• How do I move or reorder a discussion in a course?

    You can move or reorder pinned discussions in the Pinned Discussions section. You can manually drag and drop the discussion, or you can use the Move To option, which is also accessible for keyboard users. Note: Only ...
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  • How do I use the Discussions Index Page?

    The Discussion Index page allows you to view all the discussions within a course. As an instructor, you can add discussions and modify discussion settings. Open Discussions In Course Navigation, click the Dis...
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  • How do I view grading periods in an account?

    As an admin, you can manage grading periods for your institution. Each grading period set applies to the entire institution, including subaccounts. All courses associated with a term in a grading period automatically ...
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  • Once I publish a timed quiz, how can I give my students extra time?

    If you have set a time limit on your quiz, you can grant access for extra time. If the student hasn't taken the quiz, the extra time will be added to the student's initial attempt and additional attempts. Learn more a...
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  • How do I use the Course Setup Checklist?

    The first few times you create a new course in Canvas, it's a challenge to remember all of the steps required. The Course Setup Checklist exists to help you remember to cover all your bases before the course goes live...
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  • How do I view assignment details in the Gradebook?

    Follow these steps to view the statistics and other details of an assignment in the Gradebook. Open Gradebook In Course Navigation, click the Grades link. Open Assignment Drop-down Menu Under the ass...
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  • How do I delete a file or folder as a student?

    You can delete a file or folder within your personal or group file storage area. Once a file or folder is deleted, it cannot be recovered. Learn how to locate your user files and group files. Note: Files that hav...
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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 add assignment types, pages, and files as module items?

    You can add new or existing content items in Canvas to a module. You can also add an item to multiple modules, or multiple iterations of an item to one module. When you add items to a Module, please be aware that the ...
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  • How do I limit a user to only interact with other users in the same course section?

    If your course includes multiple sections, you can limit users in a section to only see users enrolled in the same section. This option is useful when several sections have been cross-listed into a single course. You...
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  • How do I send a message to all course users in Conversations as an instructor?

    You may be able to use Conversations to send a message to all users in a course, all users in a specific role, or all users in a group. If your recipient list contains more than 100 users, your message will automatica...
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  • How do I assign an assignment to a course group?

    You can create a group assignment by using the Group Assignment checkbox. Canvas uses group sets to assign group assignments, and each group within the group set that is assigned to the assignment is required to compl...
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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 export a Canvas course?

    You can export a Canvas course to give to someone in another Canvas account, to upload to another institution's account at a later date, or to create a copy as a backup on your local computer. You can import an export...
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  • How do I add a profile picture in my user account as an instructor?

    If your institution has enabled profile pictures, you can add and change profile pictures in your account. If you do not see a placeholder picture in your user settings, your institution has not enabled this feature. ...
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  • How do I reply to submission comments in Conversations as an instructor?

    Submission Comments allows users to view all assignment submission comments sent and received within the last four weeks. You can reply to submission comments directly from Conversations. You can also reply to commen...
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  • What are Discussions?

    Canvas provides an integrated system for class discussions, allowing both instructors and students to start and contribute to as many discussion topics as desired. Discussions allows for interactive communication betw...
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  • How do I get to SpeedGrader from the Gradebook?

    You can access an assignment in SpeedGrader directly from the Gradebook. Note: SpeedGrader displays assignment submissions according to the current Gradebook settings for inactive enrollments and concluded enrollment...
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  • How do I log in to Canvas as a student?

    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 set my Canvas notification preferences as an instructor?

    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 ...
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