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Recent Updates

  • If your Canvas admin has enabled self enrollment for your institution, you can enable self enrollment in your course. Self-enrollment allows a student to sign up for a course using a secret URL or code. Self-enrollment can be enabled for a course whether or not the course is publicly visible.

    Note: If you cannot view the options for self enrollment, your admin has disabled this setting for your institution.

  • Here you will learn how to connect to the LinkedIn web service in Canvas.

  • Here you will learn how to connect to the Skype web service in Canvas. This integration allows you to send friend requests to other users in your course who have also connected to Skype. It will not allow you to use Skype directly in Canvas.

  • Here you will learn how to connect to the Twitter web service in Canvas.

  • If you use the Google Chrome web browser to access Canvas, you can use Chrome's speech recognition feature to leave text comments on student assignments in the SpeedGrader. Chrome's speech recognition feature turns your spoken comments into text comments.

    Chrome speech recognition will default to the preferred language set in your Chrome settings. To change your setting to a different language, view your language settings in Chrome.

  • If you accidentally published a quiz that needs to be corrected, you can use quiz regrade to edit existing quiz questions and tell Canvas to recalculate student grades.

    Quiz regrade only works with specific quiz question types and only applies to students who have already taken the quiz. Adding or removing a question does not trigger the quiz regrade feature. Additionally, changing the point value for a quiz question also does not trigger a quiz regrade; the student's submitted quiz will show the updated point value, but the current grade won't change in the Gradebook. If you have edited your quiz in one of these three ways, you should moderate the quiz and let the student retake the quiz.

    This feature only applies for students who have already taken the quiz and only the existing quiz questions have been changed.

  • You can easily share Question Bank questions among several Canvas courses.

  • Some videos within Canvas may contain closed-captioned files. You can view the captions in the closed-captioning menu.

    Note: If you view a video in the Canvas by Instructure app, iOS devices can display captions created with WebVTT files. If you cannot view video captions in an iOS device, the caption type is not supported.

  • When you record a new video or upload an existing video in Canvas, you can upload a caption file for your users. If you do not have a caption file, you can use the subtitle creation tool to create the file for your video.

    Once you have created and downloaded your caption file, learn how to add captions to Canvas videos.

    Note: Canvas must render the video and create a URL link before you can create a caption file. If you try to add subtitles and the subtitle creation tool is not yet available, try accessing your video later.

  • You can easily create and upload caption files when you add video content in the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

    This lesson only applies to creating captions for videos created or uploaded into Canvas. If you've created a video outside of Canvas that you want to include in your course, learn how to create captions for external videos.

    If you have not yet created or uploaded your video, learn how to record a new video or upload an existing video.

    Note: Users can view video captions in the Canvas by Instructure mobile app. However, iOS devices can only display captions in WebVTT format. If you use another format besides WebVTT, users on iOS devices will not be able to display the video captions.