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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 […]

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Why can’t I see the questions from Classic Quiz question groups when I migrate to New Quizzes?

New Quizzes currently do not offer the option of “question group” type questions. When you migrate a Classic Quiz with question groups to a New Quiz, the questions within those groups are stored directly in the New Quiz in a quiz-specific item bank. Unfortunately, though you will have a link to the quiz-specific item banks, […]

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How can I digitize media for my course?

If you are looking to digitize media (films, television shows, musical recordings, etc.) for use in your course, please contact the ITS Help Desk. ITS provides this service to MSU Denver faculty. Once your media has been digitized and uploaded to your Yuja account by ITS, CTLD can help you add it to your course, […]

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Why are Assignments hidden in Canvas?

By default, your course shell should have Assignments, Quizzes, Pages, Discussions, and Files disabled, or hidden, from student view. Even disabled, these are available to you and act as repositories for any content you add to your course. Some instructors have expressed an interest in enabling them for students to navigate. CTLD strongly advises against […]

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How do I remove a student from a course?

Throughout the duration of your course, you may have one or more students formally withdraw. To comply with federal regulations, records of a student’s participation must be maintained, so these students will still appear in the People page of the course but will be marked as “Inactive.” This change will happen automatically when the Registrar […]