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.

How to Submit a Document to a Turnitin-enabled Assignment “Turnitin” is an application that checks your submissions for originality, which your instructor may enable for a given assignment. The 2-minute screencast will show you how to submit your work to such an assignment.

Quicktime Movie Does Not Upload to Canvas Apple iPhone and Macintosh users are discovering that they cannot successfully submit Quicktime (.mov) videos to Canvas assignments. What the users see is a message that says the video is “currently being processed. Try again in a little bit”.  Only it never finishes processing.  The workaround for this is in three stages: First, save your video ...

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