Canvas: Basics

Canvas can be used to achieve a wide variety of educational goals, but for now, let's start with the basics.

The information found in this section should be sufficient for those users who require only basic interactions with Canvas (i.e. lecturers, small group tutors, facilitators, physical diagnosis instructors, etc.)

From here you can find out how to access and log in to Canvas, what the various tabs are for, how to access course content, as well as the various methods you can use to communicate with your students.

Strategy

Resources

Organizing the Home Page

Organizing the Home Page at a Glance

Creating an Online Syllabus

Creating an Online Syllabus at a Glance

Creating Online Web Pages for your Course

Creating Online Web Pages for your Course at a Glance
Creating Online Web Pages for your Course Video
Rich Content Editor (Video)

Communicating with your Students Online

Communicating with your Students Online at a Glance
Video (Overview)

Starting and Contributing to Online Discussions

Starting and Contributing to Online Discussions at a Glance
Starting and Contributing to Online Discussions Video

Creating and Managing an Online File Repository

Creating and Managing an Online File Repository at a Glance
Creating and Managing an Online File Repository Video

Making an Announcement to the Students in your Course

Making an Announcement to the Students in your Course at a Glance
Making an Announcement to the Students in your Course Video

Viewing your Roster

Viewing your Roster at a Glance

If you'd like to learn more, please explore the Canvas: Advanced section.

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