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Student Canvas Guides


Notification settings for students can be viewed by selecting the Account option in the Canvas Navigation sidebar, then selecting Notifications.

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To change the contact method for a specific type of notification, locate the desired notification type and click the icon for your preferred type of delivery.

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Notification icons:

The checkmark icon in CanvasThe checkmark means you will receive a notification promptly. Note these notifications may be delayed by up to one hour; if an instructor makes additional changes, this delay will prevent you from being spammed by multiple notifications in a short time frame.

The clock icon in CanvasThe clock means you will receive a summary of these notifications once daily. Note that Twitter/SMS notification preferences do not support this option.

 

The calendar icon in CanvasThe calendar means you will receive a summary of these notifications once a week. The date and time of your weekly notifications are posted at the bottom of the notifications page. Note that Twitter/SMS notification preferences do not support this option.

The X icon in CanvasThe X means you will not receive any notifications.

 

 

 

For more detailed information on adjusting your Canvas notification settings, please review the following resources:

Microsoft Teams is often used for online meetings and events within a course. An Instructor may include a link to the Teams session within Canvas, or they may share that link with students in a different way.

If you are expecting to be part of an Online Teams session in your course but you are unsure of how your Instructor is going to share the session link with you, first look through your Canvas course materials for information. If you cannot find the link within the course, reach out to your Instructor to see how they would like you to access the Teams meeting.

To launch the Teams link from within Canvas, follow the steps below:

  • When you access a page that has a Teams link within Canvas, you will be given a Join [Meeting] (Microsoft Teams Meeting) link.

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  • When you click on the Join Meeting link, you will be given some options for launching the Teams application. If you already have the application on your device, then you can choose to open the link in that application.

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  • If you still need to download the Teams application or you want to join the meeting by accessing it through your browser, follow the directions provided in your browser window to either Get the Teams app or Join in this browser instead.

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  • After you have launched the Teams application, choose the Join now button to enter the meeting. You can also turn on or off your video and audio from this window and/or check your settings before you join the meeting.

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  • You will then be put into the course meeting.

More detailed information and instructions for using the Teams application are available on the Online Ready Teams website.

 

ProctorU is an online platform that provides exam-reviewing and proctoring capabilities. MSU Denver has integrated two versions of ProctorU – ProctorU Auto and ProctorU Live+ – within Canvas to allow faculty to provide assessments online while promoting online assessment integrity and deterring cheating.

Your instructor may elect to use student authentication (ProctorU Auto), live human proctoring (ProctorU Live+), both, or neither as part of their instruction. Your experience with ProctorU will be very different depending on which service your instructor uses, so please check with them if you are unsure which service is being used.

How do I get started taking an exam that uses the student authentication service (ProctorU Auto)?

Please check ProctorU's official resource center for important information you will need to be successful in taking your exam, including instructions for installing the required browser plugin, details on the authentication process, and information about supported browsers and other technical requirements.

Will I be charged for using the student authentication service (ProctorU Auto)?

No. The institution pays a fee of $5.00 per student per exam administered with ProctorU Auto. There is no direct cost to students.

How do I get support if I have questions or need technical assistance with a ProctorU Auto exam?

ProctorU provides direct assistance to both students and instructors for their services, including technical issues and microphone/camera support. If you need assistance using ProctorU, please reach out to their 24/7 support team:

How do I schedule and take an exam that uses live human proctoring (ProctorU Live+)?

Please check ProctorU's official Test Taker guides.

Will I be charged for taking human-proctored exams?

Human-proctored exams served through ProctorU Live+ incur a charge directly to the student that is paid during the scheduling process.

How do I get support if I have questions or need technical assistance with a human-proctored exam served through ProctorU Live+?

ProctorU provides direct assistance to both students and instructors for their services, including technical issues and microphone/camera support. If you need assistance using ProctorU, please reach out to their 24/7 support team:

If your instructor has set up an assignment that requires video submissions, you can use the YuJa platform built in to Canvas to both record and submit the video. Please see the Student guide for creating recordings for assignments with YuJa  for step-by-step instructions on downloading YuJa, creating and uploading your recording, and attaching it to your assignment.

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