Recent Updates

  • You can choose to grade manually graded quiz questions for all students at the same time. Manually graded questions include essay and file upload questions.

    Notes:

    • Grading one question at a time is only available for quizzes.
    • Quizzes that pull questions from a question bank will shuffle the order of questions for each student. Question order for each submission may vary within SpeedGrader.
  • Canvas allows you to access SpeedGrader from an assignment, quiz, or graded discussion.

  • If your institution has enabled student context cards, you can click a student's name anywhere in Canvas and view a summary of the student's progress in the course. Context cards do not apply outside a course, such as in the Conversations Inbox.

    Student context cards provide insights and context about the student. Context cards are meant to be a simplified overview of a student’s progress. The context is generated from grades in the Gradebook and standard page view and participation activity in course analytics. Mobile data is not included unless a user accesses Canvas directly through a mobile browser, or if a user accesses content within the mobile app that redirects to a mobile browser.

    Context Card Users

    Context cards only apply to users with student roles; they are not supported for user names where the user is not a student (e.g. observer, TA, or other instructor). Clicking links for non-student roles will always direct to the user’s details page or profile page (if your institution has enabled the Profiles feature).

    Currently, student context cards do not display for inactive students or students with pending course invitations. The pending status displays in the People page, while the inactive status can be displayed in Discussions, Announcements, the Gradebook, and SpeedGrader.

    Context Card Link Locations

    This lesson shows how to view a context card for a student from the People page. Other areas where student names display in courses include announcement and discussion replies, the Gradebook, and the Moderate page for moderated assignments. Current exceptions include links that direct to group context (such as clicking the name of a group leader) and student links in the Course Analytics page, which link to the student’s individual analytics page.

    Note: The Student Context Card is currently an account opt-in feature. If a context card does not display for a student's name, your institution has not enabled this feature.

  • Draft State allows content in Modules to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished modules are invisible to students.

    Modules control the entire flow of your course and its content. When you add items to a Module, please be aware that the status of the Module overrides the state of the individual module items. You may want to consider leaving all Module items in an unpublished state until you are ready to publish the entire Module.

    For instance, if you add a published Discussion to an unpublished Module, students cannot view the Discussion on the Modules page. However, they will still be able to see the Discussion in other areas of Canvas, such as the Discussions Index Page, the Syllabus, and the Calendar, but they will not be able to open or participate in the Discussion. Please be aware of these potential scenarios when adding course content to a Module.

    Modules also supports publishing or unpublishing files, in addition to setting a file as restricted. The restricted status applies to files only and can hide files from students. However, please be aware that restricted files may still be visible to students when they are added to modules. Learn more about restricting files in Canvas.

  • One way to configure an App for a course is by using a URL.

    To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Note: Configuring an external app is a course permission. If you cannot configure an external app, your institution has restricted this feature.

  • One way to configure an app for a course is by using XML.

    To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Note: Configuring an external app is a course permission. If you cannot configure an external app, your institution has restricted this feature.

  • You can manually configure an External App in your course. However, configuring an external app by URL is more common.

    To learn more about configuring external apps, visit the Edu App Center.

    Note: Manually configuring an external app is a course permission. If you cannot configure an external app, your institution has restricted this feature.

  • Updated on: Jun 18, 2021

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