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Recent Updates

  • You can use the Rich Content Editor to upload a video. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

    Canvas allows you to upload supported media types.

    Canvas videos also support caption files. Once you upload a video, learn how to add captions to a video.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Rich Content Editor, Video
  • If your course has enabled Microsoft Office 365, you can link documents from your OneDrive folder anywhere you can use the Rich Content Editor in Canvas. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

    When files are linked in the Rich Content Editor, the link displays the exact name of the file. Please ensure your file names are correct before linking a file.

    Note: If you cannot view the Google Drive icon in the Rich Content Editor, you can still include your file by creating a hyperlink or publishing your Google content to the web and pasting the embed code in the HTML editor.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, microsoft office, Office 365, Rich Content Editor
  • If your course has enabled Google Apps, you can create a document, slide presentation, or spreadsheet using Google Drive and then embed that document anywhere you can use the Rich Content Editor in Canvas. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

    In Google, you can link or embed files. When files are linked in the Rich Content Editor, the link displays the exact name of the file. Please ensure your file names are correct before linking a file. For embedded files, any time you edit the Google document, it will be automatically updated in Canvas.

    Note: If you cannot view the Google Drive icon in the Rich Content Editor, you can still include your file by creating a hyperlink or publishing your Google content to the web and pasting the embed code in the HTML editor.

    Tags Canvas, google docs, Google Drive, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Rich Content Editor
  • You can use the Rich Content Editor to embed images from the web. You can also add alt tags to your images for better accessibility.

    The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus). If a change is made to the source of your image after it has been embedded, the image you have added to the Rich Content Editor will not be changed.

    Note: If you want to embed an image not already uploaded into Canvas, you can upload your image through the Content Selector.

    Tags Canvas, embed image, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Rich Content Editor
  • You can embed images from your personal files in Canvas into the Rich Content Editor. You can also add alt tags to your images for better accessibility.

    You can only embed images that have been previously uploaded to your personal or course files. However, as an instructor, you have the option to upload images to your course files using the content selector. If a change is made to the image in your personal files after it has been embedded, the image you have added to the Rich Content Editor will not be changed.

    Tags Canvas, embed image, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Rich Content Editor
  • If your institution is using a student information system (SIS) for grading purposes, you can set up a quiz to be sent back to the SIS. However, you must first specify which quiz(zes) in the course should be sent to your SIS as part of the grade publishing process. Each quiz must be modified individually. However, your institution may have already enabled an option for all quizzes to be configured for your SIS.

    Once a quiz is set up to be sent to your SIS, the Assignment Index Page and Quizzes Index Page let you enable or disable a quiz by clicking the SIS sync icon next to the quiz.

    Each SIS requires specific setup procedures to properly post grades for quizzes. Depending on how quizzes are assigned to students, some quizzes may not be supported. For details and and troubleshooting tips, view the appropriate help document for your SIS integration:

     

    Note: The Banner integration does not require any assignment setup and only pulls total grades from the Gradebook.

    Tags Banner, Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, PowerSchool, quiz, Quizzes, SIS, Skyward, test, tests
  • You can grant access to an individual student, several students, or the entire class to have extra attempts on a quiz. If your quiz is locked, you can also manually unlock the quiz for a student, even if the student has not yet taken the quiz.

    You can add extra attempts through accessing student quiz results or moderating the quiz.

    Accessing Student Quiz Results is a quick way to allow an extra attempt for an individual student.

    Moderating the quiz lets you allow extra attempts for individual students as well as multiple students at once. This option also allows you to grant extra attempts for students who have not yet taken the quiz. For timed quizzes, you can grant extra time for an attempt. If your quiz options allow students to view results only once after each attempt, you can also let students view quiz results one more time.

    You can also use these options to remove attempts as well. For instance, if you need to remove a student attempt, you can decrease the attempts accordingly.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, Quizzes, test, tests
  • You can create a quiz question with a formula in it.

    Note: If you need help adding a mathematical formula in the Rich Content Editor, please see the Math Editor lesson.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, Quizzes, test, tests
  • You can create a quiz question that involves a formula with a single variable. Based on the variable and formula definitions, the question could change for every student.

    Note: If you need help adding a mathematical formula in the Rich Content Editor, please see the Math Editor lesson.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, Quizzes, test, tests
  • You can create a single fill-in-the-blank question in your quiz.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, Quizzes, test, tests