Intro


How do I log into Canvas?

How do I log into Canvas?


There are a few different ways to log in to Canvas. This lesson will show you how to log in to Canvas, and will also show how to log in on an Internet browser. (You can also log in using the Canvas Android, iPad, or iPhone apps). 

Note: You must have an account to log in to Canvas. Depending on your institution, you may only need to use your current login credentials. If not, you can create an account when you are invited to a course. 

 

Access Canvas via Institution

 

There are a couple different areas that you can access Canvas at, there will be a button on the homepage, and then links on the "Current Students" page and on your MyWWCC.

Access Canvas via Your Institution URL

Other institutions have you log in via a link to their Canvas URL. Log in by typing your institution's Canvas URL or  canvas.wwcc.edu.

Log in to Canvas

The Canvas log in screen requires your SID [1] and password [2]. Click the Log In button [3].

Note: You will need to know your institution's Canvas URL if you want to access Canvas mobile apps. ( canvas.wwcc.edu)

How do I reset my password?

How do I reset my password?


Some days and weeks may have passed since you first accepted your invitation to join a course and you may have forgotten your password. This lesson will walk you through how to reset your Canvas password. If you are enrolled through an institution, resetting your password may follow different steps. 

Note: If you want to change your password and you have the permission to do so in Canvas, please visit  How do I change my login password? to learn more. 

Canvas Log In Screen

At the Canvas login screen ( canvas.wwcc.edu), click the Don't know your password? link.

Request Password

You will be taken to another page and prompted to enter your SID, and click Request Password

Check Email

Return to your email account and sign in.

Open "Forgot Password" Email

Open the email with the subject line "Forgot Password: Canvas" and if the email is not in your inbox, check your Spam folder.

Click Reset Password Link

Click the link sent to you in the email.

Password Change

Type in a new password and then confirm that password by typing it again. Click the Update Password button. 

Login to Canvas

With your SID and new password, login to Canvas.

View Canvas Dashboard

As soon as you login again, you will see the Dashboard.

How do I view my courses?

How do I view my courses?


You can view your current, past, and future enrollments in Canvas.

Note: Some institutions may disable the option for students to view Future Enrollments.

Open Courses

Hover over Courses & Groups in your Global Navigation [1], then click the View all courses link [2].

View Courses

Each course displays your enrollment status: student, teacher, TA, observer, or designer.

Courses are organized into three categories:

  • My Courses are courses that are active and currently in progress.
  • Past Enrollments are courses that have concluded and are archived as a read-only course. Past enrollees can view course material and grades but cannot submit any assignments.
  • Future Enrollments are courses that you have enrolled in that have not yet started. Students cannot access these courses until they are published as active courses. 

Note: Some institutions may disable the option for students to view Future Enrollments.

 

Why can't I access my courses?

Why can't I access my courses?


Courses must be published by your institution before you can access them.

Note: Some institutions may disable the option to view your Future Enrollments.

Access Courses

Courses that you can access are highlighted in blue [1]. When you click the course name, Canvas will take you into the course. Courses hat are not yet accessible are in gray [2]. You can access them when the course has been published as an active course. 

What is the Dashboard?

What is the Dashboard?


The Dashboard is the first thing you will see when you login to Canvas. The Dashboard helps you see what is happening in all your courses and allows you to figure out what to do next.

The Canvas Dashboard

The Dashboard consists of three main elements:

  1. Global Navigation across the top of the page,
  2. the Sidebar with various types of feeds, and
  3. the Global Stream, which comprises the main body of the page.

The Dashboard is designed to answer the questions, "What is going on in all of my courses?" and "What do I need to do next?"

Global Navigation

The Global Navigation directs users to menus or pages that display:

  1. all of a user's courses and groups,
  2. all of a user's assignments,
  3. a grade summary page, and 
  4. the Calendar.

These four menus and pages will display different items depending on whether you are a student or an instructor. Under Assignments, for example, Instructors will see assignments that need to be graded and students will see assignments that need to be turned in.

Sidebar

The Sidebar contains three helpful feeds:

  1. The To Do feed lists the next five assignments you need to turn in (if you are a student) or you need to grade (if you are an instructor). Assignments will still show up in this list even if they are past due. Click on the links to go directly to the Assignments page. 
  2. The Coming Up feed lists the next five assignments or events coming due in the next week.
  3. The Recent Feedback feed lets students know when their instructor has left a comment or a grade for one of their submissions. The same feed will let instructors know when students have left comments about work they have evaluated. This feed helps students and instructors keep the conversation alive around Assignments.

Global Stream

The Global Stream contains a stream of recent activity from all of your courses. There are announcements, discussions, assignment notifications, and conversations. This activity stream helps students and teachers to stay on top of what is going on in the course and allows them to easily ask questions and post to discussion forums. You can view the details of each section by hovering in the section area and click the Show More button.

Return to Dashboard

Click the Canvas logo in the Global Navigation to return to your Dashboard.

Options on the Help Link

Options on the Help Link


Open Help

Click Help [1] from anywhere in Canvas, for support.

There are five links to various type of options available for help or feedback:

  1. Ask your instructor a question: Ask your instructor questions about course material or send them a message.
  2. Search the Canvas Guides: This link will take you to Canvas Guides where you can search Canvas documentation for information about features inside of Canvas.
  3. Report a problem: Submit questions and problems to the Canvas Support Team.
  4. Ask the Community: Submit questions and problems to the community of Canvas experts.
  5. Request a Feature: Submit ideas about how to make Canvas better.

 

Assignments


How do I view assignments?

How do I view assignments?


Open Assignments

Click the Assignments link.

Your View Assignment Page

Click the assignment title to open and view the assignment.

How do I submit an online assignment?

How do I submit an online assignment?


You can submit Assignments in Canvas using several submission types. You also have the option to resubmit assignments for as long as your instructor allows.

Note: Not all file types may be available for your assignment, depending on the assignment submission type set by your instructor. 

Open Assignments

Click the Assignments link.

Note: You can also access you Assignments through the Syllabus, Gradebook, Calendar, or Modules.

View Course Assignments

After clicking on the Assignments link, you will see all the Assignments you have for that course.

View Assignment

Your instructor will decide what kinds of submissions are appropriate for each Assignment. In this case, the instructor is allowing the student to use all submission types: upload a file, submit a text entry, enter a website URL, or submit media.

Submit a File Upload

Choose the file you want to upload for your submission. Click the Submit Assignment. To learn more about uploading files as assignment submissions,  click here.

Submit a Text Entry

Type or copy and paste text into the Rich Content Editor. Click Submit Assignment.

Submit Website URL

Type or copy and paste the URL into the Website URL field. Click Submit Assignment.

Submit Media Recording

Record or upload media. Follow the instructions given to you. Click Submit Assignment when you are done.  Click here to learn more about adding media to an assignment submission.

View Submission

After you have submitted your work, you will see information in the Sidebar about your submission [1].

If you choose, you may resubmit another version of your assignment using the Re-submit Assignment link [2]. You will only be able to view the details of your most recent submission in the Sidebar, but your instructor will be able to see all of your submission.

Once the instructor has graded your submission, you will be notified via the channels that you specify in your Notification Preferences.

You can also see details about your assignment and links to additional feedback in the Gradebook.

How do I know when I have turned my Assignment in?

How do I know when I have turned my Assignment in?


View the assignment submission details to know that you have turned in the assignment.

Open Assignments

Click the Assignments link.

Select Assignment

Click the assignment title to open the assignment.

View Submission

After you have submitted your assignment, you should view a confirmation that you submitted your assignment.

How will I know when my Instructor has graded my assignment?

How will I know when my Instructor has graded my assignment?


You can view your assignment deetails, grades page, or set up notifications to know when your instructor grades an assignment.

Open Assignments

Click the Assignments link.

View Assignment

Click the assignment title to get grading details. You will see a Course Navigation indicator when you visit your course which will notify you that you have a new grade or submission comment.

View Assignment Submission

You will see a grade for your assignment if your instructor has graded it.

See Grades so Far

Click the See my grades so far to view your grades.

View Grades Page

On your grades page, you can see all the assignments that have been graded.

How do I view instructor comments?

How do I view instructor comments?


You can see comments from your instructor by accessing the assignment and viewing the submission details.

If your instructor used Crocodoc, you can see the annotations by clicking on the preview icon in the assignment submission details.

Note: Comments from your assignments also appear in Conversations. To learn more, veiw the lesson about  SpeedGrader comments in Conversations.

Open Grades

 

Click the Grades link.

Open Assignment

Locate the speech bubble [1] to verify the assignment contains a comment. Click the assignment title [2] to open the assignment.

View Submission Details

Click the Submission Details link to open the submitted assignment [1]. You can also see comments in the submission box [2].

View Comments

Comments made on the assignment will appear to the right of the submitted assignment.

View Submission Details

You can see the instructor's annotations by viewing the Submission Details. Click the preview icon [1] to view the annotations. You can reply [2] to comments and leave other feedback [3].

How do I communicate with my Instructor about Assignments?

How do I communicate with my Instructor about Assignments?


There are various ways to communicate with your instructor about assignments.

Communicate through Outside Email

One of the ways you can communicate with your instructor about your assignment is through an outside email as dictated by the instructor in the syllabus.

Communicate through Assignment Comments

After you have submitted the assignment, you can communicate with your instructor through the comment section on the submitted assignment.

Communicate through Conversations

Another way to communicate with your instructor about assignments, is through Conversations. For more help  click here.

Conversations


How do I privately respond to an individual in a larger conversation?

How do I privately respond to an individual in a larger conversation?


Even when you are part of a group conversation, you can privately respond to another individual.

Open the Inbox

Click the Inbox link.

Select the Conversation

Select the conversation.

Locate Individual

Locate the individual you want to send a private message to. Hover your mouse next to the individual's name until you see a blue New Message link. Click the New Message link.

Compose a New Message

In the To: field [1], type the name of your recipient. Type a message in the message field [2]. When you are finished, select the Send button [3].

How do I unsubscribe myself from a converation?

How do I unsubscribe myself from a converation?


You can unsubscribe from a group Conversation.

Open the inbox

Click the Inbox link.

Select the Conversation

Select the conversation.

Select Gear Icon

Click the Gear icon to open the drop down menu.

Unsubscribe From Conversations

Click the Unsubscribe link. You will no longer receive new messages from that Conversation.

How do I send a private message to my instructor?

How do I send a private message to my instructor?


You can send private messages to your instructor within Conversations in Canvas.

Open the Inbox

Click the Pencil and Paper icon to compose a new message.

Compose Message

Click the Pencil and Paper icon to compose a new message.

Type Instructor Name

When you start typing your instructor's name in the To: field, Canvas will automatically pull up matching names. If multiple names appear, use the arrow key to select the individual you want to message. Then press Enter. The individual's name will appear in the To: field, highlighted in light blue.

Use Course Roster

To select your instructor from the course roster, click the Address Book icon [1] next to the To: field. From the course drop-down list, click the course name. Locate your instructor and select the checkbox next to his or her name [2]. To navigate back to the list of courses, use the arrow icon [3].

To exit the course roster menu, press Return (on a MAC keyboard) or Enter (on a PC keyboard).

Send Message

Type a message in the Message field [1]. To add a file to your message, click the Attach link [2]. To add a media comment, click the Record link [3]. When you are finished, click the Send button [4].

How do I send a message to multiple individuals?

How do I send a message to multiple individuals?


You can send messages to multiple individuals in Conversations.

Open the Inbox

Click the Inbox link.

Compose Message

Click the Pencil and Paper icon to compose a new message.

Type Names in the To: Field

When you start typing an individual's name in the To: field, Canvas will automatically pull up matching names. If multiple names appear, use the arrow key to select the individual you want to message. Then press Enter. The individual's name will appear in the To: field, highlighted in light blue. Repeat for multiple recipients.

Use Course Roster

To select an individual from the course roster, click the Address Book icon [1] next to the To: field. From the course drop-down list, click the course name. Locate the individual and select the checkbx next to his or her name [2]. To navigate back to the list of courses, use the arrow icon [3].

To exit the course roster menu, press Return (on a MAC keyboard) or Enter  (on a PC keyboard).

Send Message

Type a message in the Message field [1]. To add a file to your message, click the Attach link [2]. To add a media comment, click the Record link [3]. When you are finished, click the Send button [4].

How do I start a conversation with a Student Group?

How do I start a conversation with a Student Group?


You can use Conversations to create a message with entire student groups.

Open the Inbox

Click the Inbox link.

Compose Message

Click the Pencil and Paper icon to compose a new message.

Type Group Name

In the To: field [1], start typing the group's name, or use the address book [2] to locate the group name. Select the arrow to open the list of group members you can message [3].

Select Group Members

To send a message to everyone in the Student Group, click the Select All checkbox. To exit, press Return (on a MAC keyboard) or Enter (on a PC keyboard).

Add Message

Type a message in the Message field.

Create Group Conversation

Select This is a group conversation.... checkbox [1]. To attach a file, click the Attach link [1]. To attach a video or audio message, click the Record link [3]. When you are finished, click the Send button [4].

How do I send a message to my class?

How do I send a message to my class?


Open Address Book

Click on the Address Book icon in the To: field [1]. Then click the course name to select the entire course [2]. After clicking on the course name, you have the option to choose who you want to send it to. Check the box next to Everyone to send the message to your whole class (including the teachers and teaching assistants) [3].

Use Arrows to See Dropdown Menus

You can also use the arrows to get a new dropdown menu to select the people you want to send your message to. You can select Everyone, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Students. After clicking on the arrow, you get more option to choose from. Simply check the box next to the name and put it in the To:field.

Verify Recipient List

The name of the course will appear in the To:field, along with the number of students who will receive your message. In this example, the message will be sent to 12 people. You will not be able to view the individual names you are sending the message to, unless you select the names one by one.

If you accidentally select the wrong class, press Delete (on MAC keyboard) or Backspace (on a PC keyboard) to remove the course name from the To:field. You can also click on the white x next to the course name.

Type your message to the class [1].  If you wish, attach files [2]. Or leave a media comment [3]. Then click Send [4].

Attach a file

Type a message to your class. If you wish, click the Attach [1] and Browse... to add a file to your message [2]. Click Send [3]. This is just like attaching a file to a regular email.

If you accidentally select the wrong file, press the red x button to remove it or simply click in the browse box to select a different file.

Record/upload a media comment

You can also click Record below the text field, to record or upload an audio file. This makes it quick and easy for you to communicate with a class at one time. When you have recorded or uploaded your audio file, click Send. Instructors and fellow classmates can reply to your message with audio recordings as well.

If you accidentally messed up or just want to remove the comment, press the red x button. Then you can start over if you desire.

Grades


Where are my Grades?

Where are my Grades?


You can find your grades in two ways. In the Global Navigation, click the Grades link. Or, within a course, in the Course Navigation, click Grades.

Option 1: Open Grades in the Menu Across the Top

Click the Grades link in the menu across the top.

View Courses

To view your grades, click the course link.

View Grades

Grades are sorted chronologically by due date.

Option Two: Open Course

Click the course title.

Open Grades

Click the Grades link.

View Grades

View your grades for that course.

Open Scoring Details

You can view the scoring details for an assignment by clicking on the Check Mark icon. If there are comments on the assignment, a Speech Bubble icon will appear next to the check mark. There could also be a Rubric icon indicating the assignment has a rubric attached to it.

View Scoring Details

Comments will be organized chronologically [1]. A box and whisker plot will show your score along with the mean, high and low scores from the class [2]. In the box and whisker plot, the thin horizontal "whisker" extends from the lowest score for any student in the course of the highest score. The thicker, white box extends from the 25th percentile to the 75th percentile, with the median marked inside the white box by a gray line. Your score appears as a blue box on this plot. 

You will only see scoring details if more than 5 other students have submitted that assignment in the course. If you do not see the scoring details, then less that 5 students have submitted the assignment.

View Scoring Rubric

View your results on the scoring rubric by clicking on the Rubric icon [1].

View Rubric Results

View your score based on the rubric.

View Grading Summary

The grade summary allows you to see how assignment groups are weighted and use what-if, or hypothetical, scores.

How do I check my what-if-Grades?

How do I check my what-if-Grades?


As a student, you can view your grades based on What-If scores so that you know how grades will be affected by certain score.

Open Grades

Click the Grades link to view your grades. 

View Grades

View your current grades. Your current total grade is displayed in the sidebar [1] and at the bottom of the page. 

Test a Different Score

Click the score cell for an assignment and type in a number to test a different score.

View What-If Grades

View your new What-If grade. The new calculated current total will appear at the bottom of the page.

Revert to Actual Score

Click the Revert icon to revert to your current grade.

Why is an assignment grayed out in my grades?

Why is an assignment grayed out in my grades?


View Dropped Grades in Your Course

If you review your grades and notice that one or more assignments appear gray, those assignments do not count toward your final grade for that course. This behavior occurs when your instructor has opted to drop the lowest grade(s) from an assignment group.

What is a muted assignment?

What is a muted assignment?


Sometimes a Mute icon will appear next to an assignment when you review your grades.

View Your Grades

You can access your grades by clicking the Grades link in the global navigation or the Grades link in the course navigation.

View Muted Assignments

A muted assignment appears with a Mute icon in the Score column. This icon indicates that your instructor is currently working on grading this assignment. While your assignment is muted, you will not receive notifications about grades or submission comments. Your grade will become available after your instructor finishes grading and unmutes everyone's assignment. 

How do I change how often I receive grade notifications?

How do I change how often I receive grade notifications?


You might want to receive notifications about grading changes more or less often. Follow these steps to change your notification preferences.

Edit Your Settings

Click the Settings link the the Help corner in the upper right of any page in Canvas.

Access Notification Preferences

Click the Notifications link.

Edit Grading Notification Preferences

In the Grading row, you can elect to receive notifications about updated grades immediately, daily, weekly, or never. You can receive these notifications using one or more of your communication methods, such as by email or Facebook message. To make these changes, hover your mouse over the column you want to edit and select your preference [1]. You can also choose whether you want your notification to include your updated numerical scores [2].

Edit Other Grading Notifications

You can also specify whether you want to receive notifications about updates to the grading policy [1] and comments on your submitted assignments [2]. Select the  Mark new submission comments as read check box if you want these submission comments to be automatically marked as read in your Conversation inbox. This action can reduce the number of unread messages you must sort through in your inbox.

Quizzes


Where can I find my Quiz?

Where can I find my Quiz?


There are multiple ways to find Quizzes in Canvas. You can find them by locating the Quizzes, Syllabus, Assignments, and/or Modules course navigation links in Canvas.

Note: Depending on how your instructor chooses to display course content, some of these Course Navigation links may not be available.

Open Quizzes

Click the Quizzes link.

 

View Quiz

Quiz titles are listed by due dates. Click the title of the quiz to open it.

Open Assignments

 

You can view Quizzes by clicking the Assignments link.

View Quiz

 

Quiz titles are listed by due dates. Click the titles of the quiz to open it.

Open Syllabus

You can view Quizzes by click the Syllabus link.

View Quiz

Quiz titles are listed by due dates. Click the title of the quiz to open it.

Open Modules

You can view Quizzes by click the Modules link.

View Quiz

Modules are organized by professors. Quizzes are indicated by the Q icon. Click the title of the quiz to open it.

How do I take a Quiz?

How do I take a Quiz?


Depending on how your instructor set up the course, you may access quizzes differently than following these steps.

Open Quizzes

Taking a quiz in Canvas is simple and straightforward. Click the Quizzes link.

View Quizzes

Here you'll see a list of quizzes for the course. For each of these quizzes you'll see a due date (if there is one) as well as the point value and some other details about it.

Find the quiz you'd like to take and click the title of the quiz.

Take Quiz

Here you'll see more details related to the quiz. Click the Take the Quiz button. This will start the clock to the quiz (if it's timed) and you will be actively taking the test.

Note: The time limit is the amount of time you have to complete the entire quiz.

View Questions and Time

At any point during the quiz, you'll see a high level look at what's happening with your quiz. Questions you've answered will be greyed out with a checkmark icon next to it [1], unanswered questions will be represented in bold with a question mark icon next to it [2]. You'll also see a timer showing you progress on the test [3].

There are several different question types in Canvas that your professors may choose to employ, from True/False to Essay format. Each question will show in the top right corner the point value of the question. Each question will be divided from others by a box surrounding the question and answers.

View Quiz

Take the quiz and follw the instructions.

Note: You can flag the questions you want to go back to by clicking on the flag by the question. The flag will change color to yellow to remind you to finish the question.

Quiz Logout Warning

If at any time you get logged out of Canvas while taking a quiz, you will see a warning pop-up banner. Click the Login button to log back into Canvas and resume your quiz.

Viewing Quiz Results

Depending on how your professor has set up the quiz, you can usually see the results immediately upon completion. For objective results questions, such as an essay question, scores will be posted later as your professor grades them. They will show up as a 0 on your score until graded.

View Submission Details

An overview of your results can be seen on the right hand side of the page. Some questions may not be graded yet.

How do I save my Quiz?

How do I save my Quiz?


Quizzes are automatically saved as you are taking them.

Open Quizzes

Click the Quizzes link.

Locate Quiz

Find the quiz that you want to take. Click the quiz title.

View Quiz Questions

Quizzes are automatically saved as you are working on them. There will be a timestamp that says Quiz saved at [time].

View Flagged Questions

When you flag questions, you can see them in the question bank. The questions that are flagged have the yellow flag icon and become bold. In this example, question 3 and 5 are flagged. It is nice to see what questions you have answered and then you can go back to answer those questions you weren't sure about. Remember, Canvas will autosave your answers if the browser unexpectedly crashes.

Quiz Logout Warning

If at any time you get logged out of Canvas while taking a quiz, you will see a warning pop-up window. Click the Login button to log back into Canvas and resume your quiz.

How do I submit a Quiz?

How do I submit a Quiz?


Submitting a quiz is straightforward.

Open Quizzes

Click the Quizzes link.

Select Quiz

Click the quiz title to open quiz.

Take the Quiz

Click the Take the Quiz button to open and take the quiz.

Quiz Logout Warning

If at any time you get logged out of Canvas while taking a quiz, you will see a warning pop-up window. Click the Login button to log back into Canvas and resume your quiz.

Submit the Quiz

Answer the questions. Click the Submit Quiz button to submit the quiz.

View Results

Some quizzes will allow you to view the correct answers after you have submitted a quiz. Others are not visible to students. The instructor makes the decision wether students are allowed to view quiz results.

View Submission Details

View the details of your submitted quiz.

Note: If there are essay questions, they will not be graded until instructor manually grades them.

How do I know if I can retake a Quiz?

How do I know if I can retake a Quiz?


You will see Take the Quiz Again if you are allowed more attempts.

View Quizzes

Click the Quizzes link.

Locate Quiz

Click the quiz title to open quiz.

View Quiz

If you can retake the quiz, you will see Take the Quiz Again button. Click the button to retake the quiz. You may have to ask the instructor to unlock the quiz for you if you cannot access it.

Can the instructor give me extra time or extra Quiz attempts?

Can the instructor give me extra time or extra Quiz attempts?


Check with your instructor to ask if her or she will give you extra time or extra attempts.

Open Quizzes

Click the Quizzes link.

Check Quiz

Check the quiz by clicking the quiz link to see if you can attempt it again or if you have extra time.

View Extra Attempts

If you have an extra attempt, you will see Take the Quiz Again button. If not, contact your instructor to ask if he or she will give you extra time or extra attempts.

People & Groups


What are student groups?

What are student groups?


Students can be organized into groups at the course level as well as the account level. Each group has its own Discussion, Pages, Files, Collaborations, and Calendar for real-time collaboration.

View Groups

Groups are used as a collaborative tool for students who are working on projects or group assignments. A grop workspace is created where students can create pages, announcements, collaborations, discussions, and calendar events in real-time.

When would I use Groups?

Use Groups to: Set up student group configuration for assignments and in-class work.

Student Groups

Student-organized groups are created and managed by the students themselves. Students can neither invite other course members to the group or keep the group open for anyone to join.

 

 

How do I view groups?

How do I view groups?


To view Groups within your course, use the People course navigation link.

Open People

Click the People link.

View User Groups

Click the View User Groups button.

Your View

You can view which students are assigned to the group's subgroup by clicking the members link [1] under the group name you want to view. The names of the students will appear in an expanded list [2].

Which groups am I enrolled in?

Which groups am I enrolled in?


You can see the groups you are enrolled in using the Global Navigation Menu.

View Courses & Groups

Locate Courses & Groups [1] in the Global Navigation Menu.

View Group Enrollment

Hover over Course & Groups [1] to open a drop-down menu. The groups you are enrolled in will appear to the right of your course enrollments [2].

How do I join a student group?

How do I join a student group?


Your instructors may want to create groups within a course but still allow you to form your own group. Joining students groups are easy in Canvas.

Open People

Click the People link.

View User Groups

Click the View User Groups button.

View Available Groups

View the groups available for you to sign up for.

Join Group

Click the Join This Group link to sign up for a group.

Verify Group Sign Up

A message will appear at the top of your browser veryfing you signed up for the group.

View Course Groups

You can see the groups you are signed up for under Course Groups. Your groups will be listed in chronological order with the newer groups at the top [1] and the older groups at the bottom [2]. If you want to leave a student group, click the leave this group link [3].

How do I create a student group?

How do I create a student group?


Students can create their own Student Groups.

Click People

Click the People link.

Open User Groups

Click the View User Groups button.

Start a New Group

Click the Start a New Group button.

Add Group Details

 

Name the group by typing in the group name field [1]. Determine who can join the group by clicking the joining drop-down menu [2]. Invite users to join the group by clicking the checkbox next to the user name [3]. Click the Create Group button to create a new group [4].

View New Group

The new group you created will now appear in your course groups.

How do I store and share files within my Group?

How do I store and share files within my Group?


Note: All Files added to the Group will be accessible to all group members.

Open Group

Hover over the Courses & Groups link. Click the title of the Group to open it.

Click on Files

Click the Files link.

Open Files

Once you click the Files navigation link, you will see where all the files are located for the group.

Add Files

Click the Add Files link to upload new files to the group.

Choose File to Upload

Find the file you want to upload to the group. Click the Open button once to upload the file.

View Files

Once you upload the file you selected, it will show up in the Files section of the group navigation. This way all the group members will be able to access the file.

 

How do I send a message to a group?

How do I send a message to a group?


You can send a message to a group of users in Canvas.

Open Address Book

Click the Address Book icon in the "To:" field [1]. Click the group name to select the group members [2]. Next, you have the option to choose who you want to send it to. Check the box next to Select All to send the message to your whole group [3]. Press Return (on MAC keyboard) or Enter (on PC keyboard) to exit the menu and begin composing your message.

Type Group Name

The easiest way to address a message to a group is to start typing the group name in the "To:" field. Canvas will bring up all the matching names. Click the group name you want to send the message to. Check the box next to Select all to send the message to your whole group. Press Return (on MAC keyboard) or Enter (on a PC keyboard) to select the group from the list.

If you accidentally select the wrong group, press Delete (on a MAC keyboard) or Backspace (on a PC keyboard) to remove their name fromt he "To:" field. You can also click the white x next to the group's name.

Verify Recipient List

The name of the group will appear in the "To:" field, along with the number of individuals who will receive your message. In this example, the message will bee sent to 4 people in the group.

If you accidentally select the wrong group, press Delete (on a MAC keyboard) or Backspace (on a PC keyboard) to remove their name from the "To:" field. You can also click on the white x next to the group's name.

Type your message to the class [1]. If you wish, attach files [2]. Or leave a media comment [3]. Then click Send [4].

Attach a File

Type a message to your class [1]. Click Attach and Browse... to add a file to your message [2]. Click Send [3]. This is just like to attaching a file to a regular email.

If yyou accidentally select the wrong file, press the black x button to remove it, or simply click in the browse box to select a different file.

Record/upload a media comment

You can also click Record below the text field, to record or upload an audio file. This makes it quick and easy for you to communicate with a class at one time. When you have recorded or uploaded your audio file, click Send. Instructors and fellow classmates can reply to your message with audio recordings as well. If you want to remove the comment, press the x icon.

Videos


Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide


 

Assignments

Assignments


 

Grades

Grades


 

Quizzes

Quizzes


 

People & Groups

People & Groups


 

 

Downloads


iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch App

iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch App


To download the canvas app for your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, click the image. For help with using the app,  click here.

  

Android app

Android app


To download the Canvas app on your Android, click the image. For help with using it,  click here.

 

Resources


Student Guide

Student Guide


Didn't find your question here? No problem,  click here and you will be taken to the Canvas Student Guide, where you will find more question and answers!

Video Help

Video Help


For more video tutorials, visit the  Canvas YouTube channel!

For More Help

For More Help


For more help, you can visit the  Peer Mentor webpage, for more general questions. Or you can email the  Peer Mentor with your question, for help!