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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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I have been unable to access Canvas on my home wifi, but have been able to access it anywhere else. Wondering what to do... this is all on the same laptop

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Solution Posted: 04-12-2018 View Solution
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Hi everyone,I am having issues with Group Sets and Groups. When I create a Group Set with self-sign up groups, and look at it through the Student View, the group has a lock on it as opposed to a "JOIN" link. I cannot seem to "unlock" this for the stu...

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Solution Posted: 04-11-2018 View Solution
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   I have adopted a specifications grading scheme for all my courses, the particulars of which make it all but impossible for me to use the gradebook options on Canvas. Responses to others' questions about specs grading in this forum don't really hel...

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Will the quizzes in Canvas encounter any issues if the instructor changes the passcode after students have started the quiz? I would like to do this to maximize quiz security and ensure that students cannot share the passcode (i.e., via text message)...

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Hi,Has anyone put together the NGSS for California in a csv for upload to outcomes? I tried the Kiddom csv for NGSS but received the error that the structure wasn't correct.

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Has anyone been able to hide the syllabus link at the account level? We have two distinct documents: a syllabus, which is an institutionally approved document with the course description and outcomes; and a course guide, which is called a syllabus at...

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Solution Posted: 04-03-2018 View Solution
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A student was unable to submit an assignment direct to Canvas and emailed it to me (Word Doc).  How can an instructor submit it to the Canvas site for the student?

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Solution Posted: 09-26-2020 View Solution
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I have already published 9 quizzes on canvas and I need to change the "Quiz Score to Keep" from "average" to "highest" score the students have after 2 attempts. All the quizzes are closed and I already edited the settings, but the scores in the grade...

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Solution Posted: 03-22-2018 View Solution
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Is it possible to add a folder with files to a module

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Solution Posted: 03-19-2018 View Solution
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Is there any way to search through the gradebook, when you're in the all-student view, for an assignment by name? I have so many assignments and they are in a crazy order and I have to scroll sideways for ages to find a specific assignment... can I d...

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Solution Posted: 09-21-2021 View Solution
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I'm looking for an easy app that students can use to annotate a webpage or website for a English Composition course. The students must be able to make comments on the webpage and then save it and submit to the professor for grading. 

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I have created an interactive google slide show for a professional learning course for our teachers and have embedded it on a page in Canvas. The idea is to "lead your own learning" by clicking on parts of the slide that will advance you to a particu...

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Solution Posted: 08-25-2020 View Solution
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I just started teaching a course in Canvas today.  Under People, I can see who has logged into the class and who has not.  Is there a way to message all the students who have no logged in yet?  I know I can add their names to a message one by one, bu...

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How do I put a course into the "Past Enrollments" section?  Is this done by the IT department in my university or do I do this somehow when I "complete" or "conclude" a course?Please advise.  Many thanksChris

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Solution Posted: 03-13-2018 View Solution
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I use groups in many different ways in my classes and have recently been getting some comments from students about the large number of groups they have to manage across all of their courses.In looking at this from the student perspective, I can see w...

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Hi there,So I've read through How do I grade group assignments in SpeedGrader?, but it doesn't really lay out the steps needed to grade a group assignment and then change individual grades, without having to look up multiple help documents.  I like t...

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Suddenly, there's something called "Test Student" that's shown in in one of my gradebooks! (It's not in all my courses...just one.) Anybody have any idea of what this is...and how to get rid of it??

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Solution Posted: 03-08-2018 View Solution
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Suppose I have several quizzes, each possibly out of a different number of points. I'd like for each quiz to be given equal weight in the Canvas gradebook. Is this the default, or do I somehow have to specify this? (I can go back and rescale all the ...

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Solution Posted: 03-07-2018 View Solution
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My school has a rolling enrollment, as such I have a number of students who joined mid way through content at varying places. In the new grade book, I saw a handy late submission box, and checked it thinking it would make my life much easier by autom...

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Solution Posted: 01-19-2022 View Solution
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There seems to be no way in Canvas to get a downloadable list of members in a group. Even for a moderately large class this is a serious difficulty. it is even difficult to compile the list manually since (a) the names are often truncated and (b) the...

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Solution Posted: 03-05-2018 View Solution
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I'm still learning Canvas, and created a group assignment without evidently setting the group component correctly. Now I have graded the group assignments submitted by one person from each group, leaving in-document feedback using SpeedGrader, and ne...

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Solution Posted: 03-02-2018 View Solution
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