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Grade with a Rubric

Rubrics produce a set of criteria to evaluate student performance. When they are used in Canvas, they provide students with direction and clarity. When integrated with SpeedGrader, rubrics enable you to provide quick and easy feedback and assessments to your students. Note: These instructions assume that a rubric has already been created and assigned to the […]

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Give Extra Credit

There may be situations where you’d like to give extra credit opportunities to your students. In Canvas, there are a number of ways to assign extra points. The steps below outline how to create Assignments that are specifically intended to be extra credit. Other methods are listed below as well. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and […]

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Use GoReact to Provide Feedback on Videos

GoReact is a tool for providing feedback on videos. Students can record media and receive feedback from their teacher or critique a media piece using time-stamped comments. Consider asking students to act out a scene from literature, record a mini-lesson about the course content, or demonstrate a performance-based skill. This tutorial describes how to integrate […]

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Create a Rubric in Canvas

Rubrics provide a set of criteria to evaluate student performance. When they are used in Canvas, they provide students with direction and clarity. When integrated with SpeedGrader, rubrics also allow you to provide quick and easy feedback for your students. Note: To attach the rubric to an assignment, refer to the “Attach a Rubric to an […]

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Create Weighted Assignment Groups

Assignment groups allow you to organize your assignments by category. For more information, please visit the “Organize Assignments Using Assignment Groups” tutorial. This tutorial describes how to weight your assignment groups to affect how strongly each category will affect the final grade. For example, you could set Projects to 20%, Discussions to 10%, Quizzes to 30%, […]

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Add Manual Columns to the Gradebook

Assignments, discussions, quizzes and a few other activities can be set to automatically populate the Canvas gradebook; however, other types of activities, such as live student presentations during synchronous lectures, do not automatically populate. You may want to manually add these items to the gradebook by creating additional columns. The only way to manually create […]

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Create an Assignment

Canvas Assignments allow you to provide assignment instructions and materials to your students. Also, students can upload digital submissions directly to the Assignment. Instructors are then able to grade the assignment submissions from within Canvas. There are numerous possible assignments you could create. Consider asking students to annotate a reading, complete a virtual lab, record […]

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Edit Existing Assignments

You can easily edit your existing assignments to change the title and instructions, or to adjust settings such as the point value, due date, and accepted submission types. Editing assignments helps keep them up-to-date and lets you add additional resources and examples as you come across them. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in […]

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Organize Assignments Using Assignment Groups

Assignment groups allow you to organize all assignments categorically. This allows for both easier navigation to your assignments and lets you weight assignment groups differently for final grading. Note: If you want to add an already existing Assignment to a new or existing Assignment group, skip to Step 12 below. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff […]

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Create an Assignment with Limited Availability

Instructors can use the optional Availability Date settings to limit the timeframe in which students can view and submit an assignment. This is useful because you can create assignments in advance and prevent students from accessing them until you wish to unlock them. You can also prevent late submissions by setting the Due Date as […]