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Tips for Instructors for a Better Canvas Experience

* Be sure to access the Canvas Video Guides for quick help on specifics. Check out ODL’s Canvas Support Center for additional support articles. * Set up your notifications , and also be sure to encourage your students to do this. * Publish, publish, publish. You must publish pages , modules , assignments ,…

How do I communicate with my students in Canvas?

Canvas gives you many options for communicating with your students - through  Announcements ,  Conversations  (internal Canvas messaging tool similar to email),  chat  (communication in real time), and web-conferencing . Please note: we do not recommend using chat because its messages are not private. Learn more a…

How to add participants to Canvas organizations

You may add participants to your organization manually , send participants a secret URL join code , or contact ODL to set up batch enrollments for very large groups. Option 1: Add participants manually * Click People on the navigation menu. * Click the  + People button to add people. * Add users by email …

Creating an Organization using a Canvas Course Site

Cases where a Canvas course site is a good fit * If your organization site is an academic organization that provides information, announcements, and/or surveys to participants and/or enrolls users each term using automatic enrollments. * If your organization site is a course of some sort, i.e. student orientation,…

How do I make a test/quiz in Canvas?

Canvas offers several assessment options. Please note, if you wish to use question groups and question banks, we recommend you create those question groups and banks before creating the quiz itself. If you are concerned about the security of your quiz, see our recommendations for increasing quiz security to minimize…

Instructors: How to access your Turnitin.com account for the first time

Please note: You must have created a Turnitin assignment in Canvas in order to trigger the creation of your account on Turnitin.com. If you have not created a Turnitin assignment in either a course or development site in Canvas, then the steps in this article will not work. * Find the email address associated with …

Canvas Best Practices

Use the following links to skip down to the specific information you are looking for: * Course Setup Basics Course Design Course Multimedia * Graded Work Gradebook setup, use, and end-of-semester concerns Quizzes & Assessments Assignments Discussions * Communication Basics Web-conferencing…

How to set up your course Grading Scheme

It is important that you enable and accurately implement a Grading Scheme in your Canvas course that matches the information you provide in your course syllabus. This is crucial because if your Canvas course grading scheme is not accurate, then your students will see a different final grade calculation in Canvas than…

What is the difference between text submissions and file upload submissions

You can restrict the file type for assignment submissions. For example, if you would like your students to only upload word documents for grading and not any other file type such as a pdf or a ppt, you can specify the file extensions for MS Word document such as doc and docx in the  Restrict Upload File Types fi…

How user enrollments and course access work in Canvas

Canvas matches its course enrollments with myFSU Student Central Sunday through Friday at: 5:00am, 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm. If a course schedule change occurs an hour before any of these "enrollment cycles", it may take an additional enrollment cycle for the change to take…

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