Canvas Guide

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Help for Faculty and Staff

As of May 2014, The Evergreen State College is transitioning to using Canvas as our primary Learning Management System. See below for details, help, and how-to resources.

Canvas at Evergreen

  • What is Canvas? Course access and enrollment. Migrating content from Moodle.

Canvas Orientation for Faculty

  • Walk through this self-paced online course for an overview of the Canvas interface along with some of the tools and features used in building a basic modules-based site.
  • After reviewing the Orientation, sign up for the hands-on Canvas Basics workshop to practice working on a site.

Technical Requirements for Using Canvas

  • Supported Internet browsers and needed plugins. Canvas on mobile devices (Android, iOS).

Designing Your Canvas Course

  • Creating a Home page. Adding files, links, and media content. Publishing your course.

Communicating in Canvas

  • Using Announcements, Conversations, Discussions, the Calendar, and Scheduler to connect with students. Tools for providing students feedback in Canvas.

Assignments and Quizzes in Canvas

  • Creating and administrating assignments, online quizzes, and surveys. Setting up question banks.

Assessment and Grading Tools

  • Using Outcomes and Rubrics to communicate instructional objectives and achievement expectations. Using the Gradebook and SpeedGrader.

Translating Moodle to Canvas

  • Learn about the differences and similarities between the two systems.