Canvas logo, red circlular designGetting Started with Canvas

Whether you are in a face-to-face, partially online, or fully online class, DVC instructors use Canvas to communicate with students.  Many instructors use Canvas to share learning materials, post and collect assignments, and transmit feedback and grades. 

📖  Read

For help getting started on Canvas, view and/or print the Canvas Quick Start Guide for Students.  You'll find information about how to log in, customize your profile, and view your courses.

📺  Watch

For tips on getting the most out of Canvas, check out the tutorial video from Instructure (Canvas' parent company):

200 - Canvas Overview for Students from Instructure Community on Vimeo.

⌨ PracticeViking ship with text overlaid "Canvas Launch Badge"

For hands-on practice using Canvas, you can self-enroll in the DVC tutorial Canvas Launch Badge.  This optional mini-course walks you through the Canvas interface so you can get comfortable using the platform before you step into the classroom. Follow step-by-step instructions to practice posting in a discussion board, taking a quiz, uploading an image, and more. 


Canvas Assignments

Canvas Discussions

Canvas Quizzes

Canvas Gradebook

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