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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Canvas User Interface Update (active after December 17th, 2015)

On December 17th 2015 The University of Denver will activate a new User Interface in Canvas, the DU Learning Management System. This change will impact the visuals and navigation menu area of Canvas. There will be no major changes to the functionality of the Canvas features or Courses. The interface will become more consistent with the mobile application […]

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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 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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Logging in to Canvas

You may log in to Canvas at https://canvas.du.edu with your DU ID and PioneerWeb/MyWeb passcode. You may also access Canvas from within PioneerWeb on the “Courses” tab and it will log you in automatically. If you have trouble logging in, please contact the UTS Help Desk at 303-871-4700.

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Is there a ‘student view’ in Canvas for instructors?

To see the student’s perspective on Canvas, you can use Student View to: View the course navigate menus to confirm which are hidden or visible Post and reply to Discussions View the configuration of Assignments (except those using an External Tool) and submit an assignment View Grades View People View Pages View the Syllabus View Quizzes […]

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