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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Loading Zoom recordings into Canvas

Instructors or students who are using the Zoom videoconferencing service can save their recorded meetings to their Mac or PC. Those videos are saved in .mp4 format and can be inserted into Canvas for the class to view. This 2 minute video demonstrates how to load the videos into a Canvas page or follow the […]

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Using SpeedGrader in Canvas

SpeedGrader makes it easy to evaluate individual student assignments and group assignments quickly. You can access SpeedGrader through: Assignments, Quizzes, Graded Discussions, and the Gradebook. NOTE: SpeedGrader is generally designed for one instructor role to grade submissions at a time. Because of how SpeedGrader data is loaded and stored in the browser, multiple users should […]

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How do I contact my students before the course starts?

Instructors can use the Canvas Inbox tool to message students, but the course MUST be published in order for students to receive a Canvas Inbox message or an emailed Notification.  These Canvas Inbox messages and email Notifications will NOT RESEND once the course is published. If an instructor or TA sends a message before the course is […]

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