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Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) designed to help faculty and students share ideas, collaborate on assignments, discuss course readings and materials, submit assignments, and much more - all online.

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Instructor FAQs

What browser and computer should I use when working in Canvas?

You can use most browsers to work in Canvas, so long as they are up-to-date. You can review computer specifications, browser requirements, and other details online.

How can I create a syllabus in Canvas, and then share it with the Syllabus Search program?

"Syllabus Search" is a Canvas tool that provides instructors the opportunity to share course syllabi with students in the BC Canvas community.  When an instructor chooses to share their syllabus, it becomes searchable in the "syllabus search" database and allows students to make more informed decisions during the course registration and drop/add periods. View the instructions for sharing your syllabus to the Syllabus Search program

Can I create a Panopto recording and publish it to my Canvas site?

Yes, instructors can create Panopto recordings and publish them to their Canvas site. Please follow the instructions found on the Creating A Panopto Recording And Publishing To Canvas webpage.

How do I add students to my Canvas course?

Instructors cannot add students to their Canvas course directly. To add students, an instructor should click on the "publish' tab on the main course page, the students should then be added to Canvas within 24 hours.

Can the library help me put readings on Canvas?

Library staff can assist faculty in placing items on course reserve, whether by reserving texts for students to check out of the library or by scanning book chapters and journal articles for digital viewing. Review library guidelines on course reserves to submit your initial requests. All materials will be available in Canvas under the Library Course Reserves link in the navigation menu.

Is it okay to share my course readings on Canvas? What about copyright restrictions?

Review materials from the CTE to make sure that your Canvas site is in compliance with copyright guidelines in educational settings.