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  • Updated on: Oct 07, 2017

    How do I use Draft State in Quizzes?

    Draft State allows content in Quizzes to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students, and graded quizzes are excluded from grade calculations.

    Note: If you use Modules in your course and add a Quiz to a Module, please be aware that the state of the Module overrides the state of all module items. You may want to consider leaving Quizzes unpublished until you are ready to publish the entire Module. For more information please see the Modules Draft State lesson.

    Tags Canvas, draft state, Instructor, Instructor Guide, quiz, Quizzes, test, tests
  • Updated on: Oct 07, 2017

    How do I use the Quizzes Index Page?

    You can view all your quizzes in your course on the Quizzes Index page. As an instructor, you can also add quizzes and modify quiz settings.

    Tags blueprint courses, Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, MasteryPaths, quiz, Quizzes, SIS, test, tests
  • Within Modules, you can view the progress of your students and see how they are progressing through the course.

    Module progress is determined by the students completing required elements in the module. If you don't set up any requirements, you won't be able to track your students' progress within each module. Required elements may include requiring the students viewing a page, submitting an assignment, or earning a minimum score on an assignment or quiz. For more information please see the lessons about setting up prerequisites and adding requirements.

    Note: Numerous module items may affect performance. Modules supports up to 100 module items in the student progress page.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Modules
  • Once students complete a MasteryPaths assignment, you can view the breakdown of the mastery path ranges in the assignment. Each range includes a link that shows the number of students who scored in each range. You can view a specific student’s score for the MasteryPath assignment, view the student's submission, view the student's conditional content assignments, and send a message to the student.

    Note: MasteryPaths is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.

    Tags Canvas, conditional assignments, Instructor, Instructor Guide, mastery paths, MasteryPaths, Modules
  • By default, assignments in Canvas are assigned to Everyone, which means all students will be able to view the item in their Modules page. Once you have added conditional assignments to a MasteryPath, you must differentiate the assignment to MasteryPaths. The Mastery Paths assignment designates the assignment for conditional release only, and the assignment will only display to students whose scores fall in a range that releases the assignment to them.

    To confirm that all conditional content items have been assigned to MasteryPaths correctly, you can use the Test Student to view the students' Modules page by enabling Student View. The only course items that should be visible to the Test Student are items assigned to Everyone. Therefore, if the Test Student can view a conditional item without having completed any coursework, the assignment may not have been edited and assigned to MasteryPaths.

    Notes:

    • MasteryPaths is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.
    • For quick reference, assignment and quiz pages display user assignments. User assignments cannot be viewed from the modules page until the assignment has been assigned to multiple students.
    Tags Canvas, conditional assignments, Instructor, Instructor Guide, mastery paths, MasteryPaths, Modules
  • MasteryPath assignments release conditional content to students based on a set of rules in three scoring ranges. After the initial assignment has been graded by the instructor, the student’s score designates which conditional items(s) will be assigned as a learning path. For instance, a student who scores above 90% on an assignment could be assigned more advanced work, while a student who scores below 60% could view assignments designed for content clarification and improvement. Please note that resubmitted assignments may affect conditional paths, as updated grades may change the associated assignments released to the student.

    Any graded assignments, graded discussions, and quizzes in a module can be the source for a MasteryPaths item. However, ungraded assignments, ungraded discussions, practice quizzes, and surveys (both graded and ungraded) cannot be used in MasteryPaths.

    MasteryPaths items should be created from assignment assigned to everyone, such as a pre-test or an introductory assignment.

    Once you have added conditional content to a MasteryPath assignment, you must differentiate each conditional assignment for MasteryPaths.

    Notes:

    • Because content pages do not require grading, content pages cannot be the source of a MasteryPath and can only be added to an assignment as conditional content. However, a page must be allowed for MasteryPaths before it can be added to a conditional path.
    • ‪If conditional items are added to a path and later changed (such as separating conditional items in the same range or adding another item), the change will not apply to any students who have already been graded based on the original conditional path. Conditional items should be final when course content is published.‬
    • ‪Added items can include due dates, but due dates are controlled by each individual item, not by the conditional path. Instructors may want to confirm any assigned due dates for conditional items are aligned with the rest of the coursework appropriately in the module page structure.‬
    • Conditional content items can be set up with their own conditional items.
    • All module items should be published before the course is available to students. If an unpublished item is added as a conditional content item, the student will not be able to view the content until the item is published. Any publishing delays may have unintended consequences for the student's conditional path.

     

    Note: MasteryPaths is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.

    Tags Canvas, conditional assignments, Instructor, Instructor Guide, mastery paths, MasteryPaths, Modules
  • If you want to add a page to a MasteryPath in a module, you must first enable the page for MasteryPaths. Otherwise, the page will not appear as a conditional page when you add an item to a MasteryPath. Once a page has been enabled for MasteryPaths, the page can also be viewed in the Assignments Index Page.

    Note: MasteryPaths is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, mastery paths, MasteryPaths, Modules
  • The Canvas MasteryPaths feature allows you or a course designer to customize learning experiences to students based on student performance. With MasteryPaths, you identify activities for each student’s learning path and differentiate assignments for required learning, optional learning, or choosing their own content and assignments within a specific path, which helps them achieve course mastery.

    MasteryPaths is based on differentiated assignments, which allows assignments to be assigned to different users and sections. With MasteryPaths, assignments are differentiated to individual students automatically and no additional work is required aside from grading student assignments as usual. After the initial assignment has been graded (either manually or automatically), the student’s score designates which conditional items(s) will be assigned as a learning path.

    If you use weighted grading in your course, additional course work may affect student's total grades. However, grade calculations are based on the assignments assigned and completed by the student; students are not penalized for any assignments that are not assigned to them. If you are concerned about grade variances with point values, you may want to review the conditional assignments assigned to each MasteryPath and try to balance out grading totals in each path. Additionally you could evaluate student progress and add individual students to assignments as necessary that they can complete to improve their grade.

    When creating MasteryPaths, all assignments and pages should be created and added as conditional items before publishing the course to students.

    Notes:

    • MasteryPaths is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable this feature, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.
    • MasteryPaths cannot currently be used with assignments being passed back to a student information system (SIS) such as PowerSchool or Skyward.
    • Currently MasteryPaths does not support association with outcomes.
    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, mastery paths, MasteryPaths, Modules, SIS
  • Updated on: Oct 07, 2017

    How do I reorder module items?

    You can reorder module items after you've added them to a module. You can manually drag and drop the module item, or you can use the Move To option, which is also accessible for keyboard users. You can also reorder modules.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Modules
  • Updated on: Oct 07, 2017

    How do I remove module items?

    You can remove individual content items from your modules.

    Removing a item will only remove it from the selected module. If you have included the item in other modules, they will not be affected.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Modules