Follow a few simple steps to get started in Canvas
Before the start of a semester, you need to request live sections in Canvas from MyACU.
If you teach multiple sections identical in content, you may consider cross-listing them for easier course administration.
Become an Expert
You can learn to use Canvas by watching Linkedin Learning videos on Canvas. You could skip the parts about course creation, cross-listing, and student enrollments as we handle them differently as the course shows. Instead, see the tutorials above about requesting courses, etc. Schedule an orientation with Stephen Rektenwald if you prefer to have a quick overview. Check this page for instructions if you have issues logging into Linkedin Learn. If you continue to have issues, send a ticket to IT Support Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 the URL of the page you have a problem with. For instance:
If you experience issues with a particular feature or function, you can also check Canvas Status for updates.
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 Stephen Rektenwald or Amy Boone.
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- Going Online in a Hurry: What to do and Where to Start (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
- Student Motivation and Engagement in Online Class
- What Professors Want for Writing Assignments (Part One)
- What Professors Want for Writing Assignments (Part Two)
- Teaching Large Classes
- Strategies for Helping Students Take Better Notes
- Insights from the Library Research Desk
- Five Principles as Pathways to Inclusive Teaching (Inside Higher Ed)
- In Praise of Open-Note Exams (Chronicle)
- Generation Z in the Classroom
- Academic Accommodations
- Supporting Athletes as Students
- Teaching International Students
- SOAR resources for students
- Tips and Tricks for Student Success
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