• How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student?

    If you do not already have a Canvas account, you need to create an account before you can log in to Canvas. If you are using Canvas through your institution, you will most likely already have an account and need to ac...
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  • How do I submit an online assignment?

    You can submit online Assignments in Canvas using several submission types. Instructors can choose what kind of online submissions they want you to use. You may also have the option to resubmit assignments if your ins...
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  • How do I view analytics for an individual student in New Analytics?

    Student analytics show you how well a particular student is doing in your course. You can view analytics in both active and concluded courses. However, only active student enrollments are included in data for New Anal...
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  • How do I delete an announcement in a course?

    If you need to remove an announcement from your course, you can easily delete it in Canvas. Open Announcements In Course Navigation, click the Announcements link. Delete in Announcements Page   ...
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  • How do I embed an image in a discussion reply as a student?

    You can embed an image file directly into discussion replies using the image icon. Images can be embedded from the web, your Canvas user files, or Flickr. If a change is made to the source of your image after you have...
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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 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 the Assignments Index Page?

    You can view all your course assignments on the Assignments Index page. As an instructor, you can also add assignment groups, create an assignment, and modify assignment settings. You can also reorder assignments and ...
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  • How do I use the Calendar as an instructor?

    The Calendar is a great way to view everything you have to do for all your courses in one place. You can view calendar events by day, week, month, or agenda list. The calendar also includes access to the Scheduler, wh...
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  • How do I view the rubric for my external tool assignment?

    If your instructor creates an assignment with an external tool, such as a Google Drive or Microsoft Office 365 assignment, they may include a rubric as part of your assignment. Before submitting your assignment you ca...
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  • How do I submit an assignment on behalf of a group?

    A group assignment is a way for instructors to allow students to work together on an assignment and submit it as a group. Only one group member needs to submit the assignment on behalf of the group. Any attachments ad...
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  • What quiz types can I create in a course?

    The quiz tool is used to create and administer online quizzes and surveys. You can also use quizzes to conduct and moderate exams and assessments, both graded and ungraded. The steps to create quiz content are the sam...
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  • Canvas Instructor Guide - Table of Contents

    Introduction Analytics New Analytics Announcements Assignments Attendance (Roll Call) Calendar Chat Collaborations Commons Conferences Course Import Tool Course Navigati...
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  • Canvas Basics Guide - Table of Contents

    General Information Canvas Features Mobile Features General InformationWhere do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas? What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas? Which browsers does Can...
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  • How do I connect to web services outside of Canvas as an observer?

    Canvas is integrated with a number of third party web services. Most of these services can be configured from the user settings page. Open User Settings In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then c...
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  • How do I link a student to my user account as an observer?

    If you signed up for a Canvas account as a parent, you can add students to observe within the same institution. Additionally, if an institution created an observer account linked to a student for you, you can add stud...
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  • How do I join a conference in a course as an observer?

    You can join a conference that has already been started by the conference host. To use your microphone, you must give Conferences access to your microphone settings. As part of joining the conference, you must verify ...
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  • How do I log in to Canvas as an observer?

    This lesson will show you how to log in to Canvas from an internet browser. If you are using Canvas with your student's institution, you will log in either from the institution's webpage or by using their direct Canva...
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  • How do I set up multi-factor authentication for my user account as an observer?

    Your institution may enable multi-factor authentication for your user account. Multi-factor authentication adds security to your account by verifying you are the user accessing your account. Multi-factor authenticatio...
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  • How do I reset my password as an observer?

    If you created your own Canvas account, you can reset your password through a link in the password request email. If your login credentials were provided to you by your institution, you may not be able to reset your C...
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