PLEASE Use tabs below to locate specific CANVAS FEATURES FOR links and documentation
- Create an Assignment shell on the Assignments page
- Edit Assignment details
- Enable Turnitin for an Assignment
- Students viewing teacher feedback
- Use Course Analytics
- View Analytics for a student
- Course Statistics
- Statistics about when students are accessing the course
- Statistics about online interactions with my students
- Statistics about Assignments and submissions
- Available Quiz Statistics
- View the progress of students in Modules
Are you teaching multiple sections of the same course? You might benefit from a Canvas Blueprint.
Canvas Blueprint helps you to manage your sections of the same course in one place. A Blueprint Course is like other Canvas courses that you build or import updated content into each semester. The difference is that the Blueprint course is associated with the sections of the course and all syncing, updates, and revisions are easily pushed to individual sections (without impacting those parts of the course that are not part of the changes).
Contact your Instructional Designer if you would like to learn more about this process.
- How do I manage content for a course associated with a blueprint course?
- How do I lock course objects in a blueprint course as an instructor?
- How do I sync course content in a blueprint course as an instructor?
- How do I view the blueprint sync information for a course associated with a blueprint course?
- How do I view the sync history for a blueprint course as an instructor?
- Canvas Conferences Best Practices and Tips
- Canvas Conferences for Course Continuity
- Conference Overview
- Create a Conference
- Start a Conference
- Use the Conference interface
- Record a Conference
- Invite a Guest to a Conference
- Use the presentation controls
- Upload a presentation & enable for download
- Share an External Video Link
- Share my screen
- Use polling
- Create and Manage Breakout Rooms
- Download Recordings
- View, Download, and Share Recording Video
If unable to connect to the number (863) 208-0022 when trying to use the dial-in feature to listen to a Canvas Conference on your phone, try the alternate number (855) 215-5935.
- Change the Course Home Page
- Access Student View
- Course Navigation
- Navigate a Canvas Course
- Canvas Course Design Collections
- Syllabus Guidelines (See Policies and Guidelines)
- States of a Canvas Course
- Publish my course
- Import a Canvas Course export package
- Import Content from another Canvas Course
- Export a Canvas course
Fully Online Courses
The Digital Learning department created a Canvas course template to help faculty build new online courses. The template integrates best practices for online course design and can easily be personalized to meet your specific instructional needs.
- General Course Information Placeholders
- Sixteen Customizable Modules
- Links to Important Student Resources
- Attendance Verification Quiz
- “Set up Canvas Notifications/Preferences” Assignment
- “Introduce Yourself” Discussion Forum
- Muddiest Point Reflection Assignments
- Sample Exam Wrappers
Contact your Instructional Designer to learn more and to import the template.
Templates for Other Course Delivery Options
The Instructional Design team has also developed templates with a collection of content to import into your Canvas course for various course delivery options. The templates are available for you to take what you want, change it up, and use it however it fits your situation. These templates can be imported from Canvas Commons.
Preparing to Teach Remotely
- Remote Teaching Module Template
Preparing for HyFlex Teaching
Preparing for Hybrid/Blended Teaching
Contact your Instructional Designer for assistance importing these templates..
- Grades and the Gradebook
- Enter and edit scores in the Gradebook
- Hide and filter students in the Gradebook
- How do I enable a grading scheme for my course?
- Use SpeedGrader
- Evaluate Assignments in SpeedGrader
- Download student annotated files from Speedgrader
- Make a new set of Groups
- Create a student group assignment
- Activate Collaborations in my course?
- Add people to my Collaboration?
- Start a new Google Docs Collaboration?
- Start a new EtherPad Collaboration?
Jing is a free screen casting computer program used to take screen shots or video of the user’s computer screen and upload it to the web to share with others.
Download Jing and Create an Account
- Follow the free download link
- Choose a version for Jing (Windows or Mac)
- Open the jing.exe file you just downloaded
- Click the Run button
- Check the “Accept the fine print” checkbox
- Click the Install button
- Click Yes (“Do you want to allow the following program to install software on this computer?”)
- Click the Finish button
- Complete the “Welcome to Jing” tutorial when it launches; click Play
- Sign up – create a new account
FGCU Tutorial Documents:
- Engaging students with pre-recorded lecture (PDF)
- My Media Overview (PDF) This tutorial provides an overview of the My Media area in Canvas.
- Media Gallery Overview (PDF) This tutorial provides an overview of the Media Gallery area in Canvas.
- My Media vs Media Gallery (PDF) Read here to explore the differences between My Media and Media Gallery in Canvas.
- How to Add Media (PDF) This tutorial covers the 5 options for adding media to your course.
- How to Add a YouTube Video (PDF) This tutorial covers instructions on how to link a YouTube video in Kaltura
- How to Download a Copy of your Media (PDF) This tutorial explains how to enable a downloading link for viewers of the media you’ve uploaded or created in Kaltura Capture.
- How to Embed a Kaltura Media in Canvas (PDF) This tutorial covers instructions on how to embed a video within the Rich Content Editor section of an Assignment.
- How to Edit Captions (PDF) Learn how to edit the automatically generated captions in your videos.
- How to Download Closed Captions (PDF) This tutorial provides the steps to save a copy of your Kaltura media closed captions.
- Kaltura Media Collaboration (PDF) This tutorial covers instructions on how to add another Canvas user as Co-Editor and/or Co-Publisher of your media.
- How to Locate Kaltura Capture Files on your Computer (PDF) This document outlines the process of locating and uploading your recorded media.
- How to Locate Co-Editor and Co-Publisher Media (PDF) This tutorial covers instructions on how to locate media when you’ve been added as Co-Editor and/or Co-Publisher by another Canvas user.
- Creating and Working with Interactive Video Quizzes (PDF) This tutorial reviews the Interactive Video Quiz feature, which allows you to add quiz questions to any video you upload.
- Linking Your Interactive Video Quiz to Canvas Gradebook (PDF) Review this tutorial to learn how to link your Interactive Video Quiz to Canvas Assignments and Grades.
- Copying a Kaltura Video Quiz (PDF) Instructions on how to copy an existing Kaltura video quiz for a new course.
- How to Publish Media from Media Gallery (PDF) Instructions on how to publish media you have created or uploaded under My Media to allow students to access the videos.
- How to Publish Media from My Media (PDF) Instructions on how to publish media you have created or uploaded under My Media to allow students to access the videos under the Media Gallery link.
- Kaltura Capture Tutorials (MediaSpace)
- Kaltura Learning Video Tutorials
- Cielo24 Video Tutorials (Editing Captions)
- Kaltura Capture: Getting Started
- Kaltura Capture: Download for Mac Users
- Kaltura Capture: Download for Windows Users
- Kaltura Capture: Manage Settings
- Kaltura Capture: Screen Recording
- Kaltura Capture: Screen & Webcam
- Kaltura Capture: Voice Recorder & Editing your Media
Embedding Kaltura Media in Canvas:
- How to Embed a Video onto a Page
- How to add a Kaltura Media into a Module
- How to Publish Kaltura Media to a Media Gallery
- How to Embed Kaltura Media in a Canvas Quiz Question
Kaltura LTI Overview Guides:
Kaltura User Guides (Website)
- Interacting with Media
- Uploading Media
- Recording from Webcam
- Uploading a Video from YouTube
- Recording Your Screen
- Managing Your Media
- Managing a Media Gallery
- Course Playlists
- Viewing Media Gallery Analytics
- Embedding Kaltura Media
- Recommended Video Source Formats and Specifications
- Different types of Quizzes
- Available options for Quizzes
- Give Students extra time or extra attempts in Quizzes
- Create a Survey
- View Survey results
Respondus® 4.0 Test Generator:
Please consider the following carefully before you implement Respondus Monitor in your previously seated class.
- Students were not expecting to need a webcam. The added expense might not be doable on such short notice.
- Internet access varies considerably from student to student. They might need to go to a local library, Starbuck’s, or other public wifi hot spot. These public hotspots are not ideal and can be a weak signal or spotty.
- With students out of their academic area, where they have a plan for competing course assessments, high-stakes assessments using Respondus Monitor will create an inequity of opportunity for success.
Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment.
Visit Respondus for more details.
For access to Respondus 4.0 Test Generator, please submit our Respondus Request Form.
Respondus LockDown Browser (RLDB):
LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. When students use LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. Available for Windows, Mac and iOS.
- Integrates with Canvas
- Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
- Assessments cannot be exited until submitted by users for grading
- Task switching or access to other applications is prevented
- Print, Print Screen and capturing functions are disabled
- Copying and pasting anything to and from an assessment is prohibited
- Screen capture, messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machine, and network monitoring applications are blocked from running
- Right-click menu options and function keys are disabled
- Browser menu and toolbar options are disabled, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
Instructor Quick Start Guide – Canvas Edition
Respondus Monitor is a companion application that integrates webcam technology with LockDown Browser. Together they address the core issues of student identity and cheating, creating an essential layer of security for non-proctored assessments.
IMPORTANT: Your decision to use Respondus Monitor must be made prior to when registration begins for the term in which your course(s) is being offered.
For access to more detailed information on how to get started please submit our Respondus Request Form.
Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Guidelines for Instructors: Instructor Quick Start Guide – Canvas Edition
How do students initiate a live chat with Respondus Support?
Most technical issues are encountered during the pre-exam “Startup Sequence” of Respondus Monitor – which is where the webcam/microphone check occurs. There is already a powerful “It’s not working” feature in Respondus Monitor that helps students find the right solution. But if students are unable to solve the issue by the last step, a “Chat now” prompt appears. The live chat functionality can also be accessed through the “Help Center” in Respondus Monitor.
- Creating a Turnitin LTI Assignment in Canvas
- Creating a Turnitin LTI Assignment with a Canvas Rubric
- How to change Turnitin settings for an Assignment
- How to Submit a Student Paper Through Turnitin
- Student Guide