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Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Mar 09, 2020

    Lesson 1: Account Basics

  • Updated on: Mar 09, 2020


  • The Canvas app helps you keep track of all course assignments. You can also view newly created assignments or changes to assignments in the Notifications tab, and you can also schedule reminders for upcoming assignments.

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

    Note: The Course Navigation menu matches the browser version of your Canvas course. If you are a student and Assignments is not available in Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.

  • Manual Studio Guide
  • Manual Studio Guide
  • 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.

  • The beta environment allows you to explore new features in Catalog without affecting your production environment. If you want to keep up on the latest beta features in Catalog, visit the Release Notes page in the Canvas Community.

    The beta environment is overwritten with data from the production environment every Monday. Any work or content you add to your beta environment will be overwritten every week. Any changes you want to keep in the beta environment must be made directly within the production environment before beta is reset.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Jan 17, 2020

    How do I view the rubric for a quiz?

  • Learning Mastery scores are used by your instructor to measure performance based on classroom standards, or outcomes. Outcome scores may be tied to assignments and other items throughout Canvas.

    If your Grades page shows Assignments and Learning Mastery tabs on the Grades page, you can view standards-based scores in the Learning Mastery tab.