CANVAS - Resources for Everyone

The resources linked below are suitable for ALL Canvas users—both instructors and students.

More comprehensive and specific information can be found in the following guides:

Instructor Guide

Student Guide

Canvas Community

NOTE: The S&T implementation of Canvas only contains a subset of all of the possible features available in Canvas. It is up to each institution which features should be implemented (some features require additional costs while others simply aren't suitable for higher education as they are created for use in K-12 schools). 


Resources for Everyone

Canvas has certain minimal computer system requirements in order for students and instructors to use it effectively. NOTE: Canvas is compatible with mobile devices (tablets and smart phones) through their mobile app.

MORE ABOUT COMPUTER SPECIFICATIONS

There are two types of Navigation in Canvas: Course and Global. Course navigation describes how to get around inside of an individual course while Global navigation refers to how you navigate between your courses and groups.

Course Navigation:

Global Navigation:

Notification Preferences refers to the various ways in which you are notified when something changes in Canvas. You can receive a text message, an email, a Tweet, or any combination of these and more. Notifications can be configured to be sent whenever an assignment is created or completed, whenever an announcement is created, or whenever any other activity occurs in the course. Notifications can also be configured to be sent out ASAP, daily, weekly, or on a recurring schedule. Notifications are extremely flexible and can be tailored to individual user needs (for both students and instructors).

MORE ABOUT NOTIFICATION PREFERENCES

Canvas allows individuals (students and faculty) to customize their Canvas experience by modifying their own profile and user settings to suit their needs.

MORE ABOUT PROFILE AND USER SETTINGS

The rich content editor is one of the primary tools for adding content into Canvas. It is a simple, yet powerful, interface that allows users (students and instructors) to create Pages, add interactive content, and other rich media into a course.

MORE ABOUT THE RICH CONTENT EDITOR

The User Dashboard is what you will first see when you login to Canvas. The User Dashboard allows you to navigate to your different courses, update your personal information, and track any recent activity.

MORE ABOUT THE USER DASHBOARD