Recent Updates

  • You can subscribe to entire discussion threads in your courses and be notified when new comments are posted to the topic. If you reply to a discussion, you will automatically be subscribed to discussions and will be notified of updates unless you manually unsubscribed to that discussion. Please note that you cannot subscribe to individual threads within a threaded discussion.

    You will automatically be subscribed to discussions you create in your student groups. You will also be subscribed to any new discussions you create in your course, if your instructor has set course permissions that allow you to do so.  

    Note: You must specify your notification preferences to receive updates for subscribed discussions.

  • Canvas includes a set of default notification preferences you can receive for your courses. Notifications are sent to Canvas contact methods as specified in your account. However, you can change the default settings by setting your own notification preferences. These preferences only apply to you; they are not used to control how course updates are sent to other users. To learn more about each notification, default settings, and notification triggers, view the Canvas Notifications PDF.

    Notifications are sent as one of four delivery types: send right away, daily summary, weekly summary, or don't send. If you change a setting, the change is made immediately to your account.

    Notification settings apply to all of your courses; you cannot change settings for individual courses.

    You can reply directly to email notifications outside of Canvas and have the reply appear in Conversations. However, please be aware that attachments added as part of an external reply are not included with the message shown in the Canvas Inbox.

    Note: The Canvas by Instructure app supports setting notification preferences. However, setting preferences inside the app will override preferences in the browser version of Canvas, and daily and weekly preferences are not supported.

  • Your instructor may require you to submit a peer review of another student's assignment. To complete the assignment, you must review the student's assignment and add a comment in the comment sidebar.

    If your instructor includes a rubric, which is a pre-determined outline of how an assignment is graded, you must also assign a grade using the rubric.

    Some peer reviews may also be anonymous, which means you cannot view the name of the student whose assignment you are reviewing. Additionally, the student cannot see your name as the reviewer when you leave a comment to complete the review.  

  • You can use the Rich Content Editor to record a video. You can record media for any length of time, but shorter video recordings are recommended. If your video is longer than 15 minutes, you may want to consider recording and uploading using an external provider. Longer media lengths require a longer rendering time and may be interrupted without a stable internet connection.

    The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

    Canvas videos also support caption files. Once you record and save your video, learn how to add captions to a video.

  • You can create a certificate of completion for programs in Catalog. Certificates are automatically issued to students when they have completed all requirements in the program. You can add a pre-designed template or create a custom template from HTML/CSS.

    Note: Courses within each program can only be identified as complete if the courses include modules. Learn how Catalog works with Canvas.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • Each course listing in catalog is independent, even when it is associated with a program listing. Depending on how you want to create a program, you will have to set visibility and enrollment details for each course requirement. This lesson will show you various scenarios you can create for a program listing.

    Note: Even if you restrict course visibility in a program listing, when a student reaches the registration page, the names of all course listings will still be shown.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • You can view analytics in Canvas Catalog in the Analytics page. The Analytics page displays summaries and user data for enrollments, revenue, and user registrations.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • You can view analytics in Canvas Catalog in the Analytics page. The Analytics page displays summaries and user data for enrollments, revenue, and user registrations.

    Manual Catalog Guide
  • You can view analytics in Canvas Catalog in the Analytics page. The Analytics page displays summaries and user data for enrollments, revenue, and user registrations.

    Manual Catalog Guide