OSU students are automatically enrolled in Canvas sites when they register for their classes (note that some instructors choose not to activate their Canvas course sites).

Groups and departments who want to use Canvas for training and collaboration may request a Canvas Studio site and enroll anyone with an ONID account.

Read the article Request a Canvas studio site on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

From 2012-2014 OSU investigated our options and needs for instructional innovation and technology. Over the course of our campus-wide inquiry, Canvas was preferred by students and instructors alike as the system and technology partner that is in the best position to help us meet our goals. Learn more about the decision for Canvas at OSU.

On a student's Canvas Dashboard, by default, current term, published courses should display. On an instructor's Canvas Dashboard, by default, current or future term, published or unpublished courses should display.

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All OSU Canvas users may get technical support 24 x 7, 365 days a year by phone, live chat, or email. Click the “Help” button in the lower left corner of the Canvas screen, or call 844-329-3084. If you are an instructor, TA, or staff member and would like to learn more, please contact the Learn@OregonState team. Alternatively check out the excellent online help resources in the Canvas Community.

Before you publish your Canvas course site, read the article Canvas Course Checklist on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com to make sure your site is ready to go.

If you are not sure what a Canvas course could look like, check out the example Canvas course templates below, and learn how to import the templates.

All OSU Canvas users may access Canvas tech support 24 x 7 x 365 by clicking the Help button in the left-side gray navigation menu. Support is available via phone (844-329-3084 toll free), live chat, and email form through the Help button. Students are also welcome to connect with the OSU Canvas team at canvas@oregonstate.edu. Additionally, students can browse the Canvas Student Guides for help documents.

Yes, if instructors give an Incomplete, the instructor may request to add the student to a past-term or a present-term course so they can access quizzes, assignments, etc. Instructors should email canvas.support@oregonstate.edu and request that their and the student's enrollment be enabled in the course site. Include the student’s ONID and the Canvas course code (e.g. TST_101_001_S2017) in the email.

Yes, a Canvas visitor (non-OSU individual) can be added to OSU Canvas Studio sites. They cannot be added to Canvas courses managed by the Registrar's Office.

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Instructors can add an OSU individual to their Canvas course as a Canvas teaching assistant (TA), Grader, Designer, or Observer via the Add TA...* link on the course navigation menu. Instructors cannot add students to their Canvas courses. Learn how to use the Add TA... tool and the permissions of each role.

With new section functionality for combined and crosslisted courses in Canvas, the Manage Assistants tools has been renamed and has new functionality. It now appears as Add TA… in the Canvas course menu.

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Yes, Turnitin originality check is now an option for any Canvas File Upload assignment. Instructors can use all of the Canvas File Upload features in the assignment, including rubrics, group assignments, and peer review. Instructors can view Turnitin scores and reports from the Canvas gradebook or from SpeedGrader. Students can view their reports and assignment scores from their Grades page in Canvas.

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Gradescope is a suite of tools designed to make grading more consistent, fair, and efficient. Teams can grade scanned exams asynchronously, with or without rubrics; an instructor can grade the same question in all exams (and modify grades for multiple exams simultaneously); a faculty member may review all grading by a single TA and quickly make adjustments; graders can re-use comments/feedback in multiple exams (or modify for individual students). Gradescope also allows instructors to incorporate auto-graded bubble-sheet questions in their exams and assignments; the analytics provide both summary statistics and detailed item analysis.

Read the article Use Gradescope in a Canvas course on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

Accessibility and Inclusivity tools in Canvas include Accessibility Check, ReadSpeaker and ReadSpeaker TextAid, and NameCoach.

Accessibility Check (also called UDOIT) is a tool for faculty to quickly identify and fix common accessibility issues in their Canvas course content.  This tool is not visible to students in Canvas. A few of the accessibility issues that the tool will detect include missing alternative text for images, poor color contrast, and missing descriptive link text.

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ReadSpeaker and ReadSpeaker TextAid

ReadSpeaker is a screen reader tool enabled in Canvas. The tool can highlight and read aloud text on a Canvas page. Readspeaker is available to all Canvas users. ReadSpeaker TextAid (or TextAid) is an additional accessibility tool that allows users to have nearly any text highlighted and read aloud, including documents, websites, text composed by a user, and more. TextAid must be enabled by instructors within a Canvas course module for student to have access to the tool.

These tools make course content more accessible to all learners by enabling multiple learning modalities, but the tools are especially beneficial for learners with any of a variety of different reading and learning disabilities, and for those with English as a second language.

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NameCoach is a tool that allows you to record your name pronunciation and set your preferred pronouns. The recording and preferred pronouns will be available and visible to others in the course. 

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Yes, you can submit a feature request in the Canvas Community. It’s a good idea to check the Canvas Community to see if any other users have requested the same or similar feature. You may also contact the Learn@OregonState team if you have questions about the process or would like to submit a request for a third-party integration or would like to know more about our evaluation process for integration requests.

Yes, any person with ONID credentials can request a studio site.

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Yes, you can copy content from any course in which you have 'edit' permissions to any other course in which you have 'edit' permissions.

Read the article Copy (import) content from one Canvas course into another on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

Columns in the Canvas gradebook are directly linked to graded activities in the course. Creation of a graded assignment, graded discussion, graded quiz or a graded survey will result in the creation of an associated gradebook column in the course.

Read the article Set up and manage the Canvas gradebook on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

Yes, Canvas refers to this as creating a differentiated assignment and these assignments allow an instructor to provide an alternative due date for one or more student or assign a graded activity in Canvas to a subset of students, e.g. a graduate student-only assignment.

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Yes, Canvas is currently building and seeking feedback on the Analytics 2.0 tool that will allow an instructor to message students based on their current course grade.

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When a course is listed under two different names, e.g. listed as both an undergraduate version and a graduate version OR listed under different designators, it is a crosslisted course. In other words, if the two versions of the course are taught at the same time and place, they should be crosslisted. In order for a course to be technically crosslisted, the crosslist designation must be set in Banner by the Registrar's Office. Once the courses are crosslisted in Banner, a crosslisted course site will appear in Canvas. The crosslisted course will have the same Canvas course code as one of the original sections with the exception of the addition of an "X" to the front of the section number.

If you are teaching or co-teaching multiple sections of the same course, you will likely have a combined Canvas course(s) generated automatically based on the information listed in Banner. Only sections with identical instructor pools in Banner will be included in a given combined Canvas course. The combined course will have the same Canvas course code as the lowest-numbered section being combined with the exception of the addition of a "C" to the front of the section number.

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Instructors with combined or crosslisted courses in Canvas have new features in Canvas. A few of the features allow the instructor to view which section of the course a student is enrolled in and assign differential due dates to individual sections.

Read the article Section functionality in combined and crosslisted Canvas courses on oregonstate.teamdynamix.com

Consider signing up for the Canvas Academy for self-paced Canvas training. A Canvas Academy participant can expect to learn how to use the core features of Canvas, have access to a Canvas expert, and pick up several useful tips and tricks along the way. Sign up for the Canvas Academy by sending an email to Canvas@oregonstate.edu.