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Pro Tip Tuesday: Duplicate an Assignment in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on September 18, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Duplicate an Assignment in Canvas

You can duplicate an assignment in your Canvas course! When you create the copy, the word “copy” will be appended to the end of the assignment name. Feel free to change this when modifying the assignment content by clicking on the assignment name, then clicking Edit. Duplicated assignments will be Unpublished by default. Assignments currently […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Publish all items in a module

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on August 28, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Publish all items in a module

Did you know in Canvas if you publish a Module, it will Publish all the items under that Module automatically? Here’s how! Go to your Modules page in Canvas Click the “no” symbol next to the module name Then sit back, and watch the magic happen!    

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Pro Tip Tuesday: The keyboard shortcuts that make Canvas even easier!

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, resources by on June 5, 2018 0 Comments

Canvas is already very user friendly, but they make things easier on you by providing a number of keyboard shortcuts to make navigating Canvas even quicker. If a Canvas screen has keyboard shortcuts on it, you can view the list of shortcuts by pressing the comma key or + , which will trigger a popup […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Speed up your grading by sorting your students in Speedgrader

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on April 17, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Speed up your grading by sorting your students in Speedgrader

For quicker and easier grading, you can sort the student list by student name, the date they submitted the assignment, or by submission status. Open up Speedgrader from any assignment, discussion, or quiz in your Canvas course. To open SpeedGrader Options, click the Settings link (gear icon). To open the sorting options for the student […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: How to quickly deal with “undated” assignments

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: How to quickly deal with “undated” assignments

Do you have a lot of assignments in your Canvas course that don’t have dates associated with them?  You can easily organize and add due dates to your assignments using Canvas’ Calendar tool!  Due Dates are a really useful tool for your students in Canvas. By providing due dates for assignments, students will receive reminders on their “To Do List” […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Drag and Drop to upload files to Canvas

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on March 20, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Drag and Drop to upload files to Canvas

Did you know that with most web browsers, you can add to your course files by simply dragging and dropping the files from a file window directly into Canvas? Click the title of the file you wish to add [1] and drag the file to your open browser [2]. Your file will automatically upload.  Use […]

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Your course home page now has a Student View button!

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features by on February 23, 2018 0 Comments
Your course home page now has a Student View button!

In Canvas’ most recent update, the Student View tool was given more prominent placement in your course site. Now, all you have to do is launch your Canvas course from your Dashboard, and click on the Student View button in the left hand menu. Next time you’re in your course site, make sure you try […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Add a Rubric to Canvas Discussions

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on February 20, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Add a Rubric to Canvas Discussions

You probably already knew that you can add rubrics to assignments in Canvas. Did you know that you can add them to graded discussions as well?  If you want to communicate expectations and have set standards for grading your students’ discussion posts, read on! In your Course Navigation, click the Discussions link. Click the name of […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Use Canvas Commons to Publish Content to Multiple Courses

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on February 13, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Use Canvas Commons to Publish Content to Multiple Courses

Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources with the public (or within their institution).  Want to learn more general information about Canvas Commons? Did you know you can share resources from your course site to the Commons just to yourself for use in multiple (or future) courses? Many kinds […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Tracking in-Class assignments, quizzes, and other things in Canvas Gradebook

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on January 23, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Tracking in-Class assignments, quizzes, and other things in Canvas Gradebook

If you teach primarily face-to-face classes but still want to keep a comprehensive gradebook online in Canvas, this post is for you! While online assignment submission and online quizzing in Canvas is great, sometimes it just makes more sense to have students do work on paper.  The problem that arises, is then your Canvas gradebook […]

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