Aug 24

#TechTipThursday: What is Canvas?

Welcome to the start of a new academic year! As you enjoy all we have to offer in support of an individualized Longwood experience, do not forget that the Digital Education Collaborative partners with you to support use of learning technologies. We provide the support and structure behind the University’s commitment to academic success and pedagogical excellence through the effective application of instructional technology. Though we support a variety of solutions, Longwood’s learning management system is, by far, our most supported technology. This post provides a brief video introduction to use of and navigation in Canvas.

Introduction to Canvas

Paths to Access Canvas

Canvas can be accessed through a web browser or an app that can be downloaded when you are on the go. The app is available for iOS and Android devices. Note the DEC is limited in its ability to troubleshoot difficulties with the app. Accordingly, you may want to use the most recent version of Google Chrome on a computer to guarantee full functionality of Canvas and its features; Canvas is not supported on mobile web browsers.

Instructors, Canvas also allows you to work on-the-go with their SpeedGrader app for Apple and Android devices. This allows for easy grading and providing student feedback.

Other Helpful Resources

Canvas has a great community that you can search when needing to find answers. In addition, our office is located in Ruffner 136 and we are available for phone and walk-in support Monday-Thursday, 8AM to 8PM and Fridays, 8AM to 5PM. Feel free to contact us directly as additional questions or concerns arise.

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