A cloud-based system that manages digital learning tools and resources
Canvas is an online platform used by faculty and staff to provide learning materials and activities that may supplement a face-to-face or blended course, or deliver a fully online experience. Additional learning tools can be added on to Canvas to extend the core functionality and features of the system.
Students or participants may use Canvas to access course material, submit assignments, take quizzes, view grades, and interact with classmates and instructors through online discussions and direct messaging.
Note: Canvas is not HIPAA compliant; no enterprise LMS, that we are aware of, is HIPAA compliant. Therefore, PHI content should not be uploaded to Canvas. Instead PHI content should be stored in a secure option like Box.
Simplify course creation, management, and posting of content with an intuitive interface and efficient editing tools
Automate tasks such as populating the syllabus, gradebook, and calendar whenever an assignment or quiz is created
Use the Speedgrader to streamline the grading process by viewing and providing feedback using text, audio, video and rubrics in one window
Utilize built-in analytics to better understand site usage and how students interact with course content
Communicate with instructors and classmates from within Canvas and receive notifications via email, text message, or social media
Access Canvas through mobile apps for Android and iOS
See a quick overview of recent activities and tasks across all Canvas courses in one place on the main dashboard
Stay organized with the Calendar that aggregates all assignments and other due dates across all of Canvas courses
This self-help guide is a starting point for faculty and staff who need to develop a course in Canvas. It orients you to the tool, gives you important design information to consider, and points you to the resources you will need to build your...
This self-help guide takes you through the basic process of building a Canvas course site from the ground up, starting with creating and linking content, building assessments, and choosing final course settings.
This self-help guide is for instructors and students alike. It guides instructors on how to set up and facilitate Groups in their Canvas courses. It also informs students on how to collaborate within Groups.