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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VeriCite Transition: Instructor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Why are we making this change? A. The OTL heard from many faculty that TurnItIn was more difficult to use and had frequent issues during the 2015-2016 academic year, so other products were evaluated as possible replacements. VeriCite is similar to TurnItIn in many respects and provides more robust service and customer support. Canvas […]

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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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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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New SpeedGrader improvements in Canvas for 2016

 SpeedGrader User Interface and Comment Drafts In SpeedGrader, the primary navigation buttons have been moved to the right side of the menu bar to be more closely associated with the most frequently used features in SpeedGrader. Navigating from student to student is now located directly above the sidebar. The less frequently used navigation buttons have […]

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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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TurnItIn Known Issues

  The points for a TurnItIn assignment must be an integer (whole number) Turnitin assignments will only accept one file per assignment. Using differentiated due dates as documented in How do I assign an Assignment to an individual student or course section? breaks date syncing with Turnitin because Turnitin can only handle one set of dates per […]

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Downloading student’s Originality Reports in TurnItIn

  To print or download a report, click on the print icon at the bottom of the Report. This will prepare a readable, PDF version of the Similarity Report or digital receipt. When downloading a report, the downloaded version created is based on the current view of Similarity Report. For example, clicking the download icon while using the default […]

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Using the new TurnItIn External Tool in Canvas

There are a number of issues with this new version of TurnItIn, and we’ve re-enabled the old version through the Fall 2016 term. If you haven’t yet set up your TurnItIn with the new version, please consider using the old version.  Instructions for the old version of TurnItIn: http://otl.du.edu/knowledgebase/how-do-i-add-turnitin-to-my-assignment/ ___ These instructions are for faculty to […]

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Using Canvas for in-class responses

If the full Student Response System experience is not needed with the TurningPoint or TopHat apps, it is possible to use Canvas for some in-class survey or quiz activity. The Canvas app for iPhone and Android is free, and will allow students to take a quiz, graded or ungraded, or an anonymous ‘Survey’ under the […]

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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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Instructors: Exam Proctoring

ProctorU –is an online proctoring service that allows students to take a “proctored” exam from home. It requires a web camera for the proctor to interact with the students. We recommend only using this service for high-stakes exams because there is a fee for the service. Individual units or departments are responsible for covering the cost […]

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Downloading your Canvas course as an ePub

In the Course, go to the Settings page and then Feature Options menu. Click the first radio button for ePub export from left to right to see the ON/green checkbox symbol. Repeat this step for all courses where you’d like to download as ePub. In the main Canvas navigation (brown menu bar on the left) click […]

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Canvas and Apple Mouse/Trackpad Gestures

Some instructors have reported losing their work when editing Pages, Assignment instructions, Quizzes or other areas within Canvas while using Safari or Google Chrome and using an Apple Mouse or the trackpad. It is possible to ‘swipe’ using one, two or three fingers within the Mac operating system, and this gesture can cause the browser to ‘erase’ […]

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NBCLearn Video Library

Canvas has a new tool: the NBCLearn Video Library. This tool allows you to embed videos directly to your course via the Text Editor Toolbar: in an Exam, Quiz, Page, the course Syllabus, and other areas. These videos include a transcript and English captioning, plus citations in MLA, APA or Chicago Style formats. When you […]

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