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Pro Tip Tuesday: Create an Extra Credit Assignment

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on March 26, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Create an Extra Credit Assignment

Did you have a student go above and beyond in class? Do you have a menial but nevertheless important task that you want to “encourage” your students to complete? Good news! There’s a couple ways you can grant extra credit to students in Canvas. Create a new assignment out of ‘0’ points. Then, give the […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: Make a web link open in a new window

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, HowTo by on March 5, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: Make a web link open in a new window

Canvas wants to be your friend. But sometimes, Canvas is that one friend who offers advice when you don’t really want it. It means well. So, you set up a Module called “Helpful Web Resources” and add in your links one by one using Canvas’ default setting. By default, your friend Canvas wants to open […]

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Pro Tip Tuesday: The Low Down on Graded Discussions

Filed in Canvas, didyouknow, features, HowTo by on February 26, 2019 0 Comments
Pro Tip Tuesday: The Low Down on Graded Discussions

You’ve probably tried out the Discussion tool in Canvas before, but do you know about all the settings available? Here’s a few things you might not know: You can require students to post before seeing other students posts, but you may want to lock down additional settings. If you require students to post before they […]

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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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