How do I create a new EtherPad Collaboration?

Collaborations no longer includes EtherPad as a collaboration tool. This change resolves concerns with Canvas user authentication. Only Google Docs will be available to create new Collaborations in Canvas.

Existing EtherPad collaborations will not be affected until August 8, 2015. Users that have links to existing collaborations will see a warning message notifying them to migrate any necessary content before August 8, when all Etherpad collaborations that are hosted by Canvas will be permanently deleted.

Institutions who still want to use Etherpad as a collaboration tool can set up their own Etherpad server and integrate it with Canvas. Learn more about the open source Etherpad project at

Existing EtherPad collaborations may be edited until August 8, 2015.