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.

View a Basic Orientation to Canvas (for students) Canvas will switch to a new view effective May 16th, 2016.  Here is an orientation, with tips for navigation. Below the orientation video are additional orientations that you can open on this page. Click on any of the following titles to expand the video of the Canvas feature.

How to Participate in a Web Conference in Canvas (Using BigBlueButton) Students in Canvas may join a web conference (a/k/a “webinar”), or create one in student groups, using “BigBlueButton” a web conferencing solution in Canvas. The following screencast shows how, and is supplemented with written instructions in a PDF.

Tips for shooting demonstrations. For videos that involve the demonstration of how to do “something”, whether it be working with technology or showing ingredients for a recipe, you will need to consider close-ups to achieve the objective.  A two-person operation, a camera operator and talent, is ideal to achieve the desired result.  But if it’s a one-person job, you’ll ...

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