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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 […]

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Can I add students to an MS Team using Canvas roster?

The short answer is no, you can’t add students to a course Team through Canvas. Teams does not have access to your Canvas class and cannot currently populate a Teams course automatically. You will need to add each student individually to your course Team. You typically only need to type the first few letters of […]

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How do I set up my Canvas course?

If you’re new to online teaching, or just new to Canvas, it can seem a little daunting trying to set up a new course. CTLD has prepared an assortment of tutorials that will help you through this process. If your department or a colleague has already created the course and has given you permission to […]

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Why is the assignment I deleted from my module still showing up in Gradebook?

Modules are a fundamental building block and the main organizational unit of a Canvas course. They enable an instructor to organize the course content by week or by topic, for example, and to build each new concept on what a student has previously learned. This organization makes the course easier for a student to navigate. […]

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Why is my quiz showing up as an assignment?

Canvas uses Assignments, available from the course navigation menu on the left, as an umbrella that includes all assessments. Any quizzes (Classic or New) or discussions that you create for a course can be accessed from their respective links or from assignments link in the course navigation menu on the left.

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How do I delete the subtotal columns in my Gradebook?

The subtotal columns in your Canvas gradebook are populated automatically by the different groups you have in your assignments folder. These subtotal columns cannot be hidden or deleted. You may turn off the subtotal columns in settings, though this will also disable the total column. By default, Canvas has one main group called “Assignments” that […]