TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Canvas

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Learning Management System

Canvas is a learning management system that helps busy teachers and administrators save hours in their classes and institutions. It helps create amazing course content with a rich content editor, speed up grading, track learning outcomes, and can send notifications via email, facebook and text notifications.

Stable version: 13.0 (changelog)

Bug workaround: the integration is broken out of the box, a manual configuration tweak is needed to  update redis-server.

echo -e '# Backports repository\ndeb http://ftp.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wheezy-backports.list
apt-get update
apt-get install -t wheezy-backports redis-server

This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

Credentials (passwords set at first boot):

  • Webmin, SSH, MySQL: username root
  • Canvas: default username admin@example.com
  • Canvas configurations:
    • Installed from upstream git repo in /var/www/canvas providing an easy upgrade path.
    • Pre-configured to use MySQL (recommended for production).
    • Includes Canvas automated jobs daemon initscript.
    • Includes Apache pre-configured with passenger support, with SSL support out of the box (performance, security).
    • Includes NodeJS required for compiling assets.
  • SSL support out of the box
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email (e.g., password recovery)
  • Webmin modules for configuring Apache2, MySQL and Postfix.