Settings

Review course and user settings and access Canvas Commons

 

On this page:
Profile and user settings
Course settings
People

Canvas Commons

Profile and user settings

Control your personal information in Canvas

Features and options

  • View and edit your user settings.
  • Add a profile picture.
  • Set your preferred notification settings.
  • Upload personal files.
  • Manage new user features.

Course settings

Modify your course settings

Features and options

Key features:

  • Edit the course navigation menu available to students in navigation.
  • Set your grading scheme in course details.
  • Hide student totals in the gradebook.

Note: Your Canvas role will affect what you can edit in the course settings.

Guides

On Canvas Community:

People

See all of the users enrolled in your course

Features and options

  • The people page displays all information about the users in your course.
  • At the University of Auckland, students are automatically enrolled from Student Services Online (SSO). You cannot edit or remove any users who have been imported from SSO.
  • If you have a course coordinator role, you can add, edit or remove other staff from your course.
  • View and evaluate interactions between you and your students with a student interactions report (accessible from the people or grades page).
  • View a printable list of enrolled students with their University of Auckland ID photos in Course Roster.

Guides

On Canvas Community:

Canvas Commons

Use University of Auckland Commons resources

Features and options

  • Commons is accessible from the Canvas global navigation menu.
  • Find and import commons resources into your Canvas course.
  • Upload and share resources with other Commons users.

Commons templates

The University has a basic course template hosted on Canvas Commons, titled “UoA Syllabus/Homepage and settings template”. If your faculty/department/area does not have its own Canvas course template, we recommend you use this template to automatically apply the University’s preferred settings, including the correct grading scheme.

Important: Import the template into Canvas before you add any content into your course.