Canvas

 

Canvas (canvas.umn.edu) is the UMN Learning Management System (LMS), an online platform used by instructors to provide learning materials and activities that may supplement a face-to-face or blended course, or deliver a fully online experience. Additional learning tools can be added to Canvas to extend the core functionality and features of the system.

Students use Canvas to access course material, submit assignments, take quizzes, view grades, and interact with classmates and instructors through online discussions and direct messaging.

Academic Canvas course sites (based on PeopleSoft course and enrollment information) are automatically created several month before a semester starts. Instructors will see their course sites in MyU (myu.umn.edu) in the Teaching tab.

Whats New?

  • September 2022: FeedbackFruits (FbF) is a new active learning tool for 
    • Peer Reviews
    • Group Member Evaluation 
    • Self Assessment
    • Skill Review
  • How to update course material in Canvas, supported by the Libraries
     

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Canvas Basics for Instructors

OIT's Canvas webpage has good practices, how-tos, resources, and self-help guides.

For instructors: Canvas’ How To Instructor Guide

Canvas Template

The CLA Canvas template is based on weekly pages. To see an example or to apply the current semester template to your Canvas course site, see details or contact Silke Moeller (smoeller@umn.edu).

CLA has created a video on how to use the CLA Canvas Template.

Canvas Resources to Share with Students

Canvas FAQ

Christina Wiencke
Associate Director of Curriculum & Instruction
S257 EltH | 626-1732
choldvog@umn.edu
Heidi Wolff
Student Services Specialist
S258 EltH | 624-5002
hwolff@umn.edu
Silke Moeller
Academic Technologist
N211 EltH | 625-0644
smoeller@umn.edu
 
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