Is there a web-conferencing tool?

Canvas, Collaborate Ultra, Communications, Conferences, Conferences

Yes, there are two. You can use either Collaborate Ultra, or BigBlueButton which is listed in the course navigation as Conferences. BigBlueButton has a simpler interface and is easy to get around, but the recordings are only kept for two weeks. It’s a good option for online consultation times or any other quick web conferencing experience that doesn’t need to … Read More

Does Google drive integrate with Canvas?

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Yes, it does.  Canvas allows users to use Google Drive to create a collaboration with a Google Document, Spreadsheet, or Presentation. To learn more about this function read our blog on Collaboration and Canvas (Google Drive, YouTube Live and Canvas Events). Students can also select assignment files from Google Drive when uploading assignment submissions.

Are your assignments set up correctly?

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Now that the initial flurry of activity around Higher Ed Semester 1 go live is starting to settle, its a good time to draw breath and do a quick check on your assignment settings before students start submitting work. Here are a few common Assignment setup issues that are worth checking: Common Assignment set up issues Assignments that say they … Read More

14 things you really need to know about Canvas that these pandas may not tell you

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Ok I have got your attention now. There are some important things about Canvas that are really worth knowing, some earlier rather than later. Some are about better design and some are just about making Canvas fun. And have a look at our Canvas FAQs and Tips and Tricks for Managing and Grading Canvas Assignments and Troubleshooting Canvas Access issues. … Read More

Canvas: What to do when…

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This is a collection of answers to questions we’re being asked at the moment, and tips for doing things smarter. This will be updated several times, you can bookmark it, and please feel free to contribute suggestions if you’ve come across something you think your colleagues would benefit from knowing.   Access issues My teaching staff don’t have access to … Read More

One or more of my students aren’t appearing in my Canvas course

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Firstly, it takes 24-48 hours for student enrolments to appear in Canvas. If the student only enrolled recently check back again tomorrow. If its been longer than that, talk to your School Admin to make sure the students’ enrolment details are correct in SAMs. If they’re correct, raise a servicedesk ticket with ITS.