Canvas Student Guides

Canvas has created guides on every possible Canvas topic, and organized them by category. You can access the Canvas Student Guides and the Canvas Student Video Guides to find out more information on Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, the Canvas app, Groups, and more.

UC has also created a Canvas 101 for Students course site which walks you through Getting Started, User Preferences, Participating in the Course, Getting Help.

UC has also created guides on using Canvas, if you need more help view UC’s Knowledge Base for Canvas Guides.

If you need at any point while in Canvas, use the help icon on the far left at the bottom to connect (chat or call) with Canvas Support Team.

Canvas Tips &Tricks

Pop-up Blockers

Canvas uses small browser windows to deliver requested content. Some pop-up blockers incorrectly interpret these small windows as pop-ups and blocks them. If you have installed a pop-up blocker, turn it off while using Canvas.

Java Security Certificate

After login into Canvas, you will be prompted to accept a Java Security Certificate. You must click Yes or Always to ensure that Canvas will functionality using Java will work properly in your browser.

Remember to Log Out

If you are on a shared or public computer, you must click the “Logout” link under Account, on the top left of the Canvas page when you are done. Closing the web browser will not log you out of the system.