Cidi Labs: About the Multi-Tool

How this Tool is Used

The Multi-Tool is an additional advanced component of Cidi Labs and consists of three separate parts: a template creator, a module builder, and a due date modifier. The Multi-Tool can be used to create templates for pages, assignments, and discussions, it can be used to update assignment due dates easily, it can be used to set a course home page, and it is a great tool for creating modules.

Please schedule a time with eLearning if you would like additional training on how to use this tool.

Setting Up the Tool

Before you can use the Multi-Tool, you must add it to navigation menu in your Canvas course. By default, the Multi-Tool is hidden because it is typically used when setting up a course. Students will not see the Multi-Tool in their view even after you enable it.

To add the Multi-Tool, follow these steps:

  1. On the course navigation menu, click Settings.
  2. On the Settings page, click the Navigation tab.
  3. On the Navigation tab, enable the Multi-Tool or  drag it from the list of hidden items (on the bottom) to the list of available items.
  4. Click Save.

The first time that you use it in any of your courses, the Multi-Tool prompts you to authorize access to your account.

Multi-Tool Demonstration

Last Updated July 19, 2021