A Little Canvas video  – Why we use Canvas

A Little Canvas video – Why we use Canvas

“Through open, usable, cloud-based technologies, Canvas enables easy integration of the content, tools, and services that teachers need and students want. As the most usable, customizable, adaptable, and reliable learning platform (think 99.9% uptime), Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other LMS. So, in […]

Canvas Hands on Training

Canvas Hands on Training

Canvas Training is On-Demand. Use the registration form below to request a training session date and time convenient for you. Introduction to Teaching with Canvas, I – The live session is an overview for new and beginner-level Canvas users. The session includes pre-enrollment in online training for hands on within your own Canvas Practice course. […]

Canvas Quiz Settings to Maximize Security

Canvas Quiz Settings to Maximize Security

Created by Kona Jones The following document was created to help our faculty, especially our Health Professions faculty, better understand quiz settings and how they can be used to enhance quiz security. In many cases locking down a quiz as much as possible (ex: not allowing students to review what they got wrong on a […]

Accommodating Students in Canvas

Accommodating Students in Canvas

Adapted from an article by snugent Sue Nugent originally posted to the Canvas Community forums Ways to Accommodate Students in Canvas There are three main ways you can accommodate students in Canvas. Moderating a quiz – Allows instructors to make adjustments to some quiz settings for the selected students Differentiated assignments  – This option allows […]

Canvas Tips for Faculty Success

Canvas Tips for Faculty Success

by Bryan Hauf Canvas can be a great tool to support teaching and learning in face-to-face environments. Used appropriately, Canvas can help manage your class by delivering course-related activities and resources in a streamlined fashion. Unfortunately, there are a few too many occurrences of learning management system misuse spanning from unstructured document repositories to less-than-desirable […]

Tips to Designing Mobile-Friendly Assignments in Canvas

Tips to Designing Mobile-Friendly Assignments in Canvas

While Canvas app is effective in translating your course to be responsive on a mobile device, it is the job of the teacher or instructional designer to effectively design assignments to address the on-the-go learner, as well. We have tips to help you make your assignments even MORE mobile-friendly! [Presenters: Ryan Seilhamer (UCF-CDL), Biray Seitz) […]

Canvas Basic Training and Canvas Design Tools Training

Canvas Basic Training and Canvas Design Tools Training

Canvas Basic Training: This session is an overview for new and beginner-level Canvas users.  Learning objectives are to: Explore basic features of Canvas. Update Navigation, Syllabus & Calendar features. Configure and use the Communication tools. Create and edit Modules, Pages and other content. Create, deploy and use assignments, assessments and the Grade Book. While 2 […]

Canvas Course Roles Policy

Canvas Course Roles Policy

Canvas provides several different course roles: All students formally enrolled in credit-bearing courses are enrolled in Canvas using the student role. Student Audit. This role is used for students who are enrolled in current ongoing credit-bearing courses but are not seeking credit for completion of the course. This role is used for TAs in terminal […]

Using VoiceThread in Canvas

Using VoiceThread in Canvas

Using VoiceThread in Canvas What is VoiceThread anyway? VoiceThread is an application integrated with Canvas that allows users to create presentations, post comments, and share content. VoiceThread is a totally web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread […]

Canvas new features and updates

Canvas new features and updates

The information on this page will keep you up to date regarding the latest Canvas new features and updates. The Upcoming Canvas Changes page within the Canvas Community provides a central location for communicating all significant upcoming changes. This page will always be current so you can have up-to-date information any time you need it. […]

Teaching with Canvas Online Training Courses

Teaching with Canvas Online Training Courses

Are you teaching with Canvas for the first time? Do you need a Canvas feature refresher? Or, are you interested in exploring technology plugins within Canvas?   Introduction to Teaching with Canvas Part 1 and Part 2 are self-paced, online, and facilitated courses that offer faculty and staff a breakdown of the available features and […]

Faculty: Course Preparation

Faculty: Course Preparation

This page contains helpful faculty checklists that will assist you in preparing, developing as well as maintaining your Canvas course. Access this information from your Canvas course “Home” tab.   Checklists & Requests Start of Semester Checklist for your Canvas Course Request a Canvas Course Content Copy Request Mediasite Video Transfer between Canvas courses End […]

Canvas Technical Requirements

Canvas Technical Requirements

Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, or any other device* with a modern web browser. Browsers Supported desktop browsers include: Chrome 79 and 80 Firefox 72 and 73 (Extended Releases are not supported*) Edge 79 and 80 Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements) Safari 12 and 13 (Macintosh only) You should always use the most current version of your […]