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Here, you can find online user guides and videos that walk you through all the major functionalities of Canvas Provided by Elsevier, as well as equivalent counterpart Evolve LMS functionality.

Canvas Provided by Elsevier User Guide

This Canvas Provided by Elsevier User Guide is not exhaustive. If your question is not answered here, please visit the full Canvas User Guide at https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10460 ↗.

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If you do not see some of the features described below, your institution may have turned off that functionality. Some institutions handle processes like student enrollment and course creation automatically at the administration level for you.

Evolve equivalents to Canvas items are listed in parentheses.

SpeedGrader help is listed in multiple sections in this guide for your convenience, based on areas you may use SpeedGrader in a course. All SpeedGrader sections have identical information, so you may reference any of them.

 

Course Creation and Setup

Your institution may only allow administrators the ability to set up and conclude courses.

Course Copying with the Course Import Tool

Your institution may only allow administrators the ability to course copy.

 

Enrolling Students, Other Instructors, and Teaching Assistants

Your institution may have already set up your rosters of students and teaching assistants or may only allow administrators the ability to enroll others.

 

Creating Course Sections (Evolve equivalent: Creating Teams in Roster & Teams)

Your institution may have already set up your sections of students, or only allow administrators the ability to create sections.

 

Adding Evolve Content and Graded Items (Quizzes, Tests, Etc.)

Importing an Evolve Question Bank

 

Viewing a Course as a Student (Evolve equivalent: View as a Student button)

 

Getting Around in Canvas

Global (All-Course) Navigation Menu (the column on the far-left side of the page)

Account (Evolve equivalent: Evolve portal settings)

Dashboard

Use the Dashboard to get a glance at your current courses.

Courses

Groups (of Instructors)

These are any instructor groups at the institution level. For Groups to subdivide a section of students, go to the People > Groups Tab section found later in this user guide.

Calendar (Evolve equivalent: Evolve course or product calendar)

Canvas groups all course calendars into a global calendar. You can toggle which calendars you want to see.

Inbox

Canvas has its own internal e-mail system that you can use to interact with teachers and students inside Canvas.

Help

Course Navigation Menu (the column at the left side of the page, to the right of the Global Navigation Menu)

Home (Evolve equivalent: Course Home)

Course Analytics (the View Course Analytics button at the right side of the page) (Evolve equivalent: Login Report)

Use this to see when students have looked at pages or posted assignments. Also, use this to see how a student or students are doing in a course.

Announcements (Evolve equivalent: Course Home > Announcements)

Use this for quick announcements of upcoming events. For static items like your office hours, you can create a Page instead.

Assignments

Assignments include Quizzes (Tests, Exams), as well as graded Discussions and homework-type assignments.
Course assignments are ones you create outside of assignments made from Evolve or Imported Evolve Question Banks.
Created assignments also auto-add themselves into Assignments, Syllabus, Calendar, and Gradebook pages. They only show in Gradebook in a new column if graded.

SpeedGrader (Evolve equivalent: Grading Queue)

SpeedGrader can also be accessed by selecting an ungraded item in the To Do section at the right of the Home Page.

Discussions (Evolve equivalent: Content Home > Add Content > Discussion Board)

Grades (Evolve equivalent: Grades)

Most Evolve products either grade inside themselves and send the grade to your gradebook, or Canvas handles the grading if you import an Evolve Question Bank. Some of these help walkthroughs deal with grades on assignments or quizzes you make outside of Evolve products.

SpeedGrader (Evolve equivalent: Grading Queue)

SpeedGrader can also be accessed by selecting an ungraded item in the To Do section at the right of the Home Page.

People (Evolve equivalent: Roster & Teams)

People is where you manually enroll students and other instructors, as well as where you can drill down to a student in a course.
Your institution may have already set up your enrolled students, teachers, and teaching assistants, or only allow administrators the ability to enroll people.

Groups Tab (Evolve equivalent: Teams)

Use Groups to further split up a Section of students when posting assignments, study groups, etc.

Pages (Evolve equivalent: Content Home > Add Content > Page)

Pages are informational pages you create that are not an Announcement or Assignment. You can use this to post things like a welcome page or office hours.

Files (Evolve equivalent: Content Home > Add Content > File, DropBox)

Files are both the depositories for any files you want to keep in a course, as well as where you set up things like DropBox for student file submissions.

Syllabus

Outcomes > Manage Rubrics (the button on the right side of the page)

Some Evolve products may already have an established rubric that you may or may not be able to adjust.

Quizzes (Evolve equivalent: Content Home > Add Content > Assessment)

“Quizzes” is Canvas’ name for quizzes, tests and exams. They are a type of Assignment.
Quizzes can be ones you create from Evolve or Imported Evolve Question Banks, or non-Evolve quizzes that you create by yourself.
Created assignments also auto-add themselves into Assignments, Syllabus, Calendar, and Gradebook pages. They only show in Gradebook in a new column if graded.

Importing an Evolve Question Bank

SpeedGrader (Evolve equivalent: Grading Queue)

SpeedGrader can also be accessed by selecting an ungraded item in the To Do section at the right of the Home Page.

Modules (Evolve equivalent: Folders in Content Home)

As with folders in Evolve, Modules are the way Canvas organizes the parts to each course. To further organize parts within a module, Canvas uses levels of indenting.

Conferences

Conferences are used primarily for virtual lectures or virtual office hours.

Collaborations

Collaborations allow several students and teachers to work on a document simultaneously.

Chat

Chat is used for instant messaging with students and instructors.

Settings

Use Settings to set up student self-enrollment or to set up course Sections (cohorts).

Course Details Tab > More Options (the blue text at the bottom of the page)

Sections Tab (Evolve equivalent: Roster & Teams)

Sections are how you separate cohorts of students taking a course. To further subdivide a Section for things like assignments, use student Groups.
Your institution may have already set up your sections of students, or only allow administrators the ability to create sections.

 

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