Canvas Basics for Students
On this page you will find…
Announcements are communications from your instructor about any course activities.
The Appointment Scheduler is part of the calendar and allows your instructor to create appointment groups (collection of individual appointments) that you can sign up for.
Assignments are online submissions that you can access from Assignments, Modules, Syllabus, or the Course Calendar.
Each Canvas user has their own personal calendar with their private events and schedules.
Conversations allow the instructor to communicate privately with members of a course (or with a subset of all the members).
Canvas provides an integrated system for class discussions, allowing both instructors and students to start and contribute to as many discussion topics as desired.
Files is where all course files are stored. Content uploaded through other tools, such as Modules and Assignments, are also stored in Files.
Students working on projects or group assignments can be organized in groups (at the course level). This creates a group work space where students can create pages, announcements, collaborations, discussions, and calendar events in real time.
Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for the instructor. Each module can contain files, discussions, assignments, quizzes, and other learning materials.
Recordings is where class audio and video recordings are automatically posted to in Canvas for your students to stream or download.
Online seating charts provide an easy way for students to choose seats or to receive assigned seats from the instructor.
The Syllabus page contains the course syllabus document and a list of any events or assignments listed in the Course Calendar. To view your course’s syllabus page, click on the Syllabus link in the Sidebar.