Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Feb 14, 2024

    How do I use the Dashboard as a student?

    The Dashboard is the first thing you will see when you log into Canvas. The Dashboard helps you see what is happening in all your current courses.

    You can return to your User Dashboard at any time by clicking the Dashboard link in Global Navigation.

  • You can see the current groups where you are enrolled using the Global Navigation Menu. If you do not see any groups listed, you have not joined a group or been enrolled in a group by your instructor. You can also view all previous groups in past courses.

  • Updated on: Feb 13, 2024

    How do I join a group as a student?

    Your instructors may want to create groups within a course but still allow you to form your own group. Joining students groups are easy in Canvas.

  • Updated on: Feb 13, 2024

    How do I leave a group as a student?

    If you are able to join a group in your course, you can leave the group at any time. You cannot leave groups that are not self sign-up groups.

    When a course is concluded, all associated groups will be shown as previous groups in your groups list.

  • Updated on: Feb 13, 2024

    How do I create a group as a student?

    As a student, you can create your own Student Groups for study groups, discuss an assignment, etc. You can be part of more than one student group.

    Note: If you cannot see the People tab in your course, or if you cannot see the Add Group button, your instructor has restricted this feature.

  • You can insert an image file directly into discussion replies using the image icon. You can choose an image from a website URL, an image you've uploaded into your Canvas files, or an image from Flickr. If a change is made to the source of your image after you have embedded it in a discussion reply, the image added to your discussion reply will not be changed.

  • You can embed an image file directly into discussion replies using the image icon. Images can be embedded from the web, your Canvas user files, or Flickr. If a change is made to the source of your image after you have embedded it in a discussion reply, the image added to your discussion reply will not be changed.

    Note: Before you can embed an image from Canvas, the image must first be uploaded to your user files.

  • By default, you will automatically be subscribed to all discussion threads you create in your courses and be notified when new comments are posted to the topic.

    You can subscribe to discussions created by TAs or other students in your course (if you allow). You can also subscribe to discussions posted within student groups. If you reply to a discussion, you will automatically be subscribed to discussions and will be notified of updates unless you manually unsubscribe to that discussion. Please also note that you cannot subscribe to individual threads within a threaded discussion.

    Note: You must specify your Notification Preferences to receive updates for subscribed discussions.