bCourses Quickstart Guides

Getting Started:

Login to bCourses ( Powered by Canvas):  ucberkeley.instructure.com

What is the Dashboard:

How do I view my courses?

How do I navigate a Canvas course?

What is the Course Setup Checklist?

What is the Calendar?

How do I use the Scheduler?

How do I view my class calendar in bCal? (Coming Soon)

How do I publish my course?



Adding Course Content:

How do I edit the Syllabus description?

What is the Rich Content Editor?

What is the Content Selector?


What are Modules?

How do I add items to a Module?

How do I edit Module items?

How do I reorder Module items?

How do I delete Module items?

How do I create a new Module?

How do I reorder Modules on the page?

How do I delete a Module?


How do I require students to move through each Module item in order?

How do I lock a Module?

How do I view the progress of my students in Modules?

How do I link to an external URL in Modules?


Where are my course Files?

How do I add a file to my course?

How do I move and organize my files?

How do I create a folder in Files?

How do I bulk upload files to my course?

How do I delete a file?

How do I lock files and folders in Canvas?


Student View:

What is Student View?

How do I access Student View?


BCourses Tools:

What are Assignments?

What are Discussions?

What are the different types of Quizzes?

What are Pages?


Communication:

What are Announcements?

How do I make an Announcement?

How do I attach a file to an Announcement?


How do I access the Conversations Inbox?

How do I adjust my Notification Preferences for Conversations?

How do I find my unread messages in Conversations?

How do I compose a message?

How do I reply to a message in Conversations?

How do I send a message to an entire class?

How do I privately respond to an individual in a larger Conversation?

How do I send a private message to an individual?

How do I attach a file to a message?

How do I attach a media comment to my message?


What is Chat?

How do I join the course Chat?


Collaboration:

What are Conferences?

How do I create a Conference?

How do I start a Conference?

How do I use the Conference interface?

How do I join a Conference?

How do I record a Conference?


What are Collaborations?

How do I add people to my Collaboration?

What are Student Groups?


How do I start a new Google Docs Collaboration?


Class Admin:

How do I access People?

Where can I see a summary of my interactions with a student?

What are Course Statistics?

Where can I find statistics about when students are accessing the course?

How to add a Berkeley Faculty or Staff to your bCourse ( Coming Soon)

To add a non Berkeley guest to your bCourse (Coming Soon)



Customizing Canvas:

How do I access my personal Settings?

How do Notification Preferences work?

How do I set my Notification Preferences?

What do each of the Notification Preferences mean?

How do I customize my Courses drop-down menu?

How do I change the Course Home Page?

How do I reorder and hide Course Navigation links?

What course settings do I have control over?



Other Guides

For a full list of guides visit the Canvas guides website.