Canvas Tip of the Week (05 August 2019)

Publishing Course Content

All content within Canvas cannot be accessed by students until it is “published.”

This means that every item created (assignment, quiz, rubric, page, etc.) is in “draft state” until it is “published.” If your students cannot access an item or assignment in your course, check that it has been published and then review date and time availability settings for the item.

Learn more about the publishing content items here(note that this is not an official Canvas guide, but a good resources provided by the University of Minnesota).
Don’t forget, courses need to be “published” too. Be sure to publish your course once it is ready to share with students at the beginning of the semester. 

Learn more about publishing your course here.

As a reminder, the Canvas team at the Touro College and University Systems level continues to offer webinars on various aspects of Canvas.  Webinars that are coming up this week include:

August 5, 2019, Monday
11:00am – General Canvas Training Session (to register click )

August 6, 2019, Tuesday
10:00am – Accessibility: Adding Closed Captions to Kaltura Videos (to join this webinar, click / no need to register)

August 7, 2019, Wednesday
8:00am – Setting Up Your Canvas Gradebook (to register click )

August 8, 2019, Thursday
11:00am – What is Universal Design for Learning? (to register click )

You can access the complete training schedule at

If you have questions, feel free to contact Jim O’Connor or myself.

As a reminder, you can access TUC and TUN specific resources at the Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching website at:

Michael K. Barbour, Ph.D.