Getting Started

FAQs

Where do I go to log in to Canvas?

Go to  canvas.fau.edu and log in with your FAU netID and password.

When can I see my courses in Canvas?

There will be a limited pilot in Fall 2016. OIT will begin loading courses in August and September so instructors can start migrating and building their courses for the Spring 2017 semester.

How do I learn to use Canvas?

Be on the lookout for various learning opportunities. Roadshows and Canvas Tech Talks will be offered at each college. A schedule of events can be found at techevents.fau.edu.

Tech Talks will also be available outside of the scheduled college visits. You can request group sessions, personalized one-on-one sessions, and virtual appointments. You can also view online how-to’s and videos to help get you started.

Can I use any browser with Canvas?

Canvas is web agnostic and is built with the latest HTML5 standards. What does that mean? It means you can typically use any web browser. Canvas officially supports the last two versions of every browser release. Canvas highly recommends that you update to the newest version of whichever browser you are using as well as using the most up-to-date flash plug-in.

As of October 18, 2016, Canvas supports the following versions of Flash and popular web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 11 and Edge.
  • Chrome 52 and 53
  • Safari 9 and 10
  • Firefox 48 and 49 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Flash 22 and 23 (used for recording or viewing audio/video and uploading files)
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)

Will I be able to use publishers’ resources?

Yes. All of our current publishers and third-party tools have integrations with Canvas, but they may integrate differently. Please reach out to your publisher representative to learn more about their integration with Canvas.

Will Canvas work on my tablet and phone?

Yes, however it is recommended that you use the Canvas Mobile App for iOS 8.0+ and Android 4.03+.

Instructors

What's New?

 eGrades Resources

Self-Paced Training Course

Click here to access the self-paced Canvas training course.

Canvas Primer Self-Paced Resource Guide

Getting Started

Use the guides below to get started. 

 

 

Customize Canvas

Take control of your personal information and set your own notification preferences. Then connect to web services outside of Canvas. Customize the active courses you want to show. You can even choose to view the Canvas interface in another language.

 

 

Organize a Course

Get organized and cover your bases before your course goes live. Learn how to change your Course Home Page, how to control which links appear in Course Navigation, and how to easily update and view the different users and sections.

 

 

Add Course Content

Canvas has a simple, yet powerful, content editor that is available anywhere for creating new content (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus). Learn how to add a files, create pages, organize course content, and create and administer online quizzes and surveys. Learn more about creating discussions, how to use the Syllabus tool, and managing the Calendar features to create and modify events and assignments. 

 

Work with Grades and People

Learn how to use the Grade Book and SpeedGrader to view and assess student submissions. Learn how to add TAs to your course and how to view the class roster. 

 

eGrades Resources

Additional Resources 

The journey does not end here. Learn how to get help inside and outside Canvas, register for Tech Talks, and become your department's Canvas guru! 

 

 

Students

Self-Paced Training Course

Click here to access the self-paced Canvas training course. 

Getting Started

These guides will help you learn the basics of Canvas. 

 

 

Customize Canvas

Take control of your personal information and set your own notification preferences. Then connect to web services outside of Canvas. Customize the active courses you want to show. You can even choose to view the Canvas interface in another language.

 

 

Participate in a Course

Learn how to submit online assignments and view your grades. Use the Calendar to view upcoming due dates and assignments for each of your courses. Learn how to use Conversations and the Inbox to communicate with others in your course. 

 

 

Additional Resources 

The journey does not end here. Learn how to use Canvas Tier 1 Support. 

 



 Last Modified 8/27/18