Canvas FAQs

Find the answers to all of your Canvas questions in one place. Click on each FAQ to open the answer into a new tab from the Canvas Instructor Guide site.
 

Get Started with Canvas

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How do I use the Course Setup Checklist?

How do I use the Dashboard?

How do I change my course Homepage?

How do I publish my course so students can access it?

How do I manage my Canvas notification settings?

How do I view my course as a student?

Configure your Course Modules

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What are Modules, Pages and Files?

How do I use the Modules Index Page?

How do I publish or unpublish a Module?

Manage your Course Files in Canvas

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How do I view my user Files?

How do I view my Course Files?

How do I move and organize my Files?

How do I create a folder in Files?

Add and Organize your Course Content

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How do I create a New Page in a course?

How do I edit a Page in a course?

How do I add course content as module items?

How do I access the Rich Content Editor?

How do I use the Syllabus?

How do I upload a PDF to a page in a course?

What types of media files can I upload in Canvas?

How do I view my Microsoft Office 365 files in Canvas?

Add Assignments to your Course

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What are Assignments?

What is the difference between a Canvas Assignment and a Canvas Activity?

What type of assignment can I create in a course?

How do I create an assignment?

How do I copy an assignment to another course?

Communicate with your Students

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How do I add an announcement in a course?

How do I use the Course Calendar?

How do I use Chat?

How do I create a discussion?

Add Quizzes & Surveys to your Course

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What quiz types can I create in a course?

How do I create a quiz with individual questions?

How do I create a quiz by finding questions in a question bank?

How do I link course content to a quiz question?

How do I create a question bank in a course?

How do I create a survey in my course?

How do I copy a quiz to another course?

Once I publish a timed quiz, how can I give my students extra time?

How do I use SpeedGrader?

Use your Course Gradebook

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How do I use the Gradebook?

How do I arrange columns in the Gradebook?

How do I weight grades in Canvas?

How do I post grades for an assignment in the Gradebook?

How do I export grades in the Gradebook?

How do I download all student submissions for an assignment in the Gradebook?

How do I enter and edit grades in the Gradebook?

Once I publish a quiz, how can I give my students extra attempts?

How can I create a quiz where students only see one question at a time?

How do I select a grade posting policy for a course in the Gradebook?

How do I use grading schemes in a course?

How do I import grades in the Gradebook?

Accessibility

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How do I use the Accessibility Checker in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

How do I use the Microsoft Immersive Reader in a course as an instructor?