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Canvas Spotlight

Create Presentations Using Multimedia Principles

Every educator’s goal is to hold their students’ attention for as long as possible. This is often challenging, but the learning materials we create can be designed to improve each learner’s focus as well as their ability to recall information later. Well designed presentations are informative, engaging, and minimize the fatigue learner’s can experience. By […]

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FAQ

How do I avoid joining a Teams meeting as a “Guest”?

When joining a Teams meeting, you won’t have access to all of the features if you join as a “guest”. This happens when you aren’t logged in with your MSU Denver credentials. Additionally, our support staff won’t be able to help you in virtual drop-in support if you aren’t logged in properly. You can follow […]

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Communication

Create an Email List for Your Canvas Course

Canvas has a robust messaging system built into the LMS, but if you prefer to communicate with your students via email, you can use Canvas to generate an email list. You can do this by exporting your gradebook as a spreadsheet and then copying all of the emails at once. This process also excludes students […]

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Canvas Spotlight

Audio Annotations

It can be easy to assume that all learners learn the same way; that they have the same abilities and the same access to resources.  Here at MSU Denver, our priority is making sure that the information in our courses is accessible to all learners. Consider, however, that you are a non-sighted learner; how would […]

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How do I clear a Canvas shell of all content?

While you can delete individual items from a Canvas course, you may want to delete everything in the course at once. This usually happens when a mistake is made while copying the course and the wrong material is imported. You can request that ITS reset your Canvas shell by using the Canvas Course Reset ticket.

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Where is the course summary and calendar in my syllabus?

On your Syllabus in Canvas, there is a list of assignments and due dates at the bottom of the page. In the top right-hand corner, there’s also a calendar showing the same information. If you’re not seeing these things in your syllabus, they have likely been disabled. To enable the Course Summary and Calendar in […]

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Canvas Spotlight

Course Showcase – PSY 1001: Introductory Psychology

The old saying that multiple minds are better than one has never been more true than when it comes to developing courses. Members of our Center for Teaching, Learning, and Design – Instructional Design team (CTLD ID) recently collaborated with expert faculty members from the Department of Psychological Sciences during the Spring 2022 development cycle. […]

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Canvas Spotlight

CTLD Course Development Cycle

Do you want to design a new course, whether synchronous, asynchronous, hybrid, or hyflex? How about revamping a course you’ve already designed to improve functionality and accessibility? Have you been looking for some collaboration on best practices and tools to ensure your course meets your goals and the university’s pedagogical standards? The CTLD Instructional Design […]

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Why is my course copy job stuck in “queued”?

When copying a course, usually the copy job will complete in about a minute. However, sometimes you may notice much longer times. In these cases, the job will usually say “queued”. This happens during times when Canvas is experiencing particularly high traffic, such as shortly before and after the start of a new semester. The […]

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Canvas Tools Quizzes/Tests

Turn a Classic Quiz into a Question Bank

Question Banks are an excellent tool to use when creating Classic Quizzes. You can add questions to a bank, edit them if you like, and then add them to any Classic Quiz. You can use Question Banks to reuse questions and set up randomized pools of questions, for example. You may want to add several […]