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Canvas for Instructors


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The Canvas Learning Management System enables collaboration, feedback, and access to documents, assignments and other materials.


Accessing Canvas


Integrated Course Tools


Additional Information

Using Canvas at ODU


 Display UINs in the Gradebook

Learn how to display additional student information (like student UINs) in the Canvas Gradebook.


 Canvas: Profile Picture Guidelines

Add a profile picture to Canvas.


 Restrict Course Access by Date

To keep students from accessing content before a class starts or after it ends, you'll need to restrict course participation to specific dates.

 Course Merging (Cross-Listing)

If cross-listing in Banner isn't possible, you can merge classes (also called "cross-listing" in Canvas) for easier course management.


 Manage Incompletes

If you have students with incompletes from Blackboard, grant them access to their coursework in Canvas so they can finish the course.



Canvas Help

Additional Training and Resources from Canvas


 Canvas Training Portal

Complete the self-paced tutorials and webinars on the Training Portal. Log in into Canvas > Help > Training Portal.


 Canvas Instructor Resources

Browse information provided by Canvas just for instructors.

 Growing with Canvas (Teacher Training)

This self-directed course available within Canvas has some great information to get you started.


 Canvas YouTube Channel

Browse an extensive collection of tutorials provided by Instructure.



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