Academic Course Materials on the Web

Canvas is the campus online course-management system used to create sophisticated web-based course materials to supplement, but not replace, classroom instruction.

Canvas uses a web browser as the interface for the course.

Faculty using Canvas can incorporate a wide variety of tools in their course site such as a course calendar, student conferencing system, email, group projects with student-created web pages, and quizzes. Faculty can use Canvas to see what materials students have viewed before they arrive in class. When faculty administer pre-class quizzes on Canvas, they can see what concepts students understand before class and then tailor the lecture accordingly. For more information, see the Canvas page.

Outside of class time, students can use Canvas to view course materials, participate in web-based class discussions, collaborate on student group projects, and take quizzes.

Revised 03/02/18