Is there a place within a class that you can have private notes for students or attach files that the student can't see?
Hi Sarah , and Welcome to the Canvas Community!
Depending on the purpose of the note, there are at least two places you can do this in Canvas..
As for Files, you can load any and all files into your course files area, then restrict them from students....
In other areas of a Canvas classroom, you can also unpublish filw and content you do not wish your students to see.
I hope this helps,
Thank you for your response.
Is there a way to leave notes on a student that the student cannot see but another class instructor can?
The same question for the files.
There is such a feature but it needs to be turn on, or not, for all courses at a given institution. I would suggest contacting your local Canvas administrator to learn more about what the local policy is. Another option would be to use the notes field in the gradebook, although you'd want to be very careful about how you used that. Another idea would be to simply maintain a page or shared Google doc, not visible to students.
The notes field in the grade book was my first thought, as well.
What is this feature? I am a local admin and would like to look into this more.
There's a description of the notes feature atHow do I use the Notes column in the New Gradebook?
I'm not sure which other feature Scott may be referring to...
Valerie, please contact your CSM for more information on the feature Scott mentioned. It's called Faculty Journal, and it is not widely used nor is it documented because it is not FERPA-compliant. Searching on "Faculty Journal" here in the Canvas Community will give you some user stories about the tool.
Ooof! Yes. Interesting tool. Not set up in a way that would be useful for a large university. Thanks!
Look under the At Risk tab. I think you can put a note there. B
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