Canvas at Evergreen

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FAQs for Faculty and Staff

What is Canvas?

  • Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) by Instructure which features:
    • A clean, user-friendly interface
    • A dashboard page that quickly summarizes assignments, announcements and other relevant information across course sites
    • Customizable notifications – students can get alerts via email, text message or social media at the frequency they desire
    • A working calendar that can be added to Google Calendar, iCal or other popular calendar tools
    • Support for media content
    • The power of the cloud

Are Canvas sites private or visible to the public?

Evergreen's Canvas sites are private by default, and are NOT visible to the public.

  • However, if faculty so chooses, a site may be made partially visible to the public but it will not include any student data.

When is my course available? Can I create my course in Canvas in advance?

  • Canvas courses are not created automatically but by faculty request through Presence.
  • A course may be requested by faculty once the offering has been made available in Banner.
  • Your Canvas site should be available within 24 hours following request.

I have requested a site, but I don't see my course in Canvas

In Canvas, please click on Help in the upper right corner and select Report a Problem to submit a help ticket.

How enrollment works in Canvas

  • Students registered for your course or students you've made a signature override for will be automatically enrolled in your offering.
  • Students with signature override who have not officially registered will be concluded at the end of the first two weeks of class.
  • Students that un-enroll from the class will have their enrollment in the Canvas course concluded automatically.
  • If you want to add students to your class that aren't already enrolled, please review the information regarding Sections provided here.

Add students to your Canvas site using Sections

  • Sections are used to organize students for administrative and assessment purposes.
  • These are the default sections created for single and multi-term offerings:
    • a section for each quarter for student enrollment
    • a section titled Manually add students here all quarters (please use this section for adding students)
    • a section for faculty members associated with the offering
    • a seminar section per faculty per quarter

Use Content from a Previous Course

If you would like to have content from Moodle imported into a Canvas course, please contact your liason via Presence for assistance.