• How do I upload a file as an assignment submission in Canvas?

    If your instructor allows file uploads as a submission type, you can upload a file from your computer as an assignment submission. Any attachments added as part of a graded assignment submission are also copied to yo...
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  • How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?

    Canvas includes a set of default notification preferences you can receive for your courses. However, you can change the default settings by setting your own notification preferences. These preferences only apply to yo...
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  • How do I send a message to a user in a course in Conversations as a student?

    In Conversations, you can send a message to one user or multiple users in a course. If your recipient list contains more than 100 users, your message will automatically be sent as individual messages to each user. As ...
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  • How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor as a student?

    You can use the Rich Content Editor to record a video. You can record media for any length of time, but shorter video recordings are recommended. If your video is longer than 15 minutes, you may want to consider recor...
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  • How do I attach a file to a discussion reply as a student?

    If your instructor allows file attachments, you can attach a file to a discussion reply using the attachment icon. Attachments can be added to both graded and non-graded discussions. Any attachments added as part of d...
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  • How do I customize my Courses list as a student?

    When you are enrolled in more than one Canvas course, you can customize the active courses you want to show in your Course list. Courses you want to show in the Courses drop-down menu are called favorite courses. You ...
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  • How do I star a conversation as a student?

    Starring conversations allows you to see important messages at a glance. Open Inbox In Global Navigation, click the Inbox link. Star and Unstar Conversations To create a starred message, click the s...
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  • How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications as a student?

    In Canvas you can add contact methods to receive notifications. Contact methods allow you to select how you want to be notified when various events occur within a course. Notifications are applied to all courses in Ca...
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  • How do I reply to a discussion as a student?

    You can easily reply to any discussion. However, the reply option may vary depending upon how your instructor set up the discussion. Discussion replies can be edited or deleted, as long as your instructor has not rest...
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  • How do I upload a video using the Rich Content Editor as a student?

    You can use the Rich Content Editor to upload a video. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus). Canvas allows you to u...
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  • How do I view annotation feedback comments from my instructor directly in my assignment submission?

    Your instructor may choose to include comments directly in an assignment submission using inline comments, or annotations. If an assignment's submission details page includes a View Feedback button, you can view these...
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  • How do I submit an online assignment?

    You can submit online Assignments in Canvas using several submission types. Instructors can choose what kind of online submissions they want you to use. You may also have the option to resubmit assignments if your ins...
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  • How do I view Modules as a student?

    Some instructors will use modules to organize the course. Modules control the entire flow of the course, along with its content. Note: Your instructor may choose to hide the Modules link in Course Navigation. If the ...
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  • How do I use the Global Navigation Menu as a student?

    The Global Navigation Menu is located on the left side of every page in Canvas. Global Navigation links provide quick access to frequently used Canvas features. These links provide access to all your courses collectiv...
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  • How do I create a new page in a group?

    You can create new pages in your student groups. Open Pages In Group Navigation, click the Pages link. View Pages   Pages is designed to open to the front page for a group, if there is a front ...
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  • How can I use Canvas on my mobile device as a student?

    Canvas is built on open web standards and uses minimal instances of Flash, so most features are supported on mobile devices. With the growing use of mobile devices, instructors should build their courses with best pra...
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  • How do I view my user files as a student?

    User files include profile pictures, uploaded assignment submissions, and other files uploaded to your personal Canvas file storage area. By default, each user has 50 MB of storage space in Canvas. Administrators can ...
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  • How do I use Files as a student?

    As a student, Files allows you to store files and assignments within Canvas. You can upload one or multiple files, view all details about your files, and preview files. Files is built with responsive design to adjust ...
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  • How do I edit a course page as a student?

    The default setting in Canvas is to restrict editing of pages to instructors only. However, your instructor may allow you to edit a page in your course and contribute content to the page. If you can edit a page, you c...
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  • How do I link to other pages in a group?

    You can link to other pages in your group. Open Pages In Group Navigation, click the Pages link. View Pages Pages is designed to open to the front page for a group, if there is a front page selected...
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