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Enable Secure Exam Proctor (Proctorio) in Navigation Settings

In your Canvas course, click Settings in the Course Navigation Menu. 

  1. Go to Settings

Image of the Settings course navigation link

         2. Click the Navigation tab on the Settings Page

         3. Drag or Click to Enable Secure Exam Proctor (Proctorio) and bring it to the top list of items

Image of Canvas course settings. The Navigation tab is selected.

        4. Click Save at the bottom of the page

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Install Chrome Extension

Proctorio also requires you to install a Chrome extension. It takes less than 30 seconds.

You will only need to do this once unless you use a different computer.


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Enable Proctorio Setting

Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the fun stuff.

Proctorio can be added to any quiz at any time. It can be a new quiz, an existing quiz, or even a course shell.

All it takes is a single click to secure your exam!

Image of the Proctorio setting to enable Proctorio

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Customize Your Proctorio Exam Settings

Once that's set up, we can get things customized to your exact liking.

Head to the Proctorio Settings Tab and select the options that best fit your exam environment.

Image of the Proctorio setting tab


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Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Wiley Plus

Please ensure the instructions you provide to the students are accurate and updated.

If you need assistance in updating or creating any of the links to your 3rd party materials, email eLearning@fsw.edu.


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Canvas Gradebook

The Canvas Gradebook has received updates and quality of life enhancements. Explore how to leverage the Canvas Gradebook by visiting the How do I use the Gradebook Canvas guide.


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Accessing Previous Submissions

Students and Faculty can access all the assignment submissions made by them or to their courses. To access these previously submitted files, perform the following steps.

  1. Click on Account in the Global Navigation Menu
  2. Click on Files in the menu that slides open.

Image with arrows pointing to Account and Files from the Global Navigation bar in Canvas


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Customize Your Canvas Dashboard

Your Canvas Dashboard may fill up with a list of all the courses you have taught at FSW. If you want to remove any of these previous courses from your Dashboard, you can take the following steps.

       1) Click on Courses in the Global Navigation Menu, then (2) click on "All Courses" in the menu that slides open."

Image showing Canvas global navigation bar highlighting Course then clicking All Courses in submenu


3) In the "All Courses" window, locate any course you no longer wish to see listed on your Dashboard and click the filled-in star icon to make it empty.

Image showing location of Icon to click to add or remove courses to the Canvas Dashboard

Once you have removed the filled-in star icon to the left of every course you no longer want to appear on your Dashboard, click Dashboard to verify the changes.


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Turnitin Assignments

  • Navigate to the assignment that will be utilizing Turnitin.
  • Click Edit to edit the assignment settings.
  • Scroll down until you find and locate the Submission Type area. 
  • The following settings will apply to both online and face-to-face courses.
  • (1) Set the type in the drop-down box to Online. 
  • (2) Click the box to the left of Text Entry, so there is a checkmark in the box
  • (3) Click the box to the left of File Uploads, so there is a checkmark in the box

Menu options with "file uploads" and "enable turnitin submissions" checked to activate.

  • (1) In the Plagiarism Review setting, click the drop-down box and set it to Turnitin
  • (2) Set what content to compare your students' submissions against
  • (3) Click the settings you want to utilize for generating a Similarity Report
  • (4) Set when you would like to show students their originality report

Image showing steps to enable withing turnitin the plagiarism review option

Be sure to click "Save."


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Verify Student Technical Issues

The eLearning department at Florida SouthWestern State College is more than happy to assist you in verifying any claims your students may have when running into technical issues with Canvas.

You can email eLearning@fsw.edu requests, and we will look up any tickets submitted to Canvas HelpDesk or phone calls received to corroborate the student.

We will also provide you with any information related to the issue reported, along with our findings and any resolutions supplied.


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Enabling Third-Party Cookies on Web Browsers

To configure your browser to allow third-party cookies, please follow the instructions for your chosen browser. 

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox



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Getting Back Lost Grades 

Canvas will set a quiz for "Everyone" in your course by default; if students have already taken the examination and you remove "Everyone" from the Assign to field, attempts and scores for those students will be removed from the quiz.

Therefore, if students have already taken the quiz, you should add individual students using the Add button instead of removing "Everyone" from the Assign field.

You can visit Changing the due date/time settings for an individual to learn how to assign a quiz to an individual student. 


Follow the steps below to get the grades back in the grade book for the rest of the students.


(1) Locate the quiz where the lost attempts and scores are and click the "Edit" button. Then, under the "Assign to" area, click on the "Add" button.

Assign to area within the quiz

(2) Click on the "Assign to" field and select "Everyone" from the list.

Selecting Everyone from the list

(3) Add the original "Due" date as well as "Available from" and "Until" dates.

(4) Click the "Save" button.

Add the original due date and available from an until date


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Enabling My Media and Media Gallery 

The Kaltura app is already installed and available for all Canvas courses. To enable it for each, do the following steps:

Go to the Course Navigation Menu and click on the "Settings" link.

Image of Course setting button

Next, click on the "Navigation" tab.

Navigation tab under settings

1) Go to the "My Media" link and click on the "kabob" ( the three vertical dots icon to the right).

2) Click on the "Enable" button.

3) Click the "Save" button at the end.

Image showing My Media and My media Gallery highlighted to enable it withing the course.

Note: Follow the same three steps mentioned above to enable the Media Gallery. You can also drag "My Media" and "Media Gallery" into the main navigation.


For additional Kaltura resources, please visit the guides below.

How To: Create a Video with Picture-in-Picture Using Kaltura Capture

How To: Add a Slide Deck to Presentation Video Using Kaltura

How To: Create a Kaltura Video Quiz

How To: Caption Kaltura Videos


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For thorough guides covering the above items, please visit the  Office of Information Technology Website and view the knowledge base articles covering the feature.



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