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 […]
Category: Canvas FAQs
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Cross-listing should be done while courses are unpublished.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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How Do I Add a Teacher to my Course in Canvas?
Enrolled students are automatically added to your Canvas course when they register for your class. To add an another teacher to your course to share your content, follow the instructions below. 1. Navigate to the People tab in your course. 2. Click on the +People button to bring up the following screen: 3. Enter the […]
Canvas Roles and Permissions
DU has five roles available in Canvas, each with different levels of access. Teacher – Can view and edit all course information. TA – Can do most of the things teachers can do, including viewing all student info and grades, but they cannot select final grades. TAs don’t have access to add or edit outcomes, and they […]
How Do I Add a TA to my Course in Canvas?
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. 1. Click on the “Add People” button to bring up the following screen: Instead of email addresses, please […]
How do I grade group assignments in SpeedGrader?
Open SpeedGrader from the group assignment. View Group Submissions When evaluating group assignments, the SpeedGrader drop-down menu displays the name of each group. Select the name of the group whose submission you want to view. Grade Submission To submit a grade for all members of the group, enter the grade in the Grade field . If a […]
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 […]
As an Instructor, how do I add course reserve material to my Canvas Course?
Answer: The Library staff handles the course reserve requests and will publish a link into your Canvas course. This allows the students to view the course reserve material within Canvas and not have to visit a second website. Requests for reserve items may be submitted in several ways: -Syllabi and citations in list form are accepted via […]
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 […]
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 […]