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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

Accessing your Course

PDF iconQuick Start

Organizing Content Online

PDF iconQuick Start

Organizing the Home Page

At A Glance

Creating an Online Syllabus

At A Glance

Creating Online Webpages for your Course

At A Glance
Video
Rich Content Editor (Video)
PDF iconRich Content Editor (Overview)

Communicating with your Students Online

At A Glance
Video (Overview)

Starting and Contributing to Online Discussions

At A Glance
Video

Creating and Managing an Online File Repository

At A Glance
Video

Making an Announcement to the Students in your Course

At A Glance
Video

Viewing your Roster

At A Glance

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

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