Contextual Help for Canvas

Looking for help building a Canvas course?
proHelp puts help right where you need it.

Looking for help setting up a quiz?
proHelp takes you directly to the answer!

FREE for all teachers!


proHelp is the essential self-help tool

proHelp plugs directly into Canvas LMS to provide a suite of tools to greatly improve the self-help environment.

proHelp analyses thousands of Canvas help documents and identifies the most useful to your needs. Critical help documents are matched with corresponding features within the Canvas LMS, and markers placed in precise locations containing direct links to official help documentation.

proHelp is easy to install with a single installation activating all teacher markers for free.


proHelp Basic

For Canvas LMS

Help Markers
Free For All Teachers

Student Progress Data (Limited)

Student View Anywhere (Unavailable)

Settings Sidebar Customisations (Unavailable)

Request A Demo (Canvas Admin Not Required)

Install Now (Canvas Admin Required)

proHelp Enterprise

For Canvas LMS

Help Markers For
Teachers, Students, Admins

Student Progress Data / CSV Export

Student View Anywhere

Settings Sidebar Customisations

Request A Quote

Request A Meeting


proHelp launches ‘Student Progress’ for Canvas

May 6, 2020 — Prolaunch has released a major upgrade to its Canvas productivity tool proHelp Enterprise, with the addition of new features for teachers, including ‘Student View Anywhere’ and a ‘Show Student Progress’ button that gives a quick visual on student progress.

proHelp Enterprise subscribers can now turn on the ‘Student View Anywhere’ button which provides teachers with a ‘Student View’ button on virtually every page of the Canvas LMS. Instead of navigating back to the Home page to turn on Student View, the teacher can now switch to Student View from virtually anywhere and view the corresponding Student page.

The latest proHelp​ upgrade also offers teachers easy access to Student Progress Data. This is helpful for large classes when tracking student progress. Student Progress is shown in percentage terms next to the module title. proHelp Enterprise users can set the student limit to any value, while for proHelp Basic (free) users, the Student Progress feature is limited to 50 students and 15 modules… read more.


Intelligent Interface

Once installed, proHelp markers appear on most Canvas pages in precise and unobtrusive locations. When a marker is clicked, a pop-up box appears that contains a question, or questions, that provide direct links to answers in the relevant Canvas help pages.

These help “shortcuts” improve the efficient use of the LMS among educators and students, promoting self-sufficiency and reinforcing best practices.

Behind the scenes, proHelp systematically collects and collates data from LMS documentation, while the proHelp algorithm determines which help pages have been most accessed or changed. The top results are ranked, assigned to help markers, and matched with corresponding location in the Canvas interface so users can find help where it is most needed.

Screenshot of proHelp markers

proHelp Accessibility

proHelp has taken steps to meet WCAG2.1 AA standards, along with ARIA 1.1 where appropriate. proHelp is tested using:
Additional Manual Audits
See more Accessibility Features.


Responsive Design for small screens to correspond with Canvas’s responsive design. Top page help markers, now show as a bottom page help marker on small screens.
Screenshot of proHelp markers


Student Progress Data

proHelp​ now offers teachers easy access to Student Progress Data. This is helpful for large classes when tracking student progress.

On the Modules page, you will see a new button next to the View Progress button Show Student Progress as below:

Clicking on this button will start the process of gathering first student enrolment information and then module data for each student enrolment.

Once completed, the Student Progress will be shown in the module title as a %. (Note that Canvas classifies each module without any requirements set as completed for all students.)

For proHelp Basic (free) users, the Student Progress is limited to 50 Students.

proHelp Enterprise users have unlimited Student Progress data.

Our Enterprise users also have access to the Student Progress Data, by going to the Progress page (via View Progress button) and selecting the new button – Download Progress Data.

Once ready, the data will be available to the teacher in a CSV format. The data can then be filtered as required.

The progress data is pulled from various fields within the Canvas API as described below:

student_id student_name student_login_id student_profile_url student_grades_url module_id module_name module_status completed_date completed_time

More details on the data origin can be found here:

Note the data is limited to Modules and not individual Module Items.

Student View Everywhere

proHelp introduces Student View Everywhere.
You can now access the student view button from the course menu at any time without being directed to the homepage.

Student View Everywhere is only available to our Enterprise users.

See more Customisations


proHelp is FREE for all teachers

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