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Check out these links to helpful resources that will get you started with Canvas and help you manage your course. Please note that descriptions in videos produced by Canvas may not entirely apply to our instance, here at NSU.


Canvas Tool Guide for Teachers 

Learn which Canvas tools work best to accomplish your teaching goals.

How to Add Assignments, Pages, and Files to Modules

You can add a new or existing content item to any module including multiple modules or multiple iterations of an item to any module. Canvas will accept most media files as uploads, however not all media files can be viewed or played within Canvas.

NSU Grades Tool

The NSU Grades Tool is currently available in your course on the Course Menu.  The primary instructor of the course can use this tool to quickly push grades from Canvas to Banner. 

Canvas Student Guide

The Canvas Student Guide is a resource to help you learn how to use Canvas.

Canvas Community

"Share Ideas" and "Find Answers": got a difficult Canvas question? Wondering about something Canvas-related? Post a question in the Canvas Community here. And yes, you will get an answer, or spark an illuminating discussion. Always worth checking: chances are that you're not the first person to raise a question.


Introduction to Canvas

This training covers topics such as Canvas navigation, course development, and course maintenance.

Deep Dive into Quizzes and Question Banks

This session will provide users with an exploration of the quiz tool in Canvas. Users will learn how to create a variety of quiz question types. Additionally, users will learn how to create question banks and create custom quiz settings such as setting a time limit, providing feedback, setting test exceptions and accessing Quiz Analytics.

Deep Dive into Grading and Rubrics

This session will provide users with an exploration if the Canvas gradebook features. Users will learn about the SpeedGrader and the various ways it can be used to provide timely and detailed feedback for students. The SpeedGrader tool provides a quick and easy way for instructors to grade individual and group assignments.  

Student Canvas Experience

Learning how to use a new Learning Management System (LMS) is probably among a long list of challenges at the start of a student's educational journey. This is why Canvas created the Student Experience video; as a tool to assist these new students on day one, from opening a course invitation email to how one submits an Assignment file before the due date. This video will provide new students the basics to getting started in Canvas with their personal settings, course layout and communication, and submission feedback functionality while also giving other Educational roles a glimpse from a student perspective when navigating Canvas for the first time.


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