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What’s Canvas and what is it for?
Canvas is the online learning management system (LMS) used at Temple. In addition to serving as a central repository for course materials, Canvas provides a broad palette of tools for collaboration, communication, assessment, and feedback that help instructors and students meet their learning goals. Canvas can enhance student engagement with course content, streamline the grading process, enrich teacher-student and student-student interaction, and promote positive learning experiences and outcomes in both face-to-face and online learning environments.
In Canvas instructors can create and share course content using Assignments, Discussions, Modules, Quizzes, Pages, and Files. They can also foster a collaborative learning experience using Collaborations and Groups. Canvas allows instructors to provide students with comprehensive feedback on assignment, discussion, and quiz submissions using SpeedGrader and manage grade reporting in the Gradebook. The use of the Canvas LMS with its wide array of tools can enhance student engagement and success.
How can you access and use Canvas?
Enter the Ready, Set, Canvas! course to learn how to get the most out of using Canvas for teaching and learning.
For teaching support:
- The CAT is here to help. For drop-in consultations, visit one of our Educational Technology Labs, or schedule a one-on-one consultation with an educational technology specialist.
For technical support:
- Temple’s Help Desk: Use the Request Help
- Phone: 215-204-8000
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Visit the ITS Zoom website
- Canvas Support:
- Hotline for Faculty, call 833-330-8387
- Chat with Canvas Support (Faculty)
- Canvas Guides (Instructors)
EDvice: Make Your LMS Your BFF
Tech Tip: Navigating Canvas' New Rich Content Editor
Tech Tip: Distinguishing between courses of the same name: video
Tech Tip: Integrating Google Into Canvas
Tech Tip: Grading by Section in Canvas
Tech Tip: Hiding Grades for an Assignment while Grading in Canvas
Tech Tip: Shuffling/Randomizing Quiz Questions Using Canvas Classic Quizzes
Tech Tip: Granting Extra Time To Students With Accommodations On A Timed Quiz
Tech Tip: Exporting your Gradebook
Tech Tip: Creating and Grading with Rubrics in Canvas
Tech Tip: Audio Video Feedback in Speedgrader
Tech Tip: Student Annotation Assignment Submission