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Hi @AlisunThompson , How are they uploading the files? Are they use the RCE to upload files? I don't use Groups, so I'm speculating a bit here, but I think they want to go to the group homepage and go to Files and then upload documents there. That ma...

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Hi @AdamRybko , I don't know the answers to all of your questions, unfortunately, but I can share that Canvas allows single-member groups. So students who want to work alone can still be part of a group but as the only member. I don't think there is ...

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Hello!I have a group assignment and want students to upload files separately but whenever they do that, it removes what is already posted. For example, one student adds some aspect of the project that they were responsible for but when another studen...

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It has been awhile but I stumbled upon a great graphic (or think it was a graphic) showing the difference between blueprint courses and template courses.  I cannot find it.

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I have shared with "Anyone who has the link" plus they are not in my Shared files.  I was trying to avoid having to use the Canvas files part of the system.  It's so much easier to have a live link that I can update and not have to reload, but I'll d...

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The Canvas Attendance feature, while useful, is a little clunky. As it currently stands, for a teacher to look at the report they have to request it, wait for it to be emailed to them, download it, and then apply filters to make sense of the .csv fil...

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Hi @srogers5 , On the Quizzes page the answer is no, but on the Assignments page, where Quizzes also appear, the answer is yes because Assignments can be moved around within and between Assignment Groups. It appears that Quizzes are listed numericall...

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Can the list of quizzes I have created in my course be rearranged?  I want the quizzes listed or grouped by topic.  Thanks!

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Hi @kunikotakahashi  The option you're describing is not available on the hosted version of Canvas, so I'm guessing you're using the open-source version and running it locally? The setting is specifically referring to content that is imported in Comm...

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We are using the Canvas ePortfolio with students in grades six through twelve. As we have hundred of ePortfolios being created, we would like to streamline the process for students. Is there a way to create a "default template" for the ePortfolio, th...

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Can you filter Speed Grader to only show the questions that each student got incorrect? 

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Hi @micciclr it woudl be useful to get a moe detailed understanding of what you are looking to do. As with most content you can right click and 'print to' or 'save as' and would need to customise the page range to the rubric itself. You can also run ...

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Hi @kunikotakahashi ... I do not see that Feature Option listed on this page of available Feature Options: Canvas Feature Option Summary - Instructure Community - 531316 (canvaslms.com) I wonder if your school somehow added an additional, unique Feat...

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  I noticed there's a setting named "Common Cartridge HTML File to Page Conversion". But I don't understand what's the meaning. I have tried to import a HTML file or import a zip file which contains a HTML file. However, both of them were failed. I j...

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This was resolved by Microsoft yesterday. This was the note they provided for me outlining what they suspected to be the cause.  We will consider the case as resolved after the fix for the issue "SharePoint - site members encounter Access denied issu...

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Hi @CurtisGreeley, Once the migration process is complete, you should be able to delete the original classic quiz question banks without affecting the new quiz item banks.  I'd encourage you to check over the item banks before doing that to make sure...

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Hi @caroleedearbo , Have you checked the Share settings for the PDF files in your Drive? Even though they are not native Google files, they still have Share settings that can be accessed from the 3-dot "snowman" menu or from the Share button if you a...

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I have many External URL files in my Modules that are worksheets with corrections, etc., that were uploaded into my Drive, then linked in Modules.  My students and I cannot view these files.  We can view Docs that are linked in the same way from my D...

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Hi @Chris_Hofer, not a question, but a follow up observation / another use case example. I'm trying to set up a discussion on one main topic (planetary exploration), but allow students options for the sub-topic (different types of objects e.g. terres...

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The posted solution is simply inadequate. I'm using a LTI tool. Students have until a certain date to complete an assignment. The LTI server only sends the grades back to Canvas after that deadline passes. But Canvas only considers the assignment "on...

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Hello. I used this process recently with a teacher to create an old quiz using all of the question banks questions, then migrating to a new quiz, so that we could create an item bank for new quizzes. This teacher had 18 or so question banks. If this ...

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Found this while researching the same issue. Even if the teacher has the "People" in the navigation it did not appear. You have to allow it in the permissions:

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Hello @AnthonyHobbs  and @mzimmerman!Yes, K16 Solutions can archive Canvas course content and student data.  We have a very close partnership with Instructure.  We can move pretty quickly on your project, too.Feel free to reach out to my colleague di...

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Thankyou - we have not have had much feedback from Canvas but you inspired me to try again and I did have some useful info from them we are going to try.

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Looking at the resources you have already found in integrating Microsoft Learn, it appears to be a two-stage process:  deploying the LTI to Azure, and configuring the LTI with Canvas. I can't provide any assistance with the first stage of deploying t...

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I currently help with a course where all students have to hand in case questions each week. There are multiple different segments in Canvas, and I have created a group set which allows for self-sign up within each group set, provided that students in...

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@samantha_reid  The suggestion made by @crafte is correct, you can import the QTI files exported from Exam View into New Quizzes following the process in How do I import a quiz from a QTI package in New Quizzes? 

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Hello @afeld-cu ! I am sorry to hear that you have been having issues with creating groups in Canvas that are provisioned automatically based on the sections in the course.  Most likely this is a result of students being enrolled in more than one sec...

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@MatthewDunn Most likely the incorrectly formatted questions are either caused by formatting issues with the package exported from Blackboard, processing issues while the file was imported to Canvas.  You can try importing the content into Canvas aga...

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@CEWinters You are correct that "ans" is not a supported option for Classic Quiz multiple dropdown quiz questions.  This is currently the only known text value that can't be used with these types of questions though, so if the instructor were to use ...

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I am very pleased to announce the general availability of our Data Access Platform (DAP) CLI and Client Library version 1.0.0.  The GA release (1.0.0) represents a major rewrite of the previous beta ...

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In 2017, Instructure announced that Canvas would be moving away from jQuery. As such, our implementation of jQuery has been stagnant since then. We’ve been moving away a page at a time as we implemen...

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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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Canvas LMS Release Notes

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

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 (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