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Recent Updates

  • Canvas is continually creating new features to improve your user experience. The majority of improvements will be made available as part of our regular release cycle. However, some features may affect your personal interaction with Canvas. Learn more about User Feature Options and how to enable them in the manage new features lesson.

    Tags Course Setup Checklist, Instructor Guide, User Settings
  • Updated on: Apr 22, 2017

    How do I use the Course Setup Checklist?

    The first few times you create a new course in Canvas, it's a challenge to remember all of the steps required. The Course Setup Checklist exists to help you remember to cover all your bases before the course goes live.

    Tags Course Setup Checklist, Courses, Instructor Guide
  • The first few times you create a new course in Canvas, it's a challenge to remember all of the steps required. The Course Setup Checklist exists to help you remember to cover all your bases before the course goes live.

    Tags Course Setup Checklist, Courses, Feature Option, Instructor Guide, tutorial
  • If ePub Exporting has been enabled for your course, you can view your course offline as an ePub file. You can download the ePub file and upload it into any eReader software for viewing, such as iBooks or Azardi.

    ePub content is for offline viewing only; you cannot interact with course content directly, such as completing an assignment or viewing any submissions. In an ePub file, you can view assignment details, availability dates, and point values. Discussions include the discussion topic. All discussion replies (graded or ungraded) are considered submissions and must be viewed online. Additionally, you can view any embedded media files in the ePub. Any files that aren't supported in the ePub format, such as file attachments or PDFs, can be downloaded to be viewed in the file's native environment.

    Currently ePub files and any associated files can only be generated in the browser version of Canvas, but the files can be transferred for viewing on any supported device.

    By default, ePub files are organized by module, though you can change the ePub format to be organized by content type (assignments, discussions, quizzes, etc.) When viewing by module, only items you have access to view in each module will be included in the ePub file. Locked modules list either their prerequisites or the unlock date, as well as the items that are contained within that module (though not the actual content of those items themselves).

    Notes:

    • ePub Exporting is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.
    • If you can view the Download Course Content button but cannot download an ePub file for a specific course, the feature has not been enabled for that course.
    • If your account does not display the Download Course Content button, your institution may only allow you to export content offline as an HTML file in Modules.
    Tags ePub, Feature Options, Instructor Guide, User Settings
  • When you open a course, you can see the list of assignments in your course. When new submissions are received, you can view the assignments that need grading.

    Note: The images in this lesson are shown with the default SpeedGrader settings. If you change any app settings, your view of the app may be slightly different.

  • When you open a course, you can see the list of assignments in your course. When new submissions are received, you can view the assignments that need grading.

    Tags Instructor Guide, iOS, Mobile Apps, SpeedGrader
  • Updated on: Apr 21, 2017

    How do I edit a page in a course?

    As an instructor, after you have created a page for your course, you can edit the page at any time.

    By default, only instructors (teachers) can edit pages. However, you can set a default preference for specific users to edit and contribute to the page in the Course Settings Course Details tab.

    Tags Instructor Guide, Pages
  • Updated on: Apr 21, 2017

    How do I use the Pages Index Page?

    You can view all your pages in your course on the Pages Index Page. As an instructor, you can add new pages, edit pages, and manage page settings.

    Tags Instructor Guide, Pages
  • Updated on: Apr 21, 2017

    What options can I set in a quiz?

    When you create a quiz, you have a variety of options to choose from within a quiz.

    Tags Differentiated Assignments, Instructor Guide, Quizzes
  • Updated on: Apr 21, 2017

    How do I bulk upload files to a course?

    If you have a lot of files to add to your course, you can bulk upload them.

    Notes:

    • You can also bulk upload files by dragging and dropping the files into Canvas from your computer. However, sometimes too many files can cause problems. If you have more than 50 files, try zipping the files and uploading the ZIP file into your course.
    • If you are using Usage Rights, you must set the file usage rights before the files can be published.
    Tags Files, Instructor Guide