• How do I set up a quiz to be sent to my institution's student information system (SIS)?

    If your institution is using a student information system (SIS) for grading purposes, you can set up a quiz to be sent back to the SIS. However, you must first specify which quiz(zes) in the course should be sent to y...
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  • What are the browser and computer requirements for Canvas?

    For best performance, Canvas should be used on the current or first previous major release of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android,...
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  • How do I use the Microsoft Immersive Reader when viewing a page as an instructor?

    You may be able to use the Microsoft Immersive Reader when viewing pages in Canvas. The Microsoft Immersive Reader enhances your reading experience by improving accessibility and boosting reading comprehension. For mo...
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  • How do I set a Front Page in a course?

    The Course Home Page is the first view your students will see when they enter your course. For the Course Home Page, you can customize a page from your course Pages and have it display as the Course Home Page. If you ...
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  • How do I add an external RSS feed to an announcement as a student?

    RSS, also known as Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication, is a web feed format that publishes frequently updated information from external websites such as blogs, news headlines, audio, and video. RSS feeds b...
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  • How do I use free-form comments instead of ratings in a rubric in SpeedGrader?

    When modifying a rubric, you can choose to enable free-form comments instead of using a ratings scale for each criterion. This allows you to write and leave comments related to the specific criterion. Please note...
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  • How do I edit a New Quizzes assessment?

    You can make changes to your New Quizzes assessment from the Quizzes page in Canvas. You can make edits to the point total, assignment group, due date, availability dates, and the individual students and course sectio...
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  • How do I view Announcements as a student?

    The Announcements Index Page allows you to view and filter announcements in your course. You can also receive new announcements via Canvas notifications,view announcements on the Recent Activity Dashboard, or view ann...
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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 conclude a course at the end of a term as an instructor?

    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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  • How do I create a new page in a course?

    As an instructor, you can create a new page to add to your course. When creating pages, you can set page permissions as to who can edit the page: instructors (teachers), instructors and students, or anyone. You can al...
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  • How do I add a Scheduler appointment group in a course calendar?

    If Scheduler is enabled for your institution, you can create appointment groups in the Scheduler. Appointment groups create a block of time where students can meet with you. Students can sign up for appointment times ...
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  • Where do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas?

    Every institution (or school) uses a specific URL to access Canvas. Institutions follow a URL structure of [your institution name].instructure.com or canvas.[your institution name].edu. Your institution may access Can...
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  • How do I hide grades that were previously posted in the Gradebook?

    The Hide Grades feature only affects previously posted grades for an assignment. Best practice suggests that instructors should use this feature sparingly (i.e. to hide grades posted in error). To hide all grades upon...
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  • How do I add annotated comments in student submissions using DocViewer in SpeedGrader?

    Canvas DocViewer is a tool that allows annotations on online assignment submissions in Canvas. You can use DocViewer to view files and assignments in SpeedGrader. You can view when students view annotated feedback in ...
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  • How do I create a Multiple Answer question in New Quizzes?

    When creating an assessment, you can create a Multiple Answer question in New Quizzes. Multiple Answer questions are formatted like Multiple Choice assessment questions, but there are multiple correct answers. You can...
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  • How do I use the Rich Content Editor in New Quizzes?

    The Rich Content Editor can be used to create and edit quiz instructions, question stems, stimulus content, and question feedback. Using the Rich Content Editor, you can format text, add tables, import content and med...
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  • How do I moderate a student's assessment attempt in New Quizzes?

    You can moderate assessment settings for individual students in New Quizzes. Moderation settings apply only to the assessment you are moderating and include reopening assessment attempts and managing timer settings. R...
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  • How do I align an outcome with a rubric in a course? 

    You can align any outcome in your course to a rubric. Rubrics are used to help students understand expectations for an assignment and how their submissions will be graded. Outcomes can be aligned with a rubric for add...
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  • What is Canvas Commons?

    Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources. A digital library full of educational content, Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other us...
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