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Teaching Using Canvas: Canvas Quick Wins

Canvas Quick Wins for Instructors

Canvas Quick Wins for Instructors 

Improve your and your students’ experience in Canvas today based on student feedback and issues most-noted by instructors: 

    • Use Assignments & Calendar to clarify expectations & due dates 
    • Use the To-Do List so students never miss a thing
    • Add your UWS Zoom to your course navigation bar to save yourself work & students from searching and asking for the link

Quick Wins for Instructors in Canvas using Assignments and Calendars, To Do Lists, and Zoom

3 Quick Wins for Instructors

1) Use Assignments & Calendar to clarify expectations & due dates    

Canvas Calendar is a great way to view everything you (and your students) have to do for all your courses in one place. You can view calendar events by day, week, month, or agenda list. The calendar also includes access to the Scheduler, which is an optional scheduling tool in Canvas. 

How do I use the Calendar as an instructor?  

As an instructor, you can update due dates and availability dates for multiple assignments and assessments in one location in your course. Additionally, if you previously assigned differentiated due dates for sections, students, or groups, you can bulk-update them. Due dates populate the Calendar feature, the Course Summary on the “Syllabus” page, and the Gradebook. 


2) Use the To-Do List so students never miss a thing 

Add Pages to your Students’ To-Do list on their Dashboard to help them manage their schedule and not miss important course content.  Pages added to the To Do list also display in the course calendar and students' course sidebar To Do list. 

How do I add a Page to the student To-Do List as an instructor 

3) Add your UWS Zoom to your course navigation bar to save yourself work & students from searching and asking for the link 

Add the Zoom feature to your Course Navigation Menu, which will allow you to create and manage your synchronous meetings from inside the course; this also offers a consistent, easy-to-find place to join Zoom synchronous meetings.