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How to Vote Up an Idea for Canvas

Purpose: Canvas allows users to contribute to feature ideas that help improve designing and working in Canvas LMS. Ideas that are created, can be voted on to see how many users desire the same feature and which ones should be implemented first. Check the Canvas Community Ideas frequently to see what new ideas may already be suggested and in need of vote ups.

Other resources:
Canvas Ideas
How does the feature idea process work in the Canvas Community?
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How to Set Personal Pronouns in Canvas

Purpose: Users in Canvas may select to display a pronoun next to their name that represents themselves for a course. This is an optional setting and must be completed by the user in their Canvas account.

Other resources:
How do I select personal pronouns in my user account as an instructor?
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How to Authenticate and Join an ASU Zoom Meeting

Purpose: Users who are using Zoom for the first time at ASU must authenticate their accounts through asu.zoom.us before being able to use Zoom as a licensed host. In addition, some ASU-hosted Zoom meetings will limit who joins a room based on their domain account such as asu.edu users only. Therefore, it is important users log into Zoom using their ASU credentials before joining an ASU-hosted Zoom meeting whether joining from the Zoom website, mobile application, or desktop application.

Other resources:
UTO Zoom
Zoom Video Conferencing Overview
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How to Use Chat in a Zoom Meeting

Purpose: The Zoom online conferencing tool allows participants in a meeting to chat with each other through typed messages. All participants will be able to see each others’ messages unless a private message is opted to a specific user in the meeting. Chat settings can be set by the meeting host through their online Zoom account prior to the start of a session.

Other resources:
View In-Meeting Chat in a Zoom Room
Controlling and Disabling In-Meeting Chat
In-Meeting File Transfer
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How to Manage Participants in a Zoom Meeting

Purpose:

The Zoom online conferencing tool allows hosts to manage users participating in a meeting through a variety of ways. From the “Manage Participant” button in a Zoom meeting, hosts can control microphones, video, and permissions set on participants. Participants even have nonverbal feedback buttons that can be used to signal to the host without making interruptions. For additional desired settings, hosts should update their meeting settings from their account in asu.zoom.us.

**Before starting a meeting, it is advisable to set meeting etiquette that participants should follow. Some common ones are muting microphones to avoid background noise, stopping video if it is not necessary to see everyone visually, respecting and speaking professionally to others, acting and dressing appropriately during video calls, and stationing yourself in an appropriate location without distractions. **

Other resources:
Managing Participants in a Meeting
Nonverbal Feedback During Meetings
Changing Your Meeting Settings
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How to Play Computer Audio During a Zoom Meeting

Purpose: The Zoom online conferencing tool not only allows participants to share items on their desktop, but can also share the audio that is needed for others to listen to such as on an online video or an audio file. Users can enable this setting upon choosing an item to be shared.

Other resources:
Sharing Computer Sound During Screen Sharing
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How to Set and Use the Grade Posting Policy "Manually Post Grades"

Purpose: In the New Gradebook, Grade Posting Policy determines how grades are hidden or posted for students from the instructor’s gradebook. “Manually Post Grades” allows instructors to hide scores from students and then post them all at will when ready. Students will only receive an email notification regarding updated grades when the instructor has opted to post the grades.

Instructors can set the grade post policy at the course-level so the entire gradebook is affected or at the assignment-level, so only one assignment has the implemented policy.

**Self-grading assessments, like multiple choice quizzes, will still post scores for students when completed, but if grading by the instructor is needed, grades will stay hidden from students until the instructor has posted on their own.**

Other resources:
Canvas Guides: How do I use posting policies in my course?
Canvas Guides: How do I select a grade posting policy for a course in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I select a grade posting policy for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I hide grades for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I post grades for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas: Student Grade Visibility Flow Chart
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How to Set and Use the Grade Posting Policy "Automatically Post Grades"

Purpose: In the New Gradebook, Grade Posting Policy determines how grades are hidden or posted for students from the instructor’s gradebook. “Manually Post Grades” allows instructors to hide scores from students and then post them all at will when ready. Students will only receive an email notification regarding updated grades when the instructor has opted to post the grades.

Instructors can set the grade post policy at the course-level so the entire gradebook is affected or at the assignment-level, so only one assignment has the implemented policy.

**Self-grading assessments, like multiple choice quizzes, will still post scores for students when completed, but if grading by the instructor is needed, grades will stay hidden from students until the instructor has posted on their own.**

Other resources:
Canvas Guides: How do I use posting policies in my course?
Canvas Guides: How do I select a grade posting policy for a course in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I select a grade posting policy for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I hide grades for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I post grades for an assignment in the New Gradebook?
Canvas: Student Grade Visibility Flow Chart
email the LMS Migration team
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How to Set Grades as Zero in the New Gradebook

Purpose: When students are late submitting assignments, missing an assignment, or do not have a grade entered into their grade box, Canvas provides methods for instructors to quickly, and automatically enter grades, particularly for reduced scores. The “Late Policies” and “ Set Default Grade” are available options that can be used in the Canvas New Gradebook to set desired grades for assignments with these situations.

**See the Quick Tip video “How to Set Assignment Late Policies in New Gradebook” for more information on the “Late Policies” feature**

Other resources:
Quick Tip Video: How to Set Assignment Late Policies in New Gradebook
Canvas Guides: How do I apply a Late Submission policy in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I apply a Missing Submission policy in the New Gradebook?
Canvas Guides: How do I set a default grade for an assignment?
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How to Add Requirements to a Course Module

Purpose: Canvas allows instructors to set requirements to course items within a module so students are forced to complete items and in the order set by the instructor. By setting item requirements, instructors can be assured students are reviewing course content and completing tasks and modules as needed. These settings are ideally used for self-paced online courses or to allow instructors more control on how students work through a course.

**It is recommended to set pages as “mark as done” so students are forced to perform an action before moving on to the next item. This assures instructors that students are acknowledging the requirement to review the content for the course rather than skipping through to avoid doing the work.**

Other resources:
Canvas Video: Modules Overview - Instructor
Canvas Guides: How do I add requirements to a module?
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