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Why are my courses gone from the Dashboard?

Now users have two different views on their Dashboard in Canvas.  The traditional view is the Card View. This is the traditional view of the colorful tiles for each course.  The other option, used more by students, is the List View. This shows students a list of upcoming To Do items for their courses.  To toggle back and forth between these views click on the three vertical dots on the right side of the page opposite the heading Dashboard and select the view you prefer.

Can I copy and paste my syllabus to the syllabus area?

Yes, you can copy your text and paste it into the rich content editor in the Syllabus page. This might require some reformatting work.

How can I see a preview of the syllabus?

Add your Syllabus file, highlight the file name and click on the URL link button. This will open a window (Link To Website URL); check the box next to Auto-open the inline preview for this link then click update link and then update Syllabus. Your syllabus will now be previewable.

What file formats does Syllabus/Canvas use?

The accepted files that are compatible with Canvas are; .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .zip, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, as well as Open Office formats; (.odt, .odp, .ods, .odg, .odf, .sxw, .sxc, .sxi)

How do I upload my syllabus to Canvas?

To upload your syllabus file to the Syllabus tool in Canvas click on Syllabus. On the Syllabus page click on edit, in the far right hand corner of the page. Place your courser in the rich content editor box. Look to the right for the insert content into this page select the file tab.

How do I grade by quiz question in SpeedGrader?

For your quizzes you can grade by question rather than by student. To turn on the question by question grading go to SpeedGrader in the quiz and click on the gear icon (top left of the screen) and check the box for Grade by question. You will see the questions at the top of the page and be able to select the question you want to grade and then grade that question for all of your students.

How can I use SpeedGrader and VeriCite together?

VeriCite is integrated with SpeedGrader. Begin by creating an assignment, and putting a check in the "Enable VeriCite Submissions."  A flag, denoting the VeriCite Report is ready, will appear in SpeedGrader and Grades approximately 30 minutes after the student submits their assignment. You can see the report from VeriCite when grading in SpeedGrader, instead of having two different assignments, one for SpeedGrader and one for VeriCite.

Can I view attendance over the whole course date-by-date?

Unfortunately, you can only download separate attendance reports for a specific date range or specific student. Canvas does not yet have a feature to download attendance reports that separate attendance over the whole course by date. If you would like to see attendance for all students in the course by date, you can follow these steps: Download an attendance report for the whole class and whole term, as described above. Select the entire Class Date column in your Excel attendance report. Click on Sort and Filter in Excel and click Filter.

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