Canvas Tips and Tools

To access Canvas, go to                   

To access the Canvas dashboard, go to

Combine sections

GT Knowledge Base Instructions:
Scroll down to "Using the Combine Tool." (The first section is on FERPA, but FERPA is not an issue.)

Cross-listing should be done while courses are unpublished. Coursework is retained with the course, not with the section enrollments, so if a published course is cross-listed, all cross-listed enrollments will lose any associated assignment submissions and grades.

E-mail lists

Once your courses have been combined, you can use Canvas e-mail lists to e-mail your students.

Add people to your Canvas course

Instructors can add guests to their Canvas sites, such as graduate students, co-advisors, etc.

GT Knowledge Base Instructions:



Groups are a way to group students in your course and let them submit one assignment for the group and receive one grade for the group.

1. Click People in the Course Navigation.
2. Click the Group Set button.
3. Enter a name in the Group Set Name box.
4. Optional: Check the Allow self sign-up or the Require group members to be in the same section boxes.
5. Select Split students into groups and enter the number of groups in the box, or select I'll create groups manually.
6. Click the Save button.

Not a Document Archive

Note that you should NOT use Canvas for the management of documentation or reference material that you want your team to have access to each semester. It is difficult to move content from one semester's Canvas site to the next. Please use your VIP wiki to maintain documentation and reference material:

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