Canvas Support Documents

FAQs

Find answers to the most common Canvas questions the OLT receives

Canvas Guides

Visit the Canvas Guides to search through hundreds of official Canvas support articles

Campus Resources

See what other Canvas resources are available to instructors and students

Want to learn more about Canvas? 

Visit the Canvas Guides to search through hundreds of support articles on the Canvas website. 

The OLT is happy to help guide you as you use and explore Canvas for your ISUComm courses. It is also worth noting, however, that Canvas is a widely used learning management system, so there are many resources available. Below are a few options and resources.

Support with your Course

Visit the OLT office (Ross Hall 306) or find additional resources on campus.

General Guides to Canvas

ISU Canvas Orientation

ISU Specific Tools

Canvas Guides

Specific Tasks

ISU Processes

How to Enroll Students – https://canvas.iastate.edu/courses/75/pages/enroll-students-slash-publish-course

How to Submit Grades – https://canvas.iastate.edu/courses/75/pages/grade-submission

Announcements

How to Add an Announcement in a Course – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10405-415250731

Assignments

How to Give Extra Credit – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-9940

How to Add or Edit Details in an Assignment – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10113-415241285

How to Use the Assignments Index Page – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10061-415267000

Attendance

How to Use the Attendance Tool – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13077-4152107412

Discussions

How to Create a Discussion as an Instructor – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13016-4152724374

How to Assign a Graded Discussion to Everyone in a Course – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13962-4152810917

How to Create a Group Discussion in a Course – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13039-415264224

Gradebook

How to Use the Gradebook – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10241-4152220009

How to Sort Columns in the Gradebook – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12837-415255008

How to Get to Speedgrader from the Gradebook – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12790-415255019

How to Hide Grades from Students in the Gradebook – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12961-4152724339

How to hide Grade Distributions from Students – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12715-415292749

Moodle to Canvas

How to Import Content from Moodle into Canvas – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13132-415278277

Pages

How to Edit a Page in a Course – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12777-415241442

Peer Review

How to Use Peer Review Assignments – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10256-4152719640

Scheduler

How to Use Scheduler – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10719-6795261285

How to Add a Scheduler Appointment Group in the Scheduler Page – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12836-415259601

How to Sign up for a Scheduler Appointment in the Scheduler Page – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10482-4212354555

Speedgrader

How to Enter and Edit Grades in Speedgrader – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12772-4152640867

How to Use a Rubric to Grade in Speedgrader – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12931-4152724107

How to Mute or Unmute an Assignment in Speedgrader – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12965-4152724338

Student View

How to view the course as a student sees it – https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13122-415261153

Canvas Support Page

On this page you will find support documents related to Beginning & End-of-Term Processes, Instructor Processes, and Additional Resources.

Beginning & End-of-Term Processes

How to Enroll Students

How to Import 150 or 250 Template from Commons

How to Submit Grades
How to Import Courses from Moodle to Canvas

How to Create an Email List through AccessPlus

Instructor Processes

Announcements

How to Add an Announcement in a Course

Assignments

How to Give Extra Credit
How to Add or Edit Details in an Assignment
How to Use the Assignments Index Page

Attendance

How to Use the Attendance Tool

Discussions

How to Create a Discussion as an Instructor
How to Assign a Graded Discussion to Everyone in a Course
How to Create a Group Discussion in a Course

Gradebook

How to Use the Gradebook
How to Sort Columns in the Gradebook
How to Get to Speedgrader from the Gradebook
How to Hide Grades from Students in the Gradebook
How to hide Grade Distributions from Students

Pages

How to Edit a Page in a Course 

How to Retrieve/Recover a Deleted Page

Peer Review

How to Use Peer Review Assignments

Scheduler

How to Use Scheduler
How to Add a Scheduler Appointment Group in the Scheduler Page
How to Sign up for a Scheduler Appointment in the Scheduler Page

Speedgrader

How to Enter and Edit Grades in Speedgrader
How to Use a Rubric to Grade in Speedgrader
How to Mute or Unmute an Assignment in Speedgrader

Student View

How to view the course as a student sees it

Additional Resources 

CELT Resources

My Canvas Teacher
Schedule an Appointment with CELT Instructional Design Staff

Canvas Community

Canvas Instructor Guide

Canvas Video Guide