Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide a separate copy of any lecture videos. These videos are strictly regulated and making additional copies of a lecture video is disallowed by the Harvard Office of General Council.
Maybe. Canvas is primarily used to host course websites associated with Harvard degree programs, however Canvas can also be used for Informal Learning Experiences.
Informal Learning Experiences are defined as a time-bound, non-credit learning experience provided by Harvard faculty or staff for Harvard affiliates that contains learning facets such as communication, content creation, content delivery, content collection, assessment.
Here are a few potential examples of informal learning experiences:
Not all of your courses will appear in your Canvas dashboard, the landing page when you log into Canvas. In fact, upcoming courses will likely not appear. You probably want to prioritize seeing current courses over past ones. Here's how to customize which courses appear on your dashboard.
Once a has invited you to a course, you will receive an email invitation from Canvas to gain access to the course. The email should look similar to the one below. Please click on Get Started to begin the registration process in order to access the course.
In this module, we'll cover how to create and edit the basic content types in Canvas.
Canvas has many useful content types built in, and many more can be added using external tools. This module covers the content types built in to Canvas. Here's a brief overview; we'll dive in deeper later on in the module.
These are the building blocks of a Canvas site. You're looking at a page right now! A page can be as simply text-only, or can include embedded images and multimedia. It's possible to create wiki...
Pages are a major building block of Canvas sites. They hold much of the resources and content, including text, images, links to other content, and video. Most of you will choose to use a page as the landing page of your course (see How do I set a Front Page for my course?).
A few facts about Pages:
Canvas retains the entire edit history of every page
Availability dates define when students are able to view assignments and when the last date and time to submit to an assignment is. Availability dates are not required, but may be useful in limiting access if desired.
Available From: The date and time for when assignments will become accessible by students.
Available Until: The date and time for when students can no longer submit to an assignment.
The Due Date defines the date and time when a submission to an assignment is considered late. If...
Messaging through the Canvas Inbox is quick and efficient. No extra configuration is necessary, all that is needed are:
Name of recipient(s), role(s), group(s), or section(s).
Messaging via Inbox allows teachers and teaching staff to message all members within a course, and is also useful when there are specific users to message in addition to any other groups, sections, or role types (...
However current students and alumni who are, or were members of a course with lecture videos, will have continued view-only access--provided that they have claimed their HarvardKey for authentication purposes.
Changing your default email address in Canvas will not affect the address that is used to log into Canvas. This holds true for both Degree Program/Residential Canvas (canvas.harvard.edu), and for Professional Education Canvas (harvard-catalog-courses.instructure.com).
The Harvard-built course tools Manage People and Manage Sections have been streamlined, along with a new tool, Import iSites Content. These three valuable tools have been integrated into Harvard's new Manage Course feature.
The Manage Course link can be found on the left side course navigation in any Canvas course. The link will appear grayed out, since it is visible only to admins and teaching staff. Let's look at each of the tools contained therein.
Assignments are one of the most important components of Canvas. Assignments are where students will submit work for grading. Papers, projects, presentations, and even class participation will be graded using assignments. In the most basic configuration, Assignments allow students to upload their documents to a place where teaching staff can view them and provide feedback. In more complex configurations, Assignments use integrated rubrics for grading and allow Canvas to calculate each student's final grade.
Course notifications are sent out to all members of a course. Notifications are sent out when a specific action has been completed which will trigger a notification to be sent out. For instance, if a new graded assignment was created and saved and published all at once, this would trigger a notification to be sent out to members of the course.
Note that before a notification can be sent out, the following conditions must be met:
Course is published
User has not disabled notifications to be sent out (same may be...