Canvas

Canvas Training CenterCanvas is the official LMS (learning management system) for UT Austin. There are many resources available for instructors, students, and staff from the Canvas Log In Page. 

For an in-depth list of Canvas tutorials, please check out the 

Canvas Training Center.

Or peruse the curated list of tutorials below.

 

+ NEED TO KNOW: Beginning of Semester
Canvas Logo

Canvas: 24/7 Support

  UT Austin has contracted Instructure, the company behind Canvas, to provide Tier 1 support for all UT faculty, staff, and students. You can access this 24/7/365 support through the help menu in the lower left corner of the Canvas interface.   There are two choices for this support, phone or chat. (The chat option […]

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: Copying a Course

This tutorial is especially relevant for faculty who have developed some or all of their course content in a sandbox course or a DEV course. Related Posts:10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint PresentationsCanvas: Import/Export an Excel File to/from Grade Book8 Ways to capture screenshots on a PCCanvas: Embedding Video into Your CourseCanvas: Preparing Your Grade […]

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: Cross-listing Sections (Combining your courses)

Note: Only the Instructor of Record as designated by the Registrar’s Office may cross-list their courses. Cross-listing requires that one section become the primary section, which will host all the content and assignments for all your cross-listed sections/courses. The secondary sections will plug into that primary section, but as the instructor you will still be […]

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: Adding a TA (or anyone else)

The video tutorial above goes into great detail about the People Tab in Canvas, which is where you add TAs and anyone else. The tutorial below focuses specifically on adding anyone in any permissions role to your course. All current UT students, faculty, and staff are automatically added to the UT-Austin Canvas Account by the […]

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: Emailing Your Students

Related Posts:10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint PresentationsCanvas: Import/Export an Excel File to/from Grade BookCanvas: Submitting Final Grades Using the Registrar Tool8 Ways to capture screenshots on a PCCanvas: Cross-listing Sections (Combining your courses)Canvas: Creating a Turnitin Assignment

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: User Interface Overview

This video gives you a brief overview of the Canvas interface. There may be a number of functions and features you didn’t know existed in Canvas. Video length: 6:57 Related Posts:10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint PresentationsCanvas: Import/Export an Excel File to/from Grade BookCanvas: Creating a Turnitin Assignment8 Ways to capture screenshots on a PCCanvas: […]

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: Using Modules to Save Time

Cut down on students emails asking you or TAs where to find course materials Allow you to hide items from your left-hand course navigation that students won’t need Simplify your the look and feel of your course to reduce student anxiety Text & Pic Tutorial Related Posts:10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint PresentationsCanvas: Import/Export an Excel […]

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: Overview of Communication Features

This video covers communication in Canvas using the following features: Announcements Discussions Conversations (Email) Gradebook  Speedgrader Related Posts:Canvas: Controlling Access to Courses Through Term DatesCanvas: Creating a Turnitin AssignmentCanvas: Preparing Your Grade Book for Final Grade SubmissionCanvas: User Interface OverviewCanvas: Import/Export an Excel File to/from Grade Book10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint Presentations

0 comments

+ NEED TO KNOW: Mid-Semester
Canvas Logo

Canvas: Get Student Feedback with a Mid-Semester Survey

Mid-course feedback enables instructors to fine-tune a course that is already in progress. Gathering this type of feedback sends a message to students that you care about their success in the course.  To get honest feedback from students, make the survey anonymous.   To assist you, the Faculty Innovation Center has created a global question bank that […]

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: Creating a Turnitin Assignment

Step 1: Create and/or Configure an Assignment to Run a Turnitin Plagiarism Report Open the Assignments tab [1] and create an assignment [2] one of two ways. (Or you can click the “Edit” button [3] on an existing assignment.) Under the control for [1] “Submission Type”, make sure to change “Online” or “No Submission” to […]

0 comments

+ NEED TO KNOW: End of Semester
Canvas Logo

Canvas: Submitting Final Grades Using the Registrar Tool

Please make sure you view the tutorial: Final Grade Submission Preparation before you begin this tutorial. Note: We recommend to all faculty to communicate with your TAs when you are reporting final grades. Otherwise, they may make adjustments to the Canvas gradebook that will not be reflected in the final grade reported to the Registrar’s […]

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: Import/Export an Excel File to/from Grade Book

Note: We recommend to all faculty to communicate with your TAs when you are reporting final grades. Otherwise, they may make adjustments to the Canvas gradebook that will not be reflected in the final grade reported to the Registrar’s office. Step 1: Access Course Settings Open Settings Tab in your course (1) and (2) click […]

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: Moving Your Final Grade Column to the Front of your Grade Book

Tired of scrolling all the way to end of your gradebook to see the total column? Open your gradebook and scroll to the Total Column. Hover over the Total Column header under you see the circle for the drop-down menu, select the circle (1) and then (2) select “Move to front.” Remember…the force will be […]

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: Change Grading Scheme

If you would like to define your own grading scheme in Canvas, this tutorial will help you do this. The snapshot below is the DEFAULT grading scheme in Canvas.   Related Posts:10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint PresentationsCanvas: Import/Export an Excel File to/from Grade BookCanvas: Preparing Your Grade Book for Final Grade SubmissionCanvas: Creating a […]

0 comments

Canvas Logo

Canvas: Controlling Access to Courses Through Term Dates

The term dates in Canvas will be concluded approximately three weeks after the end of each semester, including summer sessions. After a course’s term date has been ended, the following happens: Students CANNOT participate in interactive course features such as Discussion Boards or reply to Announcements, Students CANNOT upload work for assignments Students CANNOT email other students Students […]

0 comments