Canvas Updates for Autumn 2019

Vericite Replaced by Turnitin Faculty need to enable Turnitin for any Canvas assignments that previously used the VeriCite plagiarism checker. More info and training resources at https://otl.du.edu/knowledgebase/canvas/turnitin/. A New Look for Respondus LockDown Browser We have upgraded to the latest version of Respondus LockDown Browser, which comes with minimal changes in the Canvas setup. More […]

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NBCLearn Video Library

The NBC Learn Video Library allows you to embed videos directly to your course via the rich content editor toolbar, which is found in the Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus tools in Canvas. These videos include a transcript and English captioning, plus citations in MLA, APA or Chicago Style formats. You can find […]

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Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. Students are locked into the assessment and are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Download the Browser Download Respondus LockDown Browser This link is unique to DU. The browser won’t work if it is downloaded […]

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How to View a Turnitin Similarity Report

Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention service that allows faculty the ability to check student papers and written assignments for originality against internet sources, other student submissions, academic databases. After a student submits an assignment that requires the Turnitin plagiarism check, Turnitin provides a similarity report, which is a color-coded report highlighting content that could be […]

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How to Use Turnitin for Students

Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention service that allows faculty the ability to check student papers and written assignments for originality against internet sources, other student submissions, academic databases. After a student submits an assignment that requires the Turnitin plagiarism check, Turnitin provides a similarity report, which is a color-coded report highlighting content that could be […]

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VERICITE PHASE OUT 2019

Effective Autumn 2019, Turnitin will replace Vericite as the university-wide plagiarism checking software. Turnitin is a third-party plagiarism detection software that is embedded in Canvas: it compares student submission text to a vast database of material including published material, material on the web, and submissions by students at our institution and others. All of the […]

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How to Use Turnitin for Faculty

Note: Turnitin has replaced Vericite as the university-wide plagiarism checking software as of Autumn Quarter 2019. If you would like your students to submit an assignment using Turnitin: 1. In your Canvas course, click Assignments in the Course Navigation menu. 2. Click Add assignment or edit an assignment you have already created. 3. Enter the assignment […]

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Using CIDI Design Tools to Improve your Canvas Course

The Design Tools suite is meant to help you organize your Canvas Pages in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and supportive of student learning. There are many template options to make integrating Design Tools as easy as possible, but you can choose your own colors and images to further customize your course. How […]

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Canvas Teacher App

Time is a teacher’s most valuable resource. Save time and use Canvas more efficiently from your mobile device or tablet with the Canvas Teacher app. Canvas Teacher allows teachers to facilitate their courses on the go, both inside and outside the classroom. This app provides quick access to three of the most frequent course facilitation […]

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Canvas Roles and Permissions

DU has five roles available in Canvas, each with different levels of access. Teacher – Can view and edit all course information. TA – Can do most of the things teachers can do, including viewing all student info and grades, but they cannot select final grades. TAs don’t have access to add or edit outcomes, and they […]

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How to Access Canvas for Senior Auditors

The process for accessing Canvas is different for users who don’t have a DU email. Follow these instructions to get access. Instructors: Request Access First, Senior Auditors need to be added to the Canvas course with their personal email address. Instructors may send an email to otl@du.edu to request Canvas access for Senior Auditors. Please include the following information: Senior […]

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How Do I Add a TA to my Course in Canvas?

Enrolled students are automatically added to your Canvas course when they register for your class. To add an auditing student, TA, Designer, or Observer to your course, first Navigate to the People tab in your course.   1. Click on the “Add People” button to bring up the following screen: Instead of email addresses, please […]

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How do I grade group assignments in SpeedGrader?

Open SpeedGrader from the group assignment. View Group Submissions When evaluating group assignments, the SpeedGrader drop-down menu displays the name of each group. Select the name of the group whose submission you want to view. Grade Submission To submit a grade for all members of the group, enter the grade in the Grade field [1]. If a […]

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Where can I find films for my class?

Feature Films and Documentaries If you are looking for films for your course, please checkout these popular library subscription services for streaming films. Kanopy: On-demand streaming service with more than 30,000 classic films, documentaries, and instructional videos. Marketed as “Netflix for colleges.” Many titles are accompanied by searchable, self-scrolling transcripts. Supports playlist and clip creation. […]

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VeriCite Help

Instructor Frequently Asked Questions about the VeriCite transition Instructor Help: How do I add a VeriCite assignment? How do I view VeriCite reports for student submissions? How do I navigate a VeriCite report? How do I print a VeriCite report? How do I download a student’s original file submission from VeriCite? What is the score […]

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How do I cross-list two courses into one in Canvas?

Cross-listing allows you to move section enrollments from individual courses and combine them into one course. This feature is helpful for instructors who teach several sections of the same course and only want to manage course data in one location, or those that have undergraduate/graduate Canvas courses and don’t wish to double-manage the material.  Section […]

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Using OneDrive files within Canvas

As of August 17th 2017, OneDrive for Business at DU no longer allows anonymous URL’s to access content, and all previous files that were shared with anonymous links will fail to display within Canvas.  Moving forward, DU instructor and students must share files with the DU community, specific DU individuals, or someone outside the University […]

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Using the Canvas Multi Tool to change assignment dates and more

DU has purchased third-party software called the Multi Tool to assist professors when Canvas requires too many mouse clicks to get things done efficiently. The Multi Tool can: Update all assignment due dates, unlock dates, and locks dates – all from the same screen. Create a Home page, publish it, and mark it as the […]

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Using Zoom and Canvas together

Instructors can create scheduled or recurring Zoom meetings for their class and post the link within Canvas. Students will simply click the link to join the session, download the software and start participating. Getting Started Download the Zoom client to your computer and install it. Once installed, all Zoom events can be initiated by launching the Zoom […]

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Saving instructor feedback from Canvas

Students can access current and completed courses in Canvas while they are enrolled at the University of Denver, but it may be useful to have a downloaded copy of any instructor’s feedback from individual assignments.  This video explains how you can view your feedback and save instructor- annotated copies of your paper, as well as download […]

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