• How do I set the auto-open for inline preview for files using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

    You can use the auto-open inline preview for files in the Rich Content Editor. Canvas can preview any file that is supported by the document previewer. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the edit...
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  • What are the different case roles in the Service Cloud Admin Console?

    The Service Cloud Admin Console includes five common case roles: Requester, Owner, Contact, CC, and Case Team. Modifications for Requester and CC roles are detailed in this lesson. Modifications for Owner, Contact, an...
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  • What are Grades and the Gradebook?

    Grades can serve as a communication tool between students and instructors and allow instructors to track the progress of students. The Gradebook stores all information about student progress in the course, measuring b...
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  • How do I give extra credit in a course?

    Extra credit is currently not a default option in Canvas. However, you can give students extra credit using a variety of options. Notes: If you are weighing your assignment groups, please pay attention to how weigh...
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  • How do I allow students to create a course discussion?

    You can allow students to create a new discussion by changing the settings from the Discussions page. When this setting is enabled, discussions created by students become part of the course and are included in future ...
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  • How do I manually submit outstanding student quiz submissions?

    When a student views a timed quiz and time expires, Canvas auto-submits the quiz. However, if a student navigates away from the quiz page, the quiz submission remains outstanding. On the Moderate Quiz page, Canvas gen...
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  • How do I edit an assessment in Quizzes.Next?

    After you have created an assessment, you can edit the assessment in Quizzes.Next. This lessons shows how to edit the title, instructions, and individual questions in an assessment. You can also manage delivery settin...
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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 export grades from the Gradebook?

    You can export scores from the Gradebook and download them to your computer as a CSV file. Exports are sorted first by assignment group as they appear on the Assignments Index page, then by assignment placement within...
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  • How do I manage rubrics in a course?

    As an instructor, you can create, edit, and delete rubrics in your course. Rubrics are used as grading criteria for students and can be added to assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions. Notes: Rubrics cannot b...
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  • What is Conversations?

    Conversations is the messaging tool used instead of email to communicate with a course, a group, an individual student, or a group of students. You can communicate with other people in your course at any time. Whe...
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  • How do I link a student to my user account as an observer?

    If you signed up for a Canvas account as a parent, you can add students to observe within the same institution. Additionally, if an institution created an observer account linked to a student for you, you can add stud...
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  • How do I manually assign peer reviews for an assignment?

    When you create a peer review assignment with manual peer reviews, you can choose which students will be assigned peer reviews. Note: When manually assigning peer reviews, students can complete their assigned peer re...
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  • How do I sort the student list in SpeedGrader?

    By default, the SpeedGrader student list arranges student names alphabetically by last name. For easier grading, you can sort the student list by student name [alphabetically], the date they submitted the assignment, ...
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  • How do I embed images from Flickr Creative Commons in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

    You can use the Rich Content Editor to embed images from Flickr Creative Commons. You can also add alt tags to your images for better accessibility. When searching for images on Flickr, search results display images ...
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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 survey results in a course?

    You can see graded or ungraded survey results after one or more users have taken the survey. Notes: Graded surveys display in the Gradebook and SpeedGrader, while ungraded surveys do not. The Item Analysis report is...
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  • How do I create a Simple Formula quiz question?

    You can create a quiz question with a formula in it. Note: If you need help adding a mathematical formula in the Rich Content Editor, please see the Math Editor lesson. If you need help building formulas in the Form...
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  • How do I insert course images into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector as an instructor?

    You can use the Content Selector to insert and upload course images into the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Qu...
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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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