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Convert an HTML File to a Page

When a course is imported from Blackboard to Canvas, the content is formatted as HTML files. Converting these HTML files to Canvas Pages increases the functionality and visual appeal of the content. For example, unlike an HTML file, a Page can easily be edited from within Canvas (no downloading and re-uploading necessary), and your content […]

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Create Pages that are Editable for Students

Pages within Canvas create a visually dynamic and editable place to present your lectures, videos, and content without losing any important context. Pages can be easily placed within modules to create an efficient movement for students from topic to topic. They can also be assigned as a to-do item for students. Typically, pages are static […]

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Edit an Existing Page in Canvas

You can always go back and edit a Page that was created in Canvas. This is especially helpful if you plan on making the most of the Sample module that is provided in your shell but is also good for updating information or correcting errors throughout the course Pages. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff […]

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Create a Page in Canvas

Pages within Canvas create a visually dynamic and editable place to present your lectures, videos, and content. If you currently have documents to direct students on what to do within your course, consider creating a page instead. Pages within Canvas are an ideal solution to replace uploading document after document for students to view. Pages […]

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Communication Group Work/Collaboration Lectures

Integrate Microsoft Teams in Canvas

Microsoft Teams is a tool for collaboration and communication. You can use Teams to hold synchronous virtual sessions with your students. Using Teams to hold synchronous sessions can be helpful for delivering lectures and facilitating student collaboration or discussion. This tutorial describes how to schedule and share a Microsoft Teams meeting from within a Canvas […]

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Accessibility

Use the Canvas Accessibility Checker

The Accessibility Checker is a tool within Canvas that can assess the accessibility of content created in the Rich Content Editor. This guide will show you how to use the Accessibility Checker as well as the gaps in the assessment. Directions Using the Accessibility Checker Click the Accessibility icon below the right corner of the […]

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Canvas Tools

Restore Deleted Items in Canvas

In Canvas, you have the opportunity to restore or recover content or items that have been deleted from a course. Every course in Canvas has a unique URL or link. By adding /undelete at the end of the URL, you will be brought to a list of recently deleted items that can be restored. Directions […]

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Canvas Tools

Create a PDF or Word Version of a Canvas Page or Syllabus

This tutorial describes how to create a PDF version of a Canvas page and save it to your computer. This process can be used to save and/or print important information from the Syllabus tool or from pages such as the Overview and Course Grading Policy pages. The first method described below is easier, but you […]

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Canvas Tools

Use HTML to Edit Content in Canvas

While the Rich Content Editor is a quick and easy way to edit content in Canvas, you have the option to edit the content using HTML, as well. To do so, follow the steps below. 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 […]

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Accessibility

Add Alt Text in Canvas

Before reading this guide, be sure to familiarize yourself with Alternative Text Guidelines and Best Practices. Alt-text is an important component for any image you use in your course to ensure accessibility to students using screen readers, as well as to meet institutional standards. Directions Option 1: Change the Image File Name In Canvas, the file […]