• How do I add an image to a course card in the Dashboard?

    If your institution allows, you can upload an image to display behind the course card in the Canvas Dashboard. Accepted images include JPG, JPEG, GIF, and PNG files. For best practice, images should be approximately 2...
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  • How do I manage new features for a course?

    Canvas is continually creating new features to improve your experience. The majority of improvements will be made available as part of our regular release cycle. However, some features may change the workflow for comm...
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  • How do I allow or disallow announcement replies in a course?

    By default, comments are disabled for announcements. When you create an announcement, you can allow comments on that announcement by selecting the Allow users to comment checkbox in the announcement options. Additiona...
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  • How do I add a profile picture in my user account as a student?

    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 add an additional email address as a contact method in Canvas as a student?

    When you create a contact method in Canvas, you can use that contact method as a way to receive Canvas notifications. By default, notifications are sent to the email address used to create your Canvas account. However...
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  • How do I create Likert scale quiz questions?

    A Likert scale question is a list of statements with response points that indicate agreement. Canvas' Multiple Dropdown question type can be used for Likert-style questions in Surveys. Create Survey After clic...
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  • How do I view course activity for an account?

    As an admin, you can generate a course activity log for a course in your account. This log includes a time-stamped overview of all activity for a course, including user name, activity type, source, and a link to view ...
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  • How do I add a text (SMS) contact method in Canvas as a student?

    You can add a text or SMS communication channel to receive Canvas notifications on your cell phone. Text or SMS channels appear under the Other Contacts sidebar heading. Once you have enabled the contact method, lear...
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  • How do I add a grading scheme in an account?

    As an admin, you can create grading schemes for all accounts associated with your account. Once a grading scheme is created for your account, instructors can link the grading scheme to their courses. However, once a ...
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  • What are ePortfolios?

    Because ePortfolios are tied to the user Profiles and not a specific course, users can build an unlimited number of ePortfolios in which to collect and document their educational projects, submissions, experiences, an...
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  • How do I approximate my assignment scores using the What-If Grades feature?

    As a student, you can view your grades based on What-If scores so that you know how grades will be affected by upcoming or resubmitted assignments. You can test scores for an assignment that already includes a score, ...
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  • How do I manually create groups in a group set?

    In a group set, you can choose to manually create groups. You can also automatically create groups in a group set. Note: In group assignments, all students should be assigned to groups before the assignment is publish...
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  • How do I add requirements to a module?

    When you add requirements to a module, students must complete the defined requirements within the module before the module will be marked complete. You can require students to complete all requirements in the module, ...
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  • How do I change the language preference in an account?

    You can change the default language for your entire account. Canvas supports a variety of languages. This change will override any browser/OS language settings. Note: Users can select a preferred language in their use...
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  • How do I import outcomes for an account?

    You can bulk import outcomes for your account using a CSV file. A bulk import allows you to add new outcomes to your account or update the details of multiple outcomes at one time. The CSV file must be formatted corr...
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  • What are Collaborations?

    Canvas leverages collaborative technology to allow multiple users to work together on the same document at the same time. Collaborative documents are saved in real-time, meaning a change made by any of its users will ...
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  • How do I create a Formula question in Quizzes.Next?

    When creating an assessment, you can create a Formula assessment question in Quizzes.Next. In a Formula question, students need to type in the correct numerical answer. Add Question   To create a question...
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  • How do I create a quiz with a question group linked to a question bank?

    You can create a quiz using a Question Group linked to a Question Bank. When you link a Question Bank to a Question Group, you will see all of the Question Banks that you have built in the same course, and those you ...
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  • How do I grade one quiz question at a time in SpeedGrader?

    You can choose to manually grade the same quiz question for each student before viewing student submissions for a different quiz question. Essay and file upload questions always require manual grading, but any quiz qu...
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  • 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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