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Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Oct 07, 2017

    How do I add a module?

    Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for your course. With modules, you are essentially creating a one-directional linear flow of what you would like your students to do. Once you create modules, you can add content items, set prerequisites, and add requirements.

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

    How do I use Draft State in Modules?

    Draft State allows content in Modules to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished modules are invisible to students.

    Modules control the entire flow of your course and its content. 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 You may want to consider leaving all Module items in an unpublished state until you are ready to publish the entire Module.

    For instance, if you add a published Discussion to an unpublished Module, students cannot view the Discussion on the Modules page. However, they will still be able to see the Discussion in other areas of Canvas, such as the Discussions Index Page, the Syllabus, and the Calendar, but they will not be able to open or participate in the Discussion. Please be aware of these potential scenarios when adding course content to a Module.

    Modules also supports publishing or unpublishing files, in addition to setting a file as restricted. The restricted status applies to files only and can hide files from students. However, please be aware that restricted files may still be visible to students when they are added to modules. Learn more about restricting files in Canvas.

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

    How do I use the Modules Index Page?

    Modules control the entire flow of your course and its content. As an instructor, you can add modules, add items to a module, and manage module settings. You can also reorder all modules and module items.

    Tags blueprint courses, Canvas, Instructor, Instructor Guide, MasteryPaths, Modules
  • If your institution is using a student information system (SIS) for grading purposes, you can set up a graded discussion to be sent back to the SIS. However, you must first specify which graded discussion(s) in the course should be sent to your SIS as part of the grade publishing process. Each graded discussion must be modified individually. However, your institution may have already enabled an option for all graded discussions to be configured for your SIS.

    Once a graded discussion is set up to be sent to your SIS, the Assignment Index Page lets you enable or disable a graded discussion by clicking the SIS sync icon next to the graded discussion.

    Each SIS requires specific setup procedures to properly post grades for graded discussions. Depending on how graded discussions are assigned to students, some discussions may not be supported. For details and and troubleshooting tips, view the appropriate help document for your SIS integration:

     

    Note: The Banner integration does not require any assignment setup and only pulls total grades from the Gradebook.

    Tags Banner, Canvas, Discussions, Instructor, Instructor Guide, PowerSchool, SIS, Skyward
  • If you have allowed liking for a course discussion, you can like discussion replies.

    Tags Canvas, Discussions, Instructor, Instructor Guide
  • To manually stop students from posting replies to discussion posts, use the close for comments link. You can also pin discussions to the closed for comments section on the discussion index page.

    Note: You can automatically set your post to close for comments on a specific date by creating discussion availability dates.

    Tags Canvas, Discussions, Instructor, Instructor Guide
  • You can allow students to like replies in a discussion. If a discussion allows liking, users will see a Like icon within each discussion reply. By default, liking is available to all users in the course; however, you can choose to restrict the option to graders only.

    The Like icon is enabled on a per-discussion basis.

    Learn how to like a discussion reply.

    Tags Canvas, Discussions, Instructor, Instructor Guide
  • You can easily reply to any discussion, threaded or focused. However, the reply process varies depending on the type of discussion.

    Tags Canvas, Discussions, Instructor, Instructor Guide
  • As an instructor, you have the ability to edit or delete discussion replies within your course. This setting helps you moderate your course and remove any inappropriate or otherwise unwanted posts.

    You can also choose to view or hide all deleted replies in a discussion. By default, deleted replies are hidden in a discussion.

    Tags Canvas, Discussions, Instructor, Instructor Guide
  • You can add a YouTube video in a discussion reply by adding the URL of the video as a link to the response.

    Tags Canvas, Discussions, Instructor, Instructor Guide