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Canvas - Uploading a CSCR module to Canvas (UW-Madison)

CSCR is no longer being actively developed nor is it centrally supported by the Learn@UW-Madison team. Additionally, while CSCR modules can be loaded into Canvas courses, they cannot be connected to the Canvas gradebook. A team from the Teaching and Learning Technology Advisory Group (TLTAG) created a recommendation for alternate tools that you can see here.

Support for CSCR including the bulk of CSCR documentation and downloads were discontinued and removed on 6/1/18.

This document illustrates the necessary steps to upload a CSCR file into Canvas. The example uses CSCR on a Mac. Please note that CSCR is no longer under active development and is no longer centrally supported by the Learn@UW-Madison team.

    This document has been authored to assist instructors in loading a CSCR module into Canvas. Please be aware that while the basic functionality works, it is not possible to track student progress or pass a grade to the gradebook in Canvas. Students will also have issues displaying CSCR content in Canvas on a mobile device. Generally we recommend you move away from using CSCR modules.

    Uploading a CSCR module to Canvas

    1. Once your CSCR project is ready (make sure to preview it in Firefox first), click publish in the upper right corner of the CSCR Builder


    2. Make sure your filename is unique so you can find it again easily


    3. In your Canvas course, select the “Files” tab, create a folder to put your CSCR module in, and then select “Upload” in the upper right corner:


    4. In the “Zip file options” window that pops up, click “Expand It”.


    5. Make sure there is an “index.html” file, this will be what you use later. Sort it by “date modified” to find it quickly.


    6. Head to the “Modules” tab and find wherever you’d like to place the CSCR project (here it is simply a module named “CSCR) and hit the “+” button


    7. Add from “File”


    8. Find the “index.html” file and select it


    9. Now the module should look something like this. Simply click on “index.html” and the CSCR should run in Canvas just as it did on the Firefox preview. You can change the title of “index.html” to something else under the settings wheel, it may be more helpful for students.


    Opening a CSCR activity in a new tab from in Canvas

    If you want to open a CSCR activity in a new window from inside Canvas please see: [Link for document 77102 is unavailable at this time.] 

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    Keywords:Uploading CSCR Canvas Mac load import csb case scenario critical reader advanced content authoring reporting acar pressbooks learning locker storyline   Doc ID:63633
    Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
    Created:2016-05-25 12:33 CDTUpdated:2019-09-18 14:16 CDT
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