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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    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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    How to use copyrighted materials in Canvas

    The University of Denver is committed to providing access to educational resources with as few restrictions as possible, while recognizing the need to respect the intellectual property rights of content creators. Unfortunately, it may be difficult at times to know how to accomplish both of these aims and to feel confident that we’re abiding by […]

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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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    The Canvas Mobile Experience

    There are two methods to interact with Canvas on mobile devices: a browser and a mobile application (app). Native Canvas applications for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android are available for free download in the Apple and Google app store for each platform. For instructors, download the Canvas Teacher App so that you can grade student […]

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    Email replies to students or instructors via Canvas are bouncing back

    Problem: you receive an email bounceback message similar to this one “The message titled “Re: Benjamin Johnson (University of Denver) just sent you a message in Canvas.” could not be delivered.  The message was sent from an address that is not linked with your Canvas account.” Explanation: Canvas users can elect to receive their Canvas Conversations via […]

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    How do I add a single video to Canvas?

      1. Create a new page in Canvas. 2. Click the “More External Tools” button and then “Course Media.” 3. Search for your video by title, or find your previous CourseMedia videos by clicking the Gallery Groups tab. 4. Add the entire video by clicking the ‘Add to Course; or make a short clip of […]

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    How can I most effectively use the Discussion Board?

    4 Tips for Managing Discussions in Canvas It is important for course participants to efficiently manage discussion boards to prevent from being overwhelmed by discussion postings. This is especially true for larger classes or where there are many discussion threads. 1. Use the collapse feature to help with readability. 2. Set individual discussion settings to […]

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    How can I import a video into Canvas?

    There’s a special way to load videos onto Canvas that won’t take up your course storage space. The ideal video format is mp4.  This 2 minute video demonstrates how to load the videos into a Canvas page or follow the steps below. In the demonstration video, a recorded Zoom meeting saved on the computer desktop is being […]

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    How do I Add a User to my Canvas Course?

    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. Click on the “Add People” button to bring up the following screen: Instead of email addresses, please use the […]

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    How do I add VeriCite to my Assignment?

    VeriCite 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. Using VeriCite VeriCite integrates with Canvas. To enable it, all you have to do is check a box and (optionally) […]

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