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Recent Updates

  • A moderated assignment supports up to two provisional grades and one moderator grade. However, provisional grades are not included in the Gradebook and are only visible to moderators. Students cannot view any comments or grades until the grade is published. You can either select grades directly in the Moderate page or you can select grades when reviewing the moderated assignment submission and comments.

    Note: Once a grade is published, the grade in the Moderate page cannot be changed; all content is considered read-only for historical reference. However, grades can still be changed in the Gradebook.

  • A moderated assignment supports up to two provisional grades and one moderator grade. However, provisional grades are not included in the Gradebook and are only visible to moderators. Students cannot view any comments or grades until the grade is published. You can either select grades directly in the Moderate page or you can select grades when reviewing the moderated assignment submission and comments.

    Note: Once a grade is published, the grade in the Moderate page cannot be changed; all content is considered read-only for historical reference. However, grades can still be changed in the Gradebook.

  • You can allow students to attach files to a discussion by changing the settings from the Discussions page.

    This setting can also be changed from the Course Settings page.

  • When you are enrolled in more than one Canvas course, you can customize the active courses you want to show in your Course list. Courses you want to show in the Courses drop-down menu are called favorite courses. You can favorite any published course that appears in the My Courses section on the course list page. Course favorites also display in the Dashboard.

    When no courses are favorited, the courses list automatically displays up to 20 courses alphabetically in the drop-down menu. However, once you have selected at least one course as a favorite, only your favorite courses will appear in the Courses list.

    Note: Courses are always listed alphabetically; you cannot reorder your courses manually.

  • You can view results after one or more students have taken the practice quiz.

    Notes:

    • Students do not receive a grade for practice quizzes, even though the quiz results display the number of points earned in the quiz.
    • Practice quizzes do not appear in the Syllabus, the Gradebook, or SpeedGrader.
    • To view responses to essay questions, view individual submissions or download the Student Analysis report.
  • You can view a course the same way that your students view your course through Student View. Enabling Student View creates a Test Student in your course. You can activate Student View in your Course Settings.

    To see the student's perspective on Canvas, use Student View to view the course, post and reply to discussions, submit assignments, view grades, view people, view pages, view the syllabus, view quizzes, view the calendar, and view the scheduler (if enabled).

    Attendance, conferences, conversations, collaborations, differentiated assignments, groups, peer reviews, and profiles do not work for the Test Student. You will see only what you, as the instructor, allow your students to see.

    Notes:

    • Each Canvas course has a separate Test Student account. Whenever you move to a new course you will need to enable Student View for that course.
    • Submissions and scores for the Test Student do not affect course analytics.
    • You can only view the course layout as it is seen by your students. You cannot view student-specific information, such as conversations between students.
    • Once you activate Student View, the Test Student is shown at the end of the Gradebook and is automatically added to every section in your course. If you want to remove the test student completely, you will have to remove the test student from your section enrollments.
  • Student analytics show you how well a particular student is doing in your course. You can also view student analytics after your course has concluded.

    Your institution may allow students to view their own course analytics, which helps show them accurate information about their course activity and interactions. If this permission is enabled, your view and the student's view of their analytics is the same.

    Notes:

    • Viewing analytics is a course permission. If you cannot view analytics, your institution has restricted this feature.
    • Currently, analytics does not measure activity on mobile devices.
    • Analytics can also be accessed through the People page and viewing a student's user details page.
  • By default, Canvas allows students to see assignment grades as soon as you have graded the assignment. In some cases, however, you may wish to hold student grades until all assignments have been graded, and then release grades to all students at the same time. To hide student grades temporarily, you can choose to mark an assignment as "muted". You can also mute assignments in the Gradebook.

    A muted assignment will not send out grade change notifications or any new instructor comments until the assignment is unmuted. A muted assignment displays a "mute" icon on the student grades page so students know the assignment is muted. Students will be unable to view their grades, including grade and score changes, submission comments, and curved assignments for the assignment until the assignment is unmuted.

    Muting should only be used to temporarily block grading work in progress from student view. It should not be used to conceal grades for longer than reasonably necessary.

    If you do not want students to be able to view their total grade, you can hide the total grade from students.

    Notes:

    • If you make changes to a muted assignment, the total score as you see it (in both the Gradebook and the student Grades page) will be affected. However, students will not see any changes when they view their Grades page. Once you unmute the assignment, the total grade in the student's view will update accordingly.
    • If you unmute an assignment with varied due dates, all students will receive score results at the same time.
    • Viewing the Total Column in the Gradebook may be restricted when multiple grading periods are enabled.
    • Students will not be able to view their quiz responses while a quiz is muted.
  • By default, Canvas allows students to see assignment grades as soon as the instructor has graded the assignment. In some cases, instructors may wish to hold student grades until all assignments have been graded, and then release grades to all students at the same time. To hide student grades temporarily, an instructor can choose to mark an assignment as "muted". Students can still see and submit a muted assignment. Only the grade will be hidden. You can also mute assignments in SpeedGrader.

    A muted assignment will not send out grade change notifications or any new instructor comments until the assignment is unmuted. A muted assignment displays a "mute" icon on the student grades page so students know the assignment is muted. Students will be unable to view their grades, including grade and score changes, submission comments, and curved assignments for the assignment until the assignment is unmuted.

    Muting should only be used to temporarily block grading work in progress from student view. It should not be used to conceal grades for longer than reasonably necessary.

    If you do not want students to be able to view their total grade, you can hide the total grade from students.

    Notes:

    • If you make changes to a muted assignment, the total score as you see it (in both the Gradebook and the student Grades page) will be affected. However, students will not see any changes when they view their Grades page. Once you unmute the assignment, the total grade in the student's view will update accordingly.
    • If you unmute an assignment with varied due dates, all students will receive score results at the same time.
    • Viewing the Total Column in the Gradebook may be restricted when multiple grading periods are enabled.
    • Students will not be able to see their quiz responses while a quiz is muted.