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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 and Next_ to save your progress and move to the next tab. * Checkboxes appear on each tab to indica...
_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 ...
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://canvas.ocadu.ca [https://canvas.ocadu.ca] More on How Do I Log In To Canvas? [https://support-its...
WHAT IS A LARGE FILE? * Email: Anything over 5 megabytes * Canvas: Anything over 100 megabytes, but we support up to 250 megabytes per file * Cloud File Sharing Services (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive): As big as your patience and your allocation. Check out this article on using Google Drive. [https://support-its.ocadu.ca/index.php?/Knowledgeba...
1. Once in your desired Canvas course, browse to the grade book by clicking GRADES on the left hand side 2. Navigate to the course assignment column and the row of the student you wish to exclude 3. Click in the area where you would enter a grade for that student, a little tab with an arrow will appear 4. Once you click the arrow tab, a section will...
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 remain one release behind the official Canvas updates. For example, on March 9 we will apply the of...
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 out of the Central Authentication Service. For security reasons, exit your web browser. NEW ST...
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 ...
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 following tools: * Assignments & Assignment Groups (Canvas Guides: Assignments [http://guides.instr...
OCAD U students and faculty upload a lot of data to Canvas: 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 THAN 4 Y...
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? 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 Location On-Premise at OCAD U Cloud Rollcall Attendance App No Yes Update Schedu...
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 OCAD U username and password. Use the same username and password that you would use to access your OCAD...
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...
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.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].
* 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 access your OCAD U email, or most other online services. Do not use your email address. Ex: use js99ab ra...
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 student through the course gradebook. In some cases, you may want to wait until you've graded all o...
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 ...
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 browser's address bar (eg. https://canvas.ocadu.ca/courses/0000/undelete) * Press Enter/Return A li...
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, out of the assignment's weight, or out of an arbitrary number. Download this guide [1] (PDF). ...
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...
* 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: * I...
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 unpublished courses [https://guides.instructure.com/m/4152/l/57125-what-are-the-different-states-of-a-c...
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 appear. You can find a complete list of shortcuts here [1] (PDF). Links: ------ [1] https://s3.ama...
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....
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 [HTTPS://GUIDES.INSTRUCTURE.COM/M/67952/L/720329-WHICH-BROWSERS-DOES-CANVAS-SUPPORT]. 2. ENSURE YOU ARE LOGGED IN. If you have a current browser window open, hit Refresh (comm...
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 longer edit the file. If you want to make changes to it, you will have to make the changes on your compu...
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...
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 view this content. If you think you should be able to view this page, please use the "Help" link to no...
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. TO...
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. If you're not sur...
* 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 EVALUATION link will take you to a list of all your courses. * In this list click on the course y...
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 [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 EVALUATION link will take you to a list of all your courses. * In this list click on the course y...
The Rich Text Editor button is a great way to quickly add TechSmith Knowmia (formerly Relay) media to items in your course. It is most useful when used with a course Announcement, Page or Discussion. * Login to Canvas and navigate to your course. * Create or open the Announcement, Page, or another course item you would like to add TechSmith Knowmi...
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...