Canvas Guides (en)Recent Updates

Recent Updates

  • Download the Canvas by Instructure app on your iOS device for easier accessibility to course content.

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

  • If you want to set a default grade for a certain assignment, use the assignment drop-down menu. This will allow you to input scores for students who do not have scores or to overwrite already entered scores.

    Note: When Multiple Grading Periods are enabled in a course, you cannot set a default grade for any assignment that has at least one student in a closed grading period.

  • Once the attendance tool is set up in your course, and your course is published, you can start to take attendance using Roll Call.

    The attendance tool is configured by default to allow taking roll seven days a week. This setting is useful for courses where there may be a need to take attendance for an event that takes place outside of a regular school week. However, the attendance tool will only calculate grades in the gradebook out of the total number of days roll has been taken.

    Currently you can only view Roll Call on a day-by-day basis. To view additional dates you can run an attendance report for your course.

    Notes: Students cannot access the Attendance tool; only instructors have the ability to take attendance. However, students can see the Attendance assignment in the Assignments page and view their attendance report as part of the Roll Call Attendance submission details page. If you are using attendance for grading, students can also view their attendance grade in the Grades page.

  • When you are finished accessing Canvas, you can log out of your account.

  • The Public Course Index allows all users within an institution to publicly view the institution’s course index in a catalog format. You can view a link to the Public Course Index on the My Courses page.

    Note: The Public Course Index is currently an account opt-in feature. If you cannot see the courses link, your institution has not enabled this feature. Learn how to include your course in the public course index.

  • Updated on: Oct 28, 2017

    How do I log out of Canvas as a student?

    When you are finished accessing Canvas, you can log out of your account.

  • The Public Course Index allows all users within an institution to publicly view the institution’s course index in a catalog format. You can view a link to the Public Course Index on the My Courses page.

    Note: The Public Course Index is currently an account opt-in feature. If you cannot see the courses link, your institution has not enabled this feature.

  • Some institutions may enable a feature in Canvas called Profiles. Profiles allows you to update your name, preferred contact methods, and any personal links for your account. Your profile information can be viewed by all users in your courses.

    Note: If you do not see the Profiles tab in your user navigation menu, this feature has not been enabled for your institution.

  • Some institutions may enable a feature in Canvas called Profiles. Profiles allows you to update your name, preferred contact methods, and any personal links for your account. Your profile information can be viewed by all users in your courses.

    Note: If you do not see the Profiles tab in your user navigation menu, this feature has not been enabled for your institution.

  • Some institutions may enable a feature in Canvas called Profiles. Profiles allows you to update your name, preferred contact methods, and any personal links for your account. Your profile information can be viewed by all users in courses you are observing.

    Note: If you do not see the Profiles tab in your user navigation menu, this feature has not been enabled for your institution.