Canvas is a web-based application which allows instructors to put class materials on the Internet. It provides a variety of tools to facilitate teaching and learning. Some courses at TWU use Canvas. The basic tools used in a Canvas course include a syllabus, learning materials (documents, videos, etc.), discussions, calendar, email, announcements, grades, exams, and assignments.

An Introduction to the Basic Tools Used in a Canvas Course

Topics covered in the Canvas Student Overview include:

  • How to Log into Canvas
  • Understand the Dashboard
  • Configure Your Profile and Notifications
  • Email Using the Inbox
  • How to Use Discussions
  • Grades and Gradebook Tips
  • How to Use Google Docs
  • Canvas Mobile Apps
  • How Do I Get Help
  • Canvas Student Overview Video

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