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is the university's primary Learning Management System.
Canvas requires a TRACKS login account and FIT email address. (New students and faculty must wait until they receive their FIT email address to gain access to Canvas.)
Courses and enrollments are synced with PAWS; there is a 2-6 hour delay between PAWS and Canvas.
Set Your Notification Preferences
to tell Canvas when and how you want to receive notifications from the system.
to build courses or try features. Sandboxes may have access to new features not available in other areas of Canvas.
Growing With Canvas
, an online self-paced course for instructors.
Last updated 2019-12-18
Get Help 24/7 on the phone or via Live Chat. Click the Help link in Canvas for contact info.
Learn more from the
, a place where every Canvas school can discuss methods and ideas.
Additional Tutorials and Training
Overview of the User Dashboard -
Video for Students
Video for Instructors
Self-Paced Instructor Orientation
to learn about common course-building tasks.
online training to use Panopto with Canvas.
connects Turnitin to Canvas Course Assignments.
Canvas Commons - Learning Object Repository
is a crowd-sourced educational content/learning object repository.
Access Commons by logging into Canvas.
Use Commons to create a personal learning object repository.
Build a course from scratch using materials shared by other Canvas users.
Share materials to gain reputation as a subject matter expert and content creator.
Crosslist/Merge Your Courses
- makes combining multiple sections in Canvas easy and intuitive.
Non-synced Course/Group Manager
- lets you create a course shell in Canvas on-demand.
Make Yourself a Sandbox
- lets you create Sandbox courses on-demand.
Get Help 24/7: email
, call 844-325-8810,
, or click Help inside Canvas.
explain how Canvas interacts with other FIT systems. (last updated 6/2/2014)
Instructor Quick Start Guide
Configuring the Syllabus
How to use the Canvas Syllabus Maker
Work-Arounds & Solutions to Common Headaches
For HELP from within Canvas, simply click the Help link. The Canvas Guides are excellent.
Rather than a Folder structure, Canvas uses Modules. Modules are a good way to sequence the content in your course.
Copying and pasting from PDFs removes formatting; it works better to copy from Word files to preserve formatting and links.
Syllabus shortcut: Go to the
menu on the left, then click Edit Syllabus Description. There, copy and paste your syllabus from Word.
The default grading scale cannot be set for all courses. If you don't use a grading scale, all scores will be numeric. If you want to convert scores into letters, you have to set up a
Is Roll Call Attendance affecting your grades in Canvas when you wish it wouldn't? Try this
(last updated 10/14/2014)
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