will be prompted to tag a r...

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Ever thought of making your Canvas courses more festive for the holidays? Sarah Pratt, a Customer Success Manager for Instructure and former K-12 teacher of 8+ years, shares several holiday modules w...

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If you’ve taken a course on the Canvas Network, then you know about their stellar catalog of innovative topics. And now some of these amazing resources are being shared into Commons public!   “The Can...

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Canvas Commons Release Notes

Learn about the latest releases, updates, and bug fixes for Canvas Commons

In this Commons release (August 19), Canvas Commons provides multi-region hosting and support for the Canvas Commons learning repository.     Feature Update   Commons Regionalization Canvas Commons provides multi-region hosting and support for th...

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In this Commons release (January 23), Unsplash is no longer available within the Commons platform.     Feature Update   Unsplash Deprecation   Unsplash, a free service formerly incorporated into Canvas, is no longer available within the Commons p...

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In this Commons release (February 5), iTunes U course data can be incorporated into Commons to allow users to search, preview, and import course data.     New Feature   iTunes U Course Import  iTunes U course data can be incorporated into Commo...

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Commons releases take place as determined by the product team and deploy new code to the production environment.  Commons Release Notes (2023-08-19) Feature Update Commons Regionalization Commons Release Notes (2023-01-23) Feature Update Unsplash D...

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