Be Canvas ready

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In 5 steps ... 

  • Familiarise yourself with Canvas

Access the online Student Orientation Canvas course at any time and work through it at your own pace or check out the library of Canvas Student Guides.

  • Download the Canvas app 

The Canvas Student app allows you to access your courses and groups, receive notifications and messages, submit assignments and more from your mobile device. The app is available for Android and iOS devices.

  • Manage your notifications

Set your notification preferences so that you get the information you need from Canvas where and when you want it.

  • Personalise your Canvas dashboard

The Dashboard is the landing page to Canvas and you can change your Dashboard view and choose which courses are displayed here in the Course card view. By default the Canvas dashboard will show you up to 20 courses so you should favourite the courses you want quick access to. You can then personalise your course cards by changing their position, course card colour and provide them with a nickname. 

  • Access your Canvas courses

When you access your course, you will be land on the Course Home Page. Most of your course content will be structured in the Modules area of your course (not be confused with a University module). A Canvas module can contain file links, discussions, quizzes, assignments and more and may be organised by week or topic.