CAN ANYONE LOG IN TO CANVAS?
Yes, anyone can log in using their UDelNet IT and password. However, only those teaching or taking a class that uses Canvas will have access to course sites. Instructors must create-a-course to make a course in Canvas.
HOW CAN I RECEIVE MESSAGES (CONVERSATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS) FROM CANVAS?
Users can specify where they will see notices by customizing their notifications.
HOW CAN I SET UP MY COURSE IN CANVAS?
Instructors must use the create-a-course tool to make a course in Canvas.
HOW DO STUDENTS GET ACCESS TO MY CANVAS COURSE?
When you create a Canvas@UD course, you will be asked which course sections should have access to it. You can see which sections will be included by selecting Settings on the left > Sections tab.
Your course must be published for students to have access. You can prevent students from viewing a published course by editing the dates using Settings > Course Details tab, changing the starting date and checking. Only instructors can participate in the course between these dates.
NEED MORE HELP WITH CANVAS?
Visit our help page made just for our faculty. Find workshops and custom-made resources to help you get the most out of Canvas.
IT Academic Technology Services staff is always available at the Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall, 302-831-0640) to help you with your Canvas questions.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY INSTRUCTOR IS USING CANVAS FOR MY COURSE?
You can check the list of courses currently using a centrally-supported Learning Management System which includes Sakai@UD and Canvas@UD. If you don’t see your section listed there, check with your instructor. You won’t have access to a course until the instructor publishes it. You can see all your courses using Courses & Groups at the top of the Canvas screen.
WHEN WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO MY CANVAS COURSES?
Approximately two weeks before the start of classes, students will be added based on the sections in Settings. During the semester, student rosters are updated daily to allow for students dropping and adding course sections.
Students may not necessarily receive invitations to your published Canvas course. They can log on using their UDelNet ID and password and select Accept if they see the notice to join a published course.