features

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: Repeating Events in Canvas Calendar

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on January 30, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Repeating Events in Canvas Calendar

A question we often get at the ATC is “Can I add my class meeting time to my Canvas site?” The answer is yes! While we can’t automatically load your class meeting times in from Banner, it’s relatively simple to add a repeating (recurring) event into your course’s calendar!  Events you create on the Calendar will […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Using Canvas Calendar like a pro

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on December 5, 2017 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Using Canvas Calendar like a pro

In the left hand-menu of Canvas, click the Calendar icon to launch the Calendar. The calendar displays all Canvas courses in which you are enrolled in a color coded system. You also have a personal calendar where you can add events or assignments only you can see. You can view calendar as Week, Month, or […]

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Feature Spotlight: Canvas Commons

Filed in didyouknow, features, HowTo by on September 28, 2017 0 Comments
Feature Spotlight: Canvas Commons

Canvas Commons is a learning object repository that allows you to find, import, and share resources with others.   What can I do with it? Build a personal learning object repository that you can easily reuse from class to class Leverage resources in your own course sites shared from other Canvas users in the public […]

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Feature Spotlight: Peer Review in Canvas

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on August 31, 2017 0 Comments

Do you want to allow students to provide feedback to other student’s assignment submissions? You can do this online in Canvas! First, a few common questions about the Peer Review tool: Peer reviews can be assigned to show student names or display anonymously. (Professor and TA can still see who reviewed who, but it is anonymous […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Validate Course and Web Links

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on August 22, 2017 0 Comments

This one is easy- Canvas has a link checker!  If you have been copying your course content year to year, it’s worth it to run the Canvas link checker to make sure all of your internal links, uploaded content, as well as web resources are active and published. Canvas will check your content and let […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Mute Assignments in Gradebook

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features by on August 15, 2017 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Mute Assignments in Gradebook

Grading student work can be a daunting task! Let Canvas help ease some of the burden by communicating with students on your behalf.  In Gradebook, you can let students know that you’ve begun the grading process (or not) by “Muting” an Assignment.  Using the Mute feature is as simple as pressing a button. But what […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Adding a web resource to your course menu

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on July 11, 2017 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Adding a web resource to your course menu

Do you have a website or web resource that should be prominently featured in your Canvas course navigation menu?  You can add one using the Redirect Tool app. Click Settings and select Apps, and then search for the term Redirect tool. Open the Redirect tool and click Add App. In the Add App dialog box: In the “Name” field, enter the name […]

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How do I send an email to my class in Canvas?

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on November 18, 2016 0 Comments
How do I send an email to my class in Canvas?

One of our increasingly common Canvas questions this term is: How do I send an email to my class? It’s really easy! With a few caveats, of course… Your class must first be Published – how to publish your course. The term must have begun.  (Classes are able to be published and made available to […]

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Canvas Update – November 19th, 2016

Filed in Canvas, features, updates by on November 17, 2016 0 Comments

Every three weeks, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this production release (November 19), admins can manage all default links in the Help Menu and manage permissions for adding and editing LTI tools. Instructors can use MasteryPaths to customize student learning experiences based on student performance. Additionally, […]

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