• What are Discussions?

    Canvas provides an integrated system for class discussions, allowing both instructors and students to start and contribute to as many discussion topics as desired. Discussions allows for interactive communication betw...
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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 view Pages as a student?

    You can view Pages in your course through the Pages Index page or through Modules. Note: If you cannot view the Pages Course Navigation link, your instructor has hidden the link in your course. Additionally, you will ...
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  • How do I edit my profile in my user account as a student?

    Some institutions may enable a feature in Canvas called Profiles. Profiles allows you to update your name, preferred contact methods, and any personal links for your account. Your profile information can be viewed by ...
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  • How do I sort and display student names in the Student Name column in the New Gradebook?

    The Student Name column displays the students in your course. You can view options to sort names and display names by either first or last name. You can also choose to view concluded and inactive enrollments. Additio...
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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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  • What are Modules?

    Modules allow instructors to organize content to help control the flow of the course. Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or a different organizational structure. Modules essentially create a ...
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  • How do I subscribe to the Calendar feed using Outlook as a student?

    You can subscribe to the Calendar Feed using Outlook on your desktop. The calendar feed will contain events and assignments from all of your Canvas calendars. Once you have subscribed to the calendar feed, you can rem...
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  • Canvas Instructor Guide - Table of Contents

    Introduction Analytics Announcements Assignments Attendance (Roll Call) Calendar Chat Collaborations Commons Conferences Course Import Tool Course Navigation Courses and...
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  • How do I upload a video using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

    You can use the Rich Content Editor to upload a video. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus). Canvas allows you to u...
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  • How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor as a student?

    You can use the Rich Content Editor to record a video. You can record media for any length of time, but shorter video recordings are recommended. If your video is longer than 15 minutes, you may want to consider recor...
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  • How do I use the icons and colors in the Grades page?

    There are different icons on the Grades page. Depending on the type of assignment submission, grading rules, and comments, you will see different icons. Submission Type Icons The following icons represent diff...
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  • How do I add a Scheduler appointment group in a course calendar?

    If Scheduler is enabled for your institution, you can create appointment groups in the Scheduler. Appointment groups create a block of time where students can meet with you. Students can sign up for appointment times ...
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  • How do I add an announcement in a course?

    You can create an announcement to share important information with all users within your course and with users in sections of a course. In your notification preferences, you can choose to receive notifications for ann...
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  • How do I add a text (SMS) contact method in Canvas as a student?

    If your institution allows, you may be able to 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...
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  • How do I add a text (SMS) contact method in Canvas as an instructor?

    If your institution allows, you may be able to 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...
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  • How do I import assignment groups from PowerSchool?

    If your institution is using PowerTeacher Pro in the PowerSchool student information system (SIS), you can import assignment groups from PowerTeacher Pro. Assignment groups are collected and verified every 24 hours to...
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  • How do I use Chat as an instructor?

    Once Chat has been enabled as an LTI tool in your course, the Chat tool can be used for real-time conversation with course users. Any user in the course can participate in a chat conversation and view all chat content...
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  • 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 associate a course with a blueprint course as an admin?

    As an admin, you can associate active courses with a blueprint course. Associated courses receive synced updates from the blueprint course. Once a course is associated with a blueprint course, it cannot be associated ...
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