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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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How do I proctor an exam in my course?

Please see our Use ProctorU with Canvas tutorial.

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How can I add a student to a Canvas course?

All students registered for a course at MSU Denver are automatically added to your course shell at the beginning of the term. This roster is automatically updated throughout the semester to deactivate students who drop the course or add students who register after the start date. If a student who is registered for the course […]

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How do I move my Blackboard course over to Canvas?

Previous Blackboard content was migrated into Canvas by K16 Solutions in 2020. Before requesting a Blackboard archive, check to see if the course is located within Canvas: Select Courses in the blue, left-hand side Canvas menu. Select All Courses from the bottom of the Courses menu. Courses migrated from Blackboard will start with “K16” and […]

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How do I submit final grades?

At the end of each semester, you will need to formally submit the final grade each student in your class earned, for each class you taught. The gradebook in Canvas is an effective tool for tracking student grades, but once the class has concluded, you will need to enter that data into Banner, the data-management […]

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Is Unicheck Changing After Being Acquired by Turnitin?

Unicheck, the plagiarism checking software used at MSU Denver, was acquired by Turnitin in 2020. In regards to this acquisition, Turnitin announced that Unicheck would continue development as a separate product from Turnitin’s own plagiarism software. At this time, there are no announced changes to Unicheck in relation to its acquisition and MSU Denver faculty […]

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Why can’t students see the content I created?

All content in Canvas must be published and placed in a published module to be viewed by students.  You can find instructions on adding items to modules in our Add Items to Modules tutorial. Once the item is added, check that both it and the module are published. There should be a green check mark […]

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How do I find SpeedGrader?

Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions are all graded from within SpeedGrader. To access Speedgrader, click on Assignments in the left-hand navigation menu, click on the name of the Assignment that you would like to grade, then click on SpeedGrader to the right-hand side. You can also access Speedgrader from within the Gradebook. Hover over the Assignment’s […]

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How can I combine multiple sections of the same class into one course shell?

Shells can be issued to include more than a single section of a Canvas course. This can be useful when teaching multiple synchronous or asynchronous sections of a single course. Multi-section shells must be requested by the department chair before shells are issued for the next semester. They cannot be retroactively combined. Please reach out […]

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When can students see their courses for the semester?

By default, Canvas shells for MSU Denver classes are programmed to open on the Saturday before classes begin. Starting from this date, students can view and interact with published content. As the instructor, you can view and change this date in the Settings menu of each course. In the Course Details tab of the Settings […]