Recent Updates

  • You can drag and drop the students in your course to create a seating chart for your classroom.

    Once you have created your seating chart, learn how to take roll call in your course.

    Note: Currently Roll Call does not support a seating chart print option. However, you can always print the screen image from your browser.

  • Canvas provides tools that supplement face-to-face courses by providing additional information online. Students will be able to access content for courses they are enrolled in through Canvas. Some institutions provide Canvas course sites for face-to-face courses automatically, while others require their instructors to request course sites in Canvas.

  • Instructors invite observers to join their courses. By default, when you are added to a course, you will be able to view the course without having to accept a course invitation.

    Note: If you do not receive an invitation to join the course, please contact the instructor.

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What is the Teacher role?

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What is the Teacher Assistant role?

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What is the Student role?

  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What are What-If Grades?

    What-If Grades allow students to calculate their total grade by entering hypothetical grades for assignments. Only students can enter and view What-If scores. Learn how students use What-If Scores.


    • If Multiple Grading Periods are enabled in your course and users cannot view total grades, or if you have hidden student grade totals in Course Settings, students cannot view their current or total grade in the student Grades page.
    • Currently instructors cannot create hypothetical scores for students like What-If scores. However, you can view current and total scores for students by viewing the Student Interactions Report.
  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2019

    What is the Scheduler?

    Scheduler is a Calendar tool that creates appointment groups within a course or group. Students can sign up for a time slot within the appointment group. Some appointment time slots may only allow one student to sign up at a time, while others may allow an entire group to sign up.

    Only students can sign up for appointment slots in the Scheduler. If a student signs up for an appointment slot, an observer who is observing the student can view the appointment in the student's calendar. Observers cannot sign up for an appointment on behalf of a student.

    Note: The Scheduler tool is optional in the Calendar. If you are an instructor and Scheduler is not available to you, please contact your Canvas admin. If you are an admin, contact your Customer Success Manager.