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Canvas Self Help Documents

  • Getting Started
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Grades
  • Rubrics

Canvas Student Guides

Canvas Training - includes self-paced online teaching resources

More Help

For questions about Canvas, contact CIT via our online service desk or email Weekdays between 8am-4pm, you can also contact us via our real-time chat portal.

For tips, tricks, and updates on learning technologies at Geneseo, visit our Educational Technology ChatTo explore Canvas Guides (created by Instructure), visit


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Canvas is Geneseo's Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas is used to supplement a traditional classroom course with online content or to deliver courses totally online. Canvas is a 21st century LMS that has hundreds of intuitive features for faculty to engage students and enrich the learning experience. Some of these exciting features include: 

  • Grading - Instructors have the ability to add comments directly to students papers from within Canvas (students can also use this feature for peer reviews)
  • Mobile and tablet friendly – Canvas is very mobile friendly and it is possible (but maybe not recommended!) to take an entire online course in Canvas from an iPad!
  • Easier communication – Canvas makes it easy for students to pick where information from their course is sent to them. Students can choose to have information about grades, assignments, announcements, and email sent to them via text message, an email address of their choice, or even their Facebook or Twitter account!

 All Geneseo courses are created in Canvas automatically with enrollment.