Canvas GuidesRecent Updates

Recent Updates

  • SpeedGrader allows you to grade assignment submissions directly from your iPad device.

    Tags Admin, Instructor Guide, iOS, Mobile Apps, SpeedGrader
  • Crocodoc is a tool that allows instructor and peer review annotations on online assignment submissions in Canvas. When students submit an assignment, the file is uploaded as an assignment submission to SpeedGrader. In the SpeedGrader app, you can add point comments on any document types that support Crocodoc annotations.

    If a student submits a file that is not compatible with Crocodoc, the document previewer will still display the file, but Crocodoc markup and commenting will not be available.

    Canvas supports .doc/.docx, .ppt/.pptx, and .pdf Crocodoc file formats (.xls/.xlsx is not available at this time).


    • Files over 100MB and password-protected files will not be converted by Crocodoc.
    • The Crocodoc download feature currently does not support annotation downloads on the iPad and may generate an error message.
    Tags Admin, Crocodoc, Instructor Guide, iOS, Mobile Apps, SpeedGrader
  • You can view and modify settings in SpeedGrader from the User Navigation Menu.

    Note: SpeedGrader app settings are different from permission settings. To enable permission settings (such as for your camera or microphone), please locate the SpeedGrader app in your iPad iOS Settings menu.

    Tags Admin, Instructor Guide, iOS, Mobile Apps, SpeedGraderâ„¢
  • The SpeedGrader app helps you view and grade assignments and submit comments.

    Note: Not all SpeedGrader features are supported on the app at this time.

    Tags Admin, Instructor Guide, iOS, Mobile Apps, SpeedGraderâ„¢
  • Updated on: Jul 01, 2015

    Canvas Instructor Training (Video)

    Note: These videos are out-of-date and no longer supported. Please refer to the updated videos in the Instructors chapter in the Video Guide or visit the Canvas Video Tutorial Series album in Vimeo.

    If you would like to learn more about training resources, visit the Canvas Resources space in the Community.

    Tags Instructor Guide, Training, Video
  • Updated on: Jun 23, 2015

    Brand & Customize Your Canvas (Video)

    In this video, you will learn the process of branding and customizing Canvas using CSS and JavaScript.

    This video is from a Continuing Education Webinar in October 2013.

    Click here to learn more about branding Canvas for your organization.

    Tags Admin Guide, Video
  • Updated on: Jun 23, 2015

    Outcomes Workflow Description (Video)

    In this video, John Louviere, of Utah State University, describes the workflow process of creating and using Outcomes in Canvas, including:

    • Creating outcomes
    • Adding outcomes to a rubric
    • Grading using a rubric
    • Outcomes reporting at the student, course and account-levels
    Tags Course Designer, Designer, Instructor Guide, Outcomes
  • Updated on: Jun 23, 2015

    Cross-Listing (Video)

    In this video, Robbie Grant from New Mexico State University describes how to cross-list sections in Canvas.

    Tags Course Settings, Designer, Instructor Guide, Video
  • In this video, Matt Nagel from the Park City School District demonstrates how they have used the Canvas Homepage to make a consistent Canvas user experience at the K12 level.

    Tags Admin Guide, Video
  • Admins using Windows can use PowerShell to import data to Canvas and set up an automated data integration between Canvas and your SIS. PowerShell is typically installed natively on the Windows operating system.

    Note: If you already have PowerShell installed with a version older than 3.0, remove the old version before installing PowerShell 3.0.

    Tags Admin Guide, API, Support