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

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

No students are appearing in my course

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Regular course, not linked to any other If your course has been passed through QA more than 48 hours ago, and its NOT a crosslisted course, contact Project Rewire If it is a crosslisted course Check the other course that it should be linked to. You should have at least 2 sections of students appearing, one for every course … Read More

I don’t think students received the welcome announcement. What do i do?

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If your welcome announcement was created prior to your course being published and it was NOT set to delayed posting, then your students will not have received an email about the announcement. If this is the case, you can resend the announcement by editing it, selecting delayed posting and set the date and time for some time in the future. … Read More

Help! Initial access issues: Troubleshooting Canvas for teachers

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1. Has your course passed the QA process?How do I check? The course coordinator should have received communications from Project Rewire regarding the progress of your course. If you are not the nominated course coordinator or you have not received them, contact Project Rewire. No – Your course will not have students enrolled until it has passed QA. Contact Project … Read More

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

How do I adjust a table width in the Syllabus page?

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Go to the page that contains the table you wish to adjust. Click Edit Click once on the table border to select it (click for a larger view) Click the table icon in the menu bar (click for a larger view) Select Table Properties In the Width field remove any numbers and replace with 100% (including the percentage sign) In … Read More

Tips & tricks for managing and grading Canvas Assignments

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Following are a selection of tips for using Assignments and Gradebook. If you know of other tricks, mistakes to avoid, or ways to make the most of Assignments and the Gradebook, please share them in the Comments below. For general how-to information on assessment and feedback in Canvas, see Canvas Help: Feedback & Assessment. Mute assignments until you’re ready to release … Read More