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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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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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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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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Students changing sections in a Canvas Course

Issue: Students who change sections of a course after grades have been submitted in Canvas will need their grades migrated to their new section.  For example, a student is enrolled in INTS-4001-1 and changes to INTS-4001-2. Students who change sections of a course via the Registrar will be removed from their previous section in Canvas […]

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