Canvas for Students

canvasLogoCanvas is the official learning management system for the University of St. Francis. For each course in USF’s academic portfolio, there is a Canvas “virtual” presence where instructors and students can access content or conduct entire classes online.

Take a four minute 36i second tour of Canvas.

Grand Tour of Canvas for Students

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View the Syllabus in a Canvas Course
Set Your Canvas Notifications to Your USF Email Account
Discussions: Navigating and Participating
Submit an Assignment, Basic Instructions
Submitting a 'Turnitin' assignment
Checking Grades in Canvas
Using the Inbox for Private Messages
Getting Help with Canvas

USF traditional face-to-face courses each have a Canvas instance that instructors may use to assign and collect assignments, including quizzes and exams, or post content such as slide shows and PDF documents. It is up to the instructor.

Online courses are fully administered through Canvas, from start to finish, connecting faculty and students across all geographical boundaries, provided internet access is available.

Compressing your video on your smart phone Note:  Previous information that stated you could upload your video to Canvas from your smartphone was wrong. Students do not yet have that right. These amended directions will show you that compressing your video on your phone to a manageable size has value to your efforts, especially over a “home internet connection” (DSL speeds).  Here ...

Making Videos Collaborative in Canvas with Arc Video A new video service called “Arc Video” is now a part of Canvas, and enables instructors and students to comment and share ideas within the video itself. Instructors and students can upload videos of virtually any size to Arc, and use them to hold collaborative discussions or evaluate student performance recorded on video. It “empowers learners ...

Using the Canvas Inbox for Private Messages to Students and Instructors For Students The following screencast will orient you to the use of the Canvas Inbox.