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I'm looking to integrate the Canvas API with our web applications so that instructors can use their Canvas data, and I am a bit confused regarding the 'developer keys". I want all our users to be able to integrate with their institution.From my resea...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Good Morning Using the Analytics APIhttps://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/analytics.html#method.analytics_api.course_assignmentsSpecifically this endpoint "Get user-in-a-course-level assignment data"GET /api/v1/courses/:course_id/analytics/users/:st...

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As the subject of the post indicates, I want to know if it's possible to access the "What-If" scores from the API. I've looked this the documentation, but I haven't see any mention of these scores or how to access them. However, I feel that it's very...

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Hi, All,  We are hoping that possibly Javascript/CSS might be able to show/hide the Grader role from an instructor so that only FERPA trained students would be able to be assigned that role.  Our idea is to use our unused 'bio' field in Users to add ...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hi! I am setting up a self-hosted canvas instance. It is running quite well so far. After enabling the job service, I could also start an import of an IMSCC file. Although I got a lot of "Import Error: File -". As far as I can see, there is no conten...

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I need to use canvas APIs for an ETL job i.e a backend job which runs everyday, where I need to extract data by using canvas APIs(authenicated through a API developer key) then do some transformation to the dataset to display to user. Since its a bac...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Using the Submissions API, "List Submissions for Multiple Assignments" is it possible to restrict the query to return submissions with a workflow_state of either 'graded' or 'submitted' in one API call? I am calling the API from a Python script using...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Is there an API to update Discussion Student Settings on a Course? I'm specifically looking to toggle the 'Report Replies' setting https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Discussions-Announcements/Canvas-Release-Discussions-Announcements-Redesign/ta-p/46...

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Is it possible to filter an API get to only return the ID of students where the final grade is not null?

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I want to implement canvas SSO OAuth 2.0 in my project, where can i get client key and id ? I need canvas developer environment to implement canvas sso in my project.

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I am using the Canvas API to create folders and subfolders of courses that have been offered at my institution in the past. I used a simple Python script to do this and when I executed the code through my terminal, it reflected on the Canvas site.  I...

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I have been working with a vendor that has little or no previous experience integrating their product with Canvas. My team has worked out enough of the major issues that the app is usable now, but the only two relevant placements that work are Assign...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hi, all. I got React with InstructureUI working on my local server, but I'd like to use it within the Canvas LMS. I thought that once I had the static build files, I'd be able to upload them. But I can only upload one or two CSS files and one JS file...

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Hello,I am trying to setup my Bubble App as a LTI plugin with Canvas LMS.  I am using my agency's Canvas account and I have admin privilege.  Key Settings:Redirect: https://paramedicine101.bubbleapps.io/version-test/lti_launchLTI 1.3 Config:{"title":...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hello Canvas Community,I am transitioning from using the Canvas REST API to the GraphQL API and need some help with a specific functionality. In the REST API, I use the endpoint "GET /api/v1/accounts/:account_id/users" with "account_id" set to "self"...

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How can I extract Quizzes' Student Analysis through R with Canvas API? I want quiz questions, student answers, and their scores. I'm having trouble finding the right tools in packages 'vvcanvas' and 'rcanvas'. I don't know if there is a tool associat...

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How can I extract Quizzes' Student Analysis through R with Canvas API? I want quiz questions, student answers, and their scores. I'm having trouble finding the right tools in packages 'vvcanvas' and 'rcanvas'. I don't know if there is a tool associat...

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Hello everyone,I am currently working on an integration project involving Pressbooks, a WordPress multisite plugin, along with another custom WP plugin we created called Pressbooks LTI. This plugin acts as a Tool from the LTI 1.3 perspective and allo...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hello , my code in c# for upload afile in a course is : public async Task<Canvas_File> UploadFileToCanvasAsync(string courseId, string filePath, string parentFolderPath) { // Step 1: Notify Canvas about the file upload var localToken = _options.Loc...

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what is the api to list all the courses in an account?

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Hello I have installed Canvas LMS free package on a private server owned by a NGO (actually I asked a professional to do the installation). I am in charge of designing the courses and I was wondering if it is possible and how to enable the QR code to...

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Canvas Developers Group
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Hello,I'm trying to access https://canvas.mdanderson.org/api/v1/ REST API from PeopleSoft (via integration broker), but got the following error messages:Integration Gateway - External System Contact Error (158,10721)HttpTargetConnector:ExternalSystem...

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Canvas Developers Group
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When I try to list all the users in canvas lms through api , it is only showing first 100. Does the api restrict the response only to 100 objects, even though I have more users(sudents)??

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I can't retrieve all the users from Canvas, even though I've set per_page=100. I'm using this API: 'https://url.com/api/v1/accounts/{account_id}/users?per_page=100'. What could be the issue? Thanks in advance

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Hello, we're trying to integrate our application to a canvas account via OAuth2 workflow but we're receiving this particular error response:  error=unauthorized_client&error_description=Client+does+not+have+access+to+the+specified+Canvas+account but ...

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Hi, friends. Excuse the noob question! My background is front-end webdev, and I develop Canvas courses professionally for multiple organizations. I build on my local instance and then push the courses to the organization's Canvas instance, which they...

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I am struggling to integrate Canvas with IMathAS using a developer key.When I access the assignment imported from IMathAS in Canvas, I encounter 2 types of errors.Invalid token errorrequest type: GETrequest URL: https://canvas.instructure.com/post_me...

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I am working with a third party to integrate their product with our instance, but they are new to Canvas LTIs, and we have had to figure out some of the details through trial and error. The integration appears to be working now, for the most part. Ho...

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Dear all,  In my tool I need to query the course for sections, using the Canvas API (specifically, the endpoint /api/v1/courses/<course_id>/sections?include[]=students&include[]=total_students) All seems to be fine and I get the expected result. Thou...

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Dears,really sorry to open that point again but I saw a identical issue never answered in the past and I'm trying to push on it, the situation seems the same. In fact I'm trying to publish One Drive content into canvas's articles page with an embeede...

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Using CD2, it is possible to find out who made an anonymous post and who has read the post.

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Canvas Developers Group

Anonymous Discussion

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We are using the following code to hide the anonymous discussion options at this time.  We will re-evaluate making this available in the future, but are not ready to support this functionality at this time since the identity of the student is also hi...

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Canvas Developers Group

Anonymous Discussion

CSS

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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 a project website, GitHub, etc that others might find useful, please share...

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Canvas Developers Group

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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-sis or allState of the course: published, unpublis...

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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-profile-pictures-with/ba-p/410101 Since then, I've...

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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 successful in getting ChatGPT to generate a set of test qu...

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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, including Canvas API, Canvas Data, and Live Data, to st...

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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, enabling users to authenticate, retrieve course informati...

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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 the extension is open-source if you would like to v...

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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 extension is open-source if you would like to view and/o...

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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.   Does anyone else have experience working with LTI...

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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 in the community.

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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 time I use it (december 2022)

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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 submission. Acccording to https://canvas.instructure.com/...

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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 issue access tokens for machine to machine API use.L...

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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, and have it update the grades in canvas.

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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 have completed over our time in school, our past an...

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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 total column? I have instructors with 25 to 40 ass...

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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 when I start the video there is a sound but as soo...

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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 video , only when I start the video there is a sound...

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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 to be the correct one to use, although it's unclea...

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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 for the admin area of Canvas, but I am now workin...

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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 developing along with AI ideas and culminated in today’s h...

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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 created an application with a Settings file that ...

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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 every time for every student. For example, ...If ...

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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 and doesn't allow for the space I'm looking to occup...

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Product Blog: Developers

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

We will be upgrading to the latest versions of jQuery and jQuery UI. If your institution uses custom JS/CSS, we recommend checking your beta instances.

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Canvas Catalog

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Major web browsers are beginning to phase out support for third-party cookies, a change that may have a significant impact on the functionality of LTI tools integrated with learning management systems such as Canvas. Although this change will not dir...

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Canvas LMS

Developers

LTI Integrations

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Starting June 19th, 2024, all HTTP responses from Canvas will transition to full lowercase response header names to align with industry best practices. This change impacts API users, browser users, and other clients.

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Canvas LMS

Developers

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Data Access Platform (DAP) CLI and Client Library v1.1.0 is now available.  Version 1.1.0 is a fast follow to our GA release to address some community identified issues with a new feature enhancement to prepare us for future updates.

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Admin Analytics

Canvas Data

Developers

Release Communications

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Data Access Platform CLI & Client Library is now GA

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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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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 disable cross-site 3rd-party cookies. LTI 1.3 tool...

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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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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 long series of forays and experiments examining wheth...

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Canvas LMS

Developers

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

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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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Canvas LMS

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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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Canvas LMS

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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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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 institutions.

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Canvas LMS

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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 integrations and any integrations wishing to upgrade...

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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 testing. The next day Instructure issued a statement...

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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. And branding is one component that we’ve been wor...

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Canvas LMS

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