Canvas Overview

Canvas is used to provide course materials to students and to allow students to interact with the instructor and each other. All USU students have access to Canvas and can login at canvas.usu.edu. Watch this brief introductory video to get started.

If you need any additional information take a look at Instructure's Canvas Guides, or search our website.

If you need any help navigating your Canvas account, contact the IT Service Desk at 435-797-HELP (4357).


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This page provides an eight minute video showing students how to access and navigate Canvas, submit assignments, participate in discussions, view grades and instructor feedback on assignments.
Canvas Overview

Canvas Overview

This page provides an eight minute video showing students how to access and navigate Canvas, submit assignments, participate in discussions, view grades and instructor feedback on assignments.

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If your instructor records and publishes your class meeting, you will have access to that recording through the Zoom link in Canvas.
Access Class Zoom Recordings

Access Class Zoom Recordings

If your instructor records and publishes your class meeting, you will have access to that recording through the Zoom link in Canvas.

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Learn how to add personal to do items to your Canvas to do list. When you create a to-do item, the new item displays your profile picture to differentiate it from other to-do list items.
Add To-Do Item in List View Dashboard

Add To-Do Item in List View Dashboard

Learn how to add personal to do items to your Canvas to do list. When you create a to-do item, the new item displays your profile picture to differentiate it from other to-do list items.

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If your institution has enabled profile pictures, you can add and change profile pictures in your account.
Adding a Profile Picture

Adding a Profile Picture

If your institution has enabled profile pictures, you can add and change profile pictures in your account.

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How to allow third-party cookies in various browsers to allow external tools to load in Canvas.
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Allowing cookies so tools load in Canvas

How to allow third-party cookies in various browsers to allow external tools to load in Canvas.

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How to send messages to individual or multiple users in a group for group assignments.
Contacting Canvas Group

Contacting Canvas Group

How to send messages to individual or multiple users in a group for group assignments.

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The Dashboard is the first thing you will see when you log into Canvas. The Dashboard helps you see what is happening in all your current courses.
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Dashboard

The Dashboard is the first thing you will see when you log into Canvas. The Dashboard helps you see what is happening in all your current courses.

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Learn how to download a video you have created using your My Media account.
Download MyMedia Video

Download MyMedia Video

Learn how to download a video you have created using your My Media account.

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Depending on the instructor, students may be able to access their courses before the start of the semester, allowing them to review the course, send and receive messages through the Canvas inbox, and more.
Early Access to Your Course

Early Access to Your Course

Depending on the instructor, students may be able to access their courses before the start of the semester, allowing them to review the course, send and receive messages through the Canvas inbox, and more.

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Learn how to post an image as part of a Canvas discussion reply.
Embed Image in a Canvas Discussion

Embed Image in a Canvas Discussion

Learn how to post an image as part of a Canvas discussion reply.

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Your instructor may require your assignment to be peer reviewed by your classmates. Here is how you find their feedback.
Finding Peer Review Feedback

Finding Peer Review Feedback

Your instructor may require your assignment to be peer reviewed by your classmates. Here is how you find their feedback.

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The Syllabus helps your instructor communicate course expectations and information. The Syllabus is automatically populated by assignments and events in the course.
How To Use the Course Syllabus

How To Use the Course Syllabus

The Syllabus helps your instructor communicate course expectations and information. The Syllabus is automatically populated by assignments and events in the course.

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Learn how to do an initial discussion post in your Canvas course. In some cases, replies may not be visible until after you've made an initial response.
Initial Discussion Post

Initial Discussion Post

Learn how to do an initial discussion post in your Canvas course. In some cases, replies may not be visible until after you've made an initial response.

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Learn how to install the KapturaCapture presentation recorder, so you can create desktop screen recordings and share them online.
Install KalturaCapture

Install KalturaCapture

Learn how to install the KapturaCapture presentation recorder, so you can create desktop screen recordings and share them online.

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A list of all of Instructure's Canvas student guides for step-by-step tutorials.
Instructure's Canvas Student Guides

Instructure's Canvas Student Guides

A list of all of Instructure's Canvas student guides for step-by-step tutorials.

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How to join a Zoom meeting through Canvas with instructions for downloading the Zoom application on a computer or mobile device.
Join a Zoom Meeting

Join a Zoom Meeting

How to join a Zoom meeting through Canvas with instructions for downloading the Zoom application on a computer or mobile device.

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Tips for using the Kaltura or MyMedia video player indicating what you can use each button for.
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Kaltura Viewing Tips

Tips for using the Kaltura or MyMedia video player indicating what you can use each button for.

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This guide helps the student navigate through their Canvas course.
Navigating Canvas Courses

Navigating Canvas Courses

This guide helps the student navigate through their Canvas course.

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Suggestions for setting Canvas notifications to determine how often you will receive alerts about new assignment submissions, submission comments, etc.
Notification Preferences

Notification Preferences

Suggestions for setting Canvas notifications to determine how often you will receive alerts about new assignment submissions, submission comments, etc.

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This page describes how to install the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop recorder on a desktop or laptop. It also covers how to upload recordings to Canvas or save them to your local hard drive.
Record a Presentation on Your Computer

Record a Presentation on Your Computer

This page describes how to install the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop recorder on a desktop or laptop. It also covers how to upload recordings to Canvas or save them to your local hard drive.

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How to install the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop recorder on a desktop or laptop. It also covers how to upload recordings to Canvas or save them to your local hard drive.
Recording a Video Response using Express Capture

Recording a Video Response using Express Capture

How to install the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop recorder on a desktop or laptop. It also covers how to upload recordings to Canvas or save them to your local hard drive.

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Students can register a physical iClicker remote to their iClicker Reef account so that their scores can be synced to Canvas.
Registering iClicker Remotes with iClicker Cloud

Registering iClicker Remotes with iClicker Cloud

Students can register a physical iClicker remote to their iClicker Reef account so that their scores can be synced to Canvas.

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You can easily reply to any discussion. However, the reply option may vary depending upon how your instructor set up the discussion.
Replying to a Discussion

Replying to a Discussion

You can easily reply to any discussion. However, the reply option may vary depending upon how your instructor set up the discussion.

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This guide will help you search and filter your discussions within a Canvas course.
Searching and Filtering Canvas Discussions

Searching and Filtering Canvas Discussions

This guide will help you search and filter your discussions within a Canvas course.

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This page provides a brief description of the Canvas calendar tool and provides links to get more information about using the calendar, filtering by course calendars, and getting a calendar feed to see the Canvas calendar in a personal calendar.
Student Calendar in Canvas

Student Calendar in Canvas

This page provides a brief description of the Canvas calendar tool and provides links to get more information about using the calendar, filtering by course calendars, and getting a calendar feed to see the Canvas calendar in a personal calendar.

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This guide will help you submit a video from MyMedia for an assignment in a text entry box.
Submit a Video for an Assignment

Submit a Video for an Assignment

This guide will help you submit a video from MyMedia for an assignment in a text entry box.

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If your instructor creates a cloud assignment with a Microsoft OneDrive file, you can open the assignment, edit the document directly, and submit your changes as your assignment submission.
Submitting a Cloud Assignment with Office 365

Submitting a Cloud Assignment with Office 365

If your instructor creates a cloud assignment with a Microsoft OneDrive file, you can open the assignment, edit the document directly, and submit your changes as your assignment submission.

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If your instructor allows file uploads as a submission type, you can upload a file from your computer as an assignment submission.
Submitting a File

Submitting a File

If your instructor allows file uploads as a submission type, you can upload a file from your computer as an assignment submission.

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You can upload a file from Google Drive for an assignment. Files from Google Drive are not uploaded into your Canvas user files.
Submitting a Google Doc

Submitting a Google Doc

You can upload a file from Google Drive for an assignment. Files from Google Drive are not uploaded into your Canvas user files.

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Your instructor may require you to submit a peer review of another student's assignment. To complete the assignment, you must review the student's assignment and add a comment in the comment sidebar.
Submitting a Peer Review

Submitting a Peer Review

Your instructor may require you to submit a peer review of another student's assignment. To complete the assignment, you must review the student's assignment and add a comment in the comment sidebar.

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You can submit an assignment in Canvas using text entry. Text entry assignments are created in the Rich Content Editor.
Submitting a Text Entry Assignment

Submitting a Text Entry Assignment

You can submit an assignment in Canvas using text entry. Text entry assignments are created in the Rich Content Editor.

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This page describes the process of submitting an assignment to Turnitin for plagiarism checking.
Turnitin Assignment Submission

Turnitin Assignment Submission

This page describes the process of submitting an assignment to Turnitin for plagiarism checking.

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Learn how to install the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop recorder on a desktop or laptop and how to upload recordings to Canvas or save them to your local hard drive.
Using Express Capture for Web Camera Video

Using Express Capture for Web Camera Video

Learn how to install the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop recorder on a desktop or laptop and how to upload recordings to Canvas or save them to your local hard drive.

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Canvas has an inbuilt Inbox, where students and instructors can communicate with one another.
Using the Canvas Inbox

Using the Canvas Inbox

Canvas has an inbuilt Inbox, where students and instructors can communicate with one another.

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The List View Dashboard displays all course To-Do items in an agenda view to help you easily manage tasks across all of your courses.
Using the To-Do List in List View Dashboard

Using the To-Do List in List View Dashboard

The List View Dashboard displays all course To-Do items in an agenda view to help you easily manage tasks across all of your courses.

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In the Card View Dashboard and the Recent Activity Dashboard, the sidebar contains a To Do list and other sections that help you know what assignments and events are coming up in all of your courses.
Using the To-Do list and sidebar in Dashboard

Using the To-Do list and sidebar in Dashboard

In the Card View Dashboard and the Recent Activity Dashboard, the sidebar contains a To Do list and other sections that help you know what assignments and events are coming up in all of your courses.

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Some browsers may not initially render comments correctly to view feedback. If your browser includes a built-in PDF viewer, select the option to view the PDF in the system viewer. You can also download PDF files with comments to view on your computer.
View Assignment Feedback

View Assignment Feedback

Some browsers may not initially render comments correctly to view feedback. If your browser includes a built-in PDF viewer, select the option to view the PDF in the system viewer. You can also download PDF files with comments to view on your computer.

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The Grades page in a course displays all current grades for all course assignments. You can also view scoring details, comments, and rubrics.
View Grades

View Grades

The Grades page in a course displays all current grades for all course assignments. You can also view scoring details, comments, and rubrics.

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You can view your rubric results for your assignment in the Grades page. You can also view comments left by your instructor on the rubric.
View Rubric Results

View Rubric Results

You can view your rubric results for your assignment in the Grades page. You can also view comments left by your instructor on the rubric.

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Teachers will often communicate to their students through the Canvas announcements. There you can view and filter announcements in each specific course.
Viewing Announcements

Viewing Announcements

Teachers will often communicate to their students through the Canvas announcements. There you can view and filter announcements in each specific course.

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You can view all your course assignments on the Assignments page, which can be found in the course navigation.
Viewing Assignments

Viewing Assignments

You can view all your course assignments on the Assignments page, which can be found in the course navigation.

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You can see each of the current groups that you have been enrolled in through using the global navigation menu.
Viewing My Groups

Viewing My Groups

You can see each of the current groups that you have been enrolled in through using the global navigation menu.