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MIGRATE CURRICULAR COURSES FROM CANVAS CV TO CANVAS CLOUD We have created a tool to help faculty migrate course content from Canvas [https://canvas.ocadu.ca] to Canvas Cloud [https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca]. The migrate tool works for curricular courses. This tool will not appear for Continuing Studies or sandbox courses, for these kinds of courses see t...
Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) that we use at OCAD University. We use Canvas is to deploy and track all courses at OCAD U. You can access Canvas at: https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca [https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca]. CANVAS OVERVIEW FOR FACULTY MORE CANVAS FACULTY VIDEOS Learn more about Canvas with these videos about each feature. * An...
Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) that we use at OCAD University. We use Canvas is to deploy and track all courses at OCAD U. You can access Canvas at: https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca [https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca]. CANVAS OVERVIEW FOR STUDENTS MORE CANVAS STUDENT VIDEOS Learn more about Canvas with these videos about each feature. * A...
* Once in your desired Canvas course, browse to the grade book by clicking GRADES on the left hand side. * Navigate to the course assignment column and the row of the student you wish to exclude * Click in the area where you would enter a grade for that student, a little tab with an arrow will appear. * Once you click the arrow tab, a section wi...
The MUTE GRADES option has recently been replaced by COURSE and ASSIGNMENT GRADING POSTING POLICIES. This involves a slight change in the way that you indicate which grades should be muted, but it does allow you to mute all assignments by default at the beginning of the term. ARE GRADES VISIBLE TO STUDENTS? You can determine if grades for a specific ...
OCAD U students and faculty upload a lot of data to Canvas (Legacy): almost 10 terabytes as of early 2019. _That's about 1 million phonebooks worth of data_. This much data is expensive; it requires a lot of hardware and infrastructure to store and backup. STARTING ON MAY 28, 2019 AND EACH YEAR GOING FORWARD, ANY FILES THAT HAVE BEEN STORED FOR LONGER...
While there is not a way to directly export course outlines to PDF files, we recommend using the "Print-to-PDF" feature built into your computer's operating system to created PDFs from your course outlines. * Navigate to your course's Outline page, with your outline published. Or, launch the Course Outline Builder's "preview" page, which can be foun...
WHAT VERSION OF CANVAS DOES OCAD U RUN? OCADU runs the Community Version (CV) of Canvas and recently launched Canvas Cloud. We refer to our old CV version as Canvas (Legacy). There are several differences between the two versions. All new courses will be offered on Canvas Cloud. FEATURE Canvas CV CANVAS CLOUD Mobile App No Yes ...
When a Canvas course is concluded at the end of the term, Canvas removes some of the pathways for accessing student file submissions. Student submissions are still available, they're just a bit harder to find. * Navigate to the course. See Where are my old Courses? [https://support-its.ocadu.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/277/67/canvas-whe...
As of January 2017, instructors can add the Course Reserves item to their course navigation without having to submit a request to the library. For more information about Course Reserves, see the Library's resource about Course Reserves [http://www.ocadu.ca/services/Library/services/course-reserves.htm] and the Course Reserves LibGuide [http://ocad.libgu...
Instructors can add other people to their Canvas course, giving that person access to the course content. There are a few things to keep in mind: * The person you are trying to add must have an OCAD U username. * When you add people to your course, you choose the role they have within the course (see What are the differences between the course ro...
Canvas allows you to copy content from one course to another. This will be helpful if you are teaching multiple sections of a course, either at the same time or in different semesters. For details on this, see the Canvas Guides [https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10288].
Canvas Quizzes have a setting called "Filter IP Addresses". You can use this setting to prevent students from accessing the quiz unless they are connected to a specific wifi network. Using this setting will require your students to be on-campus and connected to the "OCADU" wifi network to complete the quiz. When creating your quiz, enable the "Filter ...
Learn how to weight a final grade based on assignment groups on Canvas Guides: How do I weight the final course grade based on assignment groups? [https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/How-do-I-weight-the-final-course-grade-based-on-assignment/ta-p/746]
Here is a handy video on how to submit your final grades in Canvas. There is a transcript below the video. NOTE: In September 2013, the grading policy was revised. The grade submission process was updated to reflect the new policy, including the elimination of a target grade distribution. The video below displays the old version of the grading submiss...
* From your Canvas course, click OUTLINE from the course menu. * Click the COURSE OUTLINE BUILDER button in the top-right. * A panel will appear, walking you through the steps to build your outline. When you have completed a tab, select SAVE AND NEXT to save your progress and move to the next tab. * Checkboxes appear on each tab to indicate whi...
* When you've completed the steps in the Course Outline Builder, the SAVE & FINISH button on the last tab will close the Course Outline Builder and inject your outline content into the Canvas text editor. However, this is not the last step. * There is one more step: save the content that was generated by clicking the UPDATE OUTLINE button: * If yo...
STUDENTS * Your courses should appear in Canvas [https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca] a few hours after you enroll in them at MyOCADU [https://my.ocadu.ca/]. * If the first day of the term is more than three weeks away, some or all of your courses may be UNPUBLISHED (learn more about unpublished courses [https://guides.instructure.com/m/4152/l/57125-what-...
With every great piece of software, there are sometimes unexpected issues, annoyances and workarounds. Here are a few we're tracking, and that faculty and students should know about IT Services is aware of the following issues with Canvas. We hope to have these problems resolved in the future either through reporting them to Instructure [https://help....
Everyone who is a member of a course in Canvas is added with one of the following roles: * TEACHER: Teachers have full access to the course content and tools. Teachers can do pretty much anything in a course. * TA: TA's have the same access as teachers, with a few exceptions: TA's cannot add other users to the course, publish the course, or set up...
WHAT IS THE COURSE OUTLINE BUILDER? The Course Outline Builder is a tool that helps instructors build their course outlines. It collects content from instructors, and combines that with content from the registration system and other sources to build an outline that is consistent and accessible. The tool is integrated into Canvas, and can be found on ...
Canvas is Not Email * CANVAS [HTTPS://CANVASCLOUD.OCADU.CA] IS OUR LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. This is where your instructors communicate with you about course materials, assignments, and updates. Log in to Canvas [https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca]. * ACCESS YOUR EMAIL WITH OUTLOOK [HTTPS://365.OCADU.CA]. This is where all other university d...
As a student or instructor, you have access to archived content from your concluded courses that started September 2012 or later. This material will be available in Canvas [https://canvas.ocadu.ca]. OCAD U started using Canvas in the 2012--2013 academic year. Before September 2012, courses were hosted in My Courses, which has been decommissioned. AC...
SUPPORTED BROWSERS Canvas supports any modern, standards-compliant browser. [https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10720]For the most part, it doesn't matter _which_ browser you use, as long as it's up-to-date. To be more specific, Canvas supports the current and first previous major releases of Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Firefox. The panel above w...
* Go to Canvas (canvas.ocadu.ca [https://canvas.ocadu.ca]) and login using your OCAD U username and password. * Proceed to any of your courses within Canvas. * There will be a link on the left hand side of the page that says COURSE EVALUATION. * Clicking the COURSE EVALUATION link will take you to a list of all your courses. * In this list c...
When a course in Canvas concludes (when the term ends), instructors can no longer use the Inbox or Announcement tools to communicate with students in that course. If you need to send a message to students in a concluded course, you send an email to their student email addresses. You can find student email addresses in Canvas using the following steps....
* Go to Canvas (canvas.ocadu.ca [https://canvas.ocadu.ca]) and login using your OCAD U username and password. * Proceed to any of your courses within Canvas. * There will be a link on the left hand side of the page that says COURSE EVALUATION. * Clicking the COURSE EVALUATION link will take you to a list of all your courses. * In this list c...
Knowmia media can be added as an Item to any Canvas Module. * In a Canvas Module, click New Item +. * In the Add dropdown menu, select EXTERNAL TOOL  and click TECHSMITH KNOWMIA. Your Knowmia Library appears. * Click ADD MEDIA beside the media of your choice. If you don't see the button, scroll to the right. * The media has now been added to th...
The Rich Content Editor is a great way to quickly add Knowmia media to items in your course. * Login to Canvas [https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca] and navigate to your course. * Create or open an Announcement, Page, or another course item that uses the Rich Content Editor [https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Video-Guide/Rich-Content-Editor-All-Users/ta-...
Students can submit their own Knowmia videos for Canvas Assignments. When setting up a new assignment enable FILE UPLOADS in the Submission Type section. Students can submit their Knowmia video as an assignment with the following procedure. * Choose FILE for the submission type. * Click MORE OPTIONS. * Click the TECHSMITH KNOWMIA tab. The st...
OCAD U IT SERVICES MAINTENANCE WINDOW FRIDAYS 7:30 AM TO 9:00 AM This brief weekly time slots helps IT Services ensure that OCAD U servers are patched, secure, stable and up to date with predictable and minimal down time. For more information on what IT Services supports, please visit the OCAD U IT Service Catalog [http://www.ocadu.ca/services/it/s...