• 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 conclude a course at the end of a term as an admin?

    When a course is completed and you want to provide read-only access to the course, you may be able to conclude the course manually in Canvas. However, if your institution uses software that automatically concludes enr...
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  • What is the Canvas Teacher app?

    Canvas Teacher allows teachers to facilitate their courses on the go, both inside and outside the classroom. This app provides quick access to grading, communicating, and updating—three of the most frequent cour...
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  • What is the Polls for Canvas app?

    The Polls for Canvas app is the easy way for instructors to request student opinion in the classroom and collect responses with ease—users only need to download the Polls for Canvas app on their smartphone devic...
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  • How do I record audio using Flash in the Rich Content Editor as a student?

    If you are using Chrome or Firefox, you can record audio using HTML5. However, if you are using Internet Explorer 11 or Safari, you must use Flash to record audio in the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is...
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  • How do I upload a file to a course?

    You can add a file to your course by uploading a file. You can also import files using the course import tool in Course Settings. As an instructor, you can drag and drop files from your personal files into course file...
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  • How do I view a course as a test student using Student View?

    You can view a course the same way that your students view your course through Student View. Enabling Student View creates a Test Student in your course. You can also activate Student View in your Course Settings. To ...
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  • What is Chat?

    The Chat tool in Canvas allows students and teachers to interact in real time. Notes: The Chat tool must be enabled for your institution before it can be used in Canvas courses. If you are an admin, contact your Cu...
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  • How do I create a file link in a page in a course?

    As an instructor, you can add a course file to a page. Open Pages In Course Navigation, click the Pages link. View Pages Pages is designed to open to the front page for the course, if there is a fron...
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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 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 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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  • 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 Browsers Canvas supports the current and first previous major rel...
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  • How do I apply a Late Submission policy in the New 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 is the Calendar?

    One of the challenges facing both students and instructors is keeping track of all of the assignments planned throughout the term. Instructors are teaching multiple courses and students are learning in multiple course...
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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 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 view Pages as a student?

    You can view Pages in your course through the Pages Index page or through Modules. Note: If you cannot view the Pages Course Navigation link, your instructor has hidden the link in your course. Additionally, you will ...
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  • How do I edit my profile in my user account as a student?

    Some institutions may enable a feature in Canvas called Profiles. Profiles allows you to update your name, preferred contact methods, and any personal links for your account. Your profile information can be viewed by ...
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