• 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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  • How do I apply a Late Submission policy in the 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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  • 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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  • Once I publish a timed quiz, how can I give my students extra time?

    If you have set a time limit on your quiz, you can grant access for extra time. If the student hasn't taken the quiz, the extra time will be added to the student's initial attempt and additional attempts. Learn more a...
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  • How can I use Canvas on my mobile device as a student?

    Canvas is built on open web standards and uses minimal instances of Flash, so most features are supported on mobile devices. With the growing use of mobile devices, instructors should build their courses with best pra...
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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 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 import a question bank from one Canvas course to another?

    You can easily share Question Bank questions among several Canvas courses. Open Settings In Course Navigation, click the Settings link. Import Content into Course Click the Import Content into this Course b...
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  • How do I manage a whitelist in the Edu App Center?

    The Edu App Center allows you to create a whitelist of external apps for your institution. After you have created a whitelist, you can manage your whitelist in Canvas and only display approved external apps to courses...
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  • How do I leave feedback comments for student submissions in SpeedGrader?

    You can leave feedback for your students using text, an attached file, video, or audio. Assignment comments also display as a new thread in Conversations. If your students submitted a writing assignment and you want t...
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  • How do I create a quiz by finding questions in a question bank?

    You can create a quiz by finding questions from Question Banks. When you find questions in a Question Bank, you will see all of the Question Banks that you have built in other courses where you are the Instructor. You...
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  • How do I duplicate an assignment?

    You can duplicate an assignment in your course. When an assignment is duplicated, the word Copy is added to the end of the assignment name. Duplicating an assignment defaults the copied assignment to an unpublished st...
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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 import and view a Commons resource in Canvas?

    You can import courses, modules, assignments, quizzes, discussions, pages, or files from Commons into your Canvas course. Imported resources will retain their original published or unpublished status. Notes: To enab...
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  • How do I manage API access tokens as an admin?

    You can manage API access tokens from your User Settings. Access tokens provide access to Canvas resources through the Canvas API. Access tokens can be generated automatically for third-party applications or created m...
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  • How do I send a message to students from the Gradebook?

    You can use the Gradebook to send messages to your students. This lesson describes how to message students using the Message Students Who option. You can also message students individually in the Gradebook by using th...
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  • How do I adjust events and due dates in a course import?

    As part of a course import, you can adjust the due dates associated with course events and assignments. You can also shift due dates to a different day, or remove all associated due dates. Note: If you set beginning a...
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  • How do I add users to a course?

    You may have already added user enrollments to your course in the Course Setup Checklist. However, you can invite users to join your course at any time if the Add People button is available in the People page. If your...
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  • How do I bulk update due dates and availability dates as an instructor?

    As an instructor, you may have the option to update due dates and availability dates for multiple assignments and assessments at one time. Additionally, if you previously assigned differentiated due dates for sections...
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  • How do I use the icons and colors in the Gradebook?

    The Gradebook includes several icons and colors that may display in the assignment columns, assignment groups, and Total column. Icons and colors are simply gradebook indicators to assist you with course grading. All ...
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