Category: Canvas

Canvas Comment Library

As a classroom teacher, you are likely using some of the same comments over and over to encourage your students to become better writers, thinkers, problem-solvers, and more. One of the features Canvas Speedgrader offers is the ability to create a comment library. To create your comment library, you can start in Speedgrader. On the ...

Canvas Gradebook Toggling Tip

Entering scores & statuses for students is easier using the slide-out gradebook feature. You can quickly launch it by clicking any assignment score box and using the arrow for the slide-out box to appear. You can then enter scores, status, and comments and use the arrows to toggle to the next student or the next ...

Canvas Missing Assignment Auto-Scoring

We are enjoying hearing about the tips and tricks you are learning as you continue to build your Canvas knowledge base. This tip is for how to make your grade book do the work for you while still communicating missing and/or late policies. To better support students and observers, having assignments marked missing or late ...

Undelete Your Canvas Artifacts

Did you accidentally delete something from your course that you still need? There is likely a way to recover it.   Open your course and make sure you are on “Home”  Click on the URL and then at the end add “/undelete”  This will then provide you with a list of course-deleted artifacts and offer you ...

LockDown Browser is Back

Good news for those of you looking for a way to securely quiz your students using Canvas. ISD is bringing LockDown Browser back. This tool allows teachers to create a quiz in Canvas that will keep the students in the quiz, and prevent them from opening other windows or apps on the computer while taking ...

A Student-Centered Approach to Digital Discussions & Research 

Jake Crowley, an English teacher at Liberty High School, recently decided to see how digital tools could enhance his literature units for his American Lit and Contemporary Literature classes. Spurred by the recent Digital Learning Experience discussion activity hosted by his Ed Tech Lead, Erin Stephens, Crowley decided he wanted to blend his knowledge of ...

Canvas Calendar is for more than assignments 

Did you know that you and your students are able to create calendar events and to-do list items? As the teacher, you can create events (beyond assignments) for your classes. Students can create events/to-do list items for their own Canvas calendar (much like a virtual planner).  Students associated with a Group can also add to-do list ...

Canvas Apply Score to Ungraded 

Have you wondered about how you can quickly address ungraded assignments in your gradebook? This tip showcases how to apply 0 (or another score) throughout a grade book in just a couple of clicks. The Apply Score to Ungraded Assignments feature allows scores to be applied to multiple ungraded submissions at once (similar to set default score which can only be done ...

Canvas Message Students Who – and Observers! 

As we transitioned to the Canvas Gradebook, one feature that many teachers missed was the ability to message both students and parents/observers. Canvas was listening and now when you choose to "message students who" (have a missing assignment, low score, etc.) you can include the observers!   Navigate to Grades Choose an assignment Select the 3 dots and ...

Canvas – Organizing your Dashboard 

You can make your dashboard more personal by editing the names of courses (this is on your end only) changing course colors, dragging and dropping your course icons to be in a specific order, or use the Star system to determine which courses are on your dashboard.   Editing name and color  Choose a course and ...