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This self help document is designed for Geneseo students new to Canvas.

Before You Start

Steps for Getting Started as a Student in Canvas

  1. Set your Notification Preferences (video)
    1. (warning) Leave notifications "on" for Announcements and Conversation Messages to ensure you receive all notifications from your professors.
  2. Edit your Profile (video)
  3. Canvas Mobile App: The Canvas by Instructure app is the mobile version of Canvas that helps you stay current with your courses anywhere you go. Download the Canvas by Instructure app on Android and iOS devices.

  4. Contact Geneseo Canvas Support with Questions - email or click Help in Canvas

Course Enrollment Updates

Looking for your course after Drop / Adds? Enrollments in Canvas are updated every 2 hours.

Canvas Community Resources

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More Help

For questions about Canvas, contact CIT via our online service desk or email

To explore Canvas Community Guides (created by Instructure), visit