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Why is the assignment I deleted from my module still showing up in Gradebook?

Modules are a fundamental building block and the main organizational unit of a Canvas course. They enable an instructor to organize the course content by week or by topic, for example, and to build each new concept on what a student has previously learned. This organization makes the course easier for a student to navigate. […]

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Quick Start Canvas Guide

Quick Start Canvas Guide

This Quick Start Canvas Guide is designed to help you prepare your course shell for a new term. Whether you’ve taught the course before or not, the following steps are good best practices for organizing your information and making sure your course is set up exactly the way you need it to be to start […]

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How do I share my lead course with other instructors?

Many courses at the university have several sections, taught by several different instructors. Still, we want to create a consistent experience across sections of a course so students all receive a similarly excellent learning experience. There are several ways a department chair or course facilitator can share their lead course, or the relevant content within, […]

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How do I copy a Canvas course?

The following infographic provides guidance on copying the content from one course to a new or duplicate shell. Directions Log in to your Published Course shell in Canvas. Locate Import Existing Content from the menu on the right. Select your Previous Course (the course you want to copy content from). Choose to Copy Specific Content, […]

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Add Items to Modules

Tools: Modules Modules are the “building blocks” of a Canvas course. Modules help organize a course and ensure that students will access all materials in the desired order. A wide variety of different items can be added to a Module, including pages, discussions, assignments, quizzes, files, headers, and links. Adding different types of items to […]

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Voiceover PowerPoints

Tools: Yuja and PowerPoint PowerPoint has the potential to be a powerful instructional tool for conveying information and teaching content. However, PowerPoints that live on their own without any context are less useful for learning. PowerPoints are most useful as a supplementary tool alongside input and context from the instructor. It would be tough to […]

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Readings/Content

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 […]