Staff guides: Canvas LMS

To find out more about the move to our new LMS, Canvas, visit the Project Evolve website in Staff Hub.

Webinar recordings

Guide title Guide link
Canvas: Quick start
This 45-minute Zoom session will give participants a brief overview of Canvas navigation and the beginnings of subject building using modules.
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Canvas: Assessment and feedback
The 45-minute Zoom session gives participants a brief overview of assessment and feedback tools in Canvas.
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Text guides

Guide title Guide link
Administration
Blackboard to Canvas terminology quick-reference guideView guide
Adding staff to your subject: staff roles and permissions View guide
Canvas Sections Tool Guide: How to manage Sections in your subject View guide
How do I create and use a banner and card image for my subject? View guide
Announcements
How do I add an announcement in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
Assignments
How do I create an assignment? Canvas guide
What assignment types can I create in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I use SpeedGrader? Canvas guide
What is the difference between assignment due dates and availability dates? Canvas guide
How do I create an assignment shell in an assignment group? Canvas guide
How do I move or reorder an assignment group? Canvas guide
How do I add an assignment group in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I weight the final subject (course) grade based on assignment groups? Canvas guide
How do I create rules for an assignment group? Canvas guide
How do I create an online assignment? Canvas guide
What types of files can be previewed in Canvas? Canvas guide
How do I add an assignment using an external app (Includes Turnitin LTI) Canvas guide
How do I create a peer review assignment? Canvas guide
How do I assign an assignment to a subject (course) group? Canvas guide
Turnitin in Canvas Assignments View guide
How to copy Turnitin QuickMark Sets from Blackboard Turnitin to your new Canvas Turnitin Library View guide
Calendar
How do I use the Calendar as an instructor? Canvas guide
Communication and Collaboration
How do I use the Inbox as an instructor? Canvas guide
Wikis in Canvas View guide
Blogs in Canvas View guide
Journals in Canvas View guide
Discussion
How do I create a discussion as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I reply to a discussion as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I assign a graded discussion to everyone in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I allow students to edit and delete their own discussion posts in a course? Canvas guide
How can I require students to reply to a course discussion before they see other replies? Canvas guide
Editing Pages
Rich Content Editor Canvas guide
How do I add and modify text in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I embed images from Canvas into the Rich Content Editor as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I insert subject (course) images into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I create a hyperlink in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I insert links to subject (course) content into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I insert subject (course) files into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I set the auto-open for inline preview for files using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I disable inline previews for files using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor? Canvas guide
Global navigation
How do I use the Dashboard as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I use the To Do list and sidebar in the Dashboard as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I view global activity for all my subjects (courses) in the Recent Activity Dashboard as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I use the Global Navigation Menu as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I view all my Canvas subjects (courses) as an instructor? Canvas guide
Gradebook
How do I use the Gradebook? Canvas guide
How do I view assignments or students individually in the Gradebook? Canvas guide
How do I enter and edit grades in the Gradebook? Canvas guide
How do I hide or display grades for a Subject? Canvas guide
Groups
Canvas Bulk Group Membership tool guide View guide
How do I view all groups in a subject (course) as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I add a group set in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I edit a group set in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I automatically create groups in a group set? Canvas guide
How do I manually create groups in a group set? Canvas guide
How do I create self sign-up groups in a group set? Canvas guide
How do I allow students to create their own student groups? Canvas guide
How do I automatically assign students to groups? Canvas guide
How do I manually assign students to groups? Canvas guide
How do I assign a student leader to a group? Canvas guide
How do I message students who have not signed up for a self sign-up group? Canvas guide
How do I prevent students from switching groups in self sign-up groups? Canvas guide
How do I move a student into a different group? Canvas guide
How do I view content and student activity within a group as an instructor? Canvas guide
Home page
How do I use the Subject (Course) home page as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I manage Subject (Course) Navigation links? Canvas guide
How do I show recent announcements in the Subject (Course) home page? Canvas guide
What are the different states of a Canvas subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I publish a subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I use the Subject (Course) Activity Stream as an instructor? Canvas guide
How do I create and use a banner and card image for my subject? View guide
Kaltura
Kaltura in Canvas user guide Canvas guide
Managing Kaltura media in Canvas View guide
Embedding Kaltura media in Canvas via the Rich Text Editor View guide
Creating a video assignment using Kaltura in Canvas View guide
Mobile app
How can I use Canvas on my mobile device as an instructor? Canvas guide
Modules
Modules guides Canvas guide
How do I add a module? Canvas guide
How do I use the Modules Index Page? Canvas guide
How do I use Draft State in Modules? Canvas guide
How do I add assignment types, pages, and files as module items? Canvas guide
How do I move or reorder a module? Canvas guide
How do I move or reorder a module item? Canvas guide
How do I add prerequisites to a module? Canvas guide
How do I add requirements to a module? Canvas guide
Quizzes
What quiz types can I create in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
What options can I set in a quiz? Canvas guide
How do I create a quiz with individual questions? Canvas guide
How do I create a quiz with a question group to randomize quiz questions? Canvas guide
How do I create a quiz by finding questions in a question bank? Canvas guide
How do I create a Multiple Choice quiz question? Canvas guide
How do I create a True/False quiz question? Canvas guide
How do I create a Fill-in-the-Blank quiz question? Canvas guide
How do I create a Fill-in-Multiple-Blanks quiz question? Canvas guide
How do I create a Multiple Answers quiz question? Canvas guide
How do I create a Multiple Dropdown quiz question? Canvas guide
How do I create Likert scale quiz questions? Canvas guide
How do I create a Matching quiz question? Canvas guide
How do I create an Essay quiz question? Canvas guide
How do I create a File Upload quiz question? Canvas guide
How do I create a Text (no question) quiz question? Canvas guide
How do I create a question bank in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I reorder questions or question groups in a quiz? Canvas guide
Once I publish a quiz, how do I make additional changes? Canvas guide
Once I publish a quiz, what kinds of quiz statistics are available? Canvas guide
How do I view student results in a quiz? Canvas guide
How do I view a quiz log for a student? Canvas guide
What options can I use to regrade a quiz in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I create a survey in my subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I view survey results in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I view practice quiz results in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
Rubrics
How do I add a rubric to an assignment? Canvas guide
How do I manage rubrics in a subject (course)? Canvas guide
How do I add a rubric to a graded discussion? Canvas guide
How do I add a rubric to a quiz? Canvas guide
How to copy Rubrics from Blackboard Turnitin to your new Canvas Turnitin Library View guide
SpeedGrader
How do I use SpeedGrader? Canvas guide
How do I grade group assignments in SpeedGrader? Canvas guide
How do I view the details of a submission for a student in SpeedGrader? Canvas guide
How do I enter and edit grades in SpeedGrader? Canvas guide
Subject overview
How do I use the Subject Overview (Syllabus) as an instructor? Canvas guide

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