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  • Updated on: Jun 03, 2017

    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: Jun 03, 2017

    How do I log out of my catalog account?

    When you are finished with your catalog account, you can log out.

    Note: Logging out of your catalog account will also log you out of your Canvas course(s).

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • If you want to enroll in a listing but enrollment is closed, you may be able to add your name to a wait list and be automatically enrolled if a spot opens. You can remove yourself from the wait list at any time.

    Spots can become available if a student drops a course or program, or if an administrator increases the enrollment limit.

    You can manage your wait list courses or programs from the catalog dashboard.

    Note: You must have a Catalog account to add your name to the wait list for a course or program. You may be asked to create an account if you are not already logged in.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Jun 03, 2017

    How do I enroll in a Catalog program?

    You can enroll in a program by viewing the details of the program listing. Some programs may allow you to enroll in one course requirement at a time. If you enroll in a program that requires payment, payment is required as part of the enrollment process.

    When you have completed your program enrollment, you can view and begin the program in your Catalog Dashboard.

    If you have never enrolled in a program with your institution, you will need to complete your registration before you can begin the program.

    Note: Depending how your institution has set up their enrollment process, you may see additional enrollment fields.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Jun 03, 2017

    How do I enroll in a Catalog course?

    You can enroll in a course by viewing the details of the course listing. If you enroll in a course that requires payment, payment is required as part of the enrollment process.

    When you have completed your course enrollment, you can view and begin the course in your Catalog Dashboard.

    If you have never enrolled in a course with your institution, you will need to complete your registration before you can begin the course.

    Note: Depending how your institution has set up their enrollment process, you may see additional enrollment fields.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Updated on: Jun 03, 2017

    How do I use my institution's Catalog?

    Catalog courses and programs are easily searchable. You can use the Search field on the home page, or just browse the catalog listings.

    Note: The steps for searching and viewing a course or program listing are the same regardless of catalog design. Your catalog view may be customized for your institution.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • 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.
  • Canvas provides tools that supplement face-to-face courses by providing additional information online. Students will be able to access content for courses they are enrolled in through Canvas. Some institutions provide Canvas course sites for face-to-face courses automatically, while others require their instructors to request course sites in Canvas.

  • Ticketing System Choice gives you the opportunity to choose from three possible destinations for where the tickets your users create through the Canvas Help Menu will go and will help you streamline your internal support team's workflow. To learn more about Ticketing System Choice, visit the Canvas Labs in the Community.

    You can choose to route your users' tickets:

    1. To our ticketing system (Salesforce Service Cloud)
    2. To your own instance of Zendesk or Service Cloud using a custom API connector
    3. To almost any other ticketing system by email or web post
  • When creating an automated data integration with Canvas, you need to create a script to automatically import data to Canvas. An SIS script automatically synchronizes the users in your institution with your Canvas account. This lesson presents programming languages and other considerations when creating a script file.