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Pro Tip Tuesday: Move a Module (not by drag-and-drop)

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on December 4, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Move a Module (not by drag-and-drop)

Let’s face it, the dragging-and-dropping feature is a huge plus to Canvas compared to WPI’s last LMS. However, what if you have a huge list of modules and you want to move a module above or below a module that appears off-screen? This can be a bit cumbersome and there’s room for some developmental improvement […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Add some Thanksgiving flair to your course

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on November 20, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Add some Thanksgiving flair to your course

Want to add a dancing turkey to your Canvas course site? Go for it! Go to your course > Settings > and browse for a new course image. It’s as easy as… pumpkin pie! See related Canvas documentation for how to swap out your dancing turkey next week to something a little more course-related: How […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday – Clean up your Canvas Dashboard

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on September 25, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday – Clean up your Canvas Dashboard

Still seeing old courses appearing on your Dashboard? Just go to Courses > All Courses and click on the stars beside the courses you’d like to remove. Star icons toggled with a color will appear on your Dashboard. Star icons with simply an outline will not be displayed. This page saves automatically, so just go […]

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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 Duplicated assignments will be Unpublished by default.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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OneDrive is your new cloud storage solution for Canvas

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on September 10, 2018 0 Comments
OneDrive is your new cloud storage solution for Canvas

                You can now log in to your Office 365 account and share your OneDrive files in Canvas. This fall, WPI IT launched Microsoft’s Office 365.  The cloud storage component of Office 365 is called OneDrive, which allows you to store and access documents from anywhere, just by logging into https://portal.wpi.edu with […]

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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: 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: Add a Profile Picture to Canvas

Filed in Canvas, features, HowTo by on April 3, 2018 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Add a Profile Picture to Canvas

There are two ways you can select a profile picture to use throughout Canvas: Upload a Picture from your computer Take a picture using your computer’s camera First, some best practices: Images should be square in size to prevent your picture from being resized or distorted. Files can be any type (.jpg, .png, .gif) or […]

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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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