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Canvas Tools Communication Grading

Use the Gradebook Option, “Message Students Who…”

When you’re grading, it can be helpful to send a quick message to a specific group of students. For example, you may want to send a reminder to all students who have not yet submitted an assignment, or maybe you want to send a message to students who received a certain grade or lower to […]

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Communication Lectures

Schedule a Recurring Meeting in Teams

One of the easiest ways to keep your course running smoothly is to schedule a recurring meeting in Teams. This will enable you to meet with your students for live lectures, discussions, or other class activities. Follow the steps below to schedule a meeting for your course team. If you still need to set up […]

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Set up a “Course Team” in Teams

Microsoft Teams is a tool that allows you to easily start a video conference with your students. This can be a helpful way to share important information with all or your students or to conduct 1-on-1 meetings with specific individuals. Teams even has a screen sharing feature that is useful when trying to support your […]

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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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Canvas Tools Communication

Canvas Messages

You will likely need to be in contact with your students throughout a course. To help facilitate this, Canvas has included a native messaging system that allows you to contact individuals or whole courses within Canvas. This messaging system functions much the same as your MSU Denver email. Directions Navigate Your Inbox Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty […]

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Communication

Use Appointment Groups to Host Virtual Office Hours

Office hours are a hallmark of higher education and as you move to online, you will likely want to continue offering this option to students. Canvas has a tool built in to the Calendar to make this task more manageable. By using Appointment Groups, you can easily implement a way for student’s to sign up […]

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Use the Calendar in Canvas

The Calendar feature in Canvas is a great way to view meetings, events, and assignments for every class, all at once. It also allows you to easily move, edit, or add events and assignments from a central location. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section. Log in to your Canvas Account. […]

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Canvas Tools Communication

Edit Existing Announcements

Course Announcements provide a useful way to inform or remind students about course logistics and activities. You can make edits to existing announcements, even after they have been published, to make clarifications or changes. This ensures the most accurate information is available to your students. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching […]

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Canvas Tools Communication

Create an Announcement in Canvas

Instructors can use Canvas course Announcements to post a message to all of the students in their course. Announcements are an easy way to inform or remind students about course logistics and activities. Additionally, the home page is designed to display the five most recent announcements, so your students can always be kept up-to-date if […]

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Integrate Canvas Calendar Feed into Outlook Calendar

The native calendar tool in Canvas will automatically update with due dates you have created for quizzes, assignments, and discussions. This is a helpful tool for tracking and viewing due dates all in one place. You may, however, prefer to use the Outlook calendar, which automatically updates with all your Teams meetings and event invites […]