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Assignment OverviewGroup Assignments and DiscussionsCanvas Commons
ConversationsManage People and GroupsManaging Groups in Canvas Commons
FilesGradebookUploading Media Content Into Canvas using Kaltura
NotificationsSpeedGrader
Publishing LevelsQuiz Questions
SyllabusQuiz Settings
Collaborate Ultra Platform

 

Basics 
Introduction to Canvas

This video provides a general introduction to Canvas. It gives an overview of the Global Navigation and Course Navigation menus, and it describes the different components found in the page layout throughout Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, we recommend that you watch this video before attending one of our workshops.

Publishing Levels

In this video you will learn how to publish your course and content on different publishing levels in Canvas. Note: After you publish your course, students will not have immediate access to the course until the official first day of classes for each semester, unless you Change the Start and End Date of Your Course.

Files

The first step to start managing your Canvas course is organizing your files. In this video you will learn how to access and manage files in your Canvas course. Please note that this tab should be hidden from the Course Navigation Menu as it gives students full access to all of files uploaded in the course shell. Watch the following video to learn more about files in Canvas!

Syllabus

In this video you will learn the basics for setting up your own syllabus page. The Syllabus in Canvas makes it easy to communicate to your students exactly what will be required of them throughout the course in chronological order. It comes with multiple tools such as a mini calendar corresponding to assignment due dates, view of the percentages of each assignment group, and a course summary with all assignment due dates.

Notifications

In this video you will learn about notification preferences.
Note: Notifications are strictly user specific. Please notify your students on the specific course content (for example: announcements, conversations or due dates) that you want them to be notified for. Watch the following video to learn more about Notifications in Canvas!

Conversations

In this video you will learn how to communicate with other Canvas users via the Inbox tool. You can use the Inbox tool to send a message to someone in your course or group, send a message to yourself (displays in your Sent folder), reply to messages from others in your course, filter conversations by course, as well as view and reply to assignment submission comments.

Assignment Overview

In this video you will learn the basics of the Assignments page in Canvas. Learn how to create assignment groups, weight assignment groups, and create grading rules for an assignment group. Watch the following video to learn more about Assignments in Canvas!

Assignment Creation

In this video you will learn the basics of creating an assignment in Canvas. In Canvas you can have students submit assignments online, on paper, through an external tool, or require no submission for in class assignments.

Intermediate 
Creating Groups in Canvas

In this video you will learn how to create Groups in Canvas. There are three types of groups in Canvas: self-sign up groups, randomly assigned groups, and manually created groups. You will see how to create the different types of groups and best practice for using those groups.

Manage People and Groups

In this video you will learn how to manage People and Groups in Canvas. You will see where your enrolled students are listed as well as how to create, manage and use groups for assignments and other activities. Watch the following video to learn more about Managing People and Groups in Canvas!

SpeedGrader

Watch the following video and learn how to use the Speedgrader tool in Canvas to view, grade, and comment on Assignments and submissions.

Gradebook

The following video will give you an overview of the different features available in the Canvas Gradebook.

Quiz Questions

In this video you will learn the basics of quiz questions in the quiz creation process. Use the Quizzes tool to test your students' knowledge of the course concepts. You can add your own questions to quizzes and create various different types of questions within quizzes. Watch the following video and learn more about Quizzes in Canvas. If you will be using online quizzes in your course, please have a review the best practice guide for online quizzes here.

Quiz Settings

In this video you will learn the basics of quiz settings in the quiz creation process. Use the Quizzes tool to create and administer online quizzes and surveys. Quizzes can also be used to conduct and moderate exams and assessments, both graded and ungraded. Watch the following video and learn more about Quizzes in Canvas. If you will be using online quizzes in your course, please have a review the best practice guide for online quizzes here.

Group Assignments and Discussions

In this video, you will learn how to create group assignments and group discussions after setting up groups in your course. Group assignments allow a group of students to be graded on one shared submission and group discussions can be used for smaller discussions within your course that do not need to be seen by everyone.

Collaborate Ultra Video Platform

In this video, you will learn how to create and participate in a video conference with groups of people. There are many tools that will help with presenting such as screen-sharing, file uploading, recording, on-screen drawing. Sharing a unique guest link allows others to join the video meeting.


Advanced 
Uploading Media Content Into Canvas using Kaltura

Kaltura is a video platform that enables instructors and students to create and share audio and video content in Canvas. If you used Kaltura to create and upload video in Connect, you will find all the same videos and features in Canvas. In this video, you will learn how to upload media content into Canvas using Kaltura.

BluePrint

In this video you will learn about Canvas Blueprint. Blueprint courses make it easy for instructors to deploy, update and maintain central course content and design, creating a consistent user experience and uniformity for students. Watch the following video to see if Blueprint is the fit for you!

Canvas Commons

In this video you will learn about the Canvas Commons. The Commons is a digital repository full of educational content that enables users to find, import and share educational resources. It contains content contributed by Canvas users all over the world. Watch the following video to learn more about the Canvas Commons and how you can use it.

Managing Groups in Canvas Commons

Canvas Commons is a learning platform that enables users to find, import and share educational resources. In this video you will learn how to manage your group(s) in Canvas Commons as a manager. Learn how to navaigate through Canvas Commons as an admin, manage your group members, and much more. If you need a commons group please submit a request to CTL Helpdesk at ctl.helpdesk@ubc.ca