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  • Updated on: Mar 20, 2017

    How do I manage my catalogs?

    You can manage all of your catalogs and view an overall status on the Managed Catalogs page. Each catalog has its own settings and customization options.

    There are two types of catalogs: domain catalogs and subcatalogs. A domain catalog links your account in Canvas with your catalog home page and is created for you as part of the catalog setup process. A subcatalog creates a specific path URL where you can associate and brand specific listings for a department, organization, or team.

    Managing your catalogs allows you to add subcatalogs, manage user defined fields, customize catalogs, and manage categories.

    Tags Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Mar 20, 2017

    How do I access the Catalog API?

    If you are a Canvas admin and know how to use application program interface (API) commands, you can access the Catalog API to view information about your Catalog account.

    Tags Catalog Guide
  • Canvas admins are not automatically given access to the admin features in Canvas Catalog. Catalog admins can manage all course and program listings in Catalog, as well as user registration, reports, and promotions.

    If a Canvas admin needs to be an admin in Canvas Catalog, you will need to enable the catalog permission for the admin's role at the account level. Learn more about Canvas account-level permissions.

    Note: The catalog permission only appears in Permissions for institutions that have a Canvas Catalog account and does not apply to subaccount roles.

    Tags Canvas UI, Catalog Guide, Dashboard, Permissions
  • As an admin, you can assign other Catalog users to be subaccount admins over an individual subcatalog. This feature allows you to delegate administration tasks such as downloading reports and managing listings. However, subaccount admins cannot manage API functionality for the subcatalog.

    Subcatalog admins can be any user who already has a Catalog account. Please note that any subaccount admin also inherits rights to manage any subcatalogs within a subcatalog.

    Tags Catalog Guide, Subcatalog Admin Role
  • Once you have completed your registration for a catalog course or listing, you have access to an account within Canvas. You can link to your Canvas account from your catalog dashboard at any time. Your Canvas account provides an overview of your course(s).

    Tags Canvas UI, Catalog Guide
  • You can begin a course or program in the In Progress tab of your dashboard. However, you cannot begin a course until the course start date. If your course is part of a program, you may be required to complete one course before beginning another.

    Note: If you enroll in a Catalog program, you must begin each course in Catalog. Canvas does not enroll you in a course or display the course in Canvas until you click the Begin Course button for each course requirement in the program.

    Tags Catalog Guide
  • If you created your own Canvas account, you can reset your password through a link in the password request email.

    If your login credentials were provided to you by your institution, you may not be able to reset your Canvas password on your own. Additionally, if you log in to Canvas using your institution's authentication system, you may need to reset your password using your institution's website. If you request a password reset and the email does not have a password reset link, it will include your Canvas email address and the institution that provided you with your password. To change or verify your password, contact the system administrators at your institution.

    Note: If you can log in to Canvas and want to change your password, please visit the How do I change my login password? lesson.

    Tags Canvas UI, Catalog Guide, Instructor Guide, Login, Observer Guide, Student Guide
  • Updated on: Mar 20, 2017

    How do I enroll in a Catalog program?

    You can enroll in a program by viewing the details of the program listing. Some programs may allow you to enroll in one course requirement at a time. If you enroll in a program that requires payment, payment is required as part of the enrollment process.

    When you have completed your program enrollment, you can view and begin the program in your Catalog Dashboard.

    If you have never enrolled in a program with your institution, you will need to complete your registration before you can begin the program.

    Note: Depending how your institution has set up their enrollment process, you may see additional enrollment fields.

    Tags Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Mar 20, 2017

    How do I enroll in a Catalog course?

    You can enroll in a course by viewing the details of the course listing. If you enroll in a course that requires payment, payment is required as part of the enrollment process.

    When you have completed your course enrollment, you can view and begin the course in your Catalog Dashboard.

    If you have never enrolled in a course with your institution, you will need to complete your registration before you can begin the course.

    Note: Depending how your institution has set up their enrollment process, you may see additional enrollment fields.

    Tags Catalog Guide
  • If your institution has enabled the SCORM LTI, you can upload SCORM ZIP files as assignments, discussions, or quizzes in your course (per the applicable package content). SCORM is a technical standard for many e-learning products and is often used to create course content. Once enabled, the SCORM Link will appear in the Course Navigation menu. SCORM packages are imported as External Tool Assignment submissions.

    To enable your SCORM content as a stand-alone HTML site, you may need to re-export your SCORM content.

    If you are interested in uploading non-assignment SCORM content into a course, learn how to import .zip content into Course Files.

    Notes:

    • The SCORM LTI must be enabled in External Apps at the account level before it can be used in courses. If you are an administrator, please contact your Customer Success Manager for assistance.
    • If you delete a SCORM assignment from the Assignments, Discussions, or Quizzes pages, the assignment will still appear on the SCORM page, and if you try to open the assignment, Canvas will generate an error. However, if you delete the assignment from the SCORM page, the assignment will also be deleted from all other applicable Canvas locations.
    • Canvas supports the following versions of SCORM: SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Edition).
    • SCORM is not available in beta or test environments of Canvas.
    Tags Assignments, Instructor Guide, SCORM