• What are the different states of a Canvas course?

    Canvas courses have three essential states: unpublished, published, and concluded. View Unpublished Course Unpublished courses are courses in preparation; they are courses being authored by instructors, instru...
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  • How do I create an outcome for a course?

    If you cannot find an outcome to use in your course, you can create a new outcome. Outcomes can be included in assignment rubrics as an easy way to assess mastery of learning objectives. When you create a learning out...
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  • Once I publish a quiz, how do I use the Moderate Quiz page?

    Once you have published a quiz, the quiz sidebar shows the Moderate Quiz link, which allows you to moderate the quiz for each student in your course. On the Moderate Quiz page you can view the progress of student subm...
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  • How do I hide or post assignment grades in SpeedGrader?

    If your course has enabled the New Gradebook, you can hide or post assignment grades from SpeedGrader. You can also hide grades or post grades from the New Gradebook. This lesson describes how to hide or post grades f...
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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 view analytics for a student in a course?

    Student analytics show you how well a particular student is doing in your course. You can also view student analytics after your course has concluded. Your institution may allow students to view their own course analy...
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  • How do I lock a module?

    You can set modules to be locked until a given date. Students will be able to see the module titles and module item names, but they will not be able to access the module items until after the lock date has passed. ...
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  • How do I view assignment comments from my instructor?

    You can see comments from your instructor in the Grades page. Most comments are located in the assignment sidebar. However, your instructor may also leave comments in your assignment submission as annotations. Ope...
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  • How do I align an outcome to an assessment in New Quizzes?

    You can align course-level outcomes to an assessment in New Quizzes. Aligning an outcome allows you to measure student assessment performance using rating scales and mastery levels. You can also align outcomes to an a...
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  • What types of media files can I upload in Canvas as an instructor?

    Canvas can upload specific image, video, and audio files as user content.  When you upload audio and media files using the media tool in the Rich Content Editor, Canvas converts files up to 500 MB. If a file exce...
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  • How do I submit a peer review to an assignment?

    Your instructor may require you to submit a peer review of another student's assignment. To complete the assignment, you must review the student's assignment and add a comment in the comment sidebar. If your instruct...
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  • How do I manage Course Navigation links?

    As an instructor, you can control which links appear in Course Navigation. Canvas includes a set of default Course Navigation links that are shown by default and cannot be renamed. Depending on your course configurati...
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  • How do I take a quiz?

    You can easily take a quiz by accessing the Quizzes page. Depending on how your instructor set up the quiz, questions may be shown all on one page or one at a time. If you are unable to finish a quiz you may be able t...
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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. Open Course In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the name o...
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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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  • Which browsers does Canvas support?

    Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Supported BrowsersCanvas supports the current and first previous major rele...
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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 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 get help with Canvas as an instructor?

    You can get help with Canvas by using the Help menu. Depending on your user role, the Help menu generates a list of resources to help you with Canvas. Canvas displays links according to roles in all enrollments; for i...
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  • How do I leave comments for students in the New Gradebook?

    If you want to leave simple feedback for your students, you can leave a text comment directly from the Gradebook. Open Gradebook In Course Navigation, click the Grades link. Open Grade Detail Tray L...
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