Why do I get a “Flash required for recording video” error message when I try to use the Record Video function?

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Often if you’re using Chrome the Record Media comment tool will show a spinning circle with a note saying “Flash required for recording video”. This usually means that Flash is not enabled for this Canvas site by default. To fix this: To the left of the browser’s URL bar you’ll see a lock icon with Secure in green. Click this. … Read More

Can I give students individual feedback on a group assignment?

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When you set up your assignment you can select to Assign grades to each student individually, and thus give students individual grades and feedback. Or, if this is not selected, you can still provide individual feedback on a group submission by going to Grades, clicking the cell with the student’s score for the assignment, and then clicking the comment icon in … Read More

How to: Grade an assignment using Speedgrader


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Speedgrader is the Canvas marking tool which allows you to view, annotate, comment on, and grade student assignment submissions online. In addition to grading online submissions, Speedgrader can also be used to provide comments and grades on work that is not submitted online (in-class presentations or paper-based submissions, for example). Speedgrader is built upon the same functionality as the Blackboard … Read More

How to: Get started with Canvas for sessional staff


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Instructure Canvas

Recently we travelled to Singapore and Hong Kong to deliver training we’d developed for sessional and support staff teaching RMIT programs. The training comprised a three hour, face-to-face, hands-on session covering the following canvas functions: It was supported by a series of short pre-training activities designed to demonstrate Canvas functionality from a student perspective, and post-training follow-up answers to questions … Read More

Can I use Canvas rubrics with a TurnItIn assignment?

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Yes. If you want to use a Canvas rubric for the assignment, you must add the rubric before setting the External Tool submission type. Create the assignment with any other submission type, save the assignment, add the rubric, and then edit the assignment to select the External Tool > Turnitin. You can then use the Canvas rubric when grading in SpeedGrader. This is … Read More