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More Than Conversion: 10 Simple Steps to Canvas Success

Modules. What reading should be done prior to a quiz? When does a discussion take place? Which weeks of the course are busy with reading? Use the Modules view to lay out your course by weeks or in logical segments.
How do I use Modules ?
Gradebook. Speedgrader and features of the gradebook like categories and weighting allow for grading ease. Need a column in your gradebook? Just add an assignment without a student submission. It’s that easy.
How do I use the Gradebook?
Calendar.  Has it been mentioned already?  With good reason. Assign due dates to activities and not only will they automatically appear in the course calendar, but also on the Syllabus page, the To Do and Coming soon lists.
How do I use the Calendar?
Notifications. Configure your notifications to receive updates about what’s happening in your course as quickly (or not) as you desire!
How do I set up Notifications in Canvas?
Google Docs. Use Canvas Collaborations to integrate Google docs into your course with ease!
How do I set up a Google Collaboration?
Peer Review. Easily and automatically match students for peer review and assign multiple due dates for sharing and review.
How do I create Peer Review assignments?

Prerequisites/Requirements. Pace and manage student progress during the semester.
How do I add Prerequisites to a Module?

Delayed Postings.  Not going to be around to send your students an important announcement?  You can do so before you leave!
How do I delay delivery of an Announcement?
Video Creation.  Want to record an introduction to the current topic but don’t have fancy software? Use the Canvas editor to both record a video and automatically display it in your course for students to view.
How do I record video from the Canvas editor?
Canvas Apps.  Canvas apps for teaching and learning on the go!
How do I use the Canvas App Center?

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