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Recent Updates

  • When you integrate a student information system (SIS) in Canvas, In courses, only assignments are automatically configured to send grades to the SIS; graded discussions and quizzes have to be configured on a case-by-case basis. However, at the account level, you can configure all assignment types to be sent to your SIS automatically.

    Even after setting all assignments to be sent to the SIS, instructors can still manage assignments in their courses and manually remove individual assignments, graded discussions, or quizzes that they do not want to send to your SIS. Assignments can be managed from the Assignments page and Quizzes page, or they can be managed when creating an SIS assignment, SIS graded discussion, or SIS quiz.

    Note: Student information systems must be configured by your Customer Success Manager. You cannot configure your SIS submissions unless a specific feature option is enabled for your account. Learn more about feature options in the account features lesson.

  • As an account admin, you can set different enrollment and registration options for your account. Available options include self enrollment, self registration, and open registration.

  • Canvas is continually creating new features to improve your user experience. The majority of improvements will be made available as part of our regular release cycle. However, some features may affect your personal interaction with Canvas.

    This lesson gives an overview of how to manage user-level feature options for your user account. You have no control over user-level features.

    To view specific feature options available in Canvas, visit the user account features lesson.

  • If you cross-listed a section from a course, you may be able to cross-list the same section back into the original course. This process is called de-cross-listing and returns all student enrollments back to the original course section. However, once you de-cross-list enrollments, all grades and student submissions are removed from the course (since the course can no longer associate the information with any course enrollments). If you need to retain student grades and put them in the original course, you should export the Gradebook and import it into the original course before de-cross-listing the section.

    Note: If you cannot view the De-Cross-List this Section button, you no longer have an enrollment in the original course. For assistance in de-cross-listing a section, please contact your Canvas admin.

  • Updated on: Aug 05, 2017

    How do I delete a course section?

    You can delete a section by editing your course Settings in Canvas. You cannot delete a section with users enrolled.

    Note: Sections may be added by your institution's student information system (SIS). If a section in your course includes an SIS ID, you may not have permission to delete sections.

  • By default, the content you create in your course is considered copyrighted and private. However, if you want to make your course available to others for reuse, you can set a Creative Commons license for your course that specifies how you will let others copy, distribute, or display your work. The benefit of using Creative Commons licenses is that other instructors can use and build and improve upon your own content. This sort of creative collaboration can add value to your curriculum. You can reuse other users' content if it has a Creative Commons license.

    Licenses range from restrictive use to public domain. If you are not sure what type of license you need, learn more about Creative Commons licensing. While setting a license, you can also use the Help icon to determine which type of Creative Commons license is best for you. You can change your course license at any time.

    You can set a license for both private and public courses. Learn how to make your course available to users through course visibility options.

    Note: If you are using Canvas Commons, the license you select for your course is not associated with the content license set for a shared resource.

  • If you want to enable a grading scheme for a course or specific assignments in the course, you can manage grading schemes for the course. Your institution may have already created grading schemes that you can use in your course, or you can add a new grading scheme. You can also edit and delete grading schemes that you create if necessary.

  • As part of a course import, you can adjust the due dates associated with course events and assignments. You can also shift due dates to a different day, or remove all associated due dates.

  • Student assessments are linked to the outcomes in your Canvas course. Each outcome is tied to a mastery threshold, and student percentage scores are matched against that threshold. Scores are also updated in the Learning Mastery Gradebook.  

    Note: An outcome may already have existing scores in the Learning Mastery Gradebook because of aligned assignments and outcome artifacts.

  • Updated on: Aug 04, 2017

    What is the MagicMarker app?

    The MagicMarker app is designed for instructors and is the efficient and effective way of recording mastery of learning outcomes in the classroom. MagicMarker requires a Canvas account and syncs with the Learning Mastery Gradebook in Canvas.

    If your institution does not use Canvas, you can sign up for a Free for Teacher account.