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.

Troubleshooting Powerpoints (Adobe Presentations) that use Flash Old PowerPoint presentations that were recorded as Adobe Presentations several years ago rely on Flash, an obsolete technology that is set to expire in December, 2020.  Until then, these troubleshooting steps will allow users to see Adobe Presentations.  Watch the screencast that follows. 

Record Your Webcam to Canvas Studio from a Laptop To record yourself presenting via webcam to Canvas Studio, you must be using a laptop with a webcam built-in and a microphone, or from a desktop computer that is equipped with webcam and mic accessories.  The steps are simple, and you can add closed captions as this screencast shows:

Record Directly to Canvas Studio with an iPhone If you want to record a video directly to Canvas Studio from your iPhone (or other smartphone), go ahead!  These steps show you how.