Recent Updates

  • You can add one caption file to video or audio file that you own in Arc. The most common file type is an SRT file, though Arc also support VTT files, which are more user-friendly for mobile devices.

    If you need help creating a captioned file, you can use a captioning site such as Amara to easily create captions for your video or audio files.

    Note: Currently Arc only supports one caption file per media upload.

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  • You can delete conversations from your Inbox when you no longer need them.

    You can also delete individual messages from a conversation instead of deleting the entire thread.

  • You can create an online assignment that embeds a document directly from your Microsoft Office 365 (OneDrive) folder. Accepted assignment types are Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

    When students open the assignment, Office 365 will create a copy of the file as the student’s submission. Students can open the document and make changes per the assignment instructions. When they are ready to submit the assignment, they can return to the Canvas assignment page and submit the assignment. The copied document is also added to the student’s OneDrive folder for the course. You can also view each student's document copy in SpeedGrader for grading.

    The Microsoft Office 365 LTI currently includes a few limitations when creating assignments:

    • You cannot use Microsoft Office 365 files in an external tool for group assignments.
    • If you want to use a Canvas rubric for the assignment, you must add the rubric before setting the External Tool submission type. Create the assignment with any other submission type, save the assignment, add the rubric, and then edit the assignment to select the External Tool.
    • If you want your assignment to be moderated, you must set up the moderated assignment before setting the External Tool submission type. If you need to return to the moderate page after the External Tool is added, open the assignment and add /moderate after the assignment URL.
  • You can delete conversations from your Inbox when you no longer need them.

    You can also delete individual messages from a conversation instead of deleting the entire thread.

  • Term dates, course dates, and section dates are very symbiotic. All of them flow together in all aspects of Canvas. Various dates allow different users to participate in the course.

    When a term has concluded, associated courses are placed in a read-only (archived) state. Read-only means that a course is not available for submitting assignments, posting discussions, uploading files, grading, or any other action-based task within a course.

    However, course dates and section dates can override term dates, and some overrides may leave the course open for participation.

    Term dates, course dates, and section dates can also be added through SIS imports.

    In conjunction with this lesson, to see an example of how term dates, course dates, and section dates work together, view the Terms, Courses, and Section Enrollments PDF.