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 IT Help Center 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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Does Canvas have a direct email tool?

Canvas doesn’t have a direct email tool, however, the Canvas Inbox function serves a similar purpose.  In addition to messages being accessible from within Canvas Inbox, students are sent email, text, or app-based messages based on their personal Notifications settings. Unless students take action to modify their Notifications settings, they will receive an email with the content […]

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Can I track the receipt of Announcements that I post in Canvas?

You will not be notified of a new announcement via email unless you adjust your Notification preferences to also receive them. There is not a way to track the receipt of announcements that go outside of Canvas. With students having the ability to edit their individual notification preferences, some students may choose to not be […]

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Does Canvas have an attendance capacity?

Canvas does have an attendance capacity and can be used to take roll in your course. To take Attendance using Canvas, select the Attendance link in the course menu and follow the steps outlined in the How do I take attendance using Roll Call Canvas guide.

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What is the difference between Groups and Collaborations?

Groups function in a similar way as they did in Blackboard, essentially functioning like a smaller version of your course.  For more information, please see the Canvas guide on Student Groups. Collaborations on the other hand, are centered around a particular document (think Google Docs).  Canvas integrates with a tool called EtherPad as well as […]

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Can I undo a mistake in Canvas?

Currently, there is no “undo” tool in the Rich Content Editor. However, there are keyboard shortcuts you can use to undo the last action you completed. Simply click CTRL-Z while in the Rich Content Editor and it will undo the last action you completed. You can also do this by clicking on ALT-F9, then clicking on the Edit drop-down […]

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