• How do I apply a Late Submission policy in the Gradebook?

    The Late Submission policy allows you to automatically deduct points on all late submissions. A submission is labeled late when it has been submitted past the due date. Only assignments with a status of Late will be a...
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  • What are the browser and computer requirements for Canvas?

    For best performance, Canvas should be used on the current or first previous major release of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android,...
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  • How do I leave feedback comments for student submissions in SpeedGrader?

    You can leave feedback for your students using text, an attached file, video, or audio. Assignment comments also display as a new thread in Conversations. If your students submitted a writing assignment and you want t...
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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 create a quiz by finding questions in a question bank?

    You can create a quiz by finding questions from Question Banks. When you find questions in a Question Bank, you will see all of the Question Banks that you have built in other courses where you are the Instructor. You...
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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 a Front Page in a course?

    The Course Home Page is the first view your students will see when they enter your course. For the Course Home Page, you can customize a page from your course Pages and have it display as the Course Home Page. If you ...
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  • How do I duplicate an assignment?

    You can duplicate an assignment in your course. When an assignment is duplicated, the word Copy is added to the end of the assignment name. Duplicating an assignment defaults the copied assignment to an unpublished st...
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  • How do I use the Rich Content Editor in New Quizzes?

    The Rich Content Editor can be used to create and edit quiz instructions, question stems, stimulus content, and question feedback. Using the Rich Content Editor, you can format text, add tables, import content and med...
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  • How do I import and view a Commons resource in Canvas?

    You can import courses, modules, assignments, quizzes, discussions, pages, or files from Commons into your Canvas course. Imported resources will retain their original published or unpublished status. Notes: To enab...
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  • How do I sign up for a Canvas account as an instructor?

    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 manage API access tokens as an admin?

    You can manage API access tokens from your User Settings. Access tokens provide access to Canvas resources through the Canvas API. Access tokens can be generated automatically for third-party applications or created m...
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  • How do I send a message to students from the Gradebook?

    You can use the Gradebook to send messages to your students. This lesson describes how to message students using the Message Students Who option. You can also message students individually in the Gradebook by using th...
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  • How do I adjust events and due dates in a course import?

    As part of a course import, you can adjust the due dates associated with course events and assignments. You can also shift due dates to a different day, or remove all associated due dates. Note: If you set beginning a...
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  • How do I add users to a course?

    You may have already added user enrollments to your course in the Course Setup Checklist. However, you can invite users to join your course at any time if the Add People button is available in the People page. If your...
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  • How do I bulk update due dates and availability dates as an instructor?

    As an instructor, you may have the option to update due dates and availability dates for multiple assignments and assessments at one time. Additionally, if you previously assigned differentiated due dates for sections...
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  • How do I use the icons and colors in the Gradebook?

    The Gradebook includes several icons and colors that may display in the assignment columns, assignment groups, and Total column. Icons and colors are simply gradebook indicators to assist you with course grading. All ...
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  • How do I add an announcement in a course?

    You can create an announcement to share important information with all users within your course and with users in sections of a course. In your notification preferences, you can choose to receive notifications for ann...
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  • How do I view a quiz log for a student?

    You can view quiz logs to view the status of your student quizzes. This feature is also designed to help you investigate problems that a student may have in the quiz. The quiz starts the log when students begin the qu...
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  • How do I add an image to a course card in the Dashboard?

    If your institution allows, you can upload an image to display behind the course card in the Canvas Dashboard. Accepted images include JPG, JPEG, GIF, and PNG files. For best practice, images should be approximately 2...
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