Canvas (for Faculty)

Canvas is the official learning management system for the University of St. Francis.  Canvas "course shells" support online and blended courses.  Academic Technology supports Canvas instructors in several ways:

  • through an orientation course (Online Teaching Readiness, Level 1) that most instructors who are new to teaching online are required to take.  The same course also supports blended courses as well that utilize a combination of face-to-face and online teaching techniques.
  • general support questions and problem-solving:  815 740-5080. or dat@stfrancis.edu.
  • Course design and development.
  • Technological innovation that supports digital literacy and fluency on the instructor's terms.

A comprehensive overview of Canvas is available through the various guides that are continually updated by Canvas, complete with detailed instructions and visual screenshots, and available from the "Help" button in Canvas.

We also provide updated information through the postings that follow.