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Tasks for Canvas™

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A better to-do list sidebar for Canvas.

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Description from store RELOAD CANVAS AFTER INSTALLING Ever had trouble finding your weekly assignments? Wish you had a nice progress bar to motivate you to complete everything? Then this extension is for you! The Tasks browser extension for Canvas™ updates the Canvas dashboard sidebar with a convenient todo list to show all of your weekly assignments and track your progress throughout the week. The sidebar includes: - A colorful chart with various rings color coded by course. As you complete your assignments throughout the week, the rings will show your progress! - A better to-do list of all active assignments that are counted in the rings. Each task item has the name, course, type, due date, point value, and link for the assignment. - A list of recent class announcements - The option to create custom task items - The option to filter assignments by course - The option to view rings and assignments from past and future weeks - The option to view completed or incomplete assignments -The option to manually mark assignments as complete This extension also contains an options page accessible from the sidebar where you can customize various aspects of the extension. Notes - Works in Card View, List View, Recent Activity View, and on course pages! - Only courses that have active assignments will be shown - All active assignments that have no submissions and are ungraded are displayed in the to-do list (the section titled 'Unfinished'). - 0-point assignments (i.e. extra credit) are shown in the to-do list but are not counted in the rings. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Version History 1.3.7 (2/2/24) - Fixed dates overlapping course name in list view for some users - Added tooltips for buttons 1.3.6 (1/14/24) - Fixed announcements not being able to mark complete 1.3.5 (1/9/24) - Fixed custom tasks not showing up under a course - Fixed courses failing to load occasionally 1.3.3 (1/8/24) - Add links to custom tasks - Display grades on completed tab - Instructor mode improvements - Settings changes are immediately reflected in the extension - Colors now update immediately with dashboard cards - Assignments graded zero points don't count as complete - Smoother animations 1.3.2 (10/13/23) - Fixed announcements making rings show up for classes without assignments 1.3.1 (10/12/23) - For instructors, each individual ungraded submission now adds up in rings - Fixed assignments not showing up in rings 1.3.0 (9/23/23) - Redesigned tab bar - New section for class announcements 1.2.9 (7/2/23) - Removed outdated options from options page 1.2.8 (5/4/23) - Fixed sidebar showing on assignments/grades pages sometimes 1.2.7 (5/1/23) - Fixed problem with classes not respecting the chosen theme color - Fixed sidebar not showing when mixed with other extensions 1.2.6 (2/14/22) - Make ungraded assignments an option that can be toggled 1.2.5 (2/11/22) - Create recurring tasks that repeat every week - Ungraded assignments now show up as a task for teachers and TAs! - Redesigned task icons - Fixed error with quizzes not showing up in task list (apologies for inconveniences this may have caused!) 1.2.4 (1/21/22) - Enhanced dark mode support - Fixed error with tasks unable to be marked complete - Fixed course name overflowing dropdown when creating a new task 1.2.3 (1/7/22) - Updated animations and chart graphic - Option to choose a custom theme color - Enabled on all Canvas sites now - Fixed sidebar stuck in the middle of the screen on large screen sizes 1.2.2 (11/29/22) - Added more schools to list - Updated branding and assets - New welcome page on download 1.2.1 (9/5/22) - Added more schools to list 1.2.0 (8/29/22) - Fixed previous and next week arrows not appearing - Faster load times - Sidebar now loads even when no assignments exist in the account - Create custom task items - Revert completed tasks back to unfinished - Tasks marked complete are synced across devices - Option to use a “rolling period” where only tasks due on or after the current day are shown - Confetti! 1.1.1 (12/4/21) - Now works in List View 1.1.0 (9/21/21) - Better compatibility with dark mode extensions - Fixed assignments with no point value displaying as "null" - Fixed next and previous buttons being clickable before load - Assignments can now be manually marked as complete by clicking the x button - New completed items list to view finished assignments and their grading status - Chunked assignment list based on due date (today, tomorrow, etc.), option in settings to enable/disable - Option to show/hide locked assignments - Button to go to settings page from the sidebar - Redesigned settings page ui - New loading animation 1.0.7 (8/30/21) - Downgrade manifest to v2 to be compatible with older versions of Chrome, including those on many school devices. 1.0.6 (8/22/21) - Support for all .edu and some other URLs - Less intrusive loading animation when navigating between weeks - 100kb (38%) size reduction - Minor fixes/optimizations 1.0.5 (3/28/21) - Fixed quiz icon not appearing for LTI quiz assignments 1.0.4 (3/7/21) - Fixed issue that occurred when there were assignments from courses not on the dashboard 1.0.3 (3/6/21) - Locked assignments that were previously submitted/graded are included in rings - Larger dropdown menu 1.0.2 (2/25/21) - Selecting a course from the dropdown now highlights its ring and hides all other rings - Minor fixes 1.0.1 (2/23/21) - Support for Recent Activity View - Only courses with active assignments are now shown in the chart (old behavior is still available in options) - Minor fixes 1.0.0 (2/20/21) - Initial release -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tasks for Canvas™ is an unofficial extension that is unaffiliated with Instructure's Canvas LMS. It is not endorsed or supported officially by any party other than myself. Please use the developer contact information in the Chrome Web Store for support. This extension uses browser storage to save your chosen preferences from the extension's options page. It does not collect or share user data and only communicates with the official, secure Canvas API supported by Instructure.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-11-02) Ellie Lamphier: So so helpful!! 100% recommend to all students using Canvas.
  • (2023-10-17) Will Hannan: Best google chrome extension in the store!
  • (2023-10-13) GIOVANNI Dicastelnuovo: idk it does it's job
  • (2023-10-11) Adam Jesri: It works great, I recommend setting it to month so you can see how far along you are in your month of assignments. Also if you have 5 assignments do on monday, it will show those so when you open canvas it's not like they've been hiding from you.
  • (2023-10-10) Bailey Joyner: I was really looking forward to this extension especially after seeing so many others use it. But after getting it no matter what I do it doesn’t show my assignments the way I want. It keeps telling me I have 0 assignments for a class on the circles but under the circles it shows me that I have an assignment the I haven’t done. And it will tell me I've done 100% out of the 0 assignments I have due, how can I complete 100% of "zero" assignments.
  • (2023-10-08) Vishnuu Gopi: Fantastic extension. Does what it says. Helped me centralize and keep track of my college related work. God bless the developer, wishing them many more successes to come.
  • (2023-09-27) Anish Pal: Tasks for Canvas changed my life. Whoever created this godsend of an application deserves all the success in the developer world!
  • (2023-09-20) William Decker: This is such a useful extension!!! I used to put all my tasks in my Reminders app but this is SO much more efficient. It runs super smoothly, and I love that when you are in a class homepage it shows you just that class' tasks. 100/10, definitely recommend for any student who uses Canvas.
  • (2023-09-08) Rowan Smith: I love that I can add tasks for classes that don't assign the work in canvas. Incredibly easy to use, one of my favorite extensions.
  • (2023-09-03) luis salsavilca: Really nice to see all my to do's on the side of my dashboard with a simple and fun look to it. It also allows me to add my own to do's for the classes that assign work but don't mark it on Canvas, allowing me to remember that an item is due.
  • (2023-08-17) William Lin: Love this extension as a premed student I am always busy get new assignments every day and some professors do not post due dates on canvas, so this tool allows me to add assignments which the canvas default to do list does not.
  • (2023-07-30) Akhil Yeddula: Incredibly robust extension that works flawlessly and adds functionality that truly enhances the user experience. One of the best extensions out there, period.
  • (2023-05-31) KK Grimm: This is an amazing extension! It has helped me with my school year in college! I WISH I had found this sooner! Life saver! College students need this extension to help them with coursework! This made me feel more motivated to complete my homework!
  • (2023-05-24) Tanner Bacon: Best way to navigate my college course work and stay on top of my assignments. It significantly reduces my worry to get things done on time, and it has become so satisfying to see how much I have accomplished each day. All, in an easy and simple format. I would HIGHLY recommend.
  • (2023-05-06) Orin Oku: It won't load for me
  • (2023-05-05) Sai Sema: It was pretty helpful with letting my know about my upcoming assignments.
  • (2023-04-03) Gabe Overholt: I would give 5 starts, but there is no blacklist class option. All of the organizations that run through my canvas clutter up my tasks bar, so I can't see what assignments I have due easily.
  • (2023-03-09) Heather Jasik: Awesome!
  • (2023-02-22) Rob by: Perfect, works exactly like I need it to
  • (2023-02-22) Sophia Landry: I love this extension. Visually seeing what I have left to do makes me feel so so so much better about my work load.
  • (2023-02-22) zenyatta: Makes me feel more productive! Plus it feels satisfying to complete the circle as I turn stuff in just in case I missed any assignments.
  • (2023-02-22) Katelyn Fox: No matter what it said "failed to load" even after changing settings around and reloading countless times. I was excited for this but it just never loaded properly.
  • (2023-02-21) Lillian Odom: Super great for ADHD/autism folks! Makes everything a lot easier!
  • (2023-02-15) Khushi Saini: I really liked this until the new update on 2/14/22 where it now shows the assignments that I need to grade (I am TA). Instead of showing my normal 5 or 6 assignments for the week it now shows over 100 because it is counting every single assignment for my TA classes. It takes forever to load to because there are so many. Please make an option for us to be able to exclude certain courses or for the assignments that need grading to be hidden.
  • (2023-02-05) Kitagains: Way better job than Canvas does.
  • (2023-01-23) Tori McClelland (Tori): Works as expected, no issues
  • (2023-01-11) Chanse Paskins: It gives two of my computers blue screens on occasion
  • (2023-01-09) Bubba0318: Absolutely love this extension so far. The only thing I WISH the extension had was an option to input repeating tasks. For example, I have a class with worksheets due every Friday and having to create the same custom task every week for the next 5 months is tedious and feels repetitive. This by all means does not mean the extension is not good. It is amazing in my opinion; this is just something I found that would make the extension *that* much better.
  • (2022-12-11) Isabella Schulz: Managing my life stress and navigating life through the ADHD have both been all the more easier because of this extension. I've rarely appreciated something this small so much - but cannot reiterate how this has made tasks much more accessible for me. I have endless gratitude for reframing my to do list visually, as I can more quickly navigate and prioritise my to do list - and even make one on Canvas itself. This extension isn't just visually appealing and helpful (matching colors and changing view based on if you're in a class tab or no) but it has singlehandedly made my brain that craves affirmation so happy and successful.. because apparently the key to success is simple representation and confetti for me. 11/10, would rather use this than pet a puppy to manage my mental health (well, almost... if I’m being honest it's not that close but its the only thing at least that crosses my mind haha).
  • (2022-11-18) Malia Keller: I'm currently a straight A student. Not saying it's because of this extension, but it's definitely because of this extension. Very helpful and useful for seeing what I have to do each day, and the confetti is a nice touch. 10/10 :)
  • (2022-11-14) Henry Jacobs: Really helps with my idea on what work I have and need to do. Very helpful 👍
  • (2022-11-14) Anirudh Srinivasan: It seems very cool but could you add Hcpps so it works for me
  • (2022-11-12) Michelle Zheng: It makes finishing my assignments and tasks a lot more enjoyable! I do wish there was a way to customize the "custom task" color to make it more cohesive with the other customized colors.
  • (2022-11-08) Ryan Hew: it works
  • (2022-11-05) Khalid Mohamed: I love whoever made this extension❤️
  • (2022-09-16) Rachel Pound: It really helps to keep track of what I need to do (as long as the teachers put it in properly) and when I complete a ring it shoots of virtual confetti on the screen and it is very satisfying!!!
  • (2022-09-09) Kaiwen Wu: God Tier
  • (2022-05-19) Jennifer Woo: Worked in the past year but now failing to load.
  • (2022-04-07) Daniela Bianca Yzabelle G. PALCUTAN: It turns gray and is unclickable, maybe it can't detect my school's canvas site
  • (2022-01-20) Tabernacle8 K: This extension is awesome! It gives me a great overview of all my due dates without having to click calendar every ten seconds. Also love it's circular design, it's just the right amount of information at once. Developer, whoever you are, thank you so much for making this. It's making my semester better already!
  • (2021-12-11) Niha Sohail: Lovely, it's a cute simple circle graph on the sidebar that doesn't make the page look too messy, you did amazing!
  • (2021-12-08) Maria Daniela Gubatan: Found this really, really useful!! Though it would be better if there was an option to change the text to white to support dark mode extensions <3
  • (2021-11-01) Avinash Bhavnani: Great! Adding the ability for it to import User submitted To-Do's (created with the + via list view in canvas) would be even better!
  • (2021-06-07) Peter X: please make the gap between the task bar and courses narrower🙏🙏🙏
  • (2021-05-29) Jesse Zong: epic
  • (2021-04-06) Brandon Knox: Really helpful since I don't have to search through each individual course to find my assignments.
  • (2021-03-31) Erin Hopper: way better than the list of assignments, super convenient
  • (2021-03-30) Ashley Bui: really helpful!
  • (2021-03-30) Alex Yang: good stuff
  • (2021-03-13) Justin Hsieh: It is easy to see how many assignments you have left for each class, and access to those assignments is convenient.

Latest issues

  • (2022-11-17, v:1.2.1) Some Body: Its not working
    Hi, I thought this was an extension on to google classroom but that doesn't seem the case after reading some of the comments under the support button. Is there a website for this where I can use it? I searched up Canvas Learning Management System but didn't find anything. I just want to know how to get this app running and get started on my assignments. Thank you.
  • (2022-11-14, v:1.2.1) Aiden Mattson: 'COULD_NOT_GET_TEMP_DIRECTORY'
    I tried downloading your extension and am unable to as this error message continues to show. "'COULD_NOT_GET_TEMP_DIRECTORY'". it says its unable to download this.
  • (2022-11-03, v:1.2.1) Kadin Caldwell: Tasks for Canvas Sidebar position
    Hi there, The position of the sidebar is placed just a bit to the right from the center of my canvas page and partially covers the due date and points for an assignment. Is there anyway the sidebar can be pushed to the right side of the screen because there's an empty gap there.
  • (2022-10-30, v:1.2.1) Kristina Calvo: Custom Task Edit/Delete
    Hi! Not sure if I'm just missing it but I can't find anywhere to delete a task I created, and the only reason I want to delete them is because everytime I click complete, it moves it back to unfinished as soon as the page reloads. Also, I assigned a course to the task but it unassigned all my tasks once the page reloaded and I can't find anywhere to edit that. Thanks!
  • (2022-10-23, v:1.2.1) Laurel Gammon: Doesn't Work
    Hello, I am having issues with the extensions working, will it work for https://talon.kirkwood.edu/d2l/home thanks!
  • (2022-10-13, v:1.2.1) christina lemer: extension not working
    the extension isnt showing up and when i go to press on it where all my extensions are it is gray and wont let me press it.
  • (2022-09-12, v:1.2.1) Victoria Trzeciak: Edit custom Tasks
    I accidentally put the wrong due date for a custom task and I cannot edit it once it is saved. Is this an option?
  • (2022-04-07, v:1.1.1) Daniela Bianca Yzabelle G. PALCUTAN: I can't access the extension
    Hi I can't seem to access the extension it just turns gray, what can I do?
  • (2021-09-18, v:1.0.7) Christiana Granada: Some problems
    Hi, I found this and I want to try it because my tasks are a mess. I have "Better Canvas", which is another extension but when I added this, I couldn't see anything. Perhaps it's because of that extension, or another reason could be that my canvas url is jru.instructure.com ? Thank you, I hope that you can see this.
  • (2021-09-17, v:1.0.7) Zac Tilton: Didn't Work For Me
    I selected allow on all websites and reloaded the page but nothing happened.
  • (2021-04-12, v:1.0.5) Jennifer Woo: Please help
    Cant read or change site's data is displayed


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4.7544 (114 votes)
Last update / version
2024-02-02 / 1.3.7
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