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Recent Updates

  • If your course has enabled Microsoft Office 365, you can view all files in your Microsoft Office 365 (OneDrive) folder in Canvas. The OneDrive folder is accessed from the Course Navigation Menu.

    Notes:

    • You can only view one OneDrive account at a time in Canvas. Make sure you are logged in to the account you want to view in Canvas. If necessary you can log out of your account and authenticate with a different account.
    • Currently, OneDrive files cannot be accessed from course or personal files in Canvas.
    Tags Files, Instructor Guide, Student Guide
  • If your course has enabled Google Apps, you can view all files in your Google Drive account in Canvas. The Google Drive folder is accessed from the Course Navigation Menu.

    Notes:

    • You can only view one Google Drive account at a time in Canvas. Make sure you are logged in to the account you want to view in Canvas. If necessary you can log out of your account and authenticate with a different account.
    • Currently, Google Drive files cannot be accessed from course or personal files in Canvas.
    Tags Files, Instructor Guide, Student Guide
  • Updated on: Mar 11, 2017

    How do I rename a file as an instructor?

    You can rename your files at any time using the Rename option in the file's settings menu.

    Note: If you add a file to another area of Canvas (e.g. Modules or Assignments) and then rename the file in Course Files, the file rename will not update in any other Canvas location and must be changed manually. Please ensure that your file names are correct in Course Files before adding them to other content areas.

    Tags Files, Instructor Guide
  • User files include profile pictures, uploaded assignment submissions, and other files uploaded to your personal Canvas file storage area. By default, each user has 50 MB of storage space in Canvas. Administrators can change the quota for user files for the entire institution.

    Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in a course, you cannot access files from your user files. To add files to a course, the file must reside in the files for the course. However, you can embed images from your user files using the Rich Content Editor.

    Tags Files, Instructor Guide, Quotas
  • People shows all the users enrolled in your course, either added by your or your institution via SIS import.

    Tags Custom Role, Instructor GS Guide, Instructor Guide, People
  • By default, assignments in Canvas are assigned to Everyone, which means all students will be able to view the item in their Modules page. Once you have added conditional assignments to a MasteryPath, you must differentiate the assignment to MasteryPaths. The Mastery Paths assignment designates the assignment for conditional release only, and the assignment will only display to students whose scores fall in a range that releases the assignment to them.

    To confirm that all conditional content items have been assigned to MasteryPaths correctly, you can use the Test Student to view the students' Modules page by enabling Student View. The only course items that should be visible to the Test Student are items assigned to Everyone. Therefore, if the Test Student can view a conditional item without having completed any coursework, the assignment may not have been edited and assigned to MasteryPaths.

    Notes:

    • MasteryPaths is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.
    • For quick reference, assignment and quiz pages display user assignments. User assignments cannot be viewed from the modules page until the assignment has been assigned to multiple students.
    Tags Instructor Guide, MasteryPaths, Modules
  • You can import your Canvas calendar to Google Calendar. The calendar feed will contain events and assignments from all of your Canvas calendars.

    The steps in this lesson are also relevant for those using Gmail via Google Apps for Education. Google Apps for Education provides an Institution Email Account to those institutions participating in the program. To learn more, visit the Google Edu website.

    Once you have subscribed to the calendar feed, you can remove or unsubscribe from the calendar feed at any time.

    Note:

    • All future events, and past events within 30 days, are included when exporting a Canvas calendar to Google Calendar.
    • Google Calendar periodically updates but may take up to 24 hours to sync with the Canvas Calendar. Canvas update may not be immediately visible in Google Calendar.
    Tags Calendar, Instructor Guide, Student Guide
  • You can subscribe to the Calendar Feed using Outlook 2013 on your desktop. The calendar feed will contain events and assignments from all of your Canvas calendars. Once you have subscribed to the calendar feed, you can remove the calendar feed at any time in Outlook by opening the Tools menu, clicking Account Settings, and selecting the Internet Calendars tab.

    If you are using an earlier version of Outlook, these steps may differ.

    Notes:

    • All future events, and past events within 30 days, are included when exporting a Canvas calendar to Outlook.
    • Outlook periodically updates but may take up to 24 hours to sync with the Canvas Calendar. Canvas update may not be immediately visible in Outlook.
    • If your institution/organization uses a Microsoft Exchange Server account, you can also subscribe to the calendar feed using the Outlook Web App in Exchange Server. This allows you to access your Outlook calendar online if you are away from your desktop. Please contact your IT administrator at your organization/institution for more information.
    Tags Calendar, Instructor Guide, Student Guide
  • The Calendar iCal feed is located in the sidebar of your Calendar. You can import the iCal feed into any calendar app that accepts the iCal format, such as Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, Outlook, and Yahoo Calendar. You can also download the calendar feed as an ICS file. The calendar feed will contain events and assignments from all of your Canvas calendars.

    Note: All future events, and past events within 30 days, are included when exporting a Canvas calendar to another calendar program.

    Tags Calendar, Instructor Guide, Student Guide
  • Updated on: Mar 11, 2017

    How do I reset course content?

    If you have permission as an instructor, you can reset course content with your course Settings in Canvas. However, resetting course content permanently removes all content and it cannot be recovered.

    When you reset course content, you reset all content in the course including:

    • Course ID—external URLs will no longer direct back to the course unless they are manually changed
    • LTI tools added at the course level

     

    Course details and enrollments will remain intact within your course. Following the content reset, your course will no longer appear in the Dashboard and must be viewed through the Courses Menu in Global Navigation.

    Note: If you cannot reset course content, this feature has been restricted by your institution.

    Tags Instructor Guide, Settings