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  • If you do not already have a Canvas account, you need to create an account before you can log in to Canvas.

    If you are using Canvas through your institution, you will most likely already have an account and need to accept a course invitation. Your institution will email your login information. If you do not yet have an account, you can create an account when you accept the course invitation.

    If you are not using Canvas through your institution, you can create your own account. Your instructor will provide you with a join code to link you directly to the course. This code will be sent to you separately from the Canvas email that invites you to join the course. If you need to create an account in Canvas but have not received your join code via email, please contact your instructor or institution for help with logging in.

  • Download the Canvas by Instructure app on your iOS device for easier accessibility to course content.

    The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

  • Updated on: Sep 09, 2020

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  • As an admin, you can change your account settings at any time.

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  • Updated on: Aug 27, 2020

    How do I add a rubric in a course?

    If you cannot find a rubric you want to use in your course, you can create a new rubric. Once you create a rubric, the rubric is saved in your course for future use. You can add the rubric to an assignment and use the rubric for grading and adding comments. You can manage created rubrics in the Manage Rubrics page.

    This lesson shows how to create a rubric in the Manage Rubrics page. You can also create a rubric directly when adding a rubric to an assignment, and the process is the same.

    Note: Currently criterion cannot be reordered after they are added to a rubric.

  • You can align any outcome in your course to a rubric. Rubrics are used to help students understand expectations for an assignment and how their submissions will be graded. Outcomes can be aligned with a rubric for additional assessment and measurable performance.

    To align an outcome, the outcome must already exist for your course. You can align outcomes created at the account level, or learn how to create course outcomes.

    Notes:

    • Outcomes can be added to rubrics, but rubrics cannot be added to outcomes.
    • Rubrics cannot be edited once they have been added to more than one assignment in a course.
  • If your institution has enabled offline content, you can view your course offline as an HTML file. You can download the HTML file from the Modules page. Currently HTML files can only be generated in the browser version of Canvas and are only supported on a computer.

    HTML offline content is for offline viewing only; you cannot interact with course content directly, such as completing an assignment or viewing any submissions. In the HTML file, you can view assignment details, availability dates, and point values. Discussions and quizzes only include the description. All discussion replies (graded or ungraded) are considered submissions and must be viewed online. Additionally, you can view any embedded media files in the HTML file. If a link can only be accessed online, the link includes an external icon identifying the content as online only.

    Offline downloads include all content from the course at the time of the download. You will need to download the course each time you want to view updated course content. After the initial download, the export page shows the history of each download, and the Modules page shows the last time the content was exported.

    User Guidelines

    When exporting course content, you may not reproduce or communicate any of the content in the course, including exported files, without your institution's prior written permission. Please be aware of your institution's online user agreement guidelines.

    Note: If your course does not allow access to the Modules page, or if your course Modules page does not display the Export Course Content button, offline content is not available in your course. However, your institution may allow you to export course content as an ePub file.