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Accessing Canvas

Information about access Canvas and getting additional help.

Add non-OSU individual(s) to a Canvas Studio site

Non-OSU individual creates account at using social media login; Non-OSU individual provides social login email used to Studio site leader.

Add OSU individual(s) to a Canvas Studio site

Add users with the +People button on the People page in the Canvas Studio site, or add users with the Modify tool in Account >> Profile >> My Studio Sites

Add teaching assistants (TAs), graders, designers or observers to Canvas courses

Click Add TA... in course menu, search for individual to be added, select the correct role, select section(s). FERPA training required for CanvasTA and Grader roles.

Adjust the due dates on a Canvas assignment for a subset of students

Edit the Canvas assignment, click the '+Add' button, type the name of the student(s) and select, enter alternative due date, save.

Cannot access "Creating an Inclusive Community" (CIC) Training

Students need to be enrolled in the Creating an Inclusive Community course in order to access it.

Change which courses appear and how they appear on the Canvas Dashboard

Click Courses >> All Courses, then click Star Icons next to courses to select which courses will appear on Dashboard

Change/Transfer ownership of a Canvas studio site

Click Account >> Profile >> My Studio Site >> Modify to access tools for Studio sites

Copy (import) content from one Canvas course into another

Click Settings >> Import Course Content then select Copy a Canvas Course and the course from which to import.

Course not showing in Canvas

This article is for users that are registered for courses on Canvas, but those courses did not get added to their dashboard automatically. This walks through the steps to add published courses to their Canvas dashboard.

Create a peer reviewed assignment in Canvas

Create Canvas assignment, click box for "Peer Reviews" in assignment settings.

Create an assignment in Canvas for students to submit videos

Create assignment in Canvas, select Text Entry for submission type, and save. Students will use small green filmstrip icon to submit video(s).

Delete a Canvas studio site

Delete a Studio site in Account >> Profile >>My Studio sites using the Modify tool

How to create media in Canvas

Create a web cam or screen recording with Kaltura Capture

How to upload media to Canvas

Upload media to Canvas through My Media

Merge multiple sections into one Canvas course

Enable Course Merge tool in Settings >> Navigation; click Course Merge in course menu to select courses to merge/un-merge

Merged, crosslisted, and combined courses in Canvas

Combined courses are automatically generated from courses with same course number and instructors in Banner. Combined courses are created by indicating crosslisting of the courses in Banner.

Move final (letter) grades from Canvas into MyOSU (Banner)

Enable course grading scheme, export the Canvas gradebook CSV file, adjust CSV file to meet Banner upload requirements, use Banner to upload final grades.

Mute/Unmute Assignments in the New Canvas Gradebook

How to 'mute' assignments in the New Canvas Gradebook

New Canvas Gradebook Features

An overview of New Canvas Gradebook functionality.

Request a Canvas studio site

In Canvas, click Account >> Profile >> My Studio Sites. Follow prompts.

Student Guide: General Instructions for Creating and Submitting Media to a Canvas Assignment

How to create, upload, and submit media to a Canvas assignment

Use Accessibility Check in Canvas

Click Accessibility Check in course menu, allow tool to check for common accessibility issues.

Use Gradescope in a Canvas course

Create Gradescope account using ONID email at; enable Gradescope menu item in course navigation.

Use NameCoach to record name pronunciation and set preferred pronouns

NameCoach allows instructors and student to record their name pronunciation and preferred pronouns in Canvas.

Use ReadSpeaker and ReadSpeaker TextAid in Canvas

ReadSpeaker is enabled for all Canvas users; ReadSpeaker TextAid must be enabled by adding External Tool >> ReadSpeaker TextAid to a Canvas course module.

Use Turnitin (plagiarism checking) on a Canvas assignment

Create a File Upload or Text Box assignment in Canvas; select Turnitin as the Plagiarism Review option.

View grade information and Last Date of Activity (LDA) for students who have withdrawn from a course

Enable 'Show Inactive Enrollments' in the Canvas gradebook; view LDA on Canvas People page