Canvas Learning Management System @ WWU
What is Canvas?
Canvas by Instructure is a Learning Management System, which is an application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses--as well as for interacting and engaging in the teaching and learning process. WWU has used Canvas for this purpose since 2012 and over 80% of WWU's courses actively use it. It is connected to our educational data system such that courses are automatically created, populated with students as they register, and populated with faculty as they are assigned to teach courses.
Each Canvas course offers useful tools such as announcements, calendars, assignments, quizzes and surveys, a gradebook, and file sharing. There are also many enhanced features such as real-time web conferencing, video/audio recording, Google Docs integration, rubrics, and course analytics.
How Can I Get Help?
WWU Canvas Resources
The ATUS Learning Systems office provides in-depth technical and instructional design support.
Canvas Instructure Resources
- Getting Started Guide for Instructors
- Getting Started Guide for Students
- Canvas Community Support resources from the Canvas Community website for anyone using Canvas.
- Canvas Glossary List of terms and definitions of many important terms for understanding and using Canvas.