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I'm sending custom launch parameters when deep linking inside Canvas assignments. Custom launch parameters are described here. A typical HTTP Post request to register a deep link looks like this:  { "https://purl.imsglobal.org/spec/lti-dl/claim/con...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Its seems like TinyMCE its not allowing to some tags, html comments or even using some custom class of a custom CSS to be used. In the preview all generates well but after that, once its published all its gone.In a custom installation it would be eas...

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Canvas Developers Group
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I am working on an integration that uses the Canvas Studio API. In testing this API I have encountered an issue that the `state` query parameter which is passed to the authorization endpoint (`/api/public/oauth/authorize`), is not returned to the cal...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hi all, I've been tasked with pulling data using Canvas' REST API using a custom connector developed for a Power Apps Environment.One of the getter methods I'm using is retrieving Student Enrolments by Section and including their grades. However, whe...

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Canvas Developers Group
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We are using LTI1.3 and xAPI to interact with Canvas.LTI1.3: https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/file.lti_dev_key_config.htmlFor xAPI integration, we are following this documentation: https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/file.xapi.htmlThe docume...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hello. How do I upload or attach a file to a student's assignment submission using my LTI 1.3?  The score API can help but I only want to attach a file and not grade a student.   Thanks!

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Canvas Developers Group
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Me and my Company want our students to login to Canvas from our website. Is there an integration tool that exists to integrate Squarespace and Canvas or even an embed code for this?

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Canvas Developers Group
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I notice there's a setting named "Admins can view notifications" at "Admin>>Settings>>Settings". And I found a description about it which is "To allow users in your account to receive surveys about Canvas". I wonder if the surveys are from Canvas Dev...

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Canvas Developers Group
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I notice there's a setting named "Admins can view notifications" at "Admin>>Settings>>Settings". But I don't know what's the feature for. I turn it on and there's nothing happened. Does anybody know what the setting's meaning, and what will happen if...

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Canvas Developers Group
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My academic department is planning to deploy a program assessment to all Canvas courses taught by department faculty members. The assessment will take the form of a short (original-style) Quiz that will be imported into all faculty Canvas courses. Th...

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Canvas Developers Group
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I want to embed a floating graphic on a page that remains stationary during scrolling. Ideally, the image would appear in the bottom right-hand corner of the browser window.What would the HTML code look like?

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Canvas Developers Group
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I have set up a production instance of CanvasLMS, and I'm trying to create a theme that includes custom JS and CSS.However, the theme cannot load the JS.When I go directly to the URL of the JS file, i.e. https://canvas1.mydomain.com/accounts/3/files/...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hello,I am a student who has been working on a canvas LMS integrated application that helps with my classes. I was trying to set up OAuth2 for it so I could have a better login experience but the docs say that the app needs to be registered and are q...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hey! I'm a university student, and I am developing an LTI app for my dissertation, (specifically, I need to send/receive quiz information to/from Canvas). For this, as my university obviously cannot give me free rein on their Canvas, I need to create...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hello. I'm trying to send the grade and a file back from LTI 1.3 to canvas. The grade is successfully being updated but the file isn't being shown. There is no file attachment and its "No preview available" in the speedgrader for teacher.    I'm usin...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hi! I am a student messing around with the canvas API using React and seeing all the different things I can access from my classes. I wanted to be able to get the grades and statistics for each of the assignments in my courses, but have been running ...

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Canvas Developers Group
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As the Canvas administrator at my school, I would like it if there was a way to have the grade distribution for assignments, tests, and quizzes turned off for all courses. I know how to turn them off for individual classes but it would be much more c...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hi folks, As the author of some Canvas API clients, I am confused about the implications of the Discussions Redesign for topic threading. As I recall, there was previously a "use threaded discussions" checkbox which allowed the poster to choose betwe...

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Canvas Developers Group
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So this is part of the object that is downloaded in the .gz files using the DAP Client for Canvas 2.0 I could be confused, but why are we naming the key in a json key value pair "value"? Why not something like "data"?   

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Hello. As we know on canvas, we select "online" submission, and then under "plagiarism review" select "turnitin". Then the submissions can be graded in SpeedGrader, and the plagiarism scores are visible there and on the Grading page. I'm creating ano...

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Canvas Developers Group
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I notice there's a setting named "Include students in global surveys" at Admin's Setting. But even I turn it on, there's nothing happened and I don't know what's the expected result when I enable it. I searched the key word in Community but it seems ...

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Canvas Developers Group
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We are using LTI1.3 and xAPI to interact with Canvas.LTI1.3: https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/file.lti_dev_key_config.htmlFor xAPI integration, we are following this documentation: https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/file.xapi.htmlThe docume...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hello, currently I am a university student. I am developing an app that will alert students about when they turn assignments in and such. The problem is when I try to access that data it gives me a forbidden message. How would a university student go...

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Canvas Developers Group
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I recently created a sample LTI application( spring boot) by using reference LTI-trivial-application .It works perfectly, but the token that I use is created by "Manual Token Generation" from Canvas UI, this is for testing application before implemen...

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Canvas Developers Group
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How can I add custom_params to a page creation function? Here is what I have now, " // Function to create a new page in the course with an iFrame in the body async function createCoursePage(courseId, pageTitle) {   const url = `${canvasBaseUrl}/api/...

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I'm not sure if I can ask questions in this community even with the OSS version of CanvasLMS, please let me know if it's not appropriate.I am building an OSS version of CanvasLMS on Google Cloud Platform, and I am having trouble previewing uploaded v...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hi all,  Is anyone successfully posting CSV files to the SIS Import API using Power Automate?    I've seen the custom connector posted elsewhere on this site which deals with a number of tasks, but doesn't cover posting files.   It's been a great hel...

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Canvas Developers Group
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As the title says, I am beginning to brainstorm the building of a report for courses that use the LTI tools that are embedded into our instance. I looked over the API documentation but it doesn't look like the LTI API will do exactly what I'm looking...

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Canvas Developers Group
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We are having problems with adding a lti 1.3 custom tool to an existing page in a course. The custom tool performs as expected when included during the initial creation of a course page. However, if we save the page and attempt to edit it by adding t...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Launch is working fine, deep link launch is working. Also, able to create assignment. But, getting error in returning to canvas after creating the assignment.{"errors":{"jwt":[{"attribute":"jwt","type":"JSON::JWK::Set::KidNotFound","message":"JSON::J...

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Hello Developers Group, I am creating this blog as an area where we can share links to code repositories and projects with each other, as we discussed in the developers meetup yesterday.  If you have ...

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Canvas Developers Group

Developers

Repositories

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Years ago I used the API to find which LTI tools were used in a course, then switched to CD1 and now I'm using CD2.  I built a Tableau report with several filters, including: Type of course: sis, non-...

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Canvas Developers Group

cd2

custom reports

external tool

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I created a blog post in 2020 explaining how to bulk load and sync Canvas Avatar images using Powershell. https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Developers-Group/How-to-bulk-load-and-update-avatar-...

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Canvas Developers Group
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I am working to have an AI LLM (ChatGPT 3.5 or better) generate QTI 2.1 XML that I can copy-paste into text files then ZIP and upload to Canvas to create Item Banks in New Quizzes.I have been successf...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Sit back, relax, and let n8n do (most of) the tedious admin tasks for you. N8N is an open-source workflow automation tool that empowers you to harness the capabilities of Canvas backend systems, inclu...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hello, Canvas Community!I'm thrilled to announce the R package called "vvcanvas". This package provides a convenient interface to interact with the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) API, enablin...

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Canvas Developers Group

API

Canvas lms api

CRAN

R

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Learn about some of the new features that I built and released in v3.0.0 of the Canvas LMS Mods (Basic) Chrome extension to provide course level reports primarily about course content.  The code for t...

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Canvas Developers Group

API

chrome extension

Custom JavaScript

custom reports

JavaScript

report

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Learn about some of the new features that I built and released in v3.0.0 of the Canvas LMS Mods (Basic) Chrome extension to enhance the experience of creating/editing rubrics.  The code for the extens...

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Canvas Developers Group

Canvas rubric

chrome extension

Custom JavaScript

JavaScript

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Hi all, I've deployed an LTI 1.3 tool as a Discussion Topic Menu, and when I click the menu item in my course, I get back a json result, but I can't find the Discussion Topic ID in the json results.  ...

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Canvas Developers Group

LTI 1.3

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I recently updated my Canvas LMS Mods (Basic) Chrome extension to provide some new enhancements to the course search and admin flyout menu inspired by ideas and requests I have seen from other users i...

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Canvas Developers Group

API

API Canvas

chrome extension

Custom JavaScript

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It's few months that I don't access the Canvas app installed on OVH VPS server. I tried now and it shows the directory of files, but not the login interface. Nothings has been changed since the last t...

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Canvas Developers Group

Professional Development

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Hi all,I would like to attach a zip file to all of my students submissions. I have been able to upload the file via the Cavnas API. However, I cannot seem to get the file to attach a student's submiss...

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Canvas Developers Group
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I need an access token to grab a list of line items during the LTI1.3 workflow. I am currently receiving an unsupported grant type error.I have seen claims that Canvas does not support this flow to is...

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Canvas Developers Group
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I'm a teacher, and I've been playing with the api in a few other sheets that I've found. It's got me wondering if I could use a google sheet with a series of my gradebooks brought from other sheets, a...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hi, I'm new

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Canvas Developers Group
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I have a suggestion for a couple new features that I know i would use frequently. I believe other students would as well. It is efficient and time saving, also would help navigate us through what we h...

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Canvas Developers Group

Assignments

time saving

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Hi Im a Canvas Admin, for a University I am requesting a design feature for Canvas, is it possible to add a points total option to appear on the Assignments modules for each category or the GradeBook ...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Dear Canvas This is Wasta, I am using Canvas app which my school provides me to takes the video lecture but on my Ipad (IOS 15) generation 8 ,as I open the video there is no audio in the video , only ...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Dear Canvas Dear CanvasThis is Wasta, I am using Canvas app which my school provides me to takes the video lecture but on my Ipad (IOS 15) generation 8 ,as I open the video there is no audio in the vi...

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Canvas Developers Group
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My team is trying to replicate in one of our views how Canvas presents TODOs in its own UI. The TODO items endpoint (https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/users.html#method.users.todo_items) appears ...

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Canvas Developers Group

API

pagination

TODOs

UI

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I want to know how to use the webhook subscription api, including all the context types and such. 

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Canvas Developers Group
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I need an api endpoint that returns a course image url.

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Canvas Developers Group

API

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Learn about the Chrome extension that I've been developing as a personal side project to use with Canvas LMS to add some new features and help improve workflows.  Most of the customizations so far are...

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Canvas Developers Group

API

app

Canvas

Canvas Admin

chrome

chrome extension

development

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“Computer Vision” sounds like something from the future, though computer vision algorithms are not as fantastic as they seem to be. Starting from 1960-ies and up to today, computer vision was developi...

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Canvas Developers Group

app

development

Development Process

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Hi Everyone,Great to be part of this community, Im IT Support for Horizon Christian School, and would love to share an app i made for the school.Not sure were to post this, so hopefully ok here.I have...

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Canvas Developers Group
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I want a test question type that I will call a mastery question. This kind of question will allow me to randomize the input numbers so that the answer can be calculated by Canvas but will be different...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Unenroll user from a class via SIS UserID?

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Canvas Developers Group

API

class

SIS user ID

Unenroll

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I'm looking to build an app that integrates on all canvas pages for the student role and ideally would like to use LTI to accomplish this, but as LTI placement doesn't allow for space on every page an...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hi everyone, I hopefully have a simple question to ask here about this call. I want to run a creation of quiz questions through a CSV file with this API and I have everything sorted bar how to write t...

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Canvas Developers Group
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We need to embed our Hubspot chatflow to our Canvas Instructure.

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Canvas Developers Group

integration

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Product Blog: Developers

Blog posts from the Product blog for Developers on the Instructure Platform.

Data Access Platform CLI & Client Library is now GA

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The Product Blog

Canvas Data

Canvas LMS

Developers

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We are updating jQuery in Canvas and your custom JavaScript might break if you leverage jQuery in it

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The Product Blog

Canvas LMS

Developers

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Canvas is changing its LTI 1.3 OIDC Auth domain to align with security practices and to support the new LTI 1.3 Platform Storage specification - which lets LTI tools still function even when browsers ...

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The Product Blog

Canvas LMS

Developers

LTI Integrations

Release Communications

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We decided to implement New Quizzes Public API in GraphQL and here's the first information you need to know about and what you can expect from us regarding the documentation of the API.

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The Product Blog

Canvas LMS

Developers

New Quizzes

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Instructure has a long history of opening the systems we build to extension and enhancement.  When we build products like Canvas, we want to make sure they work well for ALL our customers. After a lon...

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The Product Blog

Canvas LMS

Developers

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Let's discuss New Quizzes Public API's foundation: GraphQL or REST? 

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The Product Blog

Canvas LMS

Developers

New Quizzes

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As I looked at my calendar this month I was reminded this May 13 (today) marks an anniversary of when LTI support was deployed to Canvas. This year will be 10 years! \o/

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The Product Blog

Canvas LMS

Developers

LTI Integrations

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If you are using Developer Keys, ensure your HTTP Redirect URIs are secure before March 3.

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The Product Blog

Canvas LMS

Developers

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If you are a developer who used oEmbed with LTI content embedded into the Canvas Rich Content Editor you will want to review this.

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The Product Blog

Canvas LMS

Developers

LTI Integrations

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Data is a powerful tool that has the potential to transform the way we offer education to students. Over the past five years, the Canvas data sharing product has been very important to our users and i...

(Instructure Alumni)
The Product Blog

Canvas LMS

Developers

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Recently, IMS Global announced the deprecation schedule of the LTI 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0 specifications. Going forward, LTI Core version 1.3 (LTI 1.3) will be the recommended specification for new in...

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The Product Blog

Canvas LMS

Developers

LTI Integrations

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Recently IMS Global Learning Consortium announced an unprecedented number of education platforms who have been identified as early adopters of LTI Advantage and have run through early certification te...

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The Product Blog

Developers

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Since its inception, Canvas has always been open and transparent about our business and our features. We believe in being open. We believe in allowing you to use Canvas the way you want to use Canvas....

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The Product Blog

Canvas LMS

Developers

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