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Canvas - Creating and Using Question Banks
Added on Wed, May 3, 2017
How to Create Question bank(s) 1. Click on Quizzes.2. Click on gear icon and select Manage Question Banks3. Click on Add Question Bank4. Enter name and hit enter. Repeat as needed for additional question banks. Adding Questions to Question Banks... Read More
Canvas Access and Availability
Added on Fri, Jan 27, 2017
Access and Availability 1) How do I log into Canvas? Use your Clemson username and password to login to Clemson Canvas instance at https://clemson.instructure.com. If you were registered with a non-Clemson email, go to https://clemson... Read More
Canvas Grading and Gradebook
Added on Thu, May 18, 2017
Grading and Gradebook 1) How does SpeedGrader work? In Canvas, SpeedGrader allows you to view and grade assignment submissions in one place. You can view student submissions, assign a grade, view a Rubric to assist with grading (if a Rubric... Read More
Canvas Course Content
Added on Thu, May 18, 2017
Course Content 1) How does Canvas's syllabus feature work? The Syllabus feature in Canvas has two main parts: the Syllabus Description, and the Assignment Summary. In the Syllabus Description, you can post your course description,... Read More
Canvas Course Management and Logistics
Added on Thu, May 18, 2017
Course Management and Logistics 1) How do I publish and unpublish a course? You can publish your course by clicking on Publish in your course home page sidebar, or in your course setup checklist. You can unpublish your course by clicking... Read More
Canvas Assignments and Activities
Added on Wed, May 17, 2017
Assignments and Activities 1) How do I create an assignment in Canvas? To create a new assignment, navigate to Assignments on the course menu. Click +Assignment at the top of the page. For more information on creating and editing assignments... Read More
Canvas User Account
Added on Fri, Feb 3, 2017
User Account 1) How can I manage my notifications in Canvas? To manage your notifications in Canvas, navigate to Account in the Global Navigation menu (the purple menu on the far left-hand side). Then, click on Notification Preferences. This... Read More
Canvas Support
Added on Fri, May 19, 2017
Support 1) Whom do I contact if I have questions about Canvas? You can get answers to your Canvas questions by using the Help menu. Navigate to the Help icon in the Global Navigation Menu (the purple menu on the far left-hand side). The Canvas... Read More
Adding Content to Your Canvas Course
Added on Thu, May 18, 2017
Adding Content to Your Canvas Course 1) How can I migrate my course from Blackboard to Canvas? Before you manually migrate your course, click on Courses on the Global Navigation Menu (the left-hand bar at https://clemson.instructure.com) and... Read More
Canvas Navigation
Added on Sat, Feb 4, 2017
Navigation 1) Where is the Dashboard in Canvas? The Dashboard is your landing page in Canvas, and it displays course cards for all your favorite courses. The Dashboard also contains global announcements from your institution, a global activity... Read More
Creating an Announcement in Canvas
Added on Tue, Aug 1, 2017
Announcements are used to let your students know that there is new information related to a course. When you create an announcement Canvas will send a message to all of the students enrolled in that course.  To create an announcement in the current... Read More
Canvas Navigation and User Interface
Added on Thu, May 18, 2017
Navigation and User Interface 1) Can I rename the items in the course navigation menu? You can’t rename items in the course navigation menu, but you can reorder and hide links. This link has more details: https://community.canvaslms.com... Read More
Canvas Communication and Scheduling
Added on Thu, May 18, 2017
Communication and Scheduling 1) How do Announcements work in Canvas? Announcements allow you to easily communicate with your students. Navigate to Announcements in the course menu, and then click on +Announcement to create and post an... Read More
Java 8u181 Security Settings
Added on Tue, Nov 27, 2018
Java 8u181 has been released. It abides by the tightened security settings invoked by 8u171. You may start getting connection issue questions as people update their Java Client or new folks arrive for with new hardware.    After applying the... Read More
How to create workgroups for Canvas using Central
Added on Wed, Sep 25, 2019
To create a workgroup for Canvas, go to Central: https://central.app.clemson.edu .    1.  Click on + Create located in the upper right of the page. 2.  Enter a Group Name. 3.  Enter a Description for the group (Required). 4.  Click on each... Read More
How to create group assignments in Canvas
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
CREATE GROUP ASSIGNMENTS Here are instructions to first create a Group Set and individual Groups and then create the Group Assignment. Create a Group Set: 1.  Click on People in the Course Navigation menu.  2.  Click on the +Group Set button. 3. ... Read More
Canvas: How to create a new quiz
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
HERE ARE THE STEPS TO CREATE A NEW QUIZ IN CANVAS 1. In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link. 2. Click the +Quiz button. 3. Enter a name for the quiz in the Unnamed Quiz box. 4. Enter instructions in the Quiz Instructions Rich Content Editor. 5.... Read More
How to create folders and upload files in Canvas
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Instructions to create folders and/or upload files in Canvas.   UPLOADING FILES TO A COURSE   Files uploaded to a course can be linked to or embedded anywhere in Canvas. Canvas courses have a limit on file sizes. For videos, we recommend hosting in... Read More
Instructions for instructor to submit an assignment in Turnitin for a student
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
If a student cannot submit his paper to Turnitin, the instructor can do it for him. Here are the instructions: 1. Go to the Turnitin website http://www.turnitin.com/ and log in.  All Clemson instructors have a Turnitin account. Once at the site you... Read More
Canvas Question Banks
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Creating, Using, and Managing Question Banks   Create Question bank(s) 1. Log in to the Canvas course.   2. Click on Quizzes. 3. Click on three vertical dots in the upper right corner and select Manage Question Banks. 4. Click on Add Question Bank... Read More
Canvas Weighted Grades
Added on Tue, Oct 1, 2019
The Canvas Gradebook can be set up to use Weighted points for the final grade. To use Weighted points: CREATE ASSIGNMENT GROUPS 1.  Click on the Assignments link in the course menu. 2.  Click on +Group to create Assignment groups based upon your... Read More
Using Box in Canvas
Added on Tue, Jan 14, 2020
How can I share Box files and folders in Canvas? If an instructor would like to share data they have in their Clemson Box account with students using Canvas, here are some steps and instructions. Note:  Previously, instructor could go to central... Read More
Canvas: Making a copy of a Canvas course
Added on Wed, Sep 11, 2019
INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE A COPY OF A CANVAS COURSE Courses should be copied when you want to use or repurpose previously created content. This process is most often used when you are teaching the same course in a different semester.  1. In Global... Read More
Canvas : Editing, Duplicating, or Deleting an Assignment
Added on Tue, Sep 10, 2019
How to edit, duplicate, or delete a Canvas Assignment EDITING AN ASSIGNMENT1. In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link. 2. Click the Assignment name and choose the Edit button. 3. Make changes to the assignment and click the Save &... Read More
Canvas Basics: Notifications, Profile Settings, Favorite Courses
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Canvas Basics: Global Navigation Menu Settings   NOTIFICATION PREFERENCES Notifications by default are sent to your @clemson.edu email. You can make changes to the default notifications you receive from Canvas in both type and frequency. 1. In the... Read More
Canvas: Storage quota and deleting files
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Courses have 1.5 GB storage quota.Individuals have 50 MB storage quota. Files used in Assignments Submission Type: File Upload Inserted: Not counted against quota since file is stored externally. Image files inserted into a text submission (Rich... Read More
Canvas: How to create a Page
Added on Wed, Sep 11, 2019
INSTRUCTIONS TO CREATE A PAGE IN CANVAS Creating a PagePages can be used to communicate learning content and information, share resources, or display media that is not necessarily associated with an assignment. 1. In Course Navigation, click the... Read More
How to import content from one Canvas course into another one
Added on Wed, Sep 25, 2019
To import course content from one Canvas course to another one, follow these instructions:  Log in to Canvas and navigate to the new course. Click on Settings in the course menu. Click on Import Course Content. For Content Type select Copy a Canvas... Read More
Canvas Group Discussions
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Creating Group Discussions with Crosslisted Courses To be in compliance with FERPA regulations, the instructor must create a Group Set with Group(s), and a discussion for each section. Part I.  Create a Group Set and Groups 1. Log in to your Canvas... Read More
How to create group sets and groups in Canvas
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Here are instructions to create Group Sets and Groups in Canvas. CREATE A GROUP SET 1.  Click on People in the Course Navigation menu.  2.  Click on the +Group Set button. 3.  In the Create Group Set pop-up, enter the name for the Group Set,... Read More
Two ways to embed Box files in Canvas
Added on Tue, Oct 1, 2019
Using the Canvas Box integration tool:  Log in to your Clemson Box account.  Open or create a new content item.  Click on the More External Tools icon in the lower toolbar (v or down arrow).  Scroll down and select Box.  This opens a popup box... Read More
Canvas: Announcements
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Instructions to create, edit, or delete an announcement in Canvas. CREATING AN ANNOUNCEMENT When you create an announcement, Canvas sends a message to all students enrolled in a course. Announcements by default also go to students' emails,... Read More
Canvas: How to use modules
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Canvas Modules control the entire flow of your course and its content. You can add modules, add items to a module, duplicate a module and reorder all modules and module items.  CREATING A MODULE  1. In Course Navigation, click the Modules link.  2... Read More
Canvas Grades: Entering, Editing, and using SpeedGrader
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
How to enter and edit grades or use SpeedGrader in Canvas.  ENTERING AND EDITING GRADES1. In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.  2. Click the assignment cell located in the row of the student whose score you want to enter.  3. Enter a score... Read More
Canvas: Courses not on dashboard
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
If a course is not displayed on the Canvas Dashboard take the following steps: 1.  Log in to Canvas.2.  Click on Courses button on left side menu.3.  Select All Courses.4.  Locate the course you are working with and click on the star to the left... Read More
Canvas: Change notification preferences
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Enter additional email account 1. Log in to Canvas.  2. Click on Account.3. Click on Settings.4. On right side of page, click on +Email Address (should have Clemson email address listed by default).5. Enter email address.6. Click on Register... Read More
Canvas: Add additional email
Added on Tue, Sep 24, 2019
Enter additional email account 1. Log in to Canvas.  2. Click on Account.3. Click on Settings.4. On right side of page, click on +Email Address (should have Clemson email address listed by default).5. Enter email address.6. Click on Register... Read More