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  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What are question banks?

    You can create account and sub-account level Question Banks in your Canvas instance. This allows anyone in the account to have access to the questions.

    Click here to view a video about Question Banks.

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What are grading schemes?

    A grading scheme is a set of criteria that measures varying levels of achievement in a course. Account-level grading schemes are grading schemes that can be defined at the account or sub-account level for the entire institution. On a course level, instructors can apply grading schemes to both students' final grades and individual assignments. Without a grading scheme, scores are not measured against any specific standard.

    View a video about Grading Schemes.

    Notes:

    • Account-level grading schemes automatically appear within all courses in the account. When an instructor links a grading scheme created at the account level, the grading scheme is linked, not imported, as a new scheme on the course level. Grading schemes imported from the account level can only be modified by users with grading scheme permissions.
    • Grading schemes created at the account level automatically appear on the sub-account level.
  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What is the Scheduler?

    Scheduler is a Calendar tool that creates appointment groups within a course or group. Students can sign up for a time slot within the appointment group. Some appointment time slots may only allow one student to sign up at a time, while others may allow an entire group to sign up.

    Only students can sign up for appointment slots in the Scheduler. If a student signs up for an appointment slot, an observer who is observing the student can view the appointment in the student's calendar. Observers cannot sign up for an appointment on behalf of a student.

    Note: The Scheduler tool is optional in the Calendar. If you are an instructor and Scheduler is not available to you, please contact your Canvas admin. If you are an admin, contact your Customer Success Manager.

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What are What-If Grades?

    What-If Grades allow students to calculate their total grade by entering hypothetical grades for assignments. Only students can enter and view What-If scores. Learn how students use What-If Scores.

    Notes:

    • If Multiple Grading Periods are enabled in your course and users cannot view total grades, or if you have hidden student grade totals in Course Settings, students cannot view their current or total grade in the student Grades page.
    • Currently instructors cannot create hypothetical scores for students like What-If scores. However, you can view current and total scores for students by viewing the Student Interactions Report.
  • As an admin, you can assign other Catalog users to be subaccount admins over an individual subcatalog. This feature allows you to delegate administration tasks such as downloading reports and managing listings. However, subaccount admins cannot manage API functionality for the subcatalog.

    Subcatalog admins can be any user who already has a Catalog account. Please note that any subaccount admin also inherits rights to manage any subcatalogs within a subcatalog.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    How do I view catalog analytics?

    You can view analytics in Canvas Catalog in the Analytics page. The Analytics page displays summaries and user data for enrollments, revenue, and user registrations.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    How do I export catalog analytics?

    You can export and download analytics into a comma separated values (CSV) file. Data is downloaded for the tab of the analytics graph you are viewing. Complete catalog analytics data is available in each download file.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • You can view all of your categories for a catalog by managing your catalog. When categories are created in the parent catalog, the categories can automatically be applied to each subcatalog. However, custom categories can be created in each subcatalog.

    Categories will be used as part of an additional search functionality available in a future release.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    How do I access the Catalog API?

    If you are a Canvas admin and know how to use application program interface (API) commands, you can access the Catalog API to view information about your Catalog account.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    How do I add a category to a catalog?

    When managing catalog categories, you can create categories for your catalog and subcatalogs. Categories are created from tags added to course or program listings, as well as subcatalog names.

    Any categories in the parent catalog can automatically apply to subcatalogs. However, you can choose to create your own categories for a subcatalog.

    • When viewing the parent catalog, the subcatalog list displays all subcatalogs in the account.
    • When viewing a subcatalog and inheriting categories is disabled, the subcatalog list is filtered to only show subcatalogs that descend directly from the subcatalog you are viewing.
    • The tags list always shows tags from all subcatalogs across the entire account.

     

    Note: In subcatalogs, you cannot add a new category if the subcatalog is inheriting categories from another catalog.

    Manual Catalog Guide