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I do not have a "Discussion" link on the left side of my screen in Canvas, why is this?

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Thanks for your response. There should be a question bank called "Unfiled questions" that has copies of all the questions that are in the quizzes. However. I've had the experience where that does not ...

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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...

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Thank you so much for your reply. The trouble I am having is that the questions I want to move are in a 'quiz', not a 'bank'. Going through the steps you show doesn't work for me. The quizzes don't sh...

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Thank you for including the screenshot, @jsaldana17. I was able to replicate that behavior using Chrome -- I see a sliver of the left side of that part of the page not included in what the browser is ...

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Hi @WatsonWork, The Q1 2024 Canvas LMS roadmap seems to have this item on it as of right now.  There's typically no guarantee on the roadmap timeline, but hopefully we see that item soon! -Chris

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Hi @TovahSkiles, Unfortunately, I don't think there is a way to do this automatically.  One of the notes on the  How do I apply a Missing Submission policy in the ... - Instructure Community - 963  gu...

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Welcome @jane_wines to the Community! There is a Canvas Guides document with the steps for this:  How do I move multiple questions from one question bank to another?  Note that the steps on this page ...

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This should help - Uploading & Embedding Files in a Canvas Discussion Reply (youtube.com)

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Hi, I thought that the roadmap included Module by section as Roadmap Q2/3 when I looked at the start of the year. I can't see it on the current roadmap. Does anyone know what is the status of this? Ch...

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Same problem here. The annotation of *.c files worked for years thru the end of last Fall semester and is now "broken" on the UST Canvas tool. When I contacted the Canvas Support Team via Chat they di...

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How do export or transfer questions from various quizzes into an exam bank? I know how to edit each one individually to add to bank, but is there a way to copy all the questions from a quiz into a ban...

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@lawrencebr - There are already a couple of other forum entries on this matter.   Yes it changed with the latest update.  in the thread below, the response from Canvas on the reported problem is not g...

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For the past couple of weeks speed grader has been broken for me. It used to show the contents of the file (.py files were treated like plain text files) and allowed me to highlight and add comments. ...

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Hi @Lasa, Your school/institution Canvas team can add custom statuses to the gradebook if they feel it's appropriate and compatible with any potential integrations with your student information system...

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same issue with   .py files.  Do not show up on the preview and cannot be annotated.    Oddly there are two student who submit .py files that can be viewed  but not annotated, but none of the .py file...

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The question banks only had 20 questions in each one of them.  I imported about 20 question banks and some of them came in with no issues at all and others ended up with this issue.

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Hi @sgonzalez, I'd honestly ask your work IT department if they have any restrictions in place on the work computers.  As you said, it works on another computer just fine, so I don't think it's a Canv...

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Hi @BradAdmin, If this is happening for banks with more than 50 questions, and for all of the questions after 50, it's a known bug and should hopefully be fixed in production next week (I have a ticke...

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Hi @TanyaNewman, In cases where the dashboard doesn't load or is flashing, I've found that the most common causes are either an outdated browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc)  or operating system (Wind...

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I have imported questions using a QTI file, but some of the questions appear with the HTML code visible. When I try to remove the extra text and save the question, it shows that the text is removed.  ...

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@sfrankli1 - That probably goes for .cpp files as well - which is my issue.  In an interesting quirk, that I am trying to find the answer to, some of the .cpp files submitted actually render in speed ...

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My word... it was right in front of me. Apologies and thanks!

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admin - courses - display newest firstanyone has a encountered a way to display the newest courses first in the admin tab instead of having the oldest first?thx

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While interacting with my school's Canvas access on the web using the Chrome browser from my office desktop, I cannot copy the contents of a text box containing feedback into another text box on stude...

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That's a disappointing response and doesn't change the fact that they have reduced the functionality of the platform for everyone who was using this. I'm not sure Canvas helps me with my workload with...

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I opened a Canvas ticket on this same issue for .py and .cpp files and was also told this was a fluke and these files were never supported.

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How can I print the Quiz Statistics Page that contains the Quiz Summary and Question Breakdown? I have attempted to print it from the Google Browser, but it cuts off the left side of the page. I have ...

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Thank you! I didn't realize I could copy individual assignments that way. It's a process (since you can't search assignments and have to scroll), but it solved my issue. 

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It's several years later and the ability to select multiple pronouns has still not been addressed. Expecting admins to account for all possible combinations in a "choose one" list is not sufficient.

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Canvas LMS Product Blog

Read updates from our Product teams about Canvas LMS

For reference: Link to New Quizzes End of Quarter Update Q3 - 2023 New Quizzes - a look back on 2023 2023 was an incredible year for moving the functionality forward, most notably the following relea...

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In September, we introduced the new Quiz and Item Analysis report, focusing on improving its speed. I am delighted to announce that the 24-hour report generation time has now been reduced to an avera...

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  Tl;dr – Beginning today, Community members will only be able to comment on Product Blogs published in the last six months.   In 2023, the Instructure Product blog received 298,500+ page views and w...

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We’ve heard you loud and clear and have been spending the past year experimenting with ways to solve a persistent problem for instructional designers and instructors who create content in Canvas – ho...

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  As the end of 2023 is approaching, we offer you a brief retrospective of what’s new with Canvas Data, an important reminder about migrating data to Canvas Data 2 as Canvas Data 1 reaches end-of-lif...

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Have you ever taken a step back and looked at your recent accomplishments? It’s an exercise that can be exciting, humbling, and inspiring all at once.  Over the past few years, our Product teams have...

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The ability to duplicate item banks was released to production environments on November 18. With this functionality, it is possible to duplicate an entire item bank so that any future edits would not...

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Our focus on providing our customers the right experience has led us to make some adjustments to the Canvas Deploy Schedule this year in order to ensure the deploys are accompanied with the right lev...

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In the symphony of education, your voices have been the guiding notes. The Rubrics functionality within Canvas LMS has been a conversation close to our hearts, stirred by your valuable insights. Deli...

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Introduction Education Institutions are experiencing an unprecedented shortage of teachers across the globe (source). When teachers take leave, or get sick, giving “substitute” teachers (a United Sta...

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Following the introduction of the updated Quiz and Item Analysis processes, our teams have been dedicated to enhancing reporting capabilities in New Quizzes. Currently, we are focusing on two areas: ...

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Hello Canvas Credentials Community, We're back with another exciting update inspired by your invaluable feedback! Your voices have been heard loud and clear, and we're thrilled to announce the extens...

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We are excited to introduce a new feature in the Discussions Redesign - Edit History. This feature enables instructors to view the different versions of discussion responses when students edit their ...

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On Wednesday, November 8th, Admin Analytics will release a new navigation. I’m excited to let you know that this is a preview of the updated global navigation framework that we will be using across a...

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We've been working tirelessly to enhance the Canvas experience, and we're delighted to announce that the long-anticipated Discussions Redesign will be enforced on July 20, 2024! In our continuous eff...

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Hey there, awesome Community member! We hope this message finds you well and thriving in your journey with our products. Your satisfaction and experience mean the world to us, and we're constantly st...

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15 Themes - 9 for Canvas and 6 for Impact - are officially in “Open for Voting” to the Community from today, October 16th to November 15th, 2023.  Over the past month, our team has reviewed all of th...

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For reference: Link to New Quizzes End of Quarter Update Q2 - 2023 New Quizzes Migration through Course Copy/Import The New Quizzes Migration through Course Copy/Import, previously referred to as the...

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Q3 Milestones Over the past few months, the New Quizzes Integrations team has dedicated their time to the Quiz and Item Analysis for New Quizzes. The new process was launched in September, allowing i...

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The ability to export New Quizzes content as a QTI file was released in Production Environments on September 16.   This work is the first in a series of features on our roadmap related to exporting N...

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The Build on last attempt setting makes it possible for students to take additional attempts on a quiz, only re-attempting those questions they answered incorrectly. By eliminating the opportunity fo...

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With New Quizzes migration during course copy/import (formerly Bulk Migration) now available in production environments and the feature option turned on, question banks that have questions included i...

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When speaking to Canvas users, I often hear about the need for more flexibility in grading, especially for those using more non-traditional methods outside of those that rely heavily on the tradition...

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Exciting times in analytics at Canvas! At the end of 2023, we’re going to default the Admin Analytics and New Analytics (which are course-level analytics) feature options to ON for all customers.    ...

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We're thrilled to unveil the next evolution of Canvas’s Discussion feature, representing a significant step forward in our ongoing mission to empower educators and students with seamless communicatio...

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For Canvas and Apple customers in the United States, iWork files (.pages, .numbers, and .key) can be uploaded via Canvas apps on iOS or the web and they will now preview in Canvas’s DocViewer. This f...

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As mentioned earlier, our team has been working on faster access to the Quiz and Item Analysis. We are pleased to announce that this new functionality is now available in the beta environment, follow...

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As a Product Team, one of the most fulfilling aspects of our role is seeing user feedback turn into tangible improvements that impact teaching and learning in meaningful ways. Your input is a key dri...

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The New Quizzes Migration through Course Copy/Import, previously referred to as the “Bulk Migration Tool”, will be available in production environments as of the August 19 release. With the release t...

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  Greetings Educators and Innovators, We are thrilled to share with you the Beta launch of our new product: The Emerging AI Marketplace! The marketplace is set to redefine the way you experience Inst...

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Canvas LMS Release Notes

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

In this Canvas release (16 March), admins can search and sort Account Developer Keys. Within the Gradebook, instructors have the option to select multiple filter choices for each filter type. SpeedGrader's media recorder includes screen capture and a...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in t...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in t...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in t...

Canvas Releases

In this Canvas release (17 February), observers can sign up for appointment groups when enabled by an institution and the instructor. Classic Quizzes' practice quizzes are migrated to New Quizzes with zero-point quiz settings enabled. The CSV format ...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in t...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

In this Canvas release (20 January), additional question types are included in the Answer Frequency Summary in the Item Analysis Report. Screencast | View the New Feature Screencasts page for a compilation of all available videos in this release. A...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

In this Canvas release (16 December), the LTI Deep Linking Line Items on Assignment Edit Page is enforced for all institutions. LTI tool postMessages are now properly supported in an active Canvas Rich Content Editor, including LTI Platform Storage m...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

Upcoming Canvas Changes November 2023 Remove remaining utilities from Canvas related to Flash video support. 2023-12-16 The oembed_retrieve endpoint is removedEnforcement of LTI Deep Linking Line Items on Assignment Edit Page Feature Option 2023-12-...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

Upcoming Canvas Changes November 2023 End of life for remaining utilities from Canvas related to Flash video support. 2023-12-16 Deprecation of oebmed_retrieve endpointEnforcement of LTI Deep Linking Line Items on Assignment Edit Page Feature Option...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

Upcoming Canvas Changes 2023-09-16 Enforcement of ResourceLink.id substitution parameter to supply a resource link’s ‘resource_link_uuid’ instead of the ‘resource_id.' For more information, please see Upcoming Canvas Changes. In this Canvas release...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

Upcoming Canvas Changes 2023-09-16 Enforcement of ResourceLink.id substitution parameter to supply a resource link’s ‘resource_link_uuid’ instead of the ‘resource_id.' For more information, please see Upcoming Canvas Changes.   In this Canvas rele...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

In this Canvas release (15 July), Admins can automatically subscribe users to an account calendar. In the Inbox, coding has been updated to improve functionality and user experience. The Grading Scheme is redesigned in both Account Settings, Assignme...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

In this Canvas release (17 June), instructors can bulk publish all modules or individual modules and URLs for LTI 1.1 tools are updated when launched after the bi-weekly beta refresh. In New Quizzes, the Rich Content Editor (RCE) is available and it ...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in th...

Canvas Releases

Upcoming Canvas Changes 2023-05-20 Deprecation of 302 Error redirect for oAuth Token Errors 2023-06-20 Deprecation of oembed_retrieve LTI 1.1 endpoint [Delayed as of 2023-05-15] For more information, please see Upcoming Canvas Changes.   In this C...

Canvas Releases