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Recent Updates

  • 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 share 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.

  • If you are the video owner for a video hosted on a supported third-party media site, or if you already have an online link to a supported video type, you can create caption files for external videos.

    Once you have uploaded your video and created captions, learn how to view video captions.

    Notes:

    • You cannot add a closed-captioning file to an online video if you are not the owner.
    • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Once you have completed your registration for a catalog course or listing, you have access to an account within Canvas. You can link to your Canvas account from your catalog dashboard at any time. Your Canvas account provides an overview of your course(s).

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • 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.