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Our latest articles on using Canvas for your courses, tips and tutorials are here on this page. If you don’t find the answer to your question, remember to visit the link to Canvas Live Support available by clicking the HELP resources when you’re logged into your Canvas course shell. You can get help directly from Canvas too!

Canvas II Workshop

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  

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Creating Course Links in Canvas

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...

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Cross-listing Courses in Canvas

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...

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Adding H5P Content to Canvas

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:...

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Setting Notification Preferences in Canvas

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...

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Setting Personal Pronouns in Canvas

Setting Personal Pronouns in Canvas

The “Account” area of Canvas allows you to customize your Canvas experience across all classes you are enrolled in. to change your preferred pronouns, do the following. Log into Canvas. Go to the “Account” area in Canvas using the left toolbar. Find the button labeled...

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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...

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Create Assignments in Canvas Through the Calendar

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...

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Edit the Course Menu

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.

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Create a Course Card

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...

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Building good instructions in Canvas

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.

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Canvas Playlists

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.