Learning Management System (LMS)

A Learning Management System (LMS) is an online management application used for teaching and learning. Find information about our Learning Management Systems: Canvas and D2L.

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Getting Started with Canvas (Faculty)

These resources are a starting point for instructors who are new to using Canvas.

Getting Started with Canvas (Students)

How to's, best practices, and additional resources to get you comfortable using Canvas!

New Features in Canvas

What is new in Canvas? Updated 01/21.

Tools Available in Canvas

Looking to record or upload video? Need to set up an exam? Find out more about the tools in Canvas.

Using Publisher Resources in Canvas

Find out how to integrate approved publisher portals into your Canvas course.

Grading in Canvas

How to's and guidance on how grading works in Canvas.

Canvas Commons

Find, import, and share learning resources with other instructors at SJU.

Managing Canvas

Copy course content, create sandbox courses and utilize other settings to help administer your Canvas courses.

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Pinned Article Academic Technology Support Schedule

Open support sessions are available to everyone within the SJU community. Check out our hours!

Pinned Article How do I get Canvas Support?

For immediate, 24/7 assistance with Canvas, please call 610-660-2920, Option 2.

Pinned Article Status Pages: Canvas and Canvas integrated tools

Having trouble with Canvas or a tool within Canvas? Check to see if there is an outage or issue!

Adding Google Drive Files to your Course

You can add Google files to your Canvas course in one of two ways: link to the Google file or embed the file using the Google Assignments learning tool.

Canvas Rich Content Editor (RCE) Documentation

In canvas, the Rich Content Editor (RCE) is the area used for editing text. It typically includes a toolbar and formatting options grouped by common icons and interactions.

Creation of Rank and Tenure Courses.

Quick instructions for associating the Rank and Tenure Courses with the Blueprint course.

How to Merge Course Sections in Canvas

When you merge sections in Canvas, you are simply taking the students in one section and moving them into the main section. Within Canvas, the process is called “cross-listing”.

How to Reset or Disable New Quizzes in Canvas

To reset or disable the new quiz option in a course, the faculty member will need to go to the course link for Settings.  Then the "Features" Tab and click the green check box next to New Quizzes.  Turning off New quizzes at the course level will override the ability to create quizzes of the "New Quiz" type in that course.  It will not impact existing quizzes "New" or "Classic."

How to use the Attendance tool in Canvas

In Canvas, the Attendance (Roll Call) tool allows instructors to record their students' attendance and automatically adds a "Roll Call Attendance" column to the Gradebook.

If you do not see the attendance tool in your course it may have been hidden on the course menu. To add a hidden tool to your course navigation menu, see How do I manage Course Navigation links?

For details on enabling and using this tool, consult the Attendance (Roll Call) guides in the Canvas Guides.

Student Instructions for Classic Quizzes

Students looking for more instructions on how to use Classic Quizzes

How to disable or reset New Quizzes in Canvas

This article walks you step by step on how how to disable new quizzes in canvas.