• How do I use the Syllabus as an instructor?

    The Syllabus in Canvas makes it easy to communicate to your students exactly what will be required of them throughout the course in chronological order. You can also set the syllabus as your course home page. You can ...
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  • How do I reply to a discussion as a student?

    You can easily reply to any discussion. However, the reply option may vary depending upon how your instructor set up the discussion. Discussion replies can be edited or deleted, as long as your instructor has not rest...
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  • How do I set up a graded discussion 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 graded discussion to be sent back to the SIS. However, you must first specify which graded discussion(s) in the co...
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  • How do I set up an assignment 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 an assignment to be sent back to the SIS. However, you must first specify which assignment(s) in the course should b...
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  • 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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  • How do I use Direct Share to copy an assignment to another course?

    As an instructor, you can use Direct Share to copy individual assignments in one course directly into another course in which you are enrolled. Direct Share also allows you to send assignments to other instructors at ...
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  • How do I use the Inbox as a student?

    The Inbox is split into two panels and displays messages chronologically. You can view and reply to conversations and sort them by course or inbox type. The Inbox itself does not have any file size limits; however, at...
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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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  • What is New Analytics?

    New Analytics is an LTI tool installed at the account level and can be made visible in all courses. Data is refreshed in New Analytics every 24 hours. Only active and completed student enrollments are included in data...
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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 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 create a survey in my course?

    You can use surveys to receive feedback from your students or give them some extra points by responding to a survey. Graded surveys appear in the Syllabus, Gradebook, Calendar, and To Do Lists. Notes: Student Analysi...
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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 manage question banks in an account?

    After you create Question Banks in your account, you can delete, edit, and bookmark them as needed. Bookmarking a question bank allows users to quickly identify favorite or frequently used Question Banks. Open Acc...
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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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