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Recent Updates

  • When you sign up for Canvas Catalog, you must also have a Canvas Account. Your Canvas Account is the foundation for your catalog and houses all the courses that you create as part of your course or program listings.

    Catalog also uses the data within Canvas courses to determine the completion state of each catalog course or listing.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Download the Canvas by Instructure app on your iOS device for easier accessibility to course content.

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

  • The Public Course Index allows all users within an institution to publicly view the institution’s course index in a catalog format. You can view a link to the Public Course Index on the My Courses page.

    Note: The Public Course Index is currently an account opt-in feature. If you cannot see the courses link, your institution has not enabled this feature. Learn how to include your course in the public course index.

  • The Public Course Index allows all users within an institution to publicly view the institution’s course index in a catalog format. You can view a link to the Public Course Index on the My Courses page.

    Note: The Public Course Index is currently an account opt-in feature. If you cannot see the courses link, your institution has not enabled this feature.

  • 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.

  • Manual Gauge Guide
  • Updated on: Aug 25, 2017

    How do I log in to the MagicMarker app?

    Before logging into MagicMarker, make sure you have downloaded the app from the App Store. You will need to know your institution's URL to access Canvas on your Android phone.

  • 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.