Most of the links below will direct you to the Canvas guides for instructors. Please note that some settings/features may not be available at our institution.

A quick guide to getting started is available for your convenience.

For your convenience, we also provided a Start of the Semester Instructor Checklist that will help you prepare your course for the semester.

If you do not see links for tools you would like to use in Canvas, please visit the Canvas Guides for Instructors or Canvas Video Tutorials for Instructors.

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Accessibility Resources

Account Settings


Where did the course navigation go when I opened Grades?

The course navigation automatically collapses when you open Grades. This is to provide more screen space. You can show the navigation menu again by clicking on the Menu button on the top right of the page.

Instructions for expanding the course navigation menu.

Where did the right-side navigation links go?

When you are viewing Canvas on a smaller-sized screen, a minimized window, or at a lower screen resolution, the navigation items on the right side of the page will automatically move to the bottom of the page.

You can access the buttons by either scrolling to the bottom of the page or by adjusting the resolution or window size if permissible by the device you are using.

Setup & Migration


I've added published content to my modules; why is it not visible to my students?

The module also needs to be published. Although published content is visible by students, if the content area (module) is not visible, they will not be able to see the content within the module.

Instructions for publishing a module.


Student Access

What are my options when assigning 'Incomplete' grades to students?

Instructors can either submit a request to add the student to their current semester's section or extend the existing course's availability for a particular student.      

Information needed:

  • Course name (example: ENG 101-1001) 
  • Term (example: Spring 2021)
  • Duration the course should remain open to the student

How soon can students access my course?

By default, students will have access to their courses one week prior to the start date if the course has been made published. Also by default, students will retain their access for two weeks after the semester ends.




Respondus LockDown Browser is a customized browser that increases the security of test delivery in WebCampus. When students are required to use Respondus LockDown Browser to access an exam, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. An additional optional feature of LockDown Browser is Monitor, a fully automated proctoring solution.

Please review the Instructor Guide for instructions for important guidelines for enabling LockDown Browser and/or Monitor on your WebCampus exams.

Respondus is software that can be useful if you are interested in creating online assessments. Online assessments can be created right within course, but Respondus can serve as your question database, delivering questions to several online courses. You can also salvage test questions you’ve used for traditional paper testing by importing your properly formatted text document into Respondus. Once you have Installed Respondus on your computer, you may begin creating questions.

Thanks to the Online Education, Respondus is available to the entire UNLV Campus.

Installing, Setting Up, and Updating the License Key for Respondus  (If not already logged in, you will be prompted to log in to WebCampus-Canvas to access this page)

You can download a Respondus Quick Start Guide if you are new to the software.

Video Demonstrations:


How do I reopen a quiz or assignment for a student

1. Open the assignment or quiz and select Edit.

2. Scroll to the end of the page in the “Assign to” area. If the assignment is already assigned to “Everyone”, do not remove that tag. (If the “Everyone” tag is removed, students grades for this assignment will not show up in the gradebook. To fix the issue, simply add “Everyone” back in the field).

3. Select the +Add to add another “Assign to” field, and add the student(s) name(s) and due dates and/or availability dates.

Turnitin Assignments (Plagiarism Prevention Tool)

Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention tool available in WebCampus. Starting August 16, 2019, instructors will have two options for using Turnitin in WebCampus. The current integration, the Turnitin LTI External Tool, is a method that utilizes Turnitin's Feedback Studio features for grading and reviewing papers.

The new integration, the Plagiarism Framework, is designed for instructors who want to utilize Turnitin for plagiarism detection but want to take advantage of Canvas’ assignment and grading features in lieu of Turnitin’s Feedback Studio.

Note: Instructors should choose only ONE option for Turnitin. To help you decide which integration method to choose, please visit the Turnitin Canvas integration matrix for a comparison of features for the LTI External Tool and the Plagiarism Framework. Below are links to tipsheets on how to use the two different Turnitin integration methods in Canvas:

Option 1: Plagiarism Framework (Recommended)

Option 2: Turnitin LTI External Tool


How do I access outside of WebCampus?

In order to log in to, you must create at least one Turnitin assignment in WebCampus first to generate your Turnitin account. Once your assignment is created:

  1. Go to the login page, and select “Forgot your password”.
  2. Enter the UNLV e-mail address associated with your Canvas account and your Last Name.  
    To check which UNLV e-mail address is associated with your Canvas account, go to Account > Settings and your e-mail address will be listed in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. You will receive a temporary password for in your inbox.

See Turnitin's guides on how to use (outside of Canvas) for more information.




What are iClickers?

In a classroom setting, Clickers, or “Response Systems”, allow instructors to ask questions and gather students' responses instantaneously during class sessions. Students can respond to structured questions, along with on-the-fly questions, using either a clicker or a mobile device. Responses and response summaries can be displayed in real time to the participants.

Visit UNLV's iClicker page for documentation and downloads at this.

Panopto (Lecture Capture)

What is Panopto?

Panopto is a Content Management System for recording and storing course-related video, audio, computer screen capture, and other content for student viewing. Integrated with Canvas, this service allows users to record lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and more. It also includes multiple tools and options which allow users to do basic video editing, add captions, and configure settings such as who can watch the videos and when they can be viewed.

Visit UNLV's Panopto page for documentation and downloads. 


Web Conferencing (Canvas Conferences & Zoom)

Canvas Conferences is Canvas' internal web conferencing tool, but is currently disabled for the institution. However, Zoom has ben adopted as UNLV's web conferencing and virtual meeting tool and is currently integrated with Canvas.

For more information, including a guide for using Zoom in Canvas, please visit UNLV's video conferencing page.

IMPORTANT:  Before using Zoom in WebCampus, you must first log in to Zoom using single sign on (SSO). To log into Zoom:

  1. Go to the UNLV Zoom webpage at
  2. Click the Login to Zoom button
  3. Sign it with your ACE ID   

    NOTE: If you have a pre-existing Zoom account using your UNLV (   
    email address from prior to UNLV’s transition to Zoom, you will have to switch   
    your account into the UNLV account. UNLV Zoom will ask you to verify your email   
    address and send an email with a button and link that will enable you to Switch to   
    the new account.

To enable Zoom in your course:

  1. Click on Settings from your course navigation menu.
  2. Click on the Navigation tab.
  3. Click and drag Zoom from the disabled navigation menu items to the top half.
  4. Click Save.

You can also refer to the Using Zoom in WebCampus guide.

Note: Graduate assistants whose primary email address in Canvas is their Rebelmail address will not be able to use Zoom through Canvas. Instead, they will need to log in to Zoom directly at

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