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Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Oct 28, 2017

    What is the Roll Call Attendance Tool?

    The Attendance (Roll Call) tool is an external app (LTI) used for taking attendance in Canvas courses. The Attendance tool can be used for online or face-to-face courses. Enabled at the account level, the Roll Call Attendance tool can be used by all courses in the Canvas account.

    The Attendance tool always appears as a visible Course Navigation link, but it cannot be viewed by students, so hiding the link in Course Settings is not necessary. If instructors do not want to use the Attendance tool in their courses, no action is required. However, if you do use the Attendance tool, students can view their attendance report through the Roll Call Attendance submission details page.

    Note: The Attendance tool must be enabled for your institution before it can be used in Canvas courses. If you are an admin, contact your Customer Success Manager for assistance.

  • Updated on: Oct 28, 2017

    What are Profile and User Settings?

    Profile and User Settings let you control your personal information in Canvas.

    If you want to view a video about personal settings, you can watch the User Settings and Profile Picture video.

    Note: Your institution may restrict one or more settings options.

  • Canvas courses have three essential states: unpublished, published, and concluded.

  • The first few times you create a new course in Canvas, it's a challenge to remember all of the steps required. The Course Setup Checklist exists to help you remember to cover all your bases before the course goes live.

  • Updated on: Oct 07, 2017

    How do I use the Course Setup Checklist?

    The first few times you create a new course in Canvas, it's a challenge to remember all of the steps required. The Course Setup Checklist exists to help you remember to cover all your bases before the course goes live.

  • The existing community (guides.canvaslms.com) doesn't allow embedding.

    Content is available for embedding at guides.instructure.com; however, this site will be discontinued at a future date. For referencing content, consider linking lessons from the community into your course content.

    Many of our clients are using Canvas Guides to build their own training modules inside Canvas. We think this is a great idea since our product is changing so quickly. By embedding lessons in your course with iFrames, you can be sure that our most recent documentation is available to your learners. You can also link to the Guides in Modules.

    Note: Some browsers such as Firefox and Chrome create security restrictions as noted in our general browsers lesson. If you visit a page in your Canvas course with an embedded iFrame that is linked to insecure content, you may see a shield icon in the browser address bar. You can choose to override the security restriction and display the content anyway by clicking the shield icon and then choosing Disable Protection on This Page or Load unsafe script.

  • After the first time you take roll call, Canvas automatically creates an assignment for Roll Call Attendance and adds a column to the Gradebook. By default, attendance is worth 100 points.

    To avoid Attendance calculation errors, never delete, rename, or unpublish the Attendance assignment.

    Instructors can edit several components of the Roll Call Attendance assignment:

    • If you are using weighted assignment groups, you can create a new weighted assignment group and move the attendance assignment into that group.
    • You can edit the assignment and change the point value.
    • You can remove Attendance from the Gradebook completely by changing the assignment type.
    • You can exclude the attendance assignment from the final grade.

     

    Note: The Attendance assignment will not appear until you have taken roll for at least one student.

  • You can organize your ePortfolio pages within your sections. You can also rename, reorder, and move pages.

  • Within an ePortfolio section, you can create pages to add to the section. You can also add content to each page in the section. Please note that any content added to an ePortfolio can only be viewed by users who have permission in Canvas to view it, even if your ePortfolio is made public.

  • Within an ePortfolio section, you can create pages to add to the section. You can also add content to each page in the section. Please note that any content added to an ePortfolio can only be viewed by users who have permission in Canvas to view it, even if your ePortfolio is made public. For instance, if you add a quiz submission to your ePortfolio, your instructor can view the submission, but you do not have permission to view other student submissions.