Canvas is a web-based application which allows instructors to put class materials on the Internet. It provides a variety of tools to facilitate teaching and learning. All courses at TWU use Canvas.

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Canvas Computer Specifications (Operating System and Platform)

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs. The operating system is a component of the system software in a computer system. Canvas requires an operating system to function.

Canvas Help

Technical services provided by TWU to provide faculty, students, and staff with help and advice about Canvas.

Canvas Mobile Apps (Instructors)

The Canvas mobile application provides instructors a portable solution for Canvas. Not all features in Canvas are available using your mobile device. There is a separate mobile application to use polls in the classroom. There are mobile applications for instructors to grade student submissions and use standards-based learning.

Canvas Mobile Apps (Students)

The Canvas mobile application provides students a portable solution for Canvas. Not all features in Canvas are available using your mobile device. There is a separate mobile application to use polls in the classroom.

Canvas Supported Browsers

Computer program (such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) that enables Internet users to access, navigate, search and run applications on World Wide Web sites.

Content to Add to Your Canvas Course for Students (Instructors)

Provide additional information and instructions to students using Canvas and other integrated applications that you include in your Canvas course.

Creating Blogs, Journals, Wikis, and Podcasts in Canvas (Instructors)

Blog, Journal, Wiki, and Podcast templates are available for you to import into your Canvas course. The templates can be personalized or customized after they are imported. If you would like assistance getting started with a Social Media Template in your Canvas course contact your Instructional Design Partner.

Getting Started with Canvas (Instructors)

Getting started information for faculty members using Canvas. Canvas Guides, Online Training Through Canvas, and Teaching and Learning with Technology Resources can be found here.

Getting Started with Canvas (Students)

Getting started information for students using Canvas.

Google Drive and Canvas

The Google Drive web service allows you to integrate Canvas with your Google Drive account. The Google Drive folder is accessed from the Course Navigation Menu. You can create an online assignment or a collaboration that embeds a document directly from your Google Drive folder into Canvas.

How to Log into Canvas

Log into Canvas to access your Canvas course:

How to request a Canvas Sandbox course

In Canvas, Sandbox courses are given to instructors by request to create new course content and to experiment with different features in Canvas. Sandboxes can be created for a specific course or for generic testing and looking at new Canvas features that are available every month.

How to Request a Custom Canvas Home Page (Instructors)

The Canvas Course Home Page is the first view your students will see when they enter your course. For the Course Home Page, you can work with an instructional designer to select a design, customize the details and create your perfect Course Home Page.

Online Training Through Canvas (Instructors)

Online Training through Canvas is available for instructors at TWU.

Publisher Materials Available in Canvas

If you are using a publisher website for materials and assessments in your Canvas course, you may be able to ‘pair’ your Canvas course to the publisher course site so that students can connect to the publisher site from Canvas without having to create a separate login account.

User Roles and Permissions Available in Canvas

In Canvas at TWU, permissions allow users to access certain features and perform certain functions.