Providing Communication Updates

Important note about communicating with your students before your course begins

Courses are “unpublished” by default, so students will not be notified of new announcements or able to access course materials/files that you share at first. Your course must be “published” before students can see your course.

If you wish to send a message/announcement to your students before your course in Quercus is ready, you can by following this procedure:

  1. Publish the course.
  2. Send your Announcement.
  3. Unpublish your course again.

screenshot: Published status indicator

Sending an Announcement

In Quercus, you can communicate with your students by sending an Announcement.

screenshot: the announcements button in Quercus
Recording a Video Message

Making a video recording can be done easily and quickly in Quercus.

Recording a video can be an effective way to communicate important information to your students.

Please note: the first time you try to record, you will need to give your web browser permission to access your microphone and camera.

screenshot: the video recording process in Quercus

For more information about recording a video in Quercus, please see the Canvas instructor guide entitled “How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?