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How do I keep tabs on the course menu?
How do I add web resources to my course navigation in Canvas?
In Canvas, an external app called the Redirect tool allows you to add web resources to your course navigation. To use the Redirect tool to add a website or page to your course navigation:
Recover Missing or Deleted Content in Canvas
To recover missing or deleted content in Canvas:
Can I send messages to students in Canvas based upon a particular assignment?
You can use the Gradebook to send messages to your students. Message subjects are filtered based on specific assignment categories:
Haven't submitted yet—students who haven't submitted the assignment. This category does not include students who have been manually awarded a grade, even if they did not submit the assignment. Once a grade has been awarded for an assignment (either automatically or manually), Canvas no longer verifies actual submissions.
Haven't been graded—students whose assignments have not yet been graded (submitted or unsubmitted).
Scored less than [point value]—students who earned a grade on their assignment less than X number of points.
Scored more than [point value]—students who earned a grade on their assignment more than X number of points.
You can follow Jared's instruction's above or view his video on "Can I Send Messages to Students in Canvas Based Upon a Particular Assignment" below.
How do I validate links in a course?
As an instructor, you can verify all external links throughout your course to ensure they are valid. You can check these links using the course link validator, which searches through course content and returns invalid or unresponsive external links.
Canvas Course Link Validator: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I9gsFzXEdfA__fXmjhK6KYmRD5GACstO/view?usp=sharing
Canvas Guide - Course Link Validator: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12770
How do I publish courses, modules, or assignments/discussions/ quizzes in Canvas?
You must publish a course before students can access it and its contents. Students cannot see unpublished courses and its content.
You must publish a Module before students can access it and its contents. Students cannot see unpublished Modules and its content.
You must publish Assignments/Discussions/Quizzes before students can access it and its contents. Students cannot see unpublished Assignment/Discussions/Quizzes and its content.