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Canvas Resources for Students

In this article, you will find in-depth documentation on how to complete the most important tasks in Canvas as a student.

Logging into Canvas

You will need to use your UW-Parkside credentials to log into Canvas.

Global Navigation

The black navigation menu on the left when you log into Canvas is the Global Navigation area. 


Home is where your instructor will add readings, links, assignments and other items to modules, which are like containers that organize the course into weeks or item type.


Announcements provide you with relevant news and updates posted by your instructor.

Assignments and Grades

The Assignments area provides a list of grade items created by your instructor, some of which may require you to submit your work online. The Grades area is where you can see the grades your instructor has submitted.


Quizzes are online quizzes or exams that could include a variety of question types, including multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and short answer questions. 

Discussions and Groups

Discussions are online spaces within Canvas in which students and instructors can engage in asynchronous conversations related to course topics and questions.

Additional Features

Canvas has many features that can help you prioritize your work and efficiently complete your assignments.

For additional information, visit the Canvas Guides.

Keywordscanvas student guide login access discussion assignments quizzes quiz announcements   Doc ID120995
OwnerLinda W.GroupUW Parkside
Created2022-08-31 12:18:41Updated2022-08-31 12:29:41
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