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Canvas Guide

Canvas is CBU’s Learning Management System for all courses. Although using a strictly online delivery modality is NOT a requirement here at CBU, we want to let you know it is an option for you. In addition, if you would like to learn more about online course delivery or about how to use a hybrid delivery modality (i.e., part online, part traditional classroom delivery modality) the whole OLET team is here to support you.

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Canvas Course Set-Up

You will have a Canvas Production Course Shell automatically waiting for you inside Canvas EACH semester so you might as well use it! Canvas takes the administrative burdens out of teaching and grading so you can focus on creating and sustaining strong teaching, cognitive, and social presences in your traditional, hybrid, or virtual classrooms.

Tutoring In Canvas

If you need assistance with Canvas, our trainers are here to help.  Find an available class or email OLET@cbu.edu for a one-on-one session.

Self-Paced Learning About Canvas

If you would like to get a jump on learning about Canvas, here are several resources to look at on your own. You will need to have your CBU email set up first to get into Canvas (item 1), but items 2, 3, and 4 below do NOT require logging into Canvas to explore these resources. Also, note, as a CBU instructor (and the same goes for your students) you and they have access to a 24/7 Canvas Support Hotline: 901-318-3024.

  1. Inside Canvas, there are many helpful guides. Login to Canvas. On the Global Navigation Menu, click Help. Search the Canvas Guides. You’ll find the most helpful to be the Instructor Guide, Practice Guides, or Video Guides.
  2. Basic computer requirements for Canvas
  3. Supported browsers for Canvas
  4. Canvas has two mobile apps. One for students and one for faculty.  As an instructor, you may wish to download both.
    How to use Canvas on a mobile device as an Instructor
    How to use Canvas on a mobile device as a Student

24/7 Canvas Help

Free Canvas Help is available to CBU faculty and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can speak to a helpful Canvas support representative on the phone or ask your question via live chat.

Canvas Support: (901) 318-3024
Canvas Chat: Log in to Canvas, click "Help," and choose "Live Chat with Canvas Support."