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Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What are Groups?

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What are Files?

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What is the Observer role?

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    What are ePortfolios?

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    How do I clear my browser cache on a PC?

    A browser cache stores copies of web pages you visit which allows the pages to load faster. Clearing the cache helps keep pages updated with the correct information.

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    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.

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What are External Apps (LTI Tools)?

    LTI provides a framework through which an LMS (Canvas) can send some verifiable information about a user to a third party. For LTI to work, the third party needs to provide a consumer key and shared secret that Canvas can use to generate a signature to verify the authenticity of the data sent. By default most user information is anonymized, but this can be changed when the configuration is first set up.

    External Apps can be configured on the account or course level.

  • A browser cache stores copies of web pages you visit which allows the pages to load faster. Clearing the cache helps keep pages updated with the correct information.

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    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.

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What is the Polls for Canvas app?

    The Polls for Canvas app is the easy way for instructors to request student opinion in the classroom and collect responses with ease—users only need to download the Polls for Canvas app on their smartphone devices.  

    Polls for Canvas requires a Canvas account. If you are an instructor and your institution does not use Canvas, sign up for a Free for Teacher account. If you are a student and you have been invited to a Canvas course, you can create an account as part of the course invitation.

    The Polls for Canvas app is available for both Android and iOS devices. Learn more about the Polls app for your device in the appropriate guide: