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

Click on any of the following titles to expand the video of the Canvas feature.

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.

Checking Grades in Canvas For students, the following screencast shows you how to navigate to grades for both the whole course and for individual assignments, using a hypothetical student, “John Adams” as a tour guide of sorts.  

Submitting a “Turnitin” Assignment Turnitin is the application in Canvas that checks your work for originality (and plagiarism). Here are special instructions for submitting a document to a Turnitin-enabled assignment.

Submit an Assignment in Canvas, Basics Follow the steps shown in the screencast for submitting a document or other work to an assignment in Canvas.

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