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Since 2016, Chris Powell has been accumulating knowledge about Instructure’s Canvas Learning Management System from supporting thousands of teachers, staff, and students at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He is fueled by sharing information with people and likes helping de-stress his customers’ relationship with technology.

While Instructure has an outstanding, extensive online documentation repository for teachers and students, this Canvas Insider Substack provides unique tips and tricks Chris has acquired from working “in the trenches” with his clients. And various videos featuring famous movie clips with overdubbed dialogue is intended to provide lighthearted entertainment with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

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