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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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I am being warned about overwriting imported course content, what does this mean?

When copying course content, an automatic warning that states “Importing the same course content more than once will overwrite any existing content in the course” will populate for any content type. So, what does this mean? Will you lose all of your content in the new shell? Simply put, if you’re not copying the same […]

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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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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 Proctor Online Assessments spotlight.

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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 […]