The first stop for any teaching fellows looking to get on Canvas should be the Harvard Data Security Agreement. Once we have received your completed form, accessed by clicking this link. The Canvas team will follow up with Faculty and add you to your Canvas courses.
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.
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 (...
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...
Yes, students are able to see the previous announcements if they have been imported over into the current site.
Can they still see announcements if the tab is hidden?
Yes, they can only access the announcement only from the notification under the Dashboard via the Global/Recent Activity Stream view. They cannot access the announcements page directly using the breadcrumb navigation at the top of the screen after they click on the notification from the global activity stream.
When Modules are created and published, notifications are not sent out.
The only time notifications are sent out for content items within modules is when the content item itself is published, regardless of whether or not the module itself is published or not.
Note: If you publish the entire module instead of the individual item within a module, then all of the items will be automatically published within the module. The only exception is if you have already...