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myCourses by Canvas Login
Viewed 114879 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
  How do I login to myCourses by Canvas at UNH? The website to access myCourses is Login using your UNH credentials. If encountering difficulties, ensure you have a compatible browser. Read More
Important Information about UNH Policies and Procedures for Students
Viewed 29370 times since Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Dear Students:      Below are important University policies, and helpful resources to support you as you pursue your studies at UNH.   UNH Durham, Manchester Exam Scheduling: University policy prohibits the administration of... Read More
myUNH portal - Replaces Blackboard portal
Viewed 5832 times since Fri, Jul 28, 2017
myUNH portal - Replaces Blackboard portal As we get closer to retiring the Blackboard portal, the links to many of the resources you have been using are being moved to the new portal at  This article is to provide a guide to assist you... Read More
myCourses - Blackboard Grading Schemes Differences
Viewed 4293 times since Tue, Sep 15, 2015
Issue: In Blackboard, you could configure the default percentage assigned to any given letter grade (see Table 1 below.) Letter grades in myCourses are assigned the maximum not the median percentage for any given letter grade.   For example, if you... Read More
myCourses Cross-List/Combine Course
Viewed 2882 times since Wed, Aug 19, 2015
In myCourses instructors are able to combine multiple course sections to deliver all course content using a single course.  This is called 'Cross-Listing' and the steps below walk you through how to do this.  These steps must be followed... Read More
myCourses by Canvas Help
Viewed 2452 times since Wed, Jul 22, 2015
This article explains where and how to find myCourses by Canvas help and support documentation. myCourses by Canvas Help If you are having issues with myCourses, use the (?) Help link found in the bottom, left corner of the myCourses site.  The... Read More
myCourses - Getting Started
Viewed 2076 times since Tue, Sep 29, 2015
This article describes the basic steps for building a course using the myCourses Learning Management System (LMS). To Get Started: 1. Go to and login using your UNH username and password 2. All faculty have a sandbox course... Read More
myCourses using Course Copy
Viewed 1940 times since Wed, Aug 19, 2015
This article describes how to import or copy course content from a myCourses course. To Copy a Course: If you have been building your course in a Sandbox course and are now ready to copy into your "live" course, then follow the instructions below.  ... Read More
myCourses and Box: Best Practices
Viewed 1863 times since Mon, Nov 9, 2015
This article describes some best practices when using Box with myCourses. Files stored in Box do not count against the myCourses file storage limit/quota of 500MB. Box is also a handy way to post documents that may be updated frequently as the... Read More
myCourses Plagiarism Detection
Viewed 1854 times since Thu, Mar 10, 2016
This article describes the status of plagiarism software within myCourses.  The report interface for VeriCite is being updated the end of July 2017. The functionality remains the same but the report will be easier to navigate and use.  Follow the... Read More
myCourses Support and Technical Help for Instructors
Viewed 1674 times since Thu, Aug 20, 2015
This article describes how faculty can obtain solutions for functionality and technical issues involving myCourses, powered by Canvas.  Where to find Help: 1. Online Support is available through the ‘Help’ link in the bottom left... Read More
Tegrity: Embedding Videos in myCourses
Viewed 1626 times since Mon, Oct 19, 2015
Embedding Videos in myCourses Tegrity is a software package included in myCourses that allows faculty to easily build rich media content and make it available to students. This article is about embedding videos in myCourses. For an overview of the... Read More
myCourses Create and send email
Viewed 1500 times since Wed, Aug 19, 2015
myCourses: create and send email   This article describes how to use the Inbox (email) tool from your myCourses course site.    The Inbox (email) found on the Global Navigation bar, allows you to communicate with the students who are enrolled in... Read More
myCourses - Instructions on how to import previously exported course content into myCourses
Viewed 1472 times since Wed, Aug 19, 2015
This article describes how to import your Blackboard course content into myCourses.   This article assumes that you have exported your Blackboard course and have an exported course zip file.   Do not open the Blackboard exported zip file.  If you... Read More
Unsupported Google Chrome plugins
Viewed 1450 times since Thu, Jul 16, 2015
A notice for anyone using Google Chrome as your browser.  What does this mean for UNH students and faculty? What’s this all about? Google has changed its Chrome browser so that it (unfortunately) does not use some services... Read More
myCourses - Student Guide Submitting an assignment using Vericite
Viewed 1446 times since Thu, Jul 28, 2016
This article describes how to submit an assignment that has VeriCite enabled in myCourses. To Submit an Assignment: In your course, locate the assignment. If VeriCite is enabled for the assignment, then you will see a message and will need to check... Read More
Is my current Web browser compatible with myCourses by Canvas?
Viewed 1388 times since Tue, Oct 20, 2015
This article describes Web browser compatibility with myCourses by Canvas Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser release. It is highly recommend updating to the newest version of whatever browser you are using as well as the most... Read More
myCourses - Add TA to Course
Viewed 1383 times since Sat, Aug 8, 2015
This article describes how to add a TA to a myCourses course.   These instruction also apply to adding any person to your course, just make sure you select the appropriate role (Faculty, Student, Observer, TA, Designer, etc) Adding a TA: Instructors... Read More
myCourses Apps
Viewed 1380 times since Mon, Oct 5, 2015
This article describes the apps that have been enabled for myCourses at UNH as well as the process for requesting that a certain application be enabled. EduCreations Educreations users “record” whiteboard sessions as short online lessons using... Read More
myCourses Using VeriCite - Faculty Guide
Viewed 1212 times since Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Using VeriCite - anti-plagiarism software VeriCite is the anti-plagiarism software that replaces SafeAssign. This article describes how to create an assignment in myCourses using VeriCite and how to read the report for the student submissions. To... Read More
myCourses: Notification Preferences and Settings
Viewed 1207 times since Thu, Sep 17, 2015
What are Notifications?    Notifications are messages that are automatically sent to your email when there is a addition or change to some tools or content within the course.  These preferences apply only to you and does not control how course... Read More
myCourses - Import Blackboard Quizzes/Questions/Tests
Viewed 1076 times since Tue, Sep 29, 2015
This article describes how to  import previously exported quizzes/tests into myCourses To Import the Quizzes/Questions/Tests Into myCourses: In Course Navigation, click the Settings link (bottom-left). Click the Import Content into this Course ... Read More
myCourses - course creation and student enrollment schedule
Viewed 1050 times since Wed, Aug 19, 2015
Course Creation and Student Enrollment Schedule In myCourses,  course shells are created 12 weeks in advance of the semester, and students are added 2 weeks before the first day of classes. If you wish to have either of these steps done earlier than... Read More
myCourses Roles and Permissions
Viewed 1035 times since Wed, Feb 3, 2016
This article describes the different roles you can assign people in myCourses and the permissions associated with those roles. Roles and Permissions in myCourses: (Please see the attachment for the original Excel version of the chart below.)    ... Read More
myCourses Adding Library Multimedia Resources
Viewed 1031 times since Tue, Sep 15, 2015
This article describes how to link and embed multimedia resources in a myCourses course. If you have requests for videos to go on Library Reserves, please send a request to the Multimedia Desk at More information at http:/... Read More
myCourses Adding a Preferred Email (or SMS)
Viewed 1017 times since Thu, Sep 17, 2015
This articles describes how to change your primary email from the default to another email address or text (SMS) address within myCourses. Adding a Preferred Email or SMS After signing in to myCourses, click on Account. Click on Settings or Profile.... Read More
myCourses - Embedding an Image into a Discussion Reply as a Student
Viewed 976 times since Thu, Jan 14, 2016
This article describes the required steps for students to embed an image into a discussion reply.   In the discussion reply the only way to embed an image is to first place the image in your personal Files area under your Account. Upload the Image... Read More
myCourses - Enable external course tools
Viewed 947 times since Thu, Jun 2, 2016
There are several external tools available in Canvas that can be added to your myCourses course.  These tools can be setup for students to access either through the Modules area or the course menu list.   The following instructions detail how to... Read More
myCourses by Canvas Student Overview
Viewed 868 times since Thu, Aug 6, 2015
The following topics are the most common asked questions about using myCourses, powered by Canvas, as a student. Click on the topic title to access the topic on the Canvas help site. Canvas Overview for Students video Shorter UNH Specific version.... Read More
myCourses Course Access Post Term FAQ
Viewed 856 times since Mon, Jan 25, 2016
This article answers some of the general questions that arise when trying to determine myCourses access for courses after the term has been completed.  These questions and answers will explain a little more about how the process works.   Questions... Read More
myCourses To Access Student View
Viewed 847 times since Thu, Dec 3, 2015
This article outlines the Student View feature in myCourses, including known issues as well as linking to pertinent myCourses by Canvas Guides articles. To Access Student View You can see your course as students see it any time — while you are... Read More
myCourses support and technical help for students
Viewed 837 times since Thu, Aug 20, 2015
This article describes how students can get myCourses help online, by phone, and in person. Getting Help: 1. Online Support is available through the ‘Help’ link in the bottom left corner of myCourses, as well as through UNH IT Support... Read More
myCourses Mobile Applications (Apps) Functionality
Viewed 824 times since Tue, Feb 2, 2016
This article explains the application functionality of myCourses on Apple and Android tablet devices and Apple mobile devices.  Basic Functions For General Use: Once the myCourses application is opened, students and instructors will get a menu to... Read More
myCourses Sample Courses
Viewed 822 times since Fri, Oct 30, 2015
This article provides links to myCourses sample Courses. UNH Public Courses Student Orientation Course: Build a myCourses Course: Demo Course for Training: https:/... Read More
myCourses support
Viewed 803 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
myCourses, Canvas support This article provides a list of options for answering your questions about using myCourses and technical support. Online support is available through the "Help" link in the bottom left corner of myCourses.  See below for... Read More
myCourses - How to Print tests or quizzes
Viewed 802 times since Thu, Oct 22, 2015
This article explains how to print a test in myCourses to paper or pdf file. myCourses - How to Print a Test  Use either Safari or Chrome browser to print a test with multiple pages.    Firefox print option does not work using these instructions.... Read More
myCourses Managing the Course List
Viewed 787 times since Mon, Jan 11, 2016
This article describes how to manage and customize the Course list on the myCourses Dashboard. Find All Courses List  (current and previous semester) All courses appear in the All Courses list.  The All Courses area is divided into 2 sections;... Read More
myCourses Strips Attached Files from Email (Known Issue)
Viewed 774 times since Thu, Dec 17, 2015
Description myCourses allows you to receive message notifications through preferred email/SMS addresses. Users can reply to these notifications directly through those preferred addresses, but any files attached to that reply from the email or SMS... Read More
myCourses Concluded Course
Viewed 772 times since Thu, Mar 10, 2016
This article describes the properties of a concluded course. Concluded Courses Courses will conclude automatically 4 weeks after the term end date. Concluding a course allows the user to view a course in read-only mode. This means the user will be... Read More
myCourses Auto-Open Inline Preview of Files
Viewed 764 times since Wed, Aug 19, 2015
This article describes how to set your files to Auto Preview in Pages 1. Open your Canvas course 2. On the left navigation bar select Pages 3. Select the + Page button in the top right corner 4. Name your page  5. On the right hand side select the... Read More
myCourses Migrating from Blackboard Considerations
Viewed 699 times since Fri, Sep 25, 2015
This article describes issues surrounding migrating content from Blackboard to myCourses. Issue The UNH Blackboard contract expires on May 31st, 2016. All LMS courses at UNH must transition to myCourses. Discussion While it's fairly easy to... Read More
myCourses - Outlook Displays Incorrect Aliases (Known Issue)
Viewed 687 times since Mon, Dec 14, 2015
Description Outlook saves an alias/name to display for a certain email address based on past conversations. In the case of myCourses notifications they all come from a single address, although many different people send them. Usually, the alias of... Read More
How do I update my browser?
Viewed 652 times since Tue, Mar 17, 2015
How do I update my browser? If you need to download a newer browser, click on the preferred browser for your operating system below.   Windows Macintosh   Internet ExplorerFirefox SafariFirefox         Need more help?... Read More
myCourses - Add Guest Lecturer to your course
Viewed 616 times since Fri, Jun 3, 2016
This article describes how to add a Guest Lecturer to a myCourses by Canvas course.  If your guest lecturer is not a UNH employee and does not have a UNH ID (9 digit number), then you must first request a UNH "sponsored" account.   Request a... Read More
myCourses - Linking Library Reserves
Viewed 604 times since Wed, Sep 2, 2015
This article describes the process for linking UNH Library Reserves to a course in myCourses using the native Redirect app. Please note that you are responsible for requesting the desired Reserves through the Library. More information can be found at... Read More
myCourses-Collaborating with Office 365
Viewed 562 times since Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Collaborating with Office 365 This article will help you use Office 365 to collaborate with the members within a specific course. After you have logged in to Office 365 from collaborations you will have multiple options. Office 365 allows real time... Read More
myCourses - Requesting course extension for incomplete coursework
Viewed 560 times since Mon, Mar 7, 2016
This article describes how to request an extension in myCourses to allow students and faculty to finish incomplete work or grading. Students with incomplete coursework  Students have 4 weeks after a course end-date to complete their coursework... Read More
myCourses - Collaborations accessing Office 365
Viewed 560 times since Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Accessing Office 365 through Collaborations   The Collaborations tool in myCourses uses Office 365 for collaborating.  If the instructor of your course has enabled access to Collaborations, it will appear in the course menu list as "Collaborations... Read More
myCourses Course Copy - Adjust Dates
Viewed 537 times since Mon, Dec 14, 2015
This article describes the process of adjusting dates when copying a course in myCourses.   To Adjust Dates: When using the Import Content tool in myCourses to copy course content from one term to another you can use the Adjust Dates function to... Read More
myCourses iCal Calendar Feed
Viewed 533 times since Mon, Dec 14, 2015
This article describes the various ways to subscribe to thy myCourses iCal feed using common applications (Google Calendar/Outlook.) Subscribing to the Feed: It is easy to subscribe to your myCourses calendar using Google Calendar and Outlook for... Read More
myCourses: I can’t Remember my Password. How do I reset it?
Viewed 510 times since Wed, Feb 3, 2016
I can't remember my password for myCourses/Canvas. How do I reset it? Click Reset Password and follow the onscreen prompts (you will need your username and your USNH ID number) If you need additional assistance: Durham undergraduate... Read More
myCourses - Course Quota
Viewed 506 times since Mon, Nov 16, 2015
All myCourses courses have a file storage limit of 500 MB .  If you are adding audio and video files, high resolution images, media heavy PowerPoint presentations and complex programming files, it is possible to quickly use up your quota. Managing... Read More
myCourses Attendance Tool
Viewed 499 times since Mon, Feb 8, 2016
This article describes how to enable the myCourses Attendance tool and links to a Canvas guides article with more detailed information on the functionality of that tool. Enabling the Tool: Navigate to the desired course. Go to Settings (at the... Read More
myCourses Batch Assignments From a CSV File
Viewed 498 times since Mon, Nov 9, 2015
This article describes how to upload multiple assignments at once using a Microsoft Excel CSV (comma separated values) file. Issue Using the myCourses UI (User Interface), assignments must be manually entered individually. Discussion Many Instructors... Read More
myCourses Honors Designated Courses
Viewed 492 times since Thu, Sep 8, 2016
This article describes the options available when a course has an Honors designation. Honors Designated Courses: For all the details on what happens as part of the honors designation process you can read this description provided by the honors... Read More
myCourses: Enabling Notifications
Viewed 488 times since Thu, Jan 14, 2016
This articles describes the process of enabling notifications on myCourses. What are Notifications?   Notifications are messages that are sent to your default myCourses email address that notify you about new additions or changes to your courses.... Read More
myCourses - Intellectual Property
Viewed 486 times since Mon, Oct 5, 2015
Intellectual Property and myCourses When I log in to myCourses, why am I asked to agree to the Terms of Use? When I use myCourses, what Terms of Use apply? Do the Terms of Use mean that Instructure owns faculty and student intellectual property and... Read More
myCourses - Copy Specific Content from one course to another course
Viewed 482 times since Wed, Feb 3, 2016
myCourses:  Copy specific content into another course: If you would like to move specific content from one course to another such as Quizzes, Assignments or course files, use the Course copy option and select the specific content.   These... Read More
myCourses Un-Cross Course sections
Viewed 475 times since Wed, Aug 19, 2015
How do I uncross (uncombine) myCourses courses?   This is not something you can do yourself.  A myCourses admin will be able to do it for you. If you have Cross Listed your courses and wish to un-cross it please fill out the myCourses webform with... Read More
Introduction to myCourses Video
Viewed 470 times since Fri, Mar 4, 2016
myCourses Supported Document Types
Viewed 458 times since Wed, Dec 9, 2015
What is the DocViewer? The Canvas DocViewer automatically converts common documents types into web-viewable and interactive learning experiences. DocViewer replaces the current Box previewer and Crocodoc annotation tools in Canvas and provides... Read More
J-Term support for winter break
Viewed 442 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
J-Term winter break support This article provides quick links to the most common support questions that may arise for faculty teaching an online or hybrid J-Term course with special attention to questions that may arise during the time period when... Read More
myCourses - Student Blogs
Viewed 437 times since Tue, Sep 29, 2015
This article features the latest links to discussions and news concerning blogs using the myCourses LMS. Issue myCourses does not currently officially support student blogs. Discussion The Discussions feature in myCourses mimics how Blogs worked in... Read More
myCourses Disabling Replies to Announcements
Viewed 429 times since Fri, Nov 13, 2015
This article describes how Announcement replies work in myCourses. Issue Prior to Spring 2016, by default, announcements could be replied to by anyone. Discussion The replies are displayed on the Announcement page for all to see. This feature is... Read More
myCourses Best Practices for Quizzes
Viewed 421 times since Mon, Nov 16, 2015
This article lists some best practices to consider about myCourses Quizzes.  Best Practices for Quizzes When you Publish your Quiz, it creates a column in the grade center. After students have taken the Quiz, and you Un-publish the Quiz, the grade... Read More
myCourses - How student can view assignment feedback
Viewed 408 times since Thu, Jan 26, 2017
myCourses How student can view assignment feedback In the myCourses course, if the student submits a document into an assignment, the faculty can make comments that appear on the document.  The faculty annotations and comments can either appear on... Read More
myCourses - Add Student to Course
Viewed 401 times since Tue, Dec 6, 2016
This article describes how to add a student to a myCourses course.   These instruction also apply to adding any person to your course, just make sure you select the appropriate role (Faculty, Student, Observer, TA, Designer, etc) Adding a Student:... Read More
myCourses Quiz Settings and Security
Viewed 398 times since Fri, Aug 21, 2015
myCourses Quiz Settings and Security Below are some notes about quiz settings in your myCourses Canvas course: If you don't want students to see what quiz questions they got right or wrong, then you have to UNCHECK the "Let Students See their... Read More
myCourses Using a Wiki
Viewed 397 times since Fri, Oct 16, 2015
This articles describes how to use wiki pages in a myCourses course. Adding a Wiki Page: Each content page in myCourses is really a wiki, which is simply a web page that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users. By... Read More
myCourses Adding Audio Files Best Practices
Viewed 364 times since Wed, Nov 18, 2015
This article describes best practices for using audio files in a myCourses course. To Add Audio to a Course: mp3 format is best. There is an Upload Media option in the text editor (Filmstrip Icon) that allows you to record/upload media files which... Read More
myCourses - Set hyperlinks to open in new window
Viewed 359 times since Thu, Aug 20, 2015
Adding or modifying hyperlinks in myCourses to open in a new window When using hyperlinks that open to internet resources that are outside of the courses, it is recommended that you have the link open in a new window. This allows the person viewing... Read More
myCourses DocViewer - in-line document viewer
Viewed 358 times since Wed, Jun 14, 2017
myCourses:  DocViewer - in-line document viewer As of June 20, 2017, the in-line document viewer for Speedgrader, known as Crocodoc, will be replaced by a new product called DocViewer. DocViewer is developed and maintained by Canvas as a replacement... Read More
myCourses Organization Enrollment Workflow
Viewed 357 times since Fri, May 6, 2016
Purpose: This document describes the user management process for organizations in myCourses.   Enrollment Steps for Low Enrollment Organizations (under 100 users) Leaders are responsible for manually adding users to their organization in myCourses.... Read More
myCourses Email Frequently Asked Questions about Issues and Notifications
Viewed 348 times since Fri, Jan 15, 2016
This article is a list of frequently asked questions about using myCourses email and issues that could occur.   Also provided is a link to the article about how to use the notification settings for myCourses. Frequently Asked Questions: myCourses... Read More
myCourses - How to Print the Syllabus Page
Viewed 332 times since Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Most UNH departments (and some accrediting bodies) require that there is a central repository of all syllabi for a particular major. Faculty typically submit their word or PDF syllabus, but some faculty have stopped creating one and rely on using the... Read More
myCourses - How to manage access to Modules
Viewed 300 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
This article describes how to control access to the course Modules.  You can publish your course but control when students have access to specific course content.     Publish course Modules: Manage your course content by publishing the Modules... Read More
myCourses - FAQ’s about Grades
Viewed 299 times since Tue, Jun 27, 2017
myCourses - Frequently Asked Questions about Grades How do I add a column to the grade area?   Extra columns are added by going to the Assignments area and adding an assignment. You can set the assignment type as "no submission" but allow it to be... Read More
myCourses Organizations Bulk Enrollment
Viewed 286 times since Wed, Aug 17, 2016
Purpose:  This document describes the user management process for organizations in myCourses.     Enrollment Steps for Low Enrollment Organizations (under 100 users) Leaders are responsible for manually adding users to their organization in... Read More
myCourses - Known Issues
Viewed 264 times since Fri, Dec 9, 2016
myCourses - Known Issues Attached is a summary of the known issues currently in myCourses. CrocoDoc - Not able to update a file.   Update the file offline and upload the file using the import tool in the grades area. Android mobile app - Unable to... Read More
myCourses Post-Term Course Access FAQ
Viewed 260 times since Tue, Jan 31, 2017
This article answers some commonly asked questions concerning post-term course access in myCourses:   Q1. How long is a course available to students and faculty after the end of the term? A1. By default, students and faculty will continue to have... Read More
Emailing students in a concluded course
Viewed 191 times since Wed, Jun 28, 2017
How to use Webcat to email students After a  course has concluded you can no longer use the email function within myCourses to email the students in that course.  If you want to communicate with those students go to Webcat and locate the course and... Read More
myCourses - Inactive students in course
Viewed 150 times since Thu, Sep 28, 2017
Inactive Students in myCourses During the Add/Drop period at the start of the semester you may find your course roster changes .  Students who have dropped a course will appear as "Inactive" in the People area of your course.    A student is set... Read More
myCourses - New Gradebook features
Viewed 101 times since Wed, Dec 6, 2017
myCourses - New Gradebook features myCourses gradebook is currently being re-designed and is available this J-Term 2018 for faculty who request it.   Canvas is developing the new features in a phased approach which means each month there could be... Read More
myCourses Timed Quiz Considerations
Viewed 60 times since Thu, Mar 10, 2016
Description This article details timed quiz considerations and how timed quiz mechanics in myCourses differ from those in Blackboard. Resolution The "Available until" date and time are the ending criteria for a quiz, i.e. If the "Available until"... Read More
myCourses: Create and use Groups for assignments in your course
Viewed 40 times since Wed, Feb 7, 2018
How to create Groups and use groups for assignments   You can organize your students into groups in your myCourses course to allow them work together on group projects and assignments. You can either randomly or manually assign the students to the... Read More
myCourses- Managing the Course Menu
Viewed 3 times since Tue, Feb 6, 2018
This article will describe the default course menu settings and how to manage the course menu in a myCourses course. The Course Menu When you first access your course, you will see the default course menu list that is the same for all courses.  As... Read More