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Recent Updates

  • If you are a student, you can view your grades in the Canvas app.

    Grades can also be viewed as a Course Navigation link. However, the Course Navigation menu matches the browser version of your Canvas course. If you are a student and Grades is not available in Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.

    If your course is using Multiple Grading Periods, the Grades page shows assignments and grades within the current grading period. If your course is not using Multiple Grading Periods, the Grades page shows all assignments and grades for the entire course. If the Dashboard does not show a total grade, there are no active grading periods in your course.

    The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

    Note: Currently observers cannot view student grades in the app.

  • YouTube videos are automatically embedded in any feature that uses the Rich Content Editor. This lesson applies to the Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus features.

    There are three different ways to link a YouTube video, depending on what you want it to look like:

    1. Insert Link into the Rich Content Editor (full link with embedded video)
    2. Insert Link with the Chain Icon (shortened link with optional embedded video)
    3. Hyperlink existing text (selected text becomes the link)
  • Updated on: Jun 20, 2020

    What is Canvas?

  • Parents can sign up as an observer in Canvas. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.

    This lesson is for parents who do not have a Canvas account and want to observe their students in their courses.

    If you already have an account from your student's institution, log in to Canvas using the credentials given to you.

    Notes:

    • If the registration banner is not available in the login page, the institution has not enabled this feature. Please contact your student's institution for assistance. The registration banner is enabled through Canvas authentication.
    • To observe a student, you must know the student's Canvas username and password.
    • The student must be enrolled in the course and must accept the course invitation before you can sign up to observe the student. If you receive an invalid username or password message during the signup process and the student's credentials are correct, check with the student to verify that he or she has received and accepted the course invitation.
    • Once you have an account, you may be able to view student information through the Canvas Parent app. Access to the Canvas Parent app is controlled by the student's institution. If you already have an account from your student's institution as an observer, you can always view student information through the Canvas Parent app.
  • Updated on: Jun 19, 2020

    Logging into Canvas

  • You can use the Rich Content Editor to insert course files from the Content Selector. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

    Note: In Pages and the Syllabus, the Content Selector sidebar includes visual style updates and content section pagination. However, the overall functionality of the Content Selector throughout Canvas is the same.

  • You can use the Content Selector to insert and upload course images into the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

    Notes:

    • If you do not need to upload images, you can embed images using the Rich Content Editor Embed Image functionality.
    • In Pages and the Syllabus, the Content Selector sidebar includes visual style updates and content section pagination. However, the overall functionality of the Content Selector throughout Canvas is the same.
  • You may be able to use Conversations to send a message to all users in a course, all users in a specific role, or all users in a group.

    If your recipient list contains more than 100 users, your message will automatically be sent as individual messages to each user.

    Notes:

    • Messaging all users is a course permission. If you cannot send a message to all users, your institution has restricted this feature.
    • Once your course has concluded, you cannot send a message to all users.
    • Users display in Conversations once they have an active enrollment in the course, and users cannot join a course unless it is published.
  • In Conversations, you can send a message to one user or multiple users in a group.

    Note: Currently you cannot message users in multiple groups.