If assignments are going to be submitted online, when creating the assignments, click the “Add Assignments” button and then click on the “more options” text link and enter the information on the full-page layout. Be sure to change the submission option to “Online Submission” and click the check boxes next to the options for how students will submit the assignments.
1. When creating “matching” questions, put the longer text in the left-hand column because the text will wrap. For example, if you are providing terms and definitions to be matched, put the definitions in the left-hand column and the terms in the right-hand column.
(The text in the drop-down menu for matching is in the right column when you create the question. The text is fully visible when selecting the correct answer, but is cut-off at 30-60 characters (depending on the user’s screen size and browser settings) once the answer is selected, which can make it difficult to quickly double-check the answers after they have all been selected.)
2. On multiple choice questions there are no labels for the answer choices, so if you want to add an answer that says something like “A and B above,” be sure to type the label as part of your answer choices.
3. Currently the randomization of answer choices option is only available for an entire quiz, so if you want answer choices randomized for each student, avoid answer options like “All of the above” or “None of the above.”
Opening Multiple Windows
Canvas will allow you to open multiple windows so that you can easily move between courses or between tools within the same course. Right-click on a link and select “Open Link in a New Tab” or “Open Link in a New Tab.” You can also hold down the CTRL key on Pcs or the Command key on Macs while clicking the link will also open up into a new tab.
Want quick, easy access to pages you use frequently?
You can bookmark the homepage, grade book, or other frequently used page of each course with your browser so that you can use the browser bookmark toolbar or bookmarks to quickly jump into the desired course or page.