Faculty Overview

Welcome to Canvas

Canvas is CalArts' new learning management system (LMS). Canvas offers a wide range of course management features including facilitating discussions and collecting assignments to connecting with external applications like Panopto and Zoom.

This site introduces faculty to Canvas features and functionalities that provide an engaging, logical, and equitable online experience for students. Each page will introduce a key feature and describe how to use it. External videos and written tutorials also offer further opportunities to explore each topic.

Get Started with Canvas

1. Introduction to Canvas

  • Faculty Overview
  • Finding Your Course Site
  • Faculty: Navigating Your Course
  • Faculty: Communications

2. Setting up your course

  • Faculty: Creating a Course Homepage
  • Faculty: Importing a Course Template
  • Faculty: Add Your Own Syllabus to Canvas

3. Expanding your course

  • Faculty: Adding Content
  • Faculty: Assignments and Discussions
  • Faculty: Quizzes
  • Faculty: Grading

4. Organizing your course

  • Faculty: Organizing Content
  • Faculty: Using Modules

Advanced Topics & Canvas Functionality with Third-Party Tools

For advanced topics and to extend Canvas functionality, visit these pages:

  1. Mobile Applications for iOS and Android.
  2. Panopto / Zoom(needs new link)
  3. Copyleaks

Canvas Support

Canvas Support resources are abundant and meet various needs from self-service to hands-on guidance:

For more help options, click on the Help button in the Global Navigation menu to reveal more resources such as Canvas Guides.

Help resources on Canvas
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