How can I find out the number of students in my course?
QSIS: Enrolment and registration first takes place in Qsis and then this information flows through to Canvas. Canvas: In Canvas you can check the student enrolment information by clicking on People in your course navigation menu. Clicking on the All roles dropdown will show you…
Only half of the module name is appearing in the Canvas course title, how can I change this?
Module Names in Qsis: Information in Canvas, (including module name/course title) flows through from Qsis. There is a 30 character limit in Qsis for a course title (short name), anything above this will not be included. Course Titles in Canvas: To change your Canvas course…
I can’t create or open a collaboration – what should I do?
To create, view or interact with Office 365 content, you and your students will first need to login to Office 365 through the link in the Canvas course navigation menu. If an ‘unexpected error’ message is displayed when creating a collaboration: Please check that there are no spaces…
Can I ensure that students receive email notifications about Announcements in Canvas?
No. It is not possible to ensure that all your students receive email notifications about Announcements in Canvas. Notification Settings: Students are able to customise their Notification settings in the same way that staff members can and can choose to turn off the notifications for…
When will Canvas be available to the whole University?
Canvas is being implemented across the university in phases. All Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught modules will be on Canvas in the academic year 2019/20. More information: Digital Learning Programme and Canvas
Can you set up release dates for various types of content?
Yes. Date and time release functions: These are available for ‘Canvas Modules’ (i.e. units of study, for example: weeks, topics, themes) and other features such as assignments, quizzes, discussions and announcements. The guide below explains how to edit a module’s settings to lock all content…
When creating groups for student activities, can you identify a student group lead and sort groups by a number of criteria?
Yes. Once you have created a ‘group set’ in Canvas, you have 3 different options for grouping students: a) manually arranging students into groups b) automatically assigning students into groups c) allowing students to self sign-up into groups You can easily move students from one…
Will Canvas show students their individual timetables?
No, however students can access their course timetable or class schedule via Qsis and their exam timetable via Queen’s Online. Students can view instructions on how to access this information here under FAQ 6. More information: Student FAQS
Can you export the Canvas Calendar into other online calendars such as Google calendar?
Yes. Canvas Calendar Export: It is possible to export the Canvas Calendar into other online calendars. However, Canvas will not automatically update your other calendar if you make changes within Canvas. External Calendars Import: It is not possible to import other external online calendars into…
Will academics have access to a ‘sandbox space’ in Canvas?
Yes. Familiarisation Areas: These are available so that academics can experiment with the various features and tools available. This is your own personal space, no other academics or students are enrolled in this area. Test Student: You have access to a ‘test student’ via the…
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