ALLOWING STUDENTS TO ATTACH FILES TO DISCUSSIONS
By default, Canvas does not allow students to attach files to discussion topics. You can allow them to do so by clicking on the “Discussions” in your course navigation/menu. On the upper right of the screen, next to the blue +Discussion button is a small gear icon. Click on that icon and you will see a pop up menu that controls some of what students can do in the discussion area. You may consider deselecting “Create Discussion Topics” and “Edit and Delete their Own Posts” and selecting “Attach files to their discussion.”
STUDENTS ADDING FILES TO DISCUSSION TOPIC FORUMS
When students try to add images in Canvas using the “embed image” icon in the text editor they are offered three options. A URL, Canvas, and Flickr. They can find images on the web and use the URL or they can find images on Flickr. They can also add images into Canvas and use those, but they need to upload them first.
To do that they need to select “settings” from the upper right of the screen next to their name. On the far left is “files.” There they will see a blue “upload” icon in the far right. They can browse for the file they want to use and upload it. Once that is complete they can go to the place in canvas they want to embed the file and when they select Canvas, they will see the files they have uploaded.
ADDING MORE TIME, OR ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO A QUIZ
Canvas does not have a simple Clear Attempt button like we had in Blackboard. To either add an attempt or add more time to a quiz for a student you need to select the “Quizzes” area of your course. Then select the quiz you need to change. In the upper right of the screen you will some buttons. One is Quiz Statistics (you might find that useful) and the one below it is Moderate This Quiz.
You can see the individual student results by clicking on the student’s name, but to the far right of their name is a grey pencil. Click on the pencil and you will see options for more attempts and more time. Be sure to select “Manually Unlock the Quiz for Next Attempt.”
COMMENTS IN NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
Canvas allows students to comment on Announcements you create in your class. In fact, they are actually just like discussions in how students interact with them. You can choose to “close them for comments” by selecting the announcement from the announcement area in your course and use the gear icon at the far right of the announcement name to “Close for Comments.”
OLD BLACKHAWK LINKS NOT WORKING AND ACCESS DENIED
You may find that some of our links to Blackhawk videos are no longer working. Please make sure class for any links from Blackhawk and sent TeLS the link address. We will upload the video to our new Panopto system and return you a link that will work. Because we are awesome that way.