Dear Canvas Users,
As the semester comes to an end, we want to share a few Canvas tips that will help you during the home stretch. We’ll cover three topics in this email:
1. Viewing Annotated Assignments
2. Using the Scheduler for Student Appointments
3. Viewing Course Analytics
If you are using the Speed Grader to mark assignments directly in Canvas, you are utilizing one of the many helpful features of Canvas. It is not, however, intuitive for students to see the comments that you make. (Canvas is great, but still has work to do!) In order for students to view the marking notes that you make on their papers, they will need to follow the instructions in this tutorial. Feel free to pass the link on to your students, if you are using the Speed Grader.
The Scheduler is a very helpful feature for regular office hours or for end of the year meetings with students. You will be able to set up meeting times, the length of meeting, and allow students to sign up for appointments using the calendar in Canvas. For instructions on this feature, see this page in the Canvas Help Guides.
Canvas offers the ability for you to view a number of reports about your class and your students. You can view a number of reports including conversation interaction, average marks on assignments, and other performance metrics. This information is very helpful both during your course and as the semester ends. Follow these links to find out how to view analytics for a course and what analytics will tell you about your course. Follow these links to find out how to view analytics for a student and what analytics will tell you about a student.
As always the CDE Team is here to assist you with any questions you have about Canvas. You can take advantage of our Canvas Support Drop-In Hours Tuesday-Friday from 3:30-4:30 pm, or book an appointment with Brian Westnedge or Josh Stigall.
Please also be on the lookout for an email with information on submitting final grades using Canvas.
The CDE Team.