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Canvas Discussions and Reply Due Dates

Do you have a requirement in a discussion that students must post a reply to their peers that has a different due date? Previously, the only option was to post two due dates in the text of the discussion. Now, you can assign a peer review to a discussion board! Canvas has enabled peer reviews […]

Fall 2021 Academic Technology Updates

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester! This post is a compilation of resources and links that will help you prepare for the semester. The Fall 2021 term dates set by VCU are August 10, 2021 at 12 am to January 5. 2022 at 12 am. For more information from VCU Learning Systems, visit and sign […]

Email in Canvas – the Conversations Tool

Wondering how to send an email from Canvas? There is a tool for that – Conversations. Use Conversations to: Send a message to someone in your course or group Send a message to yourself (displays in the Inbox Sent folder) Reply to messages from others in your course Filter conversations by course or type View […]

Edit Assignment Due Date for Individual Students

Typically, due dates are assigned for everyone in a class. However, Canvas has the option to change certain student due dates. This post will demonstrate how to alter due dates for specific students. To start, go to the assignment and click “Edit” in the top right. Next, scroll down on this Edit page until you […]

Adding Zoom to Canvas

Add Zoom to your Course Menu It is quite easy to set up the Zoom link on your course menu so that both you and your students can access all synchronous sessions in one click. Adding your Zoom Recordings to Canvas Canvas does have a file upload limit, so it is important to first upload […]

Edit Assignment Dates in Canvas

Editing due dates is a task that must be done each semester. There are ways to make this task easier using Canvas. View all assignment dates Go to your assignments page in Canvas. Click the three dots (snowman menu) next to +Assignment and choose Edit assignment dates All of the assignments in the course will […]

Post a Video Quiz Score to the Canvas Gradebook

Do you want to see if your students have watched a video? You can post the results of a Kaltura Video Quiz to your Canvas gradebook. Here’s how: Create a video quiz in Kaltura. [Add New > Video Quiz. You will use one of the videos that already exists within your My Media] To pass […]

Changes in New Quizzes

The School of Nursing is using New Quizzes in all of the courses that we are creating in Canvas. Eventually, New Quizzes will be the norm, so we’ve decided to make the move while we transition from Blackboard. Recently, Canvas made a change in New Quizzes regarding where you go to see the questions for […]

ePortfolios in Canvas

Canvas purchased Portfolium, a portfolio creation tool, and embedded it into their LMS platform. Below are some resources to help you learn more about this feature in Canvas if you are looking for a different way for students to show mastery of course or program objectives. What are Portfolium ePortfolios? Portfolium Network Table of Contents […]

Canvas Assignments: How to set up Turnitin

Turnitin is a plagiarism checker that makes checking for academic integrity a breeze. Luckily, Turnitin is integrated into the Canvas LMS, and the process for setting up assignments with Turnitin only takes a few steps. Turnitin can be set up with “Assignments” in Canvas, and it is only available for “Assignments” that have an “Online” […]

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