Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Mar 09, 2020

    Lesson 2: Using the SIS Import Tool

  • Updated on: Mar 09, 2020

    Lesson 1: Account Basics

  • Updated on: Jan 17, 2020

    How do I view the rubric for a quiz?

  • Learning Mastery scores are used by your instructor to measure performance based on classroom standards, or outcomes. Outcome scores may be tied to assignments and other items throughout Canvas.

    If your Grades page shows Assignments and Learning Mastery tabs on the Grades page, you can view standards-based scores in the Learning Mastery tab.

  • You can use Google Drive to create a collaboration with a Google Document, Spreadsheet, or Presentation. You can select¬†individual users, groups, or both as part of a collaboration.

    Google Docs allows you to add up to 50 users per collaboration, and all users can view and edit a document at the same time. However, a Google file may be shared with up to 200 email addresses including viewers, commenters, and editors.

    Notes:

    • Google Drive collaborations are separate from Google Docs collaborations. If you cannot create a Google Drive collaboration, this feature has not been enabled for the course.
    • Once you invite a user to a collaboration, the collaboration is available to the user in the user's Google Drive. Uninviting the user or deleting the collaboration does not remove access to the collaboration once a user has been added.
  • Updated on: Jan 17, 2020

    How do I use inline chat as a student?

    If configured for your institution, inline chat allows you to communicate with other users in a course from areas other than the Chat page. Because they are separate from your course, inline chat will also not appear when viewing the Calendar, Conversations, Groups, or User Settings.

    When inline chat is enabled, any user viewing a course will appear as online on the Chat page. Currently there is no load limit for a course chat, but larger numbers of course users may affect performance.

    Notes:

    • If you cannot view inline chat, it has not been enabled for your institution.
    • Chat alerts are not available for inline chat.
  • Updated on: Jan 17, 2020

    How do I rename a file as a student?

    You can rename your files at any time using the Rename option in the file's settings menu. You can rename files in both user and group files.

    Learn how to locate your user files and group files.

    Notes:

    • If you add a file to another area of Canvas (e.g. Groups or Assignments) and then rename the file in your user files, the file rename will not update in any other Canvas location and must be changed manually. Please ensure that your file names are correct in your user files before using them in other content areas.
    • Files that have been submitted as part of an assignment cannot be renamed.
  • If you have permission from your institution, you can view your own analytics in an active course. Analytics show your activity and communication within the course.

    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.
    • Students cannot view analytics in concluded courses.
  • Updated on: Jan 17, 2020

    How do I leave a group as a student?

    If you are able to join a group in your course, you can leave the group at any time. You cannot leave groups that are not self sign-up groups.

    When a course is concluded, all associated groups will be shown as previous groups in your groups list.

  • You can add folders in both user and group files. Folders can be used to organize your files.

    Learn how to locate your user files and group files.