Recent Updates

  • Students can only delete their announcements within a group. You can delete an announcement on the Announcements page or within an individual announcement.

  • If your Modules page asks you to choose an assignment group, you need to choose which assignment(s) you want to select before you can progress to the next assignment.

  • Updated on: Mar 20, 2020

    What is the Roll Call Attendance Tool?

    The Attendance (Roll Call) tool is an external app (LTI) used for taking attendance in Canvas courses. The Attendance tool can be used for online or face-to-face courses. Enabled at the account level, the Roll Call Attendance tool can be used by all courses in the Canvas account.

    The Attendance tool always appears as a visible Course Navigation link, but it cannot be viewed by students, so hiding the link in Course Settings is not necessary. If instructors do not want to use the Attendance tool in their courses, no action is required. However, if you do use the Attendance tool, students can view their attendance report through the Roll Call Attendance submission details page.

    Note: The Attendance tool must be enabled for your institution before it can be used in Canvas courses. If you are an admin, contact your Customer Success Manager for assistance.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.

  • As a student group leader, you can help manage a group in a course. Group leaders are assigned automatically or manually by your instructor. You will not receive any notification that you have been added as a group leader.

  • You can view any groups where your instructor has added you as a member, as well as any available self sign-up groups in your course.

    Learn how to easily see the groups you are enrolled in.