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Design and Building
Transfer content between two Canvas courses
Set your home page layout
Add a table to your home page
Select your course settings
Set your notification preferences
Organize your course into modules
Build pages in your course
Upload and organize course files
Add events to a course calendar
Plan appointments using Scheduler
Activate E-reserves navigation
Assessments and Grading
Organize and create assignments
Created Weighted Assignment groups to calculate final grades
Use Turnitin for student submissions
Setting varied due dates by section
Tips for Navigating Canvas
Access Canvas at
Login to Canvas using your standard Brown username and password.
Use the Communication Stream in the center of the User Dashboard
—the main page in Canvas
—to track recent activity in all of your courses.
Use the To Do list in the right panel of the User Dashboard to track assignments waiting to be graded.
Use the Courses and Groups dropdown menu to navigate to any of your courses or groups.
Use the Assignments dropdown menu to navigate to any assignments waiting to be graded.
Use the Grades dropdown menu to navigate to your course gradesheets.
Use the Calendar dropdown menu to navigate to the Calendar that compiles calendars from your courses.
Personalize and use the gradebook
Grade assessments using SpeedGrader
Annotate submissions in Speedgrader with Crocodoc
Enter grades in the gradebook
Track Attendance using Roll Call
Change attendance grading
Media and Collaboration
Send messages and organize your inbox
Upload and record media
Inserting web links
Embed media in course content
Create and conduct web conferences
Create and organize student groups
Upload closed captioning for media content
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