ACU uses Canvas as the campus-wide learning management system, a cloud-based learning management system that ACU has used since Spring 2015. Here are some tutorials and instructions you might want to check.
Quicklink to Canvas:
- https://acu.instructure.com (It can also be re-directed from acu.edu/canvas)
- You can also find the link in “quick links” of MyACU.
You will need to use your regular ACU username and password to access Canvas. If you have difficulty, contact the HelpDesk.
Take a video course:
- You can learn to use Canvas by watching Linkedin Learning videos on Canvas. Check this page for instructions if you have issues logging into Lynda.com.
- An Orientation to Canvas for Faculty: This is a self-paced course you can view. Contact Berlin Fang if you need to be enrolled in the course to participate in the activities, or if you want to be unenrolled from the course.
- Requesting your Canvas course
- Cross-listing your Canvas courses
- Copying Canvas course from another course shell
- Sharing course content between colleagues
- Adding teaching assistants to your courses
- Using Blueprint courses to manage changes for multiple sections
Use Canvas tools
- Changing start/end dates for Canvas courses
- Choosing Canvas content types
- Changing quiz time for individual students
- Checking if students viewed your feedback
- Adding library materials directly in Canvas
- Grading anything in Canvas
- Giving students extra time/attempt for Canvas quizzes
- Creating ePortfolios in Canvas
- Integrating Turnitin (for plagiarism detection) in Canvas
Use Canvas Studio
- Checkin Canvas status
- Adding an orientation module in your online course
- Things to consider before an online test
- Canvas Hacks for the Happy Grader
- Shift dates between semesters
- How do I turn a page into a to-do list item?
Getting technical support in using Canvas:
To get help with Canvas, click on “help” on the Canvas menu, you will then see a list of options for you to get help. When you contact anyone for help, unless you are on the phone, always include URL of the page you have a problem with. For instance: https://acu.instructure.com/courses/1825476/modules.
If you are on the phone, let the person on the phone know the identifying number of the course, in the example above, the identifying number would be: “1825476”. You can find it by going to “modules” of your course and then see the number in the address bar.
If you experience issues with a particular feature or function, you can also check Canvas Status for updates.
Getting instructional design support in using Canvas:
Canvas help is best for answering specific product-related questions (“How do I upload an assignment?” “Speedgrader keeps logging me out. What can I do?”). For instructional design questions (“Should I use quiz or assignment for this activity?””I am suspecting a student cheating in this exam, can I find out?””Does Canvas have a way for me to …”), contact Berlin Fang or Amy Boone.