10.13.3. Canvas

Canvas is a learning management system developed by Instructure. At Oglethorpe, course pages are automatically created and students are automatically enrolled, based on information from the registrar.

Using Canvas, students can see who their classmates and instructors are for each class and send them e-mail or messages. Instructors can use Canvas to make announcements, share course materials, manage assignment submissions, track grades, take attendance, deliver on-line quizzes, facilitate communication, post their syllabus, and much more.

To log in to Canvas, either enter https://oglethorpe.instructure.com/ in your browser’s address bar, or go to Oglethorpe’s homepage (www.oglethorpe.edu) and select “Canvas” from the list at the bottom of the page. Use your Oglethorpe e-mail address and password to log in.

After you log in, you will be on the Canvas dashboard page, where you can view your current courses. Canvas course pages are generally visible to students for the duration of the term in which they are taught. The specific availability of a course page is at the discretion of the assigned instructor.

Assistance with Canvas is available through the Help menu on the Canvas home page. Canvas support is available from Instructure, through chat and by phone, 24/7 most days of the year. Additional assistance is available from IT Services during normal department operating hours.