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  • Updated on: Oct 07, 2017

    How do I edit module items?

    You can edit module items' names and indentation after they have been created.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Modules
  • You can add a URL link to your modules.

    When adding an External URL to a module, the dialog box includes an option to load the URL in a new browser tab. When this option is selected, Canvas will display the page to students outside of Canvas. If the External URL is part of a module requirement, Canvas will also register the progression so that the module footer will appear and allow the student to advance to the next module item.

    When this option is not selected, the content is embedded in an iFrame for easy viewing. However, some sites have disabled embedding and require users to open the content in a new window. Users can open the link in a new window by right-clicking the link and selecting the option to view in a new window or tab.

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

    Tags Canvas, External Apps (LTI), external url, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Modules
  • You can add text to your module when you add a new item.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Modules
  • You can add new or existing content items in Canvas to a module. You can also add an item to multiple modules, or multiple iterations of an item to one module.

    When you add items to a Module, please be aware that the status of the Module overrides the state of the individual module items. You may want to consider leaving all Module items in an unpublished state until you are ready to publish the entire Module. Learn more about Draft State in Modules.

    Notes:

    • When adding a restricted file type to a Module, please be aware that restricted files act as published files and may be viewable to students. Learn more about restricting files in Canvas.
    • Numerous module items may affect performance. Modules supports up to 100 module items in the student progress page.
    • If your course requires you to set usage rights for a file, you must set the usage right before you can publish the file in a module.
    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Modules
  • Updated on: Oct 07, 2017

    How do I reorder modules?

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

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

    How do I delete a module?

    If necessary, you an delete a module in your course. Deleting a module also deletes all associated module items.

    When you delete a module, all of the items in that module are removed, but they are not deleted from the course.

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

    How do I lock a module?

    You can set modules to be locked until a given date.

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

    How do I edit a module?

    You can edit a module in the module settings menu. Editing a module allows you to rename the module, lock modules, add prerequisites, and add requirements.

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

    How do I add requirements to a module?

    When you add requirements to a module, students must complete all requirements within one module before moving to the next module. You can require students to complete all requirements in the module, or have them choose one item to fulfill a specific requirement.

    Note that you cannot add requirements until you have added module items: you can add content items such as assignment types, pages, and files; text headers; external tools; and external URLs.

    You can choose to allow students to complete requirements in any order, or you can require them to move through the module sequentially. A requirement to move through module items sequentially relates to the order items are listed on the Modules page, not the order displayed in Module Settings. If you have multiple iterations of an module item, you can set different requirements for each item.

    Module requirements are displayed in the order that they exist as module items. You may need to reorder module items so that the requirements are set correctly.

    Depending on the module item type, requirements include up to five options:

    • View the item: Students must view the item.
    • Mark as done: Students must mark the module item as done before they can progress to the next item.
    • Contribute to the page: Students must post a reply to a non-graded discussion or contribute content to a page (make sure students are allowed to edit pages in the course).
    • Submit the assignment: Students must submit an assignment, post a reply to a graded discussion, or submit a quiz. (Canvas does not allow you to manually enter a grade to fulfill this requirement; a submission must be made by the student.)
    • Score at least: Students must meet a minimum submission score. With this option, an additional field appears where you can enter the minimum score that students must earn. This option is available for all graded assignment types.

     

    You can also set up prerequisite modules and require students to complete each module in order.

    Note: If you choose to set the requirement type as completing only one option, and you want to use it with graded items, please note that all assignments with their current grades are reflected in the Gradebook. For instance, if you want a module to require a student to submit one of three assignments, the two assignments that aren’t submitted still factor into the Gradebook as unsubmitted. You may choose to manually configure the unsubmitted assignments appropriately, either by using the differentiated assignments feature or excusing the assignments in the Gradebook.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Modules, requirements
  • When you set up prerequisite modules, students must complete a module before moving to the next module.

    For each module, you can only set prerequisite modules that come before a specific module. You may need to reorder modules to create correct prerequisite availability.

    Please note that you cannot prevent a student from accessing an upcoming module unless requirements have also been set for the prior modules. Requirements indicate the order that students are required to complete module items.

    Note: You can only add prerequisites if you have added at least one module.

    Tags Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, Modules, prerequisites