An Overview of Canvas:
Q: How do I learn to use Canvas if would like to teach online but currently do not?
At the end of this training, successful faculty receive professional development credit and certification to teach online at HCC.
Contact Michelle Franz at xt. 3554 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q: How do I learn to use Canvas if I currently teach online?
Q: How do I learn to use Canvas if I am a supplemental user?
Q: How do I log on to Canvas?
Q: How are courses created in Canvas?
Q: How do I get a supplemental site on Canvas for my F2F course?
All credit-bearing courses will have a Canvas course site created in Canvas. Continuing Education faculty should request a Canvas course site by reaching out to their supervisor who can take the appropriate action in Colleague to create a companion course site for your section.
Course sites are created daily, so you will have a course site on Canvas within 24 hours of the course/section having been designated in Colleague.
Q: How do my students learn to use Canvas tools?
A: We have created a “Student Guide to Canvas” site.
We have posted a “Student Guide to Canvas” course site that provides instruction on how to use the tools in Canvas. Log in information is posted on the main Canvas log on page at: http://www.howardcc.edu/academics/distance_learning/technical/webct/Student_Guide_Canvas.html. Links and log in information are also posted on the Distance Learning Homepage.
Although it is designed for students, you might find it useful, too.
Q: When are students populated in course sites?
Q: How often are students populated into courses?
Q: Does this automated population also remove students who have dropped?
Students who have dropped your course during the official drop period will be unenrolled from your course automatically.
Q: Should I delete students who withdraw after the drop period?
We automatically drop students who withdraw. Their names will appear in red once they have withdrawn from your course. You want to keep them on the site, so you have a record of their activity, but you don’t want them to have continued access.
Q: Should I delete NA students?
NA simply means that the student had not logged on by the end of the third week. The student should continue to have access to the site. Please structure your course requirements and assignment due dates appropriately.
Q: What should I do if one of my students cannot log in?
First, you should check the Roster in Express to make sure that the student is actually enrolled in your course. Next, check the Grade Book in Canvas to make sure that the student has been entered in your course site. If the student is both enrolled in your course and appears in your site Grade Book, ask the student to call the HELP DESK.
Sometimes students cannot log on if their birth date is incorrect in Colleague. The student, in this case, is trying to log on with the correct birth date, while Canvas will only recognize the incorrect date. The student needs to contact Records and Registration to get make sure the correct date is in Colleague. Once the correct birth date is in the system, a correct student account on Canvas will be created.