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Problem statement: Since I am not considered a field admin in our organization, it's difficult to get our CTO, who has a number of different hats to quickly request items from our CSM (such as standar...
Problem statement: Right now, the ability to Sync and Unsync assignments is done one by one. While this is beneficial in many ways, it does create a time sink around the end of a grading period/quarte...
It would be great if the To Do items would sync with other events, assignments in calendar feeds. Students should expect their Canvas calendar and their synchronized calendars in other apps to show th...
Problem statement: Coming from previous LMS (Moodle), faculty were easily able to set how students view all of their grades and not just the total column. This left for very little confusion as points...
Prior to the PowerSchool API, assignments that were synced to PowerSchool that carried a late designation came over from Canvas to PowerSchool. This feature was lost in the transition to the new Powe...
If one is differentiating assignments, which is strong education practice, it is important that these assignments be able to be synced to particular students, not just sections. The PowerSchool API d...
Problem statement: Moving from the Moodle platform our school was used to using the SafeExam Browser for our exam proctoring needs. It was relativly easy to deploy to students and teachers,native with...
Problem statement: In New Quizzes, all item types with the exception of stimulus have an optional title field. In the case of the stimulus type, the title is required. Also, unlike other item types, t...
Problem statement: In new quizzes, the initial title given to the quiz is applied to both the quiz and the corresponding LTI assignment. After that, if edits are made to the title of the quiz or vice ...
Use case: An instructor wants to allow an additional attempt on multiple assignments but wants the grade to be capped at 80% of the score on the second attempt with the highest grade standing. Current...
Problem statement: In classic quizzes, teacher have the option to "Lock this quiz now", which allows to see the quiz in the assignments and quizzes tools, but not open it. This feature is useful for s...
Problem statement: There is a notification setting for "Announcement Created By You" so that a teacher receives an email notification of their own announcement. There is NOT a notification setting so ...
Problem statement: It is difficult to identify users in the Item Bank sharing menu. When sharing Item Banks with a person who shares a name with someone else (John Doe and John Doe), it will only show...
Problem statement: When a quiz is built by adding individual questions from multiple item banks, instructors can not tell which questions were pulled from which bank. (NOTE if you use the “all or rand...
Problem statement: In Classic quizzes, it was possible to align one or more outcomes with a question bank. In New Quizzes, outcomes be aligned with the entire quiz or individual questions, not banks. ...
Problem statement: There is currently no functionality in either quiz engine to create dynamic quizzes that adjust (during the quiz) based on student performance. An example of how this could be used ...
Problem statement: We observe a strange discrepancy between the date and time that announcements in Canvas are scheduled for (= published on), and the actual dates that are registered for announcement...
Problem statement: As currently configured, if I delete an Assignment (a quiz), Canvas also deletes the quiz from the course. This makes little sense to me. I should be able to have a quiz that I spen...
Problem statement: Hi, I'm a student who just got started with Canvas and I love the Canvas Mobile app on my iOS devices, I'm wondering if there's a way to port Canvas Mobile or an app with similar fu...
Problem statement: To encourage students to think through their errors, I like to give them multiple attempts without showing them the correct answers. It would be nice to show them the correct answer...