Canvas Guide

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Help for Faculty and Staff

As of May 2014, The Evergreen State College has transitioned 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.
  • Includes a "Canvas Training for Faculty" page with schedule information and how to sign up for hands-on workshops.

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.

Content Migration from Moodle to Canvas

  • Detailed instructions for transferring content from your Moodle sites to Canvas.

Need Help?

  • When using Canvas and you encounter an issue, click on Help in the upper right corner of the Canvas site.
    • This opens a pop-up window with different help options such as:
      • Search the Canvas Guides - view help documentation by Instructure (the makers of Canvas)
      • Report a Problem - submit a help ticket via Canvas which goes to your Academic Computing team
      • Ask the Community - a lively forum with answers to many Canvas questions
  • If you are unable to access/log in to Canvas, you can submit a help ticket to your Academic Computing team here or from the upper right corner of MyEvergreen.