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 Assignment 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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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 quiz questions to a video in Canvas?

Would you like to know if your students are watching your course videos?  The Canvas quiz tool allows you to add a video from any source that provides the video embed code. Quiz responses can then be automatically recorded in the Canvas Grade Book. Here is an example video with a quiz question listed below.   […]

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How do I add a YouTube video to Canvas?

  1. Create a new page in Canvas. 2. Click the “YouTube” button. 3. Search for your video by title and hit enter. 4. Add a link to the video by clicking share and copying the link. Or, select the embeded code from the drop down menu for a still picture and the play button […]

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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 upload a video into Canvas?

Avoid uploading videos using the “File” upload tool. There’s a special way to load videos onto Canvas that won’t take up your course storage space. By default, each Canvas course has 500MB of media storage. The ideal video format is mp4.  This 2 minute video demonstrates how to load the videos into a Canvas page or follow […]

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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 […]

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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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