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How do I add a page to the student To-Do list as an instructor?

How do I add a page to the student To-Do list as an instructor?

As an instructor, you can add a page as a to-do item in the student List View Dashboard.

Pages added to the To Do list also display in the course calendar and students' course sidebar To Do list.

Note: Students will not see To Do items in their Calendar iCal feed.

Open Pages

Open Pages

In Course Navigation, click the Pages link.

View Pages

View Pages

By default, Pages displays the selected front page for the course. To view the Pages Index page, click the View All Pages button.

Open Page

To open a page, click the page title [1].

To create a new page, click the Add Page button [2].

Edit Page Settings

Edit Page Settings

To add the page to the student to-do list, click the Add to student to-do checkbox [1]. Items added to the student to-do list also display in the course calendar and students' course sidebar To Do list.

Add a due date in the Due Date field [2].

Save and Publish

Save and Publish

To save and publish the page, click the Save & Publish button [1].

If the Save & Publish button doesn't display, the page is already published. To save your changes, click the Save button [2].

View Page

View Page

View the page with the to-do date.

The page will display in students' To-Do list in the List View Dashboard as well as in the course calendar and students' course sidebar To Do list.

Comments

I just started using this feature this semester and I had a student question that I am not sure of the answer since this is a new feature for us.  The student asked:

I noticed in the calendar tab that when you do things they automatically get crossed off, which is a wonderful way to track progress. I noticed that for reading pages like MPTC alert and such and navigating using modules and 'next' it still doesn't cross it off.
Is this correct? I read them twice to make sure and even clicked on links and still same.

I think it is that the discussions and assignments are being checked off but the pages are not. Would this be correct?

Hi @tfreund , 

Thanks so much for posting your question! Your student's observation is correct. Canvas tracks graded assignments, discussions, and quizzes for students. However, because pages can't be assigned (with a point value) and only designated as to-do items, Canvas doesn't track these items automatically. 

Hopefully that clarifies the functionality. Please let us know if my teammates and I can help answer additional questions for you. We'll do our best to help. 

Thanks, 

Allie 

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