Drafted by: Xiaojing Kou
Scenario: You (as an instructor) created an assignment to have all your students write a short essay each week. The purpose is engage students in writing. You will not actually read all and graded these essays. But you want to give everyone who submitted the essay 5 points, and those who did not 0. You have 100 students. You do not want to manually go through the speed grader to manually assign the grades. How do you do that? Below are the steps you can take by making use of customizing grading policy and default grading in Canvas.
Step 1: To Avoid grades are automatically posted, change the grading policy to “manually graded”
- Go to Grades, locate the specific assignment
2. Choose to post grades manually
Step 2: Assign default grades to all students
1.Go to “Grades” section in the course and locate the assignment you need default grade
2. Follow the instruction in Canvas to assign default grades to all students
Step 3 Change grades for individual students and Post grades manually
- After assigning default grades to all, change grades for individuals students who have not submitted the essay.
2. Post grades manually
You teach a distance course and you have two separate sessions created for you for the one course you teach? Or you simply have too many sessions that you would like to combine into one?
Check out the IU Knowledge Base on " In Canvas, how do I cross-list classes using the Cross-listing Assistant?"
In Canvas, when you add a link, it is by default to open in a new page now. However, certain elements you added would open in the current page it is in. For example an image inserted from Flickr will have a link that will open on the same page it is inserted. The disadvantage of this is that the students are led to an external link and leave the course site in Canvas. There is no quick way in Canvas to make the link open in a new page. You need to use the HTML editor to make this change. However, it is fairly easy if you are not scared to read through the HTML code, which is only superficially complex. The simple solution:
§ Step 1. click the HTML Editor at the upright corner of the Rich Text Editor
§ Step 2. insert the text target="_blank" immediately after the quotation marks that end the URL.
Example: I want to link to IUB home page. The original html code would be:
§ Step 3. After inserting the text target="_blank", the code would be:
<p><a href="http://www.iub.edu" target="_blank"> http://www.iub.edu</a></p>
To access Canvas at IU using an instruture mobile app:
1. Download the app from App Store(or your Android app market). Search for Canvas.
2. Open the app.
3. If prompted to "Find your school or district", enter Indiana University. If prompted for your Canvas URL, enter http://iu.instructure.com.
Note: The IU Canvas gateway will not work with Instructure's mobile apps.
4. Log into IU CAS using your personal or group account Network ID credentials.
Only certain functions are available on mobile devices. See below:
Source: IU Knowledge Base: https://kb.iu.edu/d/bcwp (with minor changes by CeLT)