Canvas System Status

Past Incidents

  • Clients using the new Canvas SIS Integration Platform to sync enrollment data to Canvas seeing delays in syncing

    Aug 18, 23:38 MDT
    Resolved - Here’s an update on our work to improve performance of the Canvas SIS integration platform:

    - Migrating the platform’s databases to more capable hardware: This task is complete. We are testing performance to measure the impact this update will have on the platform’s ability to ingest and process data from PowerSchool.
    - Updating the sync-management software: This task is still in progress. We expect our partner to deploy the update later tonight or tomorrow morning (Saturday).

    Syncs between the platform and Canvas are still paused while we test and validate data. Thank you for your patience. We will provide another update by the end of the day tomorrow (Saturday). Because this incident affects only a small portion of the Canvas userbase, we will resolve the incident on the status page and communicate further updates by email to admins at the affected schools.

    Aug 18, 11:42 MDT
    Monitoring - Some Canvas customers are using our new SIS integration platform to pass data from their SIS to Canvas. Currently, this group comprises about 200 K12 customers that use the PowerSchool SIS. We have seen slow performance from the platform over the last three days. This has affected both of the platform’s key functions:

    - Ingesting data from PowerSchool
    - Synchronizing data to Canvas

    The result of this slowness has been that changes the affected schools have made in PowerSchool have not appeared in Canvas in a timely way. We sincerely apologize for the trouble this has caused them and their users.

    Our engineering team is working with the partner who provides the SIS integration platform, and they have identified two opportunities to significantly improve performance:

    - We will migrate the platform’s databases to more capable hardware. This will help the platform ingest and process data from PowerSchool more quickly. The migration process is underway, and we anticipate it will be complete later today or tomorrow.
    - We will optimize the software that manages data sync between the platform and Canvas. Our partner has developed a patch; it is now in QA. We expect they will deploy the patch today or tomorrow.

    As part of these efforts, we paused SIS syncs through the platform at about 9:30 AM Mountain Time (11:30 AM Eastern Time, 8:30 AM Pacific Time) this morning. We will post update on these projects this afternoon. We’ll also let you know when we are able to resume syncs.

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  • Some Institutions Unable to Access Canvas

    Aug 15, 17:07 MDT
    Resolved - From 4:38 pm MDT to 4:59pm MDT, some institutions reported seeing a 'Page Error' when trying to access their Canvas instance. Our DevOps team was able to quickly identify and resolve the cause of these page errors. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    Aug 15, 16:56 MDT
    Investigating - Some Institutions have reported seeing a 'Page Error' when trying to access their Canvas instance. Our DevOps team is currently investigating the cause of these page errors. We will post updates as they become available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing.

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  • Broward Users Unable to Access Canvas

    Aug 14, 13:15 MDT
    Resolved - Broward users were briefly encountering 500 errors when attempting to access Canvas. Our DevOps team has verified everything is running normally once again. We apologize for any trouble this may have caused.

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  • Some Users Unable to Access Canvas

    Aug 11, 09:31 MDT
    Resolved - From 9:10 AM MT to 9:16 AM MT, a small percentage of Canvas users were unable to access their Canvas instance. Our DevOps team has verified everything is running normally once again. We apologize for any trouble this may have caused.

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  • Page errors

    Aug 10, 10:13 MDT
    Resolved - Our DevOps team implemented a fix and at this time all users have access to Canvas. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Aug 10, 10:03 MDT
    Update - Our DevOps team has a solid lead on the cause, they are working on a hot-fix and hope to test it shortly. We will provide another update as information becomes available.

    Aug 10, 09:48 MDT
    Investigating - Some Canvas users are seeing page errors when attempting to access Canvas. We are currently looking into the issue and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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