The Canvas platform has a navigation menu on the left hand side of the window. The tabs in the menu link to different areas of Canvas. Teachers can view the list of tabs available by clicking Settings on the bottom left, then Navigation at the top, and then view the collection of options in the top list.
We recommend the following be visible (on the left) by being listed in the top (under Navigation):
HOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, MODULES, GRADES, ZOOM.
*If you need to custom add any additional tabs, you can click on the three dots on the right side to "Enable" or "Move" by dragging and dropping and this will populate that tab into the top of this list and into the active section of your left hand tab bar in your overall Canvas view.
Should be visible in your Canvas course
This tab leads back to the Home page of the web site.
Teachers can easily communicate to all students both in this section of Canvas and to their email in one action with an announcement.
This tab leads to the Modules page. This should be kept largely in chronological sequence for the year. Proximity users are encouraged to keep the Lesson Plan Module at the top and then the rest in sequence.
Grades (aka Gradebook)
The Teacher view allows you to see all the grades for each of your students at once. You may enter grades via Speedgrader or manually in this view. Students will see a view of just their personal grades and will they will have special notation of late or missing grades. You can test this by selecting Student View at any time.
Zoom allows teachers and students to enter Live Zoom classes. Teachers, please note: you will need to be signed in to Zoom.us with your PLI Credentials first so that Zoom recognizes you as the meeting host and allows you to start the meeting.
Should NOT be visible in your Canvas course but may be useful for you behind the scenes
The People tab displays the roster of the web site, and can be used to search users including students, teachers, facilitators, parent observers, etc; additionally allows you to act as other users to test visibility and other functions for troubleshooting.
This allows teachers to set categories and weighting of graded assignments. Important details to set early in the school year:
-Determine Categories of Graded Assignments in the first 3 weeks
-Determine Weights of Grade Assignment Categories such that the sum of all categories does not exceed 100%.
*Note-whether assignments are scored as raw points out of a total or as a percentage, they will all be calculated as a percentage for the end of the grading period average.
**Additional Note-Do Not Create assignments or student work in Assignments. Best Practice is to create ALL student work in Modules, in the topic area it fits best with, and then assign it a category weight in the edit phase.