Staff guides: Canvas LMS

FAQs

A collection of common questions relating to the introduction of Canvas and Kaltura.

Canvas and Kaltura FAQs

Webinar recordings

Guide title Guide link
Canvas: Quick start
This 40-minute Zoom session recording gives viewers a brief overview of Canvas navigation and the beginnings of subject building using modules.
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Canvas: Assessment and feedback
This 35-minute Zoom session recording gives viewers a brief overview of assessment and feedback tools in Canvas.
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Canvas: Communication and collaboration
This 35-minute Zoom session recording gives viewers a brief overview of communication and collaboration tools in Canvas.
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Text guides

Guide title Guide link
Administration
Adding staff to your subject: staff roles and permissions Unimelb guide
Banner tool user guide Unimelb guide
Blackboard to Canvas terminology quick-reference guide Unimelb guide
Student Section enrolmentsUnimelb guide
Announcements
How do I add an announcement? Canvas Community guide
Assignments
Turnitin in Canvas Assignments Unimelb guide
Video assignmentsUnimelb guide
How do I create an assignment? Canvas Community guide
What assignment types can I create? Canvas Community guide
How do I use SpeedGrader? Canvas Community guide
How do I add an assignment group? Canvas Community guide
How do I weight the final grade based on assignment groups? Canvas Community guide
How do I create rules for an assignment group? Canvas Community guide
How do I create a peer review assignment? Canvas Community guide
Calendar
How do I use the Calendar? Canvas Community guide
Communication and Collaboration
How do I use the Inbox? Canvas Community guide
Blogs in Canvas Unimelb guide
Journals in Canvas Unimelb guide
Wikis in Canvas Unimelb guide
Zoom in Canvas Unimelb guide
Discussion
How do I create a discussion? Canvas Community guide
How do I assign a graded discussion? Canvas Community guide
Editing and managing content
How do I add and modify text? Canvas Community guide
How do I use the HTML view? Canvas Community guide
How do I create hyperlinks to course content? Canvas Community guide
How do I manage alt text and display options for images embedded? Canvas Community guide
How do I upload a document? Canvas Community guide
How do I use the Math Editor? Canvas Community guide
How do I use the Accessibility Checker? Canvas Community guide
SCORM in CanvasUnimelb guide
Global navigation
How do I use the Dashboard? Canvas Community guide
How do I use the To Do list and sidebar in the Dashboard? Canvas Community guide
How do I use the Global Navigation Menu? Canvas Community guide
How do I view all my subjects? Canvas Community guide
Home page
How do I create and use a banner and card image for my subject? Unimelb guide
How do I use the subject home page? Canvas Community guide
How do I manage subject navigation links? Canvas Community guide
How do I show recent announcements in the subject home page? Canvas Community guide
How do I publish a subject? Canvas Community guide
How do I use the subject Activity Stream? Canvas Community guide
Gradebook
Grade Posting Policy in the GradebookUnimelb guide
How do I use the Gradebook? Canvas Community guide
How do I view assignments or students individually in the Gradebook? Canvas Community guide
How do I enter and edit grades in the Gradebook? Canvas Community guide
How do I hide or display grades for a Subject? Canvas Community guide
Groups
Canvas Bulk Group Membership tool guide Unimelb guide
How do I add a group set in a subject? Canvas Community guide
How do I allow students to create their own student groups? Canvas Community guide
How do I automatically assign students to groups? Canvas Community guide
How do I manually assign students to groups? Canvas Community guide
How do I move a student into a different group? Canvas Community guide
How do I view content and student activity within a group? Canvas Community guide
Modules
Office 365 resources within Modules Unimelb guide
Modules guides Canvas Community guide
How do I add a module? Canvas Community guide
How do I add assignment types, pages, and files as module items? Canvas Community guide
How do I add prerequisites to a module? Canvas Community guide
How do I add requirements to a module? Canvas Community guide
Quizzes
What quiz types can I create in a subject? Canvas Community guide
How do I create a quiz by finding questions in a question bank? Canvas Community guide
How do I create a question bank in a subject? Canvas Community guide
Once I publish a quiz, how do I make additional changes? Canvas Community guide
Once I publish a quiz, what kinds of quiz statistics are available? Canvas Community guide
How do I view student results in a quiz? Canvas Community guide
How do I view a quiz log for a student? Canvas Community guide
How do I view practice quiz results in a subject? Canvas Community guide
Rubrics
How do I add a rubric to an assignment? Canvas Community guide
How do I manage rubrics in a subject? Canvas Community guide
How do I add a rubric to a graded discussion? Canvas Community guide
How do I add a rubric to a quiz? Canvas Community guide
SpeedGrader
How do I use SpeedGrader? Canvas Community guide
How do I grade group assignments in SpeedGrader? Canvas Community guide
How do I view the details of a submission for a student in SpeedGrader? Canvas Community guide
How do I enter and edit grades in SpeedGrader? Canvas Community guide
Subject overview
How do I use the Subject Overview (Syllabus)? Canvas Community guide
User management
External User Tool: Managing external users in Canvas Unimelb guide
External User Tool: Participant guide Unimelb guide
Mobile app
How can I use Canvas on my mobile device? Canvas Community guide