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Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Nov 27, 2018

    How do I use Gauge as an admin?

    Manual Gauge Guide
  • You can reference the Canvas guides and get mobile help directly on your mobile device.

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

  • You can view personal files that you've added to your account on the Canvas app.

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

    Learn how to manage your personal files.

  • In Canvas you can add contact methods to receive notifications. Contact methods allow you to select how you want to be notified when various events occur within a course. Notifications are applied to all courses in Canvas. Canvas supports notification through email, SMS text message, and Twitter.

    Once you add contact methods, you can set your own Notification Preferences to select how often you want to be notified of course events.

    View a video about Notification Preferences.

  • Updated on: Nov 17, 2018

    How do I view a quiz log for a student?

    You can view quiz logs to view the status of your student quizzes. This feature is also designed to help you investigate problems that a student may have in the quiz. The quiz starts the log when students begin the quiz, so some logs may show that the quiz is in progress.

    If you gave the student multiple attempts for a quiz, the log will always show the most recent attempt by default. However, you can view any attempt within the log.

    Notes:

    • Quiz logs are only retained for six months.
    • Quiz Log Auditing is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable the link to view quiz logs, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.
  • In Conversations, you can send a message to one user or multiple users in a course.

    Note: Currently you cannot message users in multiple courses.

  • Crocodoc is a tool that allows annotations on online assignment submissions in Canvas. If Crocodoc has been enabled for your institution, you can use Crocodoc for assignments and in SpeedGrader. You can view when students view annotated feedback in the assignment details section of the sidebar.

    When you open a submission, Crocodoc will automatically save any annotations made to the submission file for one hour. You can restart a Crocodoc session at any time by refreshing the submission page. To help you avoid losing work, Canvas will generate a session expiration warning after 50 minutes.

    Some browsers may not initially render comments correctly when viewing feedback. If your browser includes a built-in PDF viewer, select the option to view the PDF in the system viewer. You can also download PDF files with comments to view on your computer. The settings required to view or print the annotations in the PDF vary based on the software installed on your computer.

    Compatible Crocodoc Files

    If a submission includes a file that can be rendered in Crocodoc, but the submission preview is not complete, Canvas will generate a message stating the document is still processing. If a file is submitted that is not compatible with Crocodoc, the Canvas document previewer will still display the file, but Crocodoc markup and commenting will not be available.

    Canvas currently supports .doc/.docx, .ppt/.pptx, and .pdf Crocodoc file formats.

    Notes:

    • Crocodoc is not available in the Canvas beta environment, so Crocodoc documents will never be rendered.
    • Files over 100 MB and password-protected files will not be converted by Crocodoc.
    • SpeedGrader may take up to ten minutes after an assignment is submitted to display a document that supports Crocodoc.
    • Crocodoc annotations can be viewed in the Canvas by Instructure app.
    • Crocodoc annotations cannot be viewed by screen readers; for users with accessibility concerns, please leave feedback in the assignment's comments sidebar.
    • Crocodoc has limitations when used in Firefox. To avoid losing any annotations, click the screen before navigating to another student, or choose another browser.