Do I have to "publish" the course to preview it? In any case, how do get an overview of what I'm creating? Thanks.
Greetings Howard Davis Welcome to the Community, I am glad you have joined us! Canvas has a feature called "Student View" described in detail in the lesson, 4152,61153 You can use this feature without publishing the course. Please let us know if you have any additional questions, and again, welcome!
I can activate student view, but I don’t see the content that I added to one of the Modules.
This can be a sign that the content is not published. You can publish content without publishing the course. Can you post a screenshot of what the modules page looks like from the instructor view or double-check that you've published the content within the module and the module itself?
Publishing did the trick, Thanks.
I have a few other quick questions—if you have the time.
I noticed various “solutions” for creating journal-like entries. Any other options besides having students use Discussion forums? Also, does Canvas have an icon set to be used with assignments, quizzes, etc. ?
Howard Davis, further to journals, this short video might be of interest: Canvas FastTrack Ep. 30 - Let's Start a Journal
Thanks. Someone also offered the suggestion to publish; I did it, and that does the trick. Thanks.
Another question, though. What’s the difference and/or benefit in adding assignment content to an Assignment page or a Page page?
Hey again Howard. Content pages (what you called a "page page") is just for delivering information whereas an Assignment has the functionality of a content page with information delivery, but also includes functionality for assignment submission and grading online. I would recommend checking out (and probably bookmarking) the Canvas Instructor Guide - Table of Contents where you can find a lot of information about these questions and more.
Not to be a niggler, but I have been going through the guides and I’m only asking questions (hopefully) for which there seem to be no clear answers. I did find some information about journals in the Q&A sections, but it’s a hack at best. Surprising to me that Canvas doesn’t have more student-directed learning tools. In any case, I do appreciate your responses (I’m under a wicked deadline to create an entire module in Canvasnot having used Canvas before.), so all help/suggestions are appreciated. : > :
In regard to journaling, have you seen this discussion? Is there a journal?
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