Canvas Guide

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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 lower left 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 Technologies 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 Technologies team here or from the upper right corner of MyEvergreen.