Scheduling Office Hours in Canvas: An Introduction

Canvas allows instructors to schedule blocks of time for office hours within your Canvas Calendar.  When you create an Appointment Group (Canvas' term for a block of time designated on the Calendar for appointments), your students can then sign up through your Canvas...

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Canvas’ New Gradebook: Features and Tips

Canvas' New Gradebook is now available for instructors to enable on a course-by-course basis.  You can enable the New Gradebook for a course you are teaching by going to Course Navigation -> Settings -> Feature Options and moving the New Gradebook toggle to On. The...

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Tips for Quickly Building Your Course Site

Constructing a new course site and organizing your course materials can be a time-consuming process -- but it doesn't have to be.  Canvas offers tools that can streamline the process, cutting down substantially on the time and effort needed to set up your course...

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Introducing the New Scheduler

  Canvas' New Scheduler is now live! The New Scheduler allows instructors to create Appointment Groups and schedule office hours directly from their course calendar. In the previous Scheduler, if you wished to add an Appointment Group, it was necessary to click the...

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Customizing Your Canvas Dashboard

“How do I get rid of old courses and see new courses?” As new quarters begin, we often want to clean up our Canvas sites and move old courses. Obviously we don’t want to scroll through pages and pages of old courses just to find one course. Fortunately, Canvas has an...

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Sending Announcements to Specific Sections in Canvas

Section-specific announcements are now available in Canvas!  Instructors can now select whether to send announcements to all sections, a single section, or multiple sections.  By default, the announcement will be sent to all sections of your course. However, to select...

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Can’t Log In? How Do I Reset My Canvas Password?

  Are you having difficulties signing in to your Canvas account? Are you able to login to other accounts using your CNetID and password, such as my.UChicago? If you cannot, then perhaps you have forgotten your password. Any user with a CNetID who forgets his/her...

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