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Canvas

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: 16.2 (changelog)

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

  • Canvas configurations:
    • Installed from upstream git repo in /var/www/canvas providing an easy upgrade path.

      Security note: Updates to Canvas may require supervision so they ARE NOT configured to install automatically. See Canvas documentation for upgrade instructions.

    • Installed Redis Server from Stretch repos.
    • Pre-configured to use PostgreSQL (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 and NPM 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, PostgreSQL and Postfix.

Usage details & Logging in for Administration

  • Canvas: default username is email set at first boot

No default passwords: For security reasons there are no default passwords. All passwords are set at system initialization time.

Ignore SSL browser warning: browsers don't like self-signed SSL certificates, but this is the only kind that can be generated automatically. If you have a domain configured, then via Confconsole Advanced menu, you can generate free Let's Encypt SSL/TLS certificates.

Web - point your browser at either:

  1. http://12.34.56.789/ - not encrypted so no browser warning
  2. https://12.34.56.789/ - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

Note: some appliances auto direct http to https.

Username for OS system administration:

Login as root except on AWS marketplace which uses username admin.

  1. Point your browser to:
  2. Login with SSH client:
    ssh root@12.34.56.789
    

    Special case for AWS marketplace:

    ssh admin@12.34.56.789
    

* Replace 12.34.56.789 with a valid IP or hostname.