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Canvas II Workshop
Included is a recording of our Canvas Level 2 workshop. This presentation covers topics that include: Assignments with external tools including Google Docs SpeedGrader and the gradebook Grade schemes Groups Peer Reviews
Creating Course Links in Canvas
Create clickable text in your Canvas course that link to other places in your course. Edit the page where you want to create a link (make clickable text). Highlight the text you want to be clickable. Select the Link tool from the toolbar and choose “Course Link” as...
Cross-listing Courses in Canvas
Go to “Settings” at the bottom of the course menu. Select the “Sections” tab. Select the course section name. Select “Cross-list this Section”. Search for the course to cross-list and select it. Confirm the selected section to complete...
Adding H5P Content to Canvas
H5P enables you to add different types of interactive elements to your Canvas course shell. If you’re not familiar with the types of objects you can create with H5P, it is worth checking out. Add objects you create to your Canvas course with the following steps:...
Setting Notification Preferences in Canvas
The “Account” area of Canvas allows you to customize your Canvas experience across all classes you are enrolled in. to change your notification settings, do the following. Log into Canvas. Go to the “Account” area in Canvas using the left toolbar. Find the link...
Embedding a Google Doc Into Canvas
Embed your syllabus or other document into your Canvas course as a way to make the document visible without the extra click to download. Additional benefits include auto updates in Canvas whenever you edit your syllabus in drive which means there’s no need for...
Create Assignments in Canvas Through the Calendar
You can create assignment shells using the calendar in Canvas. Assignments shells added this way are placeholders until all the details for the assignment are added. Planning assignments this way is a quick way to place them into your course shell if you prefer to...
Edit the Course Menu
Customize your course menu so that it contains only links your students need. Go to Settings. Click the Navigation tab. Reorder menu items by dragging. Disable links students don’t need. Save your changes.
Create a Course Card
Cards are the rectangular images students see associated with each class they are enrolled in. They see these in their Dashboard view. To customize a card for your course, follow these instructions. Go to Settings. Click on the Course Details tab. Choose an image for...
Building good instructions in Canvas
Clear, easy-to-follow instructions for quizzes, assignments and discussions within your course are key in guiding learners through the assessments you ask them to complete. Find tips for writing good instructions in this Teaching Tip.
Understanding content organization in Canvas
Content organization functions differently in Canvas than it does in Blackboard. Students will easily learn to navigate your course when you thoughtfully design how your content is presented.
Assessing Canvas as an alternative to Blackboard
This year, UAF has been involved in a UA-wide pilot program to assess the Canvas learning management system (LMS). More than 1,000 students and 45 faculty are currently using Canvas in 66 courses. Read their feedback regarding design and usability.
The Canvas channel on YouTube is full of helpful content—with everything from the Virtual Learning Indicator to establishing trust in an online environment to artificial intelligence and the future of plagiarism—Canvas goes beyond simple “how to” videos (get started here) to elevate the conversation around learning management software.