Recent Updates

  • You can insert an image file directly into discussion replies using the image icon. You can choose an image from a website URL, an image you've uploaded into your Canvas files, or an image from Flickr. If a change is made to the source of your image after you have embedded it in a discussion reply, the image added to your discussion reply will not be changed.

  • You can embed an image file directly into discussion replies using the image icon. Images can be embedded from the web, your Canvas user files, or Flickr. If a change is made to the source of your image after you have embedded it in a discussion reply, the image added to your discussion reply will not be changed.

    Note: Before you can embed an image from Canvas, the image must first be uploaded to your user files.

  • If your institution has enabled the Scheduler tool, you can sign up for any appointments that are created for your course using the Calendar sidebar. Appointments can include office hours, group presentation time slots, and lunch with an alumnus.

    Scheduler is an optional feature that may not be available to you in the Calendar.

    Note: Currently, Scheduler has two options for viewing appointments. This lesson is for users with the Find Appointments button in the Calendar sidebar. If your calendar does not display the Find Appointment button as shown in this lesson, you can only sign up for Scheduler appointments in the Scheduler page.

  • Your instructor can assign you to review another student's assignment. You can view peer review notifications in Canvas in the Recent Activity Stream, the To Do list, and from the individual assignment page. Once peer reviews are assigned, you will also be notified via email.

  • On the assignment submission details page, some of your graded assignments may appear as file upload attachments that include a View Feedback button. Instead of leaving comments directly on the assignment, your instructor may choose to include comments directly in the assignment using annotations, or inline comments. These comments are made using Crocodoc, which you can also use to reply to any comments or make your own annotations.

    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.

    Note: If the assignment attachment displays a Preview button instead of the View Feedback button, your file is not Crocodoc compatible and will not include any annotated comments.

  • Some institutions may enable a feature in Canvas called Profiles. Profiles allows you to update your name, preferred contact methods, and any personal links for your account. Your profile information can be viewed by all users in your courses.

    Note: If you do not see the Profiles tab in your user navigation menu, this feature has not been enabled for your institution.

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