General FAQ

Questions, solutions generally related to Design Tools for Canvas

Are there Design Tools User and Admin Guides?
Yes, you can access the user and admin guides, as well as other product updates related to Design Tools here: Click for Design Tools User Guide Cli...
Thu, 10 May, 2018 at 12:17 PM
Are there videos of Design Tools I can review?
Yes, we have a playlist of new video tutorials you can access on our YouTube site. These are also found in our user guide.  Additionally, we record...
Mon, 9 Jan, 2017 at 2:48 PM
What is the difference between SaaS version supported by Cidi Labs and earlier open source versions of Design Tools?
Design Tools version 3 was rebuilt from the ground up to improve the tool's accessibility, usability, integration with Canvas, feature packaging, and...
Tue, 9 May, 2017 at 5:01 PM
Is "Kennethware" the same as Design Tools for Canvas?
The short answer is yes, though a lot has changed with the product since it was last commonly known as "Kennethware" (see this comparison for...
Wed, 12 Oct, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Will content developed using the open source version work when moving to the SaaS version?
Question:  We currently use Version 2 (open source version) of Design Tools in Canvas. If we upgrade to Version 3 (SaaS version provided by Cidi Labs) ...
Tue, 20 Sep, 2016 at 11:07 PM
What happens to my content if I stop using Design Tools?
Question:  What happens to our Canvas courses and pages that we build using your tool and for some reason decide to cancel our subscription? Answer:...
Thu, 7 Sep, 2017 at 5:44 PM
Is Design Tools accessible? Do you have a VPAT?
The short answer is YES, the Design Tools themselves are accessible (in addition to helping you create accessible content inside Canvas). For more details a...
Thu, 17 May, 2018 at 3:35 PM
Are there any limitations if we roll out Design Tools to only a few instructional designers?
Question: We are considering rolling out Design Tools for Canvas to a limited number of instructional designers at our Institution. How will in...
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Can Canvas pages and courses created with Design Tools be shared via course export, on Commons, or through Blueprint courses?
Yes, as long as the destination account is also running Design Tools.  Design Tools were created to help build out the HTML content of a page and rely o...
Thu, 17 May, 2018 at 3:38 PM