Students

Canvas and You

Canvas can be used for online, blended, and face-to-face courses. Though most faculty will use Canvas, students should keep in mind that not all do. If you do not see a course you are registered for in your course list, contact the instructor to see if it will be available on Canvas. 

If you have any questions or problems within Canvas, feel free to contact Canvas Support. They are available 24/7/365. 

Getting started

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  • Access is generally available at the start of the term.
  • New enrollments may take 24-48 hours for Canvas access.
  • If you are having trouble viewing/accessing a course on your Dashboard in Canvas;
    • first check the All Courses list.
      • Select the Courses icon under the Dashboard icon.
      • Click All Courses. 
      • If it's there, click the start next to it so it will be a favorite on your Dashboard. 
    • If it's not in the All Courses list, check with your instructor.
      • Not all faculty use Canvas. Find out if the course will be activated in Canvas.
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Set up notifications

  • Notifications can be set up one of four ways: notify me right away, daily summary, weekly summary, or don't send.
  • Notifications are applied to all your courses, they cannot be set up individually.
  • Update your ways to be contacted.

Change settings

  • Update language, email addresses and other contact methods. 

Update profile

  • Edit your profile picture, pronouns, and bio.
  • Cannot edit names in Canvas.  
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Customize courses list

Update the courses that show up in your favorites list and on your dashboard.

  • You can also drag and drop the course cards on the dashboard to control what shows up first. 
  • If you want to organize even more you can control the color of the cards and give them nicknames: Card view dashboard
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Are you having difficulties with your coursework or taking tests? 
Go to the Student Success page to find the help you need.

Canvas Guides for Students

Canvas guides are great resources for how to use the different features in Canvas; from updating settings to submitting assignments.

Keep in mind not all resources/features mentioned in the guides may be available on our campus or enabled by your instructors.