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* 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 a...
_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 a...
Canvas is Not Email * CANVAS [HTTPS://CANVAS.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://canvas.ocadu.ca] at https:/...
WHAT IS A LARGE FILE? * Email: Anything over 5 megabytes * Canvas: Anything over 100 megabytes, but we support up to 500 megabytes per file * Cloud File Sharing Services (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive): As big as your patience and your allocati...
WHAT IS GOOGLE DRIVE? AT OCAD U, ALL STUDENTS RECEIVE GMAIL ACCOUNTS VIA OUR AGREEMENT WITH GOOGLE AND GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION. THIS ALSO INCLUDES ACCESS TO GOOGLE DRIVE.  _"Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service provided by Googl...
RELEASE SCHEDULE Starting March 9, 2018, IT Services will perform updates to Canvas every three weeks during the IT Services maintenance window: Fridays before 8:30 am. Updates will occur with no downtime or disruption to service. Canvas at OCAD U will...
Following the Canvas upgrade on June 13, 2016, there are quite a few enhancements, additional functionality and bug fixes. Check out the short video below to see what is most relevant to OCAD U users. Also listed below are details of changes most relevant...
This problem occurs when a user account hasn't yet been synchronized with Canvas. After successfully logging in, you are immediately redirected to a page stating that you've been logged out. EXAMPLE: LOGOUT SUCCESSFUL You have successfully logged...
Canvas provides a few tools for assigning, reviewing and submitting student grades. This article will explains how to create assignments, review and grade assignment submissions and submit a course's final grades. This article will be discussing the fol...
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, wi...
FALL 2014 UPDATES TO CANVAS AT OCAD U * Draft State! Allows content in Assignments, Quizzes, Modules, Pages, and Discussions to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students and excluded from grade calculations. ht...
WHAT VERSION OF CANVAS DOES OCAD U RUN? OCAD U runs the Community Version of Canvas, not Canvas Cloud. There are several differences between the two versions. FEATURE Canvas Community Version CANVAS CLOUD Mobile App No Yes Hosting ...
New to Canvas? Here are few tips to get started: LOG IN You can log into Canvas at canvas.ocadu.ca [https://canvas.ocadu.ca], or from the OCAD U website: there is a link to Canvas on the OCADU Log In page [http://www.ocadu.ca/my]. Log in using your OCA...
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 m...
It's possible for students to embed images in discussion posts, but it is a two-step process. This document [https://support-its.ocadu.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/GetAttachment/493/40354] explains the steps.
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.c...
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,...
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.canvas...
* Browse to https://canvas.ocadu.ca [https://canvas.ocadu.ca] or follow the link to Canvas on the OCADU Log In page [http://www.ocadu.ca/my]. * Enter your OCAD U username and password. This is the same username and password that you would use to acces...
When you assign a grade, Canvas may (depending on the student's notification settings) automatically send out a notification to that student, informing them that the grade has been assigned. The grade and any submission comments also become visible to the...
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 connec...
If you've accidentally deleted a file, quiz, assignment or other course content, you may be able to restore it by following this procedure: * Log into Canvas * Navigate to the Home page of your course * Append "/undelete" to the URL in your bro...
This guide provides three approaches to setting up your course assignments so that they are weighted properly and will result in a correct final grade. You should choose the method that best matches how you want to grade each assignment - out of 100...
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 elimina...
* 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 ...
STUDENTS * Your courses should appear in Canvas 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 unp...
Many pages in Canvas, including the Gradebook, SpeedGrader, Modules List and Discussions, support keyboard shortcuts for faster navigation around the page. If you press shift+? on a page that supports keyboard shortcuts, a list of shortcuts will a...
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 ha...
Unfortunately, Canvas provides very minimal feedback to users that their file for an Assignment is uploading. BEFORE YOU UPLOAD 1. PLEASE USE A RECOMMENDED BROWSER FOR CANVAS. We recommend you use Chrome, as it updates itself and Flash automaticall...
If you're posting Microsoft Word files on Canvas, remember that any comment and tracked changes may be visible on the document. You can remove these comments by following these instructions [1]. Once you upload a Word file to Canvas, you can no long...
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 teach...
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM: In Canvas, when following a link to a file, instead of downloading the file, an error message appears: "Unauthorized. It appears that you don't have permission to access this page. Please make sure you're authorized to vi...
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...
There are many excellent, publicly available Canvas resources: * The Canvas Guides [https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/guides/canvas-guide] is a complete, official Canvas manual. * The Canvas Community website offers a number of addit...
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...
* Go to Canvas (canvas.ocadu.ca [1]) 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 ...
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 thei...
* Go to Canvas (canvas.ocadu.ca [1]) 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 ...
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...