ISU AdminTools were created specifically to address specific needs at ISU and were built on best practices and current policies at the university. Additional Course Settings provides a few additional settings and tools that enable an instructor to further customize and manage their Canvas course.
To reach this page, navigate to your Canvas course, select ISU AdminTools from the course navigation, then choose Additional Course Settings.
The Gradebook includes several informational columns which are not tied to a graded item in Canvas. Many of these additional Gradebook columns are ISU-specific (e.g., students’ ISU-ID, Net-ID, Section) but it is also possible to view students’ group membership.
These columns can be made visible to all members of a course with access to the teacher-view gradebook (generally, teachers, co-teachers, and TAs). Changing the visibility of columns will hide or show them for all others who can see them.
To enable or disable specific gradebook columns not associated with a graded item:
In addition to the Prepare to Teach tool, courses may also be published on the Additional Course Settings page. To publish your course:
Note that only courses that do not have student submission data may be unpublished and students’ access is impacted by the dates shown on the Course Visibility Timeline.
The course visibility timeline provides a graphical representation of when the course is visible or hidden to students before, between, and after key dates specified by the term or the course dates.
Unpublished courses will be hidden to students at all times. Once students have interacted with the course, it cannot be unpublished. Published courses are accessible to students based on the type of access you specify and the dates shown on the timeline.
By default, these dates are determined by the ISU term dates. A Canvas term starts 1 week prior to the start of the semester and ends shortly after grade submission is completed, as specified on the ISU Academic Calendar.
Outside of these dates, students will have read-only access, full access, or no access to the course content depending on the settings described in the “Types of Student Access” section below.
To customize these dates, navigate to the Course Settings page in your Canvas course and complete these actions:
Note that section dates, which may be modified through the ISU AdminTools Manage Sections page, may optionally override course visibility dates. Section dates are not shown in the Course Visibility Timeline.
Simple miscellaneous settings for customizing your course will appear in this section.
Students are unable to access ISU AdminTools: Additional Course Settings.
Canvas is supported by Instructure. Use one of the following channels to connect with their 24/7 support:
For problems with ISU AdminTools inside Canvas, contact the ISU Solution Center: firstname.lastname@example.org / 515-294-4000.
Spring 2021 midterms are due Mar. 19 by 2:15 p.m. Review the key concepts for grading in Canvas, then Submit Grades using ISU AdminTools. Only undergraduate classes are required to submit midterms.
Updates include Canvas Rich Content Editor, ISU AdminTools course conclusion, Webex, Turnitin, Panopto, Piazza, and FERPA Enforcement. Effective December 2, 2020.
Instructors teaching in the winter session can now create Winter Session 2021 Canvas courses using the Prepare to Teach tool. Effective November 17, 2020.
You’re all caught up on ISU AdminTools news.