How to add personal pronouns in Canvas

All Canvas users can update/edit their personal pronouns in their Canvas account, including students, faculty, and staff. Personal pronouns will display after your name in various areas of Canvas, including: comments, discussions, messages, on the people page, and in the user profile. Some tools in Canvas may not display pronouns, so referring to the users […]

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DU’s Minimum Requirements for Canvas Courses

This article will outline the minimum requirements for all Canvas courses. Syllabus Instructors should populate the Syllabus in their Canvas course. Try using Cidi Labs Design Tools Template Blocks to enhance the organization, navigability and accessibility of your Syllabus page. We also encourage you to consider including Covid-19 related accommodations and policies. Check out our Sample Syllabus Statement page for […]

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How to use UDOIT Cloud in Canvas?

UDOIT Cloud is a course-wide accessibility checker integrated with Canvas from CIDI Labs. This exciting new tool scans your Canvas course, generates a report of accessibility issues that could impact students ability to learn, and provides resources and suggestions for addressing the issues. Use this article to guide you through accessing UDOIT Cloud, running a scan, […]

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What is UDOIT Cloud?

UDOIT Cloud is a course-wide accessibility checker integrated with Canvas from CIDI Labs. This exciting new tool scans your Canvas course, generates a report of accessibility issues that could impact students ability to learn, and provides resources and suggestions for addressing the issues. Watch the video below for an introduction to the tool.  Center for […]

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How to migrate a “Classic Quiz” to “New Quizzes” in Canvas

DU has officially launched the “New Quizzes” functionality in Canvas for all courses. To prepare for the “Classic Quizzes” deprecation in June 2022, you will want to begin migrating your quizzes that you plan to continue using. Learn more about this timeline in our KB graphic.  This article will offer step-by-step instructions into how the […]

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Timeline for Canvas “New Quizzes” at DU

Timeline for “New Quizzes” in Canvas at DU The following image displays the upcoming timeline for the launch of the “New Quizzes” functionality in Canvas at DU. The Office of Teaching and Learning recommends getting a head start on learning New Quizzes and migrating your Classic Quizzes before Summer 2022. Reach out to the OTL […]

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How to create a quiz using Canvas “New Quizzes”

How do I create a quiz using New Quizzes?  Learn more about New Quizzes. Please look at the Knowledge Base article on new quizzes vs. Classic quizzes to see the feature changes! 1. Open Quizzes In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link. 2. Add Quiz Click the Add Quiz button. 3. Create New Quiz In the Choose a Quiz […]

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Canvas: New Quizzes V. Classic Quizzes Feature Comparison

Canvas | New Quizzes Feature Comparison. The following chart is adapted from Canvas. Migrating Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes is possible and easy! CANVAS WORKFLOWS This table includes functionality workflows in Classic Quizzes v. New Quizzes. Instructors will be able to share question banks across multiple courses, accounts, and users.   Classic Quizzes New Quizzes  […]

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Using Canvas for Fall 2021

It is hard to believe that fall term is almost here! For those on the quarter system, courses start on September 11. Whether you are excited or exhausted (or a bit of both!), the Office of Teaching and Learning is here to support you as you prepare for, or begin, your fall classes.  You may be […]

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Canvas Accessibility Checklist

While Disability Services Program (DSP) approves academic and non-academic accommodations associated with a student’s disability, medical and mental health condition, faculty are legally responsible for administering many accommodations within the classroom. The OTL and DSP are here to help support faculty and facilitate this process. Throughout this article, you can find our accessibility checklist for designing, building and […]

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How do I set up an alternative test time for Canvas quizzes?

An alternative test time is a time that has a different start or end time than the rest of the class. This can be a helpful strategy when working through student accommodations with exam time and/or if specific students need to take the exam on a different date/time then the rest of the class. You […]

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How do I allow extra time for student accommodations on Canvas quizzes?

These directions will allow you to comply with the additional time requirements that students may need as part of their academic accommodations determined by the Disability Services Program. Step 1. Click into your Canvas course. Step 2. Select Quizzes from the left-side navigation menu. Step 3. Open the Quiz whose time you want to adjust […]

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How do I cross-list courses 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. Cross-listing should be done while courses are unpublished. Coursework is retained with the course, not […]

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How do I view my upcoming Canvas courses as an instructor?

Are you looking for the Canvas course containers for the upcoming quarter/semester and do not see them automatically appearing on your dashboard? Don’t worry, they are available approximately 6 months before the quarter begins. Follow the steps in this guide to find view all past, current and future enrollments in Canvas. Step 1. Log-in to […]

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Respondus Live Proctoring

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor now have an additional option for remote proctoring. The new Instructor Live Proctoring feature enables instructors to use a video conferencing system (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) for live, remote testing. LockDown Browser prevents cheating on the computer or device itself, while the instructor watches students via video conferencing. This mode is recommended for small, synchronous classes where […]

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How to Import the OTL Canvas Template

The OTL Canvas Template is a Canvas course shell that is pre-formatted and pre-populated with items such as modules, assignments, and pages. You can import the template into your Canvas course and then add your course content to those pre-built items. The Office of Teaching and Learning has included pedagogically supportive language to prompt faculty […]

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Running out of storage within your Canvas course?

Every Canvas course at the University of Denver is allocated 1 GB. In most cases, this is plenty of space. Here are some common causes why your Canvas course is running out of storage and possible solutions. Video PDF PowerPoint Images Video Canvas offers a few options for uploading video files. We some recommendations to […]

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New Rich Content Editor Update in Canvas

Beginning on December 16, 2020, the New Rich Content Editor (RCE) will be updated in Canvas. While some Canvas users have already activated the new RCE at the course level, all Canvas users at DU will now experience the update.   What is the New Rich Content Editor? The New Rich Content Editor is an […]

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How to Create Quizzes in Canvas

This article is designed to guide you step-by-step how to set up quizzes in your Canvas course. This will be especially helpful as DU is encouraging faculty to be PIVOT Ready by having course content online. You can also use this feature for your online exams, including final exams that are required to be online […]

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How to use SpeedGrader in Canvas

The following items will be explained in this article: View of SpeedGrader SpeedGrader Menu Bar Viewing Student Submissions View Grading Sidebar Using the Annotation Tools You can access SpeedGrader in Canvas through: Assignments, Quizzes, Graded Discussions, and the Gradebook. To access through Assignments, click on the name of the assignment you want to grade. Once you are in the […]

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