• How do I set the auto-open for inline preview for files using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

    You can use the auto-open inline preview for files in the Rich Content Editor. Canvas can preview any file that is supported by the document previewer. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the edit...
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  • What should I do if I can't record video comments with my webcam as an instructor?

    Troubleshooting Step 1 Go to your Assignment Click Submit Assignment Choose Media tab Click Record Media Comment Choose Webcam from the left In the black box where the picture should appear, right click and cho...
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  • How do I subscribe to the Announcements RSS feed?

    You can subscribe to the Announcement RSS feed in your course or group and receive announcements via any RSS feed reader. This lesson shows how to subscribe in a course, but the steps are the same as in a group. O...
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  • How do I resend student invitations to a course?

    If a user has been manually added to a course but has not yet accepted the course invitation after a period of time, you can resend the course invitation. You must allow at least 24 hours before resending a course inv...
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  • How do I view concluded enrollments in a course?

    Concluded enrollments for manually concluded courses or manually individually concluded enrollments are located in the prior enrollments section of the People page. Note: If a course was naturally concluded through t...
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  • How do I start a poll in a conference as a presenter?

    Presenters can now create polls for participants during a conference. Presenters cannot participate in their own polls. Polls are anonymous, and participants are not required to complete a poll. Polls can be Yes/No, T...
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  • How do I create a Simple Formula quiz question?

    You can create a quiz question with a formula in it. Note: If you need help adding a mathematical formula in the Rich Content Editor, please see the Math Editor lesson. If you need help building formulas in the Form...
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  • How do I delete a discussion in a course?

    You can delete a discussion or graded discussion at any time. Note: When Multiple Grading Periods are enabled in a course, graded discussions are not currently validated against closed grading periods. Deleting a grad...
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  • How do I edit a discussion in a course?

    You can edit the details of a discussion you've already created. Open Discussions In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link. Open Discussion   Click the name of the discussion. Edi...
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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 assign a graded discussion to a course group?

    You can create a graded discussion for a course group by using the Group Discussion checkbox. Canvas uses group sets to assign group discussions, and each group within the group set that is assigned to the discussion ...
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  • How do I view course content offline as an ePub file as an instructor?

    If ePub Exporting has been enabled for your course, you can view your course offline as an ePub file. You can download the ePub file and upload it into any eReader software for viewing, such as iBooks or Azardi. ePub...
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  • How do I view course statistics?

    Course statistics give you a glimpse into which Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes are engaging students and what might be improved in the future. It will also help you to detect which students are not participatin...
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  • How do I mute or unmute an assignment in SpeedGrader?

    By default, Canvas allows students to see assignment grades as soon as you have graded the assignment. In some cases, however, you may wish to hold student grades until all assignments have been graded, and then relea...
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  • How do I message students who have not signed up for a self sign-up group?

    If you have created a self sign-up group within your course, you can message students who have not yet signed up for a group and remind them to do so. Open People In Course Navigation, click the People link. ...
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  • How do I use Files as an instructor?

    As an instructor, Files allows you to store files and assignments within Canvas. You can upload one or multiple files, view all details about your files, preview files, publish and unpublish files, set usage rights, a...
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  • How do I mute or unmute an assignment in the Gradebook?

    By default, Canvas allows students to see assignment grades as soon as the instructor has graded the assignment. In some cases, instructors may wish to hold student grades until all assignments have been graded, and t...
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  • How do I add and modify text in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

    Several features in Canvas support a Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus. You can type text and you can copy and paste text from other sources into the ...
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  • How do I create assignment columns for non-submission assignments in the Gradebook?

    Columns in the Gradebook are only created by adding an assignment in Canvas. If you need to create a column in the Gradebook to use for manual grading, you can create a No Submission or On Paper assignment. No Submis...
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  • How do I use Draft State in Quizzes?

    Draft State allows content in Quizzes to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students, and graded quizzes are excluded from grade calculations. Note: If you use Modules in your ...
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