A new feature in File Upload assignments allows students to use their webcam to submit to an assignment.
For File Upload assignments, students have the option to use their webcam for file uploads. The first time they use the feature, they will need to give permission to Canvas to access their computer webcam. Like all other graded submission types, images submitted via the webcam functionality do not count against course or user quota.
Instructors can view uploaded images submitted via a student’s webcam as they see other file uploads in SpeedGrader and anywhere that submissions are available.
There was a new update to New Quizzes that pushed out over the weekend.
Clicking a New Quizzes title will now always open the Assignment Details page for the quiz, so that availability adjustments can be made faster.
When you have finished making your details adjustments, you will want to select ‘Save‘ to take you to the New Quizzes interface.
The Canvas Quiz Printer provides a simple way to print off a quiz from Canvas. All you have to do is navigate to the quiz from within Canvas and click on the print icon to the right of the URL bar. A new page will open with your quiz ready to be printed off.
To use: go to a quiz in Canvas, click on the quiz print icon in the top right of the Navigation Bar.
You MUST be using Chrome and install the plug in. Download the Canvas Quiz Printer here.
Your Notification Preferences can be set and modified from the Account Navigation in your Global Navigation Bar. Select “Account” and then “Notifications.”
Next to each notification, you can select to turn on Notifications for Immediately, Daily, Weekly, or No Notifications given. These preferences dictate which notifications you receive and how often you receive notifications for your Canvas courses.
If you are receiving too many Notifications, too few Notifications, or Notifications too frequently, you can adjust those Preferences at any time. In addition, you can control Notification Preferences for individual courses on the Home Page of each course. These preferences per course overrride the Global Notifications.
Each user controls their own Notification Preferences. This means that you cannot select for your students to receive certain Notifications. They will need to ensure their own preferences are set. Students will not receive notifications for courses that have not yet been published.
Notifications will be sent to the email you have associated with Canvas. This is generally your NVCC Outlook email. The emails will come from Your Virginia Community College as the sender, with firstname.lastname@example.org as the sender’s email address. If you do not see these emails, you can check your Junk Email box to see if they are there.
To learn more about Notifications, please use this Canvas guide.
Great news! Your Synchronous Learning Summer 2021 Canvas courses will be created on Monday, March 15. You will have access to them at that time. Note – this does not apply to NOVA Online or Hybrid courses. You will receive information from NOVA Online when those courses have been created. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Do you need a place to store and share videos? Canvas Studio is a great tool within Canvas to store, share and create videos. Once you add your videos to Canvas Studio, they can be shared with a url or embedded into your Canvas courses.
Occasionally you need to amend an assignment or quiz to give a student or group of students a differentiated due date. If you change the Assign to area to that person(s) name, you will lose all of your other students’ grades. Here’s what you need to do.
Select the +Add button below your original assigned to area.
Add the student(s) names to the new box that appears. Add their individualized due dates.
This maintains the integrity of the quiz and keeps all of your original quiz/assignment data.
Is it ever too late to get it back? No. Just go back into the assignment/quiz, select the +Add button, select Everyone and put back the original due date and availability windows, if given. All the previous grades will re-populate.
Did you know that your Canvas and Educational Support Services Teams have created over 100 guides and over 80 videos for your assistance with Canvas and other technology tools?
We have – and they are all at your fingertips. You have access to both an Educational Technology Support Toolkit Course and a Canvas Toolkit Course right on your Canvas Dashboard. They have guides and videos for everything you need.
If you can’t find a specific guide or video, just send us an email and we are happy to assist.
Qwickly Course Tools is an external tool integrated into Canvas that allows instructors to create Announcements, Calendar Events, Content, Discussions and Assignments that populate to more than one course at a time.
Read this Quick Guide to find out more:
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org