Recent Updates

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Updated on: Jan 17, 2020

    How do I upload a file to a group?

    You can share files with members of your group.

    Note: All files added to the group will be accessible to all group members.

  • You can download a single file from your user, group, and course file storage area.

    Learn how to locate your user files, course files, and group files.

  • You can download a folder in a ZIP format in your personal, group, or course files.

    Learn how to locate your user files, course files, and group files.

  • Updated on: Jan 17, 2020

    How do I upload ZIP files as a student?

    You can import .zip files to your personal or group file storage area.

    If you do not know how to create a ZIP file, please consult your computer operating system's user guide.

    Learn how to locate your user files and group files.

  • You can move and organize your personal and group files. Files are organized in alphabetical order. While you can still move files into folders, you cannot rearrange the alphabetized structure of the files and folders.

    Learn how to locate your user files and group files.

    Note: Files that have been submitted as part of an assignment cannot be moved.

  • You can delete a file or folder within your personal or group file storage area. Once a file or folder is deleted, it cannot be recovered.

    Learn how to locate your user files and group files.

    Note: Files that have been submitted as part of an assignment cannot be deleted.