Using Canvas for Fall 2021

It is hard to believe that fall term is almost here! For those on the quarter system, courses start on September 11. Whether you are excited or exhausted (or a bit of both!), the Office of Teaching and Learning is here to support you as you prepare for, or begin, your fall classes.  You may be […]

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Canvas Accessibility Checklist

While Disability Services Program (DSP) approves academic and non-academic accommodations associated with a student’s disability, medical and mental health condition, faculty are legally responsible for administering many accommodations within the classroom. The OTL and DSP are here to help support faculty and facilitate this process. Throughout this article, you can find our accessibility checklist for designing, building and […]

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How do I set up an alternative test time for Canvas quizzes?

An alternative test time is a time that has a different start or end time than the rest of the class. This can be a helpful strategy when working through student accommodations with exam time and/or if specific students need to take the exam on a different date/time then the rest of the class. You […]

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How do I allow extra time for student accommodations on Canvas quizzes?

These directions will allow you to comply with the additional time requirements that students may need as part of their academic accommodations determined by the Disability Services Program. Step 1. Click into your Canvas course. Step 2. Select Quizzes from the left-side navigation menu. Step 3. Open the Quiz whose time you want to adjust […]

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How do I cross-list courses 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. Cross-listing should be done while courses are unpublished. Coursework is retained with the course, not […]

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How do I view my upcoming Canvas courses as an instructor?

Are you looking for the Canvas course containers for the upcoming quarter/semester and do not see them automatically appearing on your dashboard? Don’t worry, they are available approximately 6 months before the quarter begins. Follow the steps in this guide to find view all past, current and future enrollments in Canvas. Step 1. Log-in to […]

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Respondus Live Proctoring

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor now have an additional option for remote proctoring. The new Instructor Live Proctoring feature enables instructors to use a video conferencing system (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) for live, remote testing. LockDown Browser prevents cheating on the computer or device itself, while the instructor watches students via video conferencing. This mode is recommended for small, synchronous classes where […]

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How to Import the OTL Canvas Template

The OTL Canvas Template is a Canvas course shell that is pre-formatted and pre-populated with items such as modules, assignments, and pages. You can import the template into your Canvas course and then add your course content to those pre-built items. The Office of Teaching and Learning has included pedagogically supportive language to prompt faculty […]

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Running out of storage within your Canvas course?

Every Canvas course at the University of Denver is allocated 1 GB. In most cases, this is plenty of space. Here are some common causes why your Canvas course is running out of storage and possible solutions. Video PDF PowerPoint Images Video Canvas offers a few options for uploading video files. We some recommendations to […]

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New Rich Content Editor Update in Canvas

Beginning on December 16, 2020, the New Rich Content Editor (RCE) will be updated in Canvas. While some Canvas users have already activated the new RCE at the course level, all Canvas users at DU will now experience the update.   What is the New Rich Content Editor? The New Rich Content Editor is an […]

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How to Create Quizzes in Canvas

This article is designed to guide you step-by-step how to set up quizzes in your Canvas course. This will be especially helpful as DU is encouraging faculty to be PIVOT Ready by having course content online. You can also use this feature for your online exams, including final exams that are required to be online […]

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How to use SpeedGrader in Canvas

The following items will be explained in this article: View of SpeedGrader SpeedGrader Menu Bar Viewing Student Submissions View Grading Sidebar Using the Annotation Tools You can access SpeedGrader in Canvas through: Assignments, Quizzes, Graded Discussions, and the Gradebook. To access through Assignments, click on the name of the assignment you want to grade. Once you are in the […]

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

Enrolled students are automatically added to your Canvas course when they register for your class. To add an another teacher to your course to share your content, follow the instructions below. 1. Navigate to the People tab in your course. 2. Click on the +People button to bring up the following screen: 3. Enter the […]

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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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How to Use Turnitin for Faculty

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 title, point value, and other relevant information. Read more about creating and editing assignments. 4. In […]

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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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