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The following videos were recorded during the Canvas Sneak Peek training sessions May 7th - 9th. 1. An Introduction to Canvas: Global & Course Navigation [https://universityofalberta.instructuremedia.com/embed/5823a131-9fbe-42be-9fe8-b4beada6846e] 2. Co...
As has been announced through various communication channels, Canvas will be replacing eClass as the U of A’s centrally supported LMS. This transition will take place over the next 18 months and will conclude with Winter 2025 as the last term that credit ...
All instructors and staff can access the U of A’s Canvas instance at https://canvas.ualberta.ca [https://canvas.ualberta.ca]. Users will need to sign in with their CCIDs to access their courses. All use of Canvas is governed by the Campus Computing Use po...
Instructors who have been approved for the Wave 1 transition or who wish to get started early can begin exploring the Canvas content creation processes in their SANDBOX COURSES [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/Knowledgebase/Article/View/525/53/accessin...
This article contains known differences between eClass and Canvas that instructors should take note of when transitioning to the new LMS. It is a living document that will grow over time. Users are encouraged to contact eclass@ualberta.ca to suggest any a...
This article outlines how YuJa videos can be added through the standard Canvas rich content editor (RCE) available in most content areas in the system.  * For instructors, common spots for adding media would include quiz instructions and questions, dis...
Smart Exam Monitor (SEM) is a 3rd-party external tool that allows instructors to proctor online exams remotely that can now be setup and used in Canvas. SEM can be used for remote proctoring a variety of assessment activities in Canvas such as quizzes and...
Assignments in Canvas have a wider functional role than they do in eClass: they are used to create all traditional graded student activities [https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Instructor-Guide/What-is-the-difference-between-a-Canvas-Assignment-and-a-Canv...
Canvas Studio is a media streaming service available as a part of the Canvas Learning Management System. Studio is similar in functionality to the YuJa [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/Knowledgebase/Article/View/486/50/yuja-video-platform-overview] str...
This article lists the current known issues and technical problems in Canvas that have already been identified and/or reported to the Canvas Community [https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-LMS/ct-p/canvaslms?tab=recent]. KNOWN ISSUES FOR OTHER TOOLS...
This article outlines the best practices for working with videos in Canvas and contains recommendations for when to use the main 2 centrally-supported tools, Canvas Studio and YuJa Enterprise Video. Guides for using these tools are here: YuJa [https://sup...
Canvas provides a basic tool to recover inadvertently deleted content in a course to maintain continuity in a course. This article will outline the basics for restoring deleted items and the limitations of this process. This feature is not as robust as t...
ZOOM is currently available for all Faculty and Staff at the UofA. If a Zoom account is required by a Staff or Faculty member who does not want to access Zoom via Canvas (or eClass), please contact us at eclass@ualberta.ca to request a manual account in Z...
Creating a course from scratch may feel like a daunting task so to assist with that process, the U of A has created a template that is added by default to all sandbox courses. The template was constructed by Canvas in consultation with U of A instructiona...
The Canvas Dashboard allows users to view all their enrolled courses and to organize them to their personal preference along with a TO DO list displayingupcoming deadlines and due dates. Students will only see their current term's courses or those that in...
ASSIGN2 is a third-party tool that allows students to upload paper assessments to be graded online. Instructors can also create scannable PDF paper submissions for in-person exams and online peer-graded assessments. Assign2 allows students to complete so...
Similar to the mechanisms in eClass, there are a couple ways to track student progress in Canvas courses. The basic way involves a visual indicator, per student of their progress through course modules, analogous to the Completion Progress Block [https://...
Overall the gradebook in Canvas is less complex than in eClass which will vastly simplify grading for most users. Instructors using advanced gradebook features and/or calculating grades with custom formula will need to move these calculations to an extern...
This article describes the default course settings applied to all Canvas courses and highlights the important things for instructors to be aware of and or change based on their needs.  CONTENTS: * 1 Changing Course Names * 2 Changing Course Access ...
   

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