Canvas does not use Course Central. Instead, Banner will generate an empty course shell for each of your instructional assignments and automatically populate it with the students who are enrolled in your course. You will, however, need to add content to your course shells. To add content to:
A new course, you will need to build the course in Canvas.
A course previously taught in Blackboard, you can import content from Blackboard to Canvas. However, your course may have already been automatically migrated. Visit Courses on the Global Navigation Menu (the left-hand bar at https://clemson.instructure.com) and click “All Courses” to see whether your course has been migrated. If it has, follow the instructions for “a course previously taught in Canvas” below. If it hasn’t been migrated, please visit our Course Migration page to find directions or submit a migration request.
A course previously taught in Canvas, open the empty shell. Click Settings from the course menu, and then select Import Content into this Course on the right-hand side of the page. For Content Type, select Copy a Canvas Course, then search for the relevant course. Once you’ve located it, select whether to migrate all content or only select content. You can also elect to have Canvas adjust events and due dates. Once you’ve made your selections, click Import. For more information on copying courses, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2685
Quizzes and exams are both created using the Quizzes feature. To create an exam or quiz, navigate to Quizzes on the course menu. Then, click on +Quiz at the top of the page on the right-hand side. For more details on creating quizzes, modifying quiz settings, and grading quizzes, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4131#jive_content_id_Quizzes.
If you plan on re-using questions (such as in a quiz and then again as a later assessment), you may wish to consider using Question Banks. This feature is also useful if you want to randomly pull a set of questions from a larger group. For more information on Questions Banks, visit https://guides.instructure.com/m/4152/l/50747-how-do-i-create-a-question-bank-in-my-courseOnce you create a Question Bank, you’ll need to create a quiz that pulls questions from the Question Bank. For more information on this step, visit https://guides.instructure.com/m/4152/l/98626-how-do-i-create-a-quiz-with-a-question-group-linked-to-a-question-bank.
You will be automatically subscribed to the discussion threads that you create in your course as an instructor, and you’ll be notified when new comments are posted. To unsubscribe or subscribe to a discussion, click Discussions in the course menu. Then, navigate to a specific discussion title and click Subscribe. Go to this link to view the specific steps you can take to subscribe or unsubscribe from a discussion: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2799.Canvas gives users a lot of control over how they are notified of course updates, including discussion comments. You can adjust where and how frequently you receive notifications. For more information, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-1286.
Peer Review assignments give students the opportunity to provide feedback on other students’ work. Visit this link for general information on how Peer Review assignments work: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2656. This link explains how to create a Peer Review assignment: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2663.
To create a Turnitin assignment, click on Assignments in the course menu. Then, click on +Assignment (at the top of the page). In the Submission Type drop-down menu, choose External Tool. Type Turnitin in the search field and click Find. For more information on creating Turnitin assignments in Canvas, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-1799. For information on grading Turnitin assignments in Canvas, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2860.
To set up a Respondus Lockdown Browser assignment, click on Quizzes in the course menu. Then, click on +Quiz (at the top of the page). In the Quiz settings under Quiz Restrictions you will see an option “Require Respondus LockDown Browser.” You can also require LockDown Browser to be used to view quiz results. Students will need to download and install Respondus Lockdown Browser on their computers before they complete the assignment. For more information on Respondus (including download links), visit https://www.clemson.edu/ccit/learning_tech/ccit_training/ott/respondus_ldb/. For more information on how to create a test in Respondus, visit https://www.clemson.edu/ccit/learning_tech/ccit_training/ott/respondus/We are in the process of developing Clemson-specific resources for Respondus Lockdown browser. This FAQ will be updated as soon as they are available.
To record attendance, navigate to Attendance in the course menu. This will open the Roll Call Attendance Tool in Canvas. This link provides answers to common questions regarding the use of the Attendance Roll Call Tool and shows you how to use the tool: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4131#jive_content_id_Attendance_Roll_Call.
Before you manually migrate your course, click on Courses on the Global Navigation Menu (the left-hand bar at https://clemson.instructure.com) and click “All Courses” to see whether your course has been automatically migrated for you. If your course needs to be migrated manually, please visit our Course Migration page for instructions or to submit a migration request.
Unfortunately, the following items do not transfer from Blackboard to Canvas:
Adaptive release settings
Feedback on test questions
Respondus Lockdown Browser settings
Textbook publisher content: Cengage, McGraw Hill connect/campus, Macmillan, Pearson, WileyPlus
Yes. Each course has 1GB (1000MB) of space available. In addition, each user receives 50MB of space. If there’s a resource or file you use in every course, consider adding it to your personal files. Doing so will not only help save space, but it will also prevent you from having to upload a file multiple times. Because space is limited, it’s a good idea to embed videos. For more information on doing so, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-1849.
In Canvas, the course content is organized by Modules. You can use Modules to organize your content by weeks, units, or however you prefer. You can easily add information and course content into your Modules. This link explains the use of Modules for organizing course content in Canvas: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2808.
There are several ways for you to control when students have access to modules. You can:
Lock modules until a certain date: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2853
Require students to move through course requirements in order: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2852
Set prerequisites for modules: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2861
Move your module to unpublished Draft State: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2822.Canvas gives users a lot of control over how they are notified of course updates, including discussion comments. You can adjust where and how frequently you receive notifications. For more information, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-1286.
Content from the publishers listed below is currently available. Below, you’ll find a list of resources associated with each publisher.
McGraw Hill Campus and Canvas: http://createwp.customer.mheducation.com/wordpress-mu/success-academy/canvas-resources/
Pearson: http://help.pearsoncmg.com/mylabmastering/canvas/instructor/en/Content/first_step_cnv.htm and http://www.pageturnpro.com/Pearson-Education/60302-MyLab-and-Mastering-Integration-with-Canvas/index.html
To change or set your Homepage (course landing page), navigate to Home in the course menu (on the left), and then click Choose Home Page, which is located on the right-hand side of the screen. You will be provided with five choices for what you’d like to display on the Home Page. Make your choice and click Save. We recommend that you use the Front Page option as your dedicated landing page.
For step-by-step instructions on changing your Home Page, visit this link: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2554.For instructions on how to set your course Front Page, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-1848.
To re-add an item (page, quiz, assignment, etc.) that you accidentally removed from a module, go to Modules, scroll down to the module you accidentally deleted an item from, then click the + button (beside the gear icon). Use the pop-up menu to select the item in question. For more on adding new or existing content to modules, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2827.
To find out how to import SCORM content and sync it with your gradebook, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-3345.
Rubrics allow you to create assessment criteria for scoring assignments. To add a rubric to an assignment, first navigate to Assignments in the course menu. Click on the name of the assignment, then select +Rubric. This link provides more information adding a rubric to an assignment: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2870. You can also visit this link for details on how to use a rubric to grade submissions in SpeedGrader: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-1928.
In Canvas, you can create rules for assignment groups, such as a rule to drop the lowest and/or highest scores from grade calculations. To create a rule for an assignment group, navigate to Assignments in the course menu. Click on the Assignment Group Settings drop-down menu and select Edit. From here you can drop assignments with the lowest and/or highest grades. This link describes how to set the rules to suit your preferences: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2626.
You cannot create a new gradebook column directly from the Gradebook in Canvas: all gradebook columns must have a corresponding assignment in Canvas. If you want to create a column in which you can record scores from manual grading, you can create a No Submission or On Paper assignment. Navigate to Assignments in the course menu and click +Assignment. Then, in the Submission Type drop-down menu, select No Submission or On Paper. For more information, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4272.
You can’t grade assignments in the Canvas app, but you can download the SpeedGrader app or grade assignments in a mobile browser. For more information about SpeedGrader’s mobile features, visit https://s3.amazonaws.com/tr-learncanvas/docs/Mobile_SpeedGrader.pdf.
Items that appear in light gray on your course navigation menu are still clickable by you as an instructor. If an item is light gray it indicates that it is not currently visible for students. There are two reasons for this:
You have hidden the link in the navigation menu through the course settings.
To add items to your course navigation menu, you can use an app called Redirect Tool. To use this app,
Click Settings in your course navigation menu
Click the Apps tab
Search for Redirect Tool, then select Add App
In the “Name” field, enter the name of the resource that you’d like to appear in your course navigation menu.
Enter the URL of the website or page in the “URL Redirect” field.
Check “Show in Course Navigation.”
Refresh your page. The new item should appear in your course menu.