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Create an email link in Canvas: If you want your students to email you, rather than send a message through Canvas, consider adding an email link to your course Home Page. The following instructions assume your course begins on either the Syllabus index (recommended) or a Front Page of your design. Go to the Home Page and click Edit. Type in your ISU email (e.g. somebody@iastate.edu ), highlight it, and copy it. Next, click the "Link to URL" chain link icon in the text editor. Remove the 'http://' that displays in the box and paste in (or retype) your email. Click "Insert Link" button and then save your revised page. Verify that the link displays and functions properly by switching to Student view (Settings > Student View), then find and click the new email link.
For more information, contact Karla Embleton in administration at 515-294-9198 or embleton@iastate.edu.

Canvas gradebook tips: Here are several tips to help you navigate your course grade book. Use the buttons in the top right corner to view grades by Individual, by enrollment section, or by full enrollment. Use the Gear menu (upper right) to rearrange columns by due date, point value, or Assignment group. You can drag a column to a new location. A small triangle displays in the header cell of the column on which the table is currently sorted. Grades typically are sorted by student last name but if you click the empty left corner of any header cell, you can sort by that column. If you do not assign an activity to a student, group, or section, the grade cells for the affected students will be grayed out. You can also type EX in a cell to exempt a student from the activity but understand that this reduces the total points for the course for that student by the value of the exempted activity.
For more information, contact Karla Embleton in administration at 515-294-9198 or embleton@iastate.edu.


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