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Canvas: FAQs for Students

This article contains answers to students' frequently asked questions about Canvas.


  • I don't see my course.
    • Are you in Dashboard? If so, go to "Courses," then "All Courses" to see if you can find your current course there. If so, click on the star to pin that course in Dashboard and un-star the course you don't want to see in Dashboard.


  • Where is my assignment?
    • Typically you find your assignment in Assignment tool. If you don't see it there, look under Modules or, in some cases, under Files.


  • Where do I see my grades?
    • Look for Grades from the course menu. If you don't see it, then your professor has disabled it.


  • What is Chat?
    • It is a generic text chat for your course, but anything you type there can be seen by any member of the course including your instructor and T.A. All text typed will be saved by the system.


  • What is the What-If Grade feature?
    • Students can view their grades based on What-If scores so that they know how grades will be affected by upcoming or resubmitted assignments. They can test scores for an assignment that already includes a score, or an assignment that has yet to be graded. Don't forget to revert the scores back to see your real grade.


  • I have many questions. Is there a site where I can look through to find multiple answers?




Keywords:"how do I, " Canvas, students, use canvas, FAQ, questions,   Doc ID:74189
Owner:Amanda B.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-06-20 14:12 CDTUpdated:2020-09-15 16:50 CDT
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