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I have a question for the Canvas community. Does anyway know how to enable the Doc viewer in a course or enable annotation. I found the link in Canvas https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12948-4152719763 The issue that has risen is an instructor...

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Just a few days ago, the canvas site crashed and won't load properly. I have three browsers on my work PC and none of them work. The site just displays huge icons. I called our IT help desk but he said all the settings are correct. The site works at ...

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What is the upper limit to the number of students that can enroll in a course?

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I received narrated lectures from a colleague in a .jar format. These files were downloaded from Blackboard, but we have recently moved our entire system to Canvas. I am unfamiliar with this file type, but was able to download this player from Google...

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I have several assignments that students have completed (I watched them complete it) and its not graded or even showing them as completed. Is there something I need to do to make this happen?

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I created an assignment using a SCORM Package I downloaded from Articulate Rise and thereafter uploaded it as a graded assignment on Canvas. Upon editing the settings of the assignment, I noticed that the submission type is automatically set as an ex...

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I'm trying to use Blueprint, but I'm having several challenges. What I *wanted* to do is simply make a change to a link on the Front Page. I made the change in the Blueprint template and attempted to sync. Nothing changed. (23 exceptions.) Well, almo...

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I transferred my class from last year and am setting up my next years summer assignment.  Everything appears to be working smoothly on the transfer except that the students don't have a submit assignment button on the assignments.  When I go look at ...

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Solution Posted: 10-30-2020 View Solution
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I'm having a problem with the "automatically apply a grade for missing submissions" option. I have assignments' grades come into Canvas from a third party tool (Cengage/WebAssign). However, any missing assignments are not being flagged as missing, no...

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Solution Posted: 06-11-2019 View Solution
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Embed Audio into a Canvas Page  The <audio> tag allows you to upload audio files into the “FILES” folder in Canvas, and then make that audio playable in a Canvas page.  Note: The best file type for the web is .mp3. other file types will be troublesom...

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I am creating a rubric for a faculty member, but as you can see on the attached image the lines for each point value don't line up.  Is there anyway to move the lines so they all match up (i.e. 15pt value criteria box matches throughout the entire ru...

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Solution Posted: 05-25-2018 View Solution
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Is there a way to delete a student's attempt on a quiz? I know you can allow multiple attempts, but I would like to clear the attempt completely from grades. Is that possible?

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Solution Posted: 01-19-2022 View Solution
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Is it possible to create an auto reply for inbox messages on Canvas (for example an out of office message)?

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Solution Posted: 05-24-2018 View Solution
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How do I use the student setting to see groups? My assignments have staggered deadlines and I have divided my students into groups for those deadlines. However, when I switch to student view, I can't see any of the group deadlines I've assigned my st...

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Solution Posted: 05-23-2018 View Solution
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Can anyone provide any details as to use of #Taskstream, limitations, pros vs. cons, instructions, Etc..I am looking for as much information about the product as possible.  thank you

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Hi,The total score column of the gradebook is not matching with the final score. It is, however, matching with the "current" scores column. I can obtain the final scores by exporting the grades to Excel sheet. However, my student's still see the non-...

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Solution Posted: 05-15-2018 View Solution
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Hello! We are working on a project to make it easier for multiple faculty graders to find the students THEY need to grade. We are doing this by building a list of the students they need to grade, with (hopefully) clickable links directly to the assig...

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Solution Posted: 05-23-2018 View Solution
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When a student submits a file to an assignment more than once, Canvas will re-name the re-submitted file:The first submission of HelloWorld.java is named HelloWorld.javaThe second submission of HelloWorld.java is named HelloWorld-1.javaThe third subm...

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Solution Posted: 10-22-2018 View Solution
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Is it possible to share a question bank? I would like to collaborate with another teacher to create a common question bank for our courses, but cannot see how to do this.

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Canvas please help us display all content in a PDF file. We have noticed a subtle but significant change in the in-line preview and the file preview tool NOT displaying all the content of PDF files. We can enhance the PDF file so it displays all the ...

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Can I mandate a minimum word count as a response to a discussion board? I have my students write answers to questions and they have to post before seeing other replies, but many students try to just put in a "." and then get access to other student's...

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Solution Posted: 04-30-2018 View Solution
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Suppose I accidentally click in the wrong row in the Gradebook (because, say, the "Assignment muted" tags won't go away and they are blocking my view of the gradebook column) and I enter a score (including hitting a return). How can I restore that en...

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How do I open up the Rich Content Editor.  Where in the world is it?

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Solution Posted: 04-27-2018 View Solution
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I need to add a parent to observe her son's Canvas course. I thought I could just add her email address inside "people;" however, when I did this I receive "unable to find matches" messages. What am I missing? Once I get her signed in as an observer,...

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Solution Posted: 10-22-2018 View Solution
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I need to give the join code to students and can't seem to find it...I am using the free instruction version and whenever I send join emails the student never gets any in inbox or spam. Is it possible to get the code manually which I can send to stud...

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Solution Posted: 04-26-2018 View Solution
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I am grading a quiz and I noticed a large percentage of students got 1 question wrong. I want to give everyone credit and I want to do it without having to go through each quiz and do it manually.  Is there a way for me to select a question and give ...

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Students uploaded research papers from Google Drive to a Canvas assignment.  When previewing in the Speedgrader, some formatting is not showing up correctly.  For example, the first paragraph is beginning at the bottom of the title page instead of on...

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I've written about this before, and submitted a bug report as well...but still having the problem. Whenever I make inline comments on my student's submissions, they disappear once I enter a grade! I'm NOT talking about comments made in the "Comments"...

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I quite like Speedgrader to mark assignment, it is much more functional, smoother and doesn't have the same glitches as turnitin does for an online marking platform. The only thing i can't find on speedgrader as a quick marks function. This is quite ...

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I'm having an issue with the file preview feature of Canvas not showing the correct contents of text files. Here's an example:On a Canvas Page, I have linked several text files (which I have uploaded to the Canvas Files area):If I now click on the fi...

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Solution Posted: 04-16-2018 View Solution
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