• What options can I set in a quiz?

    When you create a quiz, you have a variety of options to choose from within a quiz. Name Quiz     In the Unnamed Quiz field, you can add a name for your quiz. Choose Quiz Details When creat...
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  • What is the difference between a Canvas Assignment and a Canvas Activity?

    Anything that appears in the Activity Stream is considered an activity. Some activities are graded (assignments) and others are not (events). Canvas Assignments vs. Canvas Activities Canvas makes a clear dist...
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  • How do I weight the final course grade based on assignment groups?

    You can weight final grades based on assignment groups. Selecting this option assigns a weight to each assignment group, not the assignments themselves. Within each assignment group, a percentage is calculated by divi...
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  • How do I attach a file to a message as a student?

    You can upload supplemental files as part of your Conversations messages. Note: Attachments appear in your user files in the Conversation Attachments folder and count against the files limit for your account. Op...
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  • What are Outcomes?

    Outcomes allow the administration and faculty to track mastery in a course. Users can import Account, State, and Common Core Standards into an account and course. Account or Course Outcomes     Outcom...
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  • How do I view my user files as a student?

    User files include profile pictures, uploaded assignment submissions, and other files uploaded to your personal Canvas file storage area. By default, each user has 50 MB of storage space in Canvas. Administrators can ...
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  • What are Groups?

    Groups are a small version of a course and used as a collaborative tool where students can work together on group projects and assignments. Instructor View Instructors can create groups for students to collab...
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  • How do I enable a grading scheme for a course?

    You can enable an existing grading scheme for your course by editing your Course Settings. If you need to change your course grading scheme at any time, you can manage the grading schemes and find a new scheme. If you...
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  • How do I create a quiz with a question group linked to a question bank?

    You can create a quiz using a Question Group linked to a Question Bank. When you link a Question Bank to a Question Group, you will see all of the Question Banks that you have built in the same course, and those you ...
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  • How do I use the icons and colors in the Gradebook?

    There are different icons and colors in the new Gradebook. Depending on how you grade assignments (manually or otherwise), you will see different icons or colors. Icons and colors are simply gradebook indicators to a...
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  • How do I sync course content in a blueprint course as an admin?

    When a course is first associated with a blueprint course, the associated courses are immediately synced. After the initial sync, changes must be synced to associated courses manually. As an admin, you can sync bluep...
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  • How do I view Course Analytics?

    Course analytics will show you activity, assignment submissions, grades, and students. You can view analytics in both active and concluded courses. Notes: Viewing analytics is a course permission. If you cannot view...
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  • How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as an instructor?

    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 ...
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  • How do I set a default grade for an assignment?

    If you want to set a default grade for a certain assignment, use the assignment drop-down menu. This will allow you to input scores for students who do not have scores or to overwrite already entered scores. Note: Whe...
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  • How do I use a rubric to grade submissions in SpeedGrader?

    If you have added a rubric to an assignment, you can view the rubric in SpeedGrader. If you want to use the rubric to calculate a grade, be sure you have selected the Use this rubric for assignment grading checkbox wh...
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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 ...
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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 and linked yourself to a student, you can add additional students to observe within the same institution. Additionally, if an institution created an observer account l...
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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. Open Conferences In Course Navigation, click the Conferences link. Join Conference Next to the conference you want to...
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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 sign up for a Canvas account as a parent?

    Parents can sign up as an observer in Canvas. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the c...
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