Canvas is SJU's Learning Management System! Find getting started resources here.

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New Features in Canvas

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Asynchronous Canvas Training

A full list of all of our available Asynchronous Canvas Training.


Information on using Canvas Commons can be found here.

Plagiarism Tools

Plagiarism tools are used to detect and help students avoid plagiarism.

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Pinned Article Canvas and Zoom Training Support Schedule

Our full Canvas and Zoom training schedule can be found here.

Pinned Article How do I access Canvas?

You can access Canvas directly by visiting or and logging in using your SJU credentials.

Pinned Article How do I get Canvas Support?

For immediate, 24/7 assistance with Canvas, please call 610-660-2920, Option 1.

Building a New Course Using a Template

This article provides instructions on how to import a Canvas course template into an empty course or sandbox.

Canvas Resources for Students

This article contains resource to help you become familiar with the basics of Canvas as a student.

Copying Content from One Canvas Course to Another Canvas Course

This article provided instructions on how to copy content from one course to another within Canvas.

Flash Required for Recording Video Error Message

How to resolve the "Flash required for recording video" error.

How do I edit automatic Closed Captions (CC) for Kaltura media?

Captions on your videos are no longer optional as of January 18, 2018. All of our online content, whether in a course or not, needs to be compliant with WCAG2.0 AA. WCAG2.0 AA is an addendum to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, and requires any entity that uses US Federal funding to make video content accessible to those with disabilities.

How do I hide the grade distribution graphs from students in my Canvas course site?

How do I hide the grade distribution graphs from students in my Canvas course site?

By default, Canvas allows students to see grade distribution graphs for each assignment. This means is that students can view their score, the high score, the low score, and the mean for each individual assignment. If you do not want your students to see this data, follow the instructions below:

How do I hide the totals for my students' grade summaries in Canvas?

How do I hide the totals for my students' grade summaries in Canvas?

By default, the total course grade will appear for students in their Canvas Grades area, and automatically re-calculates whenever you add or change an assignment grade. Instructors may choose to hide the total course grade from their students until they are completely finished grading for the term. If you do not want your students to see this data, follow the instructions below

How do I hide totals in my students' grade summaries?

Instructors can hide totals in students' grade summaries. By default, totals are visible to students. For courses using weighted assignment groups, assignment group totals are also hidden from students.

How do students get started with Canvas?

Top ten things students should know in Canvas.

How to add a Vista Higher leaning link into your Canvas Course

This article show how to add a Vista Higher Learning link to a Canvas Course

How to enable the McGraw Hill connect integration link via a Canvas Course

This article explains how to add the McGraw-Hill connect app to your Canvas Course

How to pair a Canvas course with a Connect section using deep integration

The Article details how to pair your Canvas course to your McGraw Hill connect course.

MacMillian Launchpad and Canvas

How to integrate MacMillian Launchpad with your Canvas Course

New Quizzes Documentation

New Quizzes is an assessment engine that integrates with Canvas as an LTI tool and replaces the classic quizzes functionality currently existing in Canvas.

Instructors can use New Quizzes to create assessments using a variety of questions types. New Quizzes assessments display as assignments in the Assignments page and can be duplicated. Students can take New Quizzes assessments within their Canvas courses.

No captioning, no ownership, what now?

What do you do if the video you’d like to use in your course space is not captioned?

Pearson MyLab & Mastering in Canvas

Pearson MyLab & Mastering is an interactive educational system designed to accompany textbooks published by Pearson Education. When this tool is added to a Canvas course, instructors and their students can use Pearson's interactive instructional materials, including homework, quizzes, and multimedia tutorials. Grades earned in MyLab & Mastering quizzes and homework assignments can be synced to the Canvas Gradebook. For more about this service, see Pearson MyLab & Mastering .

Quickly Adjust Due Dates on Imported Classes

How to easily shift your course event dates using the Canvas Calendar!

Third Party Resources/Publisher Resources within the Online Platform

The following third-party online Publisher portals have been approved for use in the learning management system (Canvas): MacMillan Learning, McGraw Hill Education, Pearson MyLab & Mastering, Cengage.

Using the Free Canvas Course Sites at SJU

Using the Free Canvas Course Sites at SJU

A guide for using the Free Teacher and Student Accounts for non-credit or community-centered courses for students who do not have Saint Joseph’s University Accounts.

What is the best way to upload a video to Kaltura?

Upload videos to assignments, discussions, or pages, by accessing the Kaltura Media Widget.