• How do I upload a document in the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

    You can upload files from your computer to link in the New Rich Content Editor. Files uploaded in the New Rich Content Editor are added to your course files. Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Edi...
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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 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 Modules Index Page?

    Modules control the entire flow of your course and its content. As an instructor, you can add modules, add items to a module, and manage module settings. You can also reorder all modules and module items. Open Mo...
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  • How do I use the Accessibility Checker in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

    The Rich Content Editor will be discontinued in a future release. You can enable the New Rich Content Editor feature in course feature options. The Rich Content Editor includes an accessibility tool that checks c...
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  • How do I sign up for a new Free-for-Teacher Canvas account as an instructor?

    If you are not affiliated with an institution that uses Canvas, you can create your own account, also known as a Free-for-Teacher account, to create your own courses. Once you have signed up for an account, you will n...
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  • How do I migrate a Canvas quiz to New Quizzes?

    You can migrate a Canvas quiz from Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes. You can also migrate a survey from Classic Quizzes to New Quizzes. However, the survey will be migrated as a standard quiz as New Quizzes d...
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  • Why can't I access my Course as a student?

    Sometimes there are a few reasons why you cannot access your courses. If you are self-enrolling in a course using a join code or URL, you may not have completed the registration process. Check your email for info...
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  • How do I import grades in the Gradebook?

    You can use a CSV file to upload changes to the Gradebook. You can upload information for existing assignments, or you can also use a CSV file to create new assignments in the Gradebook. New assignments will automatic...
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  • How do I create a hyperlink or embed a file from Google Drive into 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. If your course has enabled Google Apps, you can create a document...
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  • What is New Quizzes?

    New Quizzes is an assessment engine that integrates with Canvas as an LTI tool and replaces the classic quizzes functionality currently existing in Canvas. Instructors can use New Quizzes to create assessments using a...
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  • How do I enter a URL as an assignment submission?

    In Canvas, you can enter a website URL as an assignment submission. When a URL is submitted as an assignment, Canvas takes a screenshot of the web page at the time it was submitted. Before submitting an assignment, yo...
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  • How do I send a message to a user in a course in the Inbox as an instructor?

    In the Inbox, 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 the ...
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  • Lesson 3: Course Access and Grade Reporting

    In this lesson, you’ll learn how to add terms and set term dates to manage course access for users. You will also learn how to create a grading period set, associate it with a term, and create a grading period w...
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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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  • How do I record a video using 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 record a video. You can re...
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  • How do I use inline Chat as an instructor?

    If configured for your institution, inline chat allows you to communicate with other users in your course from areas other than the Chat page. Inline chat will appear everywhere within your course except the Gradebook...
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  • How do I connect to Twitter as a web service in Canvas as a student?

    Here you will learn how to connect to the Twitter web service in Canvas. Open User Settings In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2]. Register Twitter Click ...
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  • How do I use the To Do list and sidebar in the Dashboard as a student?

    In the Card View Dashboard and the Recent Activity Dashboard, the sidebar contains a To Do list and other sections that help you know what assignments and events are coming up in all of your courses. The sidebar inclu...
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  • How do I edit a page in a course?

    As an instructor, after you have created a page for your course, you can edit the page at any time. By default, only instructors (teachers) can edit pages. However, you can set a default preference for specific users ...
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