Canvas course sites are available for every course in the OU catalog. Course access is initially restricted to Instructors of Record and enrolled students. OU faculty, staff and students also have the ability to create non-course shells in Canvas, such as for faculty search groups, department committees and student organizations.
Canvas is the main learning management system for the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. Canvas offers instructors an opportunity to re-evaluate their courses, incorporating best practices in teaching. Faculty will love its straightforward, simple architecture that makes content the focus. It is easy to navigate, allowing them to build courses clearly and consistently. New tools like SpeedGrader make grading assignments a breeze, enabling instructors to give students more thorough and efficient feedback.
Students will enjoy taking Canvas on the go with the mobile app. They can know where they stand in a course by including hypothetical grades throughout the term. Canvas makes collaboration easy, enabling students to share documents and host discussions all within the LMS. The calendar tool will help students stay organized by displaying assignments and due dates across all active courses.
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OU IT provides this service for FREE to all Norman campus faculty, staff, and students.
Announcements can be useful when due dates change, as a reminder of approaching deadlines, or simply to welcome students to the course! Professors can include links,videos, and images relevant to the course or post internship opportunities for students.
Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or a different
organizational structure that works for your course. With modules, you are essentially creating a one-directional linear flow of what you would like your students to do. Each module can contain files, discussions, assignments, quizzes, and other learning materials that you would like to use.
OU Canvas supports the following grading systems: percentage, complete/incomplete/, letter grade, GPA and non-graded. Columns are automatically created in the Gradebook when you create and publish assignments, graded discussions, and graded quizzes and surveys. A column is also automatically added for the Attendance tool.
SpeedGrader allows you to view and grade student assignment submissions in one place using a simple point scale or complex rubric. Canvas accepts a variety of document formats and even URLs as assignment submissions.
The quiz tool is used to create and administer online quizzes and surveys. You can also use quizzes to conduct and moderate exams and assessments, both graded and ungraded.
For more information about Canvas features, see this AskIT article.
Accessible at https://canvas.ou.edu.
Faculty One-on-Ones: Instructors can request a one-on-one consultation with one of the Canvas Teaching Fellows by going here. Consultations can also be scheduled through Canvas by clicking on the Help icon then selecting Instructor Consultations.
Combined Course: OU faculty have the ability to combine their Canvas courses themselves; for instructions on how to combine your courses, click here. Faculty, staff and students also have the ability to create custom course shells; view the article found here for more information.
If you need assistance with a common Canvas issue (course sync, course combine, add/remove users, course storage quota increase or LTI tool integration), please fill out the form below.
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For Course Combine requests, please note:
- Only one combined course may be requested per form submission.
- Additional requests each require their own form submission.
- Any course content and activities setup in the original existing courses will be automatically deleted once a course is combined.
- Any existing student activity (discussions/Dropbox submissions/grades) will also be automatically deleted. These deletions are permanent.
- The process does not check individual courses for existing content/grades/etc. before completing the combine.
If you have questions or are experiencing trouble with this service, you can contact Canvas support directly by clicking on the Help icon in Canvas.
Support is provided through the following channels:
• Canvas Guides
• Canvas Support Hotline: 1-844-629-6842
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