• 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 use the Inbox as a student?

    The Inbox is split into two panels and displays messages chronologically. You can view and reply to conversations and sort them by course or inbox type. The Inbox itself does not have any file size limits; however, at...
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  • How do I add an external RSS feed to an announcement as a student?

    RSS, also known as Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication, is a web feed format that publishes frequently updated information from external websites such as blogs, news headlines, audio, and video. RSS feeds b...
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  • How do I view Announcements as a student?

    The Announcements Index Page allows you to view and filter announcements in your course. You can also receive new announcements via Canvas notifications,view announcements on the Recent Activity Dashboard, or view ann...
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  • 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 get help with Canvas as a student?

    You can get help with Canvas by using the Help menu. The Help menu generates a list of resources to help you with Canvas. Canvas displays links according to roles in all enrollments; for instance, if you are a student...
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  • How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student?

    If you do not already have a Canvas account, you need to create an account before you can log in to Canvas. If you are using Canvas through your institution, you will most likely already have an account and need to ac...
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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 use the Course Home Page as a student?

    If you are enrolled in a course as a student, the Course Home Page helps you navigate your course and manage your coursework. Note: Your instructor may choose to display a different font for your course. Open Cour...
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  • How do I add and modify text in the New Rich Content Editor as a student?

    Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes. You can type text and you can copy and paste text from other sources into the New ...
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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 global activity for all my courses in the Recent Activity Dashboard as a student?

    The Recent Activity Dashboard shows you important recent activities from all of your courses including announcements, discussions, assignments, and conversations. This stream is similar to the Course Activity Stream f...
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  • How do I log in to Canvas?

    This lesson will show you how to log in to Canvas from an internet browser. If you are using Canvas with an institution, you will log in either from your institution's webpage or by using their direct Canvas URL. Canv...
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  • How do I create a hyperlink in the Rich Content Editor as a student?

    The Rich Content Editor will be discontinued in a future release. Instructors can enable the New Rich Content Editor feature in course feature options. You can use the Rich Content Editor to create a hyperlink. The Ri...
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  • How do I view a QR code to log in to the Canvas mobile apps as a student?

    You can view a Canvas login QR code in your Canvas web browser. You can scan this QR code with your mobile device to log in to the Canvas Student app without entering your institution URL and user credentials. While y...
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  • How do I manage celebration animations in Canvas as a student?

    If enabled by your institution's Canvas admin, you will see celebration animations in Canvas. Currently celebration animations display in the assignment submissions page when you add an on-time submission. If you pr...
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  • How do I create a Microsoft Office 365 collaboration as a student?

    You can use Microsoft Office 365 to create a collaboration with a Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file. You can select individual users, groups, or both as part of a collaboration. Notes: This lesson is for...
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  • How do I view my Microsoft Office 365 files in Canvas as a student?

    If your course has enabled Microsoft Office 365, you can view all files in your Microsoft Office 365 (OneDrive) folder in Canvas. The OneDrive folder is accessed from the Course Navigation Menu. Notes: You can only ...
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  • How do I upload a file from Microsoft Office 365 as an assignment submission?

    If your course has enabled Microsoft Office 365, you can upload a file from your Microsoft OneDrive for an assignment. Like other file upload submissions, files uploaded from Office 365 are uploaded into your Canvas ...
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  • How do I delete a page in a group?

    You can delete a page if you no longer need it or if it is not used as the Front Page for your group. Open Pages In Group Navigation, click the Pages link. View Pages Pages is designed to open to th...
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