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Quizzes/Tests

Add Images to Test Questions

Adding images to a quiz question can help visually illustrate the concept, activate student knowledge, and improve student engagement. This tutorial describes how to use the Rich Content Editor to add images to your quiz questions. Directions Add Images to Classic Quiz Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section. Log […]

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Discussions Ready Set Go Timely Tutorials

Create a Discussion in Canvas

Canvas has many tools that allow for student interaction and feedback. Among these is a discussion tool that allows students to interact with each other in a forum using the Rich Content Editor. You may then provide feedback or grades to each discussion post. Directions Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning […]

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Communication Lectures Timely Tutorials Videos

Embed Videos from YuJa

Sometimes the best way to reach your students is with a video from you, their instructor. You can easily embed videos from YuJa anywhere the Rich Content Editor box and toolbar appears in Canvas. There are two ways to approach the embedding of a YuJa video. One begins within YuJa and the other stays entirely […]

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Assignments Ready Set Go Timely Tutorials

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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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

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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Readings/Content

Insert Images using the Rich Content Editor

Images within a page, assignment, discussion, or quiz create a dynamic and engaging visual for students. Images are also a crucial component of visual learning. Note: The Rich Content Editor is used throughout Canvas; Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus all feature large text boxes with a tool bar across the top where text and […]

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Canvas Tools Readings/Content Ready Set Go Timely Tutorials

Use the Rich Content Editor to Modify Text, Insert Links, Attach Files, and Connect Apps

The Rich Content Editor is used throughout Canvas. Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and the Syllabus all feature large text boxes with a toolbar across the top where text and media can be entered. This is the Rich Content Editor, and the instructions in this tutorial will work wherever the Rich Content Editor is available. […]