Getting Started with Canvas (Students)

There are several resources available for students to get started using Canvas. You have to be registered for a course at TWU that is being taught in Canvas to log into Canvas.


The Guide for Online Curses and Canvas Guides will get you started with the basics of Canvas:

  1. Guide for Online Courses - Canvas
  2. Canvas Student Guide (Step-by-step Documentation)
  3. Canvas Video Guide for Students (Videos)
  4. Discussions in Canvas (Video)

There are several ways to get started learning about several important topics in Canvas:

  1. Canvas Student Overview – This introductory Canvas course covers details on many topics including configuring notifications and installing the Canvas Student app on your mobile device.
  2. Getting Started with Canvas Video – This video presents an overview and demonstration of several topics covered in the Canvas Student Overview.
  3. 20 Questions: Canvas – Take the mystery out of Canvas and see how much you know by answering these 20 online trivia questions.

Step-by-step Instructions to Complete a Specific Activity:

G Suite by Google

To be an effective student you will need to be familiar with Webmail. Your email is a Google Mail or Gmail account. TWU provides you unlimited access to G Suite by Google. This gives you access to additional applications including Calendar, Chrome Sync, Classroom, Contacts, Drive, Docs, Forms, Groups, Sheets, Sites, Slides, Talk/Hangouts and Vault. Here are some resources:

  1. G Suite Learning Center – Get the most out of G Suite with training guides, tips, and other resources.
  2. 20 Questions: Google – See how much you know about Gmail, Drive and Docs by answering these 20 online trivia questions.

For additional support, contact the Technology Service Desk at,, or submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog.

External Links:

  1. Guide for Online Courses - Canvas:
  2. Canvas Student Guide:
  3. Canvas Video Guide for Students:
  4. Discussions in Canvas (Video):
  5. Canvas Student Overview:
  6. Getting Started with Canvas Video: 
  7. 20 Questions: Canvas:
  8. Discussions in Canvas (Canvas Guide):
  9. Submitting a Turnitin Assignment:
  10. G Suite Learning Center:
  11. 20 Questions: Google:
  12. Technology Service Desk: