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Add files
Upload your content or drag and drop into Canvas from your own desktop
Give Students Access to Files
Your students will access your content through the "Modules" area of Canvas.

How-to Videos

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Analytics and Statistics

  • All courses: number of courses and students; recent logins, grade distribution
  • One course: activity on a page, assignment submission data, grade distribution
  • One student: activity on a page, communication, assignment submission, grade distribution

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Announcements
  • Students decide how they want to be notified
  • Students can reply to announcements, but may be restricted from seeing other replies until they reply
  • Deployment of announcements can be delayed
  • Announcements can be linked to a blog

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Assignments and Grade Center
Create an assignment from scratch

BigBlueButton Videoconference
Select your "Conferences" options in Canvas and open a videoconference any time you like.

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Calendars
Due dates for various classes are color coded. Due dates can be dragged and dropped on the large calendar interface or the thumbnail of the multi-month interface; students will be notified of changes.

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Chat
Chat can be text-based, voice, or video. Good for office hours. Student groups have their own chat.

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Communication Preferences
Students set up a profile first; then they choose how they want to be contacted for what, e.g., “I want announcements to come by text to my cell phone once a day.” Messages include links for student response.

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Discussions
Type the discussion, record audio, or use a webcam.

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Email
Email instructors, students, groups, or sections through Canvas.

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End Dates
Modify class duration dates.

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