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Add, Move, Edit, & Delete Modules

Modules serve as distinct sections of your course, and can be organized by unit, theme, week, or any method you choose for organization. During your course, you may find the need to rearrange, add, edit, or remove a module altogether to keep the content updated and correct. Note: The course shell provided to you will be […]

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Add Sections in Modules

You can add a simple text header to your Module for organizational or informational purposes. Directions: Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section. Log in to your Canvas account. Select the course you’d like to work in. Click Modules on the navigation menu on the right side of the page. Click “+” to the right side of the appropriate […]

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Use the Link Validator to Check for, and Fix Broken Links

The link validator tool in Canvas is a very helpful feature that will check your course for broken links and provide an easy to use log for finding and fixing links. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section. Log in to your Canvas Account. Open the Course where you’d like to validate links. Click Settings on […]

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Move Courses on the Dashboard

The Dashboard feature in Canvas enables you to view all of your courses in one place. Each course card provides quick links to various sections of the course and provides a visual aid to help you view and organize your courses. While cards are arranged alphabetically by default, you can rearrange the cards to fit […]

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Enable/Disable Items on the Navigation Menu

While the blueprint automatically determines which sections are visible and others invisible by default, you can actually choose what navigation options students see in the course navigation menu. This allows for you to control how students view and navigate the course, removing unnecessary cognitive load associated with students trying to locate the appropriate sections.  Directions […]

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View Your Course in Student View

By default, you will be using your Canvas courses from the “instructor view,” which shows some options not available to students. including hidden pages, grading/feedback options, and content editing options. When building a course, you may find it useful or necessary to try using your course as a student would, to help alleviate issues with […]

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Use the Canvas Dashboard

The Dashboard functions as a central hub of Canvas, allowing you to view and make changes to all of your courses. This section allows you to publish/unpublish courses and provides quick links to each of your courses’ announcements, assignments, discussions, and files. For instructors teaching multiple courses, this section will likely be the easiest way […]

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Use Browser Tabs and Shortcuts

When working on multiple courses, you can open multiple tabs in your browser and cut and paste between courses to save yourself some time. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section. Log in to your Canvas Account. Select the Course you’d like to copy information from. Right-click (or control + click for Mac users) […]

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How to Log Into Canvas

Follow the steps below to log into Canvas. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section. Log in to your Canvas Account with your MSU Denver credentials. Note: At this point, you may be prompted to complete MSU Denver’s two-factor authentication process before Canvas will complete your login. Click the Course you’d like to work […]

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Edit Your Course Dashboard

Your course dashboard is a handy place to access all of your courses when you arrive in Canvas. However, too many courses can make navigation difficult. Thankfully, you can select what courses appear on your course dashboard. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section. Log in to your Canvas Account. Click Courses from […]