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Communication

Create an Email List for Your Canvas Course

Canvas has a robust messaging system built into the LMS, but if you prefer to communicate with your students via email, you can use Canvas to generate an email list. You can do this by exporting your gradebook as a spreadsheet and then copying all of the emails at once. This process also excludes students […]

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Canvas Tools Quizzes/Tests

Turn a Classic Quiz into a Question Bank

Question Banks are an excellent tool to use when creating Classic Quizzes. You can add questions to a bank, edit them if you like, and then add them to any Classic Quiz. You can use Question Banks to reuse questions and set up randomized pools of questions, for example. You may want to add several […]

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Copy a Canvas 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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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 […]

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Lectures Readings/Content Self-Help Tutorials

Use Microsoft Forms for Knowledge Checks in Canvas

Knowledge checks are a great tool for ensuring student comprehension when reading your course material. At their most basic, they can simply be a multiple-choice question at the end of a section to help the student see if they understood the material. They appear after content in Canvas and ask a few questions to gauge […]

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Share Content With Other Instructors

Building a full course from scratch can be quite an undertaking in terms of both time and effort. Converting Open Education Resources (OER), building pages, and writing quizzes and assignments are an investment in time and resources that may compete with other priorities (such as interacting with your students). This can be a lot to […]

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Grading Self-Help Tutorials

Use Grade Posting Policies in Canvas Gradebook

Special Note: There is a known bug in New Quizzes where students can view comments left by the instructor in their submissions even when grades are hidden and the grade posting policy is set to manual. The Canvas Gradebook is a powerful tool for recording and displaying student grades. When entering grades, you may want […]

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Update Your Course for the New Term

As an instructor preparing your course for a new term, you may find yourself balancing several different tasks at once. Even with existing course content from a previous term, you will still need to customize and make changes to content, due dates, and in some cases, technology, to keep your course relevant for a new […]

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Assignments Timely Tutorials

Adjust Due Dates for All Assignments

If you need to update or adjust assignment dates in course content that you’ve copied from a previous term or another instructor, Canvas has a tool, Edit Assignment Dates, that enables you to adjust all assignment due dates from one location. Once you edit your assignment dates on this page, your syllabus, assignments, and gradebook […]

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Finalize Your Course for End of Semester

Finalize Your Canvas Course and Prepare for the Next Semester The end of a semester can be a stressful time for you and your students. Looming deadlines and preparations for the coming semester can be challenging. This Canvas spotlight will cover some end-of-the-semester housekeeping functions in Canvas that you can use to bring your course […]