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.

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

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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 Video to a Canvas Assignment with Canvas Studio Students are occasionally required to submit a video to a Canvas assignment for grading.  The following screencast (two minutes 11 seconds) shows the steps to upload a video from a computer to a Canvas assignment using Canvas Studio, so that the instructor may annotate the video and assign it a grade.

How to Submit an iPhone Video to a Canvas Studio Assignment For iPhone 7 or later users, these procedures cover how to set up your iPhone for the quickest and most efficient video recording possible, and then how to submit your video to a Canvas assignment via Canvas Studio.  What follows is a short screencast (2 minutes), and a handout you can print.  For best results, ...

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.