• Which browsers does Canvas support?

    Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Supported Browsers Canvas supports the current and first previous major rel...
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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 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 use the Gradebook?

    The Gradebook helps instructors easily view and enter grades for students. Depending on the Grade display type, grades for each assignment can be viewed as points, percentage, complete or incomplete, GPA scale, or let...
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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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  • Why can't I access my Course as a student?

    Sometimes there are a few reasons why you cannot access your courses. If you are self-enrolling in a course using a join code or URL, you may not have completed the registration process. Check your email for info...
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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 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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  • 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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  • How do I send a message to a user in a course in the Inbox as a student?

    In the Inbox, you can send a message to one user or multiple users in a course. If your recipient list contains more than 100 users, your message will automatically be sent as individual messages to each user. As the ...
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  • What are Profile and User Settings?

    Profile and User Settings let you control your personal information in Canvas. If you want to view a video about personal settings, you can watch the User Settings and Profile Picture video. Note: Your institution ma...
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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 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 regrade an assessment question in New Quizzes?

    You can regrade a question for an assessment in New Quizzes. Regrading allows you to change the correct answer or point value for a question. The point value can also be changed for individual answers for questions wi...
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  • How do I regrade a Multiple Choice quiz question?

    If you accidentally published a quiz with an existing multiple choice question that needs to be corrected, you can use quiz regrade to edit the question and update student grades. Learn more about quiz regrade options...
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  • How do I update a resource I previously shared to Commons?

    If you modify a resource (learning activity) in Canvas that was previously shared to Commons, you can share the modified resource to Commons again to update the existing resource in Commons. Only the user who original...
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  • How do I change the color for a grading status in the Gradebook?

    The Status option allows you to change the default colors in the Gradebook. Each color is a default associated with a Gradebook status: late (blue), missing (red), resubmitted (green), dropped (orange), or excused (ye...
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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 subscribe to Live Events using Canvas Data Services?

    As an admin, you can subscribe to Live Events and receive a real-time set of events from your Canvas Account. You can choose which events in Canvas you want to subscribe to. You will need to maintain an Amazon Web Ser...
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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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