Overview External tools (sometimes called Apps or LTI’s) add functionality to Canvas by providing the ability to link to services and content provided by textbook publishers (Pearson, Cengage etc.) or services (Echo360, GradeCraft, etc) . Some external tools are preinstalled in Canvas and can be enabled in a course by adding the tool to the course navigation or by accessing when configuring an assignment.
Converting from CTools to Canvas There are three ways to get content from CTools into Canvas. A combination of these three options may best fit your needs: 1. Start fresh in Canvas Recommended if:
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While permissions for each role can be modified at the sub-account level (unit/department), role names are set by Canvas and cannot be altered. As such, instructors receive the role of "Teacher" and Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) receive the role of "TA" by default. If you wish to add an individual to your course, use the following chart to determine the most appropriate role for them. The permissions most commonly considered when adding an individual to a course are listed first.
Beginning of term information Course availability Canvas course sites for all classes are automatically made available to instructors six months before a term's start date. Course sites are updated twice daily with M-Pathways enrollment data changes. By default, students can see a published course starting 4 weeks before the start of the term. To override this setting, see Changing Course Access.
Read more about similarities and differences between CTools and Canvas. Assignments → Canvas Assignments All assignments will be in a single assignment group You may choose to add additional Assignment Groups in Canvas to organize your assignments. Model answers, private notes or all-purpose items will not convert Canvas Review Canvas assignments to add necessary information.
The Canvas Course Manager tool allows U-M instructors and support staff to:
Groups Groups are like a smaller version of a Canvas course site. They're used as a collaborative tool for students working together on group projects and assignments. Creating Student Groups and adding students Manually | Automatically | Self-Sign Up
Available Integrations External apps are an easy way provide additional functionality in a course. Instructors can add apps to their course in two ways: Enable U-M preconfigured external apps Add additional apps through the Canvas app store
Outline of the process Set up Cyberduck (a WebDAV client) on your computer and use it to download CTools Resources to your desktop. Drag the files or folders to Canvas Files. Important considerations When you migrate a CTools resource, it will not include the resource's metadata, such as who created it, the date created, and date last modified, along with any copyright information.