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Sharing Files with Students

Tools: Canvas Files Giving students access to digital files is important for online courses and can add value to in-person teaching as well. Powerpoints, PDFs, spreadsheets and more can be used to present content to your students as effectively as possible. The built-in tools in Canvas make sharing files with your students easy and simple […]

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Communication Readings/Content

Send Files or Links via Email

Another way to keep your students updated and share important materials and links is through email. You can use your MSU Denver Outlook account to manage email correspondence with your students. Using the file attachment options outlined below, you can share important documents, PowerPoints, readings and links. Directions Go to Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Email (Office […]

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Readings/Content

Upload Files to Canvas

Canvas stores course files for easy access and deployment within Canvas. Files stored within courses can be linked and attached multiple times in many places throughout Canvas, from assignments to discussions to pages. Using the Files section in your Canvas course will help you keep your files organized and ready to be placed throughout the course. […]

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Group Work/Collaboration

Use Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive may be the least obvious solution but can be effective in providing your students with the materials they need to complete group activities. Due to its “shared” nature, your students can easily collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, or presentations within OneDrive. Directions Create a Shared Folder for Students to Access Go to Faculty and Staff […]

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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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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 […]

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Canvas Tools Readings/Content Timely Tutorials

Convert Files (PPT, PDF, Word) to Canvas Pages

Using Pages is the best way to distribute material within Canvas. Pages are built to work with web browsers, so they display better and cooperate with multiple platforms (different browsers, different device types, etc.) better than downloadable files. Another advantage is the ability to edit Pages right in Canvas. So if you need to update […]

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Assignments

Create an Assignment with Files Attached

Canvas allows you to attach files directly to an assignment. You can add files and images from your own computer, course files on Canvas, or even user files. This is one of the easiest ways to ensure your students have all of the instructions, resources, and materials needed to complete their assignment. Directions Go to MSU […]