Setting up your course

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Course Navigation

People expanding section


The people tab allows you to see what students are enrolled in your course (inactive students have dropped).You can also see the last course activity and additional user details. 

The teacher role has the ability to add additional teachers and TA's. Check out what access each role has.

Quizzes & tests expanding section

There are two different tools to create quizzes/tests in Canvas. They are not identical in use, check out the comparison chart to decide which one is going to work best for you.

Once you've decided, use the guides below:

Collaborations expanding section

Collaborations allow multiple users to work together on the same document at the same time. With Office 365 integrated in Canvas, Collaborations can be created as Word, Excel, or Powerpoint.

Create a collaboration.

More Tools

Redirect Tool expanding section

Add an external link to course navigation with the Redirect Tool.

  1. Enable Redirect Tool through Settings> Apps> Select the curvy arrow.
  2. Name it. 
  3. Put in the external link you want it to go to. 
  4. Check Force open in new tab. 
  5. Add App.