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Copy a Course into the New Semester

The start of a new semester can be a stressful time for instructors. Fortunately, there is one major part that is quick and painless: copying forward your Canvas course into a new shell. With just a little preparation, you can copy your course into the new semester; the whole process only takes about 10 minutes! […]

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CTLD Support Services at a Glance

Need help? Simply put, that’s what we are here for. CTLD is the one stop shop for all of your teaching and learning needs. Staying up to date on the various instructional techniques, theories, tools, technology, and best practices is an important aspect of being an effective educator. Looking for help setting up your course […]

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When does my course start and end?

The start and end dates for your Canvas course are set by ITS when they create the shell. You can view them, and also change them, by clicking on Settings in the left-hand course navigation menu and click on the Course Details tab. By default, the start date will be a few days before the […]

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Directions to CTLD from the West Classroom or Arts Building

While the Central Classroom building is locked during the summer, there is entry to the building from unlocked buildings (West Classroom or Arts Building) via skybridges. From the West Classroom: Entering the West Classroom building from the main doors, go directly upstairs using the main stairwell, directly to the left of the doors. After going […]

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Peer Reviews

Use Peer Reviews in Canvas to Facilitate Learner-to-Learner Feedback The feedback you provide to students on their submitted work is critical to their success in your course, but students can also benefit from feedback provided by their classmates. Peer reviews can be a valuable exercise, both for the reviewer and the recipient. Reviewers get experience […]

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Knowledge Checks

Knowledge checks using MS Forms in Canvas can be a great way to check student comprehension. Have you ever wondered how to help your students develop better study skills? Students can spend a great deal of time reading or viewing material but merely reading material does little to help students learn or help students direct […]

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Monitor Student Progress with New Analytics

Use New Analytics to monitor student progress and evaluate your online course content As an instructor, you may find yourself wondering if students are engaging with course content and keeping on top of their coursework. Fortunately, Canvas provides New Analytics, an excellent tool that helps you see how your students are progressing. You can also […]

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How do I prevent students from editing their discussion replies?

By default, all replies a student posts in a Discussion in Canvas can be edited or deleted by that student. You can disable this feature, if you like, on a class-wide basis. This can be done to ensure greater academic integrity in your course, as a student cannot post an incomplete reply and then revise […]

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Using Sandboxes

When creating or editing a course, having an unpublished location to test out various tools and settings without fear of altering or deleting content in a live course is beneficial. This location is known as a Sandbox as it is a “playground” for content creation. In addition, Sandboxes can also serve as a backup location […]

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Print a Canvas Quiz

Canvas Quizzes are great tools for assessing students online, but you may want to deliver a Quiz created in Canvas in-person. For instance, you may be teaching a course you usually teach online in a classroom and want to reuse your material. In cases like this, you can print quizzes directly from Canvas to distribute […]