• How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?

    Canvas includes a set of default notification preferences you can receive for your courses. However, you can change the default settings by setting your own notification preferences. These preferences only apply to yo...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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. Open Settings In Co...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I publish a course?

    If you have permission to publish your course, you can publish your course in the Course Home Page sidebar or from the Course Setup Checklist. Notes: You must publish a course before students can access it and its co...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I attach a media comment to a message as a student?

    You can record or upload video and audio files as part of your Conversations messages. For more information about supported uploaded media types, please see the Canvas Media Files lesson. Note: Attachments appear in ...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • Can a student resubmit any assignment?

    Students always have the option to resubmit their assignments. As an instructor, you can decide how to handle assignment resubmissions. You do have the option to set availability dates for each assignment. Availabili...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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 Duplicating an assignment defaults the copied assignment to an unpublished st...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I grade an assessment in Quizzes.Next?

    You can grade Quizzes.Next assessments using SpeedGrader. Most assessment items are graded automatically after a student submits the assessment. However, essay and file upload questions must be graded manually. Op...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I download a folder in ZIP format as a student?

    You can download a folder in a ZIP format in your personal, group, or course files. Learn how to locate your user files, course files, and group files. Download Folder     Click the line item for the...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I use the Discussions Index Page?

    The Discussion Index page allows you to view all the discussions within a course. As an instructor, you can add discussions and modify discussion settings. Open Discussions In Course Navigation, click the Di...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I subscribe to the Calendar feed using Google Calendar as a student?

    You can import your Canvas calendar to Google Calendar. The calendar feed will contain events and assignments from all of your Canvas calendars. The steps in this lesson are also relevant for those using Gmail via Goo...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I send a message to my students from the Gradebook?

    You can use the Gradebook to send messages to your students. Message subjects are filtered based on specific assignment categories: Haven't submitted yet—students who haven't submitted the assignment. This cate...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I add a rubric in a course?

    If you cannot find a rubric you want to use in your course, you can create a new rubric. Once you create a rubric, the rubric is saved in your course for future use. You can add the rubric to an assignment and use the...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I view my Canvas groups as a student?

    You can see the current groups where you are enrolled using the Global Navigation Menu. If you do not see any groups listed, you have not joined a group or been enrolled in a group by your instructor. You can also vie...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I sort columns in the Gradebook?

    Once you have filtered student enrollments or sections in your Gradebook, you can sort the Gradebook columns by student name, secondary id, total grade, individual assignment, assignment group (if you have assignment ...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I configure SSO settings for my authentication provider?

    As part of Canvas authentication or third-party authentication, you can configure single sign-on (SSO) settings for your account. Changing the label also changes the login text on the password reset page. SSO links in...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by jivedocs@instructure.com
  • How do I add a profile picture in my user account as a student?

    If your institution has enabled profile pictures, you can add and change profile pictures in your account. If you do not see a placeholder picture in your user settings, your institution has not enabled this feature. ...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I subscribe to the Calendar feed using Outlook as an instructor?

    You can subscribe to the Calendar Feed using Outlook 2013 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 ca...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I import outcomes for an account?

    You can bulk import outcomes for your account using a CSV file. A bulk import allows you to add new outcomes to your account or update the details of multiple outcomes at one time. The CSV file must be formatted corr...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team