The resources on this page cover the topics included in the Assessing Student Learning in Canvas workshop. They are intended to help you learn to:
- Understand the assessment tools available in Canvas
- Create an assignment in Canvas
- Create a quiz with a few questions
- View and assign student grades
Overview of Assessment
Canvas supports five assessment types: Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, External Tools, and Not Graded.
- VIDEO - Assignments Overview (4:15)
- What are assignments?
- How do I create assignment groups?
- How do I weight the final grades based on the assignment groups?
- How do I create an assignment?
- How do I edit or add details to an assignment?
- How do I add an assignment using an external application?
- How do I assign an assignment to a course group?
- How do I use peer review assignments in a course?
- How do I use moderated grading?
- How do I assign an assignment to everyone in a course?
Canvas currently has two quiz tools: Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes. We cover Classic Quizzes in this workshop and currently recommend you use Classic Quizzes because New Quizzes is still under development at this time. Also, when a course is migrated from Sakai to Canvas, Classic Quizzes is where migrated Tests & Quizzes will appear.
- VIDEO - Quizzes Overview (4:36)
- How do I create a quiz question?
- What options and restrictions can I set in a quiz?
- How do I use the accessibility checker in the rich content editor?
Online Graded Discussions
- VIDEO - Speedgrader Overview (3:06)
- VIDEO - Gradebook Overview (9:06)
- How do I get to Speedgrader from the gradebook?
- How do I leave feedback comments for student submissions in Speedgrader?
- How do I use the comment library in Speedgrader?
- How do I use a rubric to grade submissions in Speedgrader
- How do I leave comments for the students in the gradebook?
- How do I send a message to students from the gradebook?
- How do I select a grade posting policy in the gradebook?
- How do I override a student’s final grade in the gradebook?