Canvas Corner
November 2019 Edition

Canvas CornerEvery month in Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas.
This month, we cover the Canva Training Portal, manual quiz submissions, canvas card unfavorite option, and new ideas open for your voting.

Canvas Training Portal

picture showing the new tutorials option in the canvas help menuThe Help Menu includes a new training portal link for admin-, instructor-, and designer-based roles in North America. This new training portal contains complimentary self-paced training resources and provides one-click registration for Subscription Training Webinars. The Training Services Portal is hosted in Bridge, a tool built and administered by Instructure.

The Canvas Training Portal Guide can be found at

Course Card Unfavorite Option

In the Course Card Dashboard, courses can be removed as favorites from the course card Options menu.

picture showing the option to unfavorite a course card


New Quizzes – Manual quiz submission

Instructors can manually submit student in-process quiz attempts.

If a student forgets to submit a quiz submission, or a quiz submission is otherwise displayed as in progress when a quiz needs to be graded, an instructor can open the Moderate page and view the number of attempts in progress. The attempts link can be viewed to display the name(s) of student(s) with in-progress submissions.

picture showing the ability to submit quizzes manually.

By default, all student names are selected. The instructor can manually submit attempts for all selected students, or the instructor can individually deselect attempts that should not be submitted.

picture showing the ability to submit quizzes manually.



Canvas Community – Feature Requests

In this section you can submit new ideas to improve Canvas.

Below there are some ideas open for voting:


Below there are some ideas still open for voting from last month:




WalkMe Guides

WalkMe LogoWalkMe provides real-time guidance that is easy to follow by providing on-screen, step-by-step guidance that you can utilize to complete any task successfully. To access a WalkMe guide, simply click on the Canvas WalkThru menu and type in a question or task, then follow along as WalkMe shows you where to click, what settings to choose, and explains the options. If you ever experience an error in a WalkThru, please contact the helpdesk.

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Cassidy Porter