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How to ensure the accuracy of final grades within Canvas

Before uploading final grades using the FSU Grade Upload Tool, it is crucial to ensure the accuracy of your course grade book. These are some important things to keep in mind while preparing your course for final grade submission: * A Grading Scheme needs to be enabled and accurately implemented according to the sc…

How do I create Assignment weights?

You can create assignment groups and assign weights (%) for each assignment group to calculate the final grade out of a total of 100%. Note: Canvas treats all graded items as Assignments, e.g.,  Discussions, Quizzes,  etc. The weights for all assignment groups must add up to a total of 100% (unless you are offeri…

Zoom Overview

Zoom Privacy & Legal Policies Zoom Accessibility Information Zoom is the new web-conferencing tool available for use in all FSU courses and replaces our previous Bb Collaborate web-conferencing tool. Zoom is also HIPAA-compliant. If you are a student,  find out more about Zoom here . Learn how to secure yo…

Canvas Quizzes Best Practices

When it comes to graded quizzes offered via your Canvas course site, we recommend the following for creating, administering, and analyzing your assessments. These items are particularly important for high-stakes assessments, such as midterm or final exams. Use the links below to jump down to the information you need…

How do I assign students different due dates for the same assignment?

Canvas allows you to assign different due dates for an assignment to individual students or groups of students. This feature is helpful for facilitating make-ups, using different due dates for different course sections in cross-listed courses, assigning work differently to undergraduate and graduate sections, and oth…

How to build your new Canvas course

First time teaching at FSU?  Browse our complete checklist . Canvas does not have to be complicated or cumbersome. Do the following things and you will be well on your way to creating a rich online learning experience for your students. If you get stuck, don't hesitate to give us a call at  (850) 644-8004  or schedu…

Students: Tips for a Better Canvas Experience

The Office of Digital Learning's Technical Support group is dedicated to helping FSU students with their online learning needs. Contact us any time you have a question, a problem, or any feedback. We are here to help you have the smoothest experience possible! If you're having trouble with Canvas, you do not necessa…

How to lower your video's file size using Handbrake

If you are having difficulty uploading a video to Kaltura in Canvas, you may need to compress the video's file size. To do so, FSU ODL Technical Support recommends the use of Handbrake. To use Handbrake, please follow the directions below: * Download the appropriate version of Handbrake for your computer and op…

How to increase security to minimize cheating in Canvas quizzes

In order to minimize the possibility of your students cheating on assessments in Canvas, we recommend that you take a few precautions while setting up your graded quizzes and exams. 1. Set up your Canvas quiz settings before the quiz becomes available to students Set up your feedback settings Canvas's default …

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