How to: Set up reflective journals in Canvas

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A reflective journal is a learning activity that asks students to engage deeply with the course content by reflecting on its relevance to their own life or learning experience. Reflective journals can be kept as a continuous diary, often useful in WIL and other work placement situations, or at any other time that suits the learning experience. For example, a … Read More

Why do I get a “Flash required for recording video” error message when I try to use the Record Video function?

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Often if you’re using Chrome the Record Media comment tool will show a spinning circle with a note saying “Flash required for recording video”. This usually means that Flash is not enabled for this Canvas site by default. To fix this: To the left of the browser’s URL bar you’ll see a lock icon with Secure in green. Click this. … Read More

Can I give students individual feedback on a group assignment?

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When you set up your assignment you can select to Assign grades to each student individually, and thus give students individual grades and feedback. Or, if this is not selected, you can still provide individual feedback on a group submission by going to Grades, clicking the cell with the student’s score for the assignment, and then clicking the comment icon in … Read More

How do students submit group assignments?

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In the student view, group assignments are identical to other assignments. Like with other assignments, a Submit Assignment button will be visible when the assignment is available. However, after one member of the group submits something, the button will display Re-submit Assignment. When students submit or re-submit files to a group assignment, a read-only copy of the file is saved to … Read More

How to: Set up group assignments

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What is a Group Assignment? Canvas group assignments allow two or more students to submit or demonstrate collaborative work, receive shared feedback and grades, or receive individual feedback and grades. Features: Can be used for online text or file submissions. Students can submit one file or text for the entire group. Different groups can have different due dates. Cannot be used ... Read More

Tips & tricks for managing and grading Canvas Assignments

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Following are a selection of tips for using Assignments and Gradebook. If you know of other tricks, mistakes to avoid, or ways to make the most of Assignments and the Gradebook, please share them in the Comments below. For general how-to information on assessment and feedback in Canvas, see Canvas Help: Feedback & Assessment. Mute assignments until you’re ready to release … Read More

How to: Grade an assignment using Speedgrader

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Speedgrader is the Canvas marking tool which allows you to view, annotate, comment on, and grade student assignment submissions online. In addition to grading online submissions, Speedgrader can also be used to provide comments and grades on work that is not submitted online (in-class presentations or paper-based submissions, for example). Speedgrader is built upon the same functionality as the Blackboard … Read More