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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.
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.
- How do I submit an online assignment?
- How do I upload a file from Microsoft Office 365 as an assignment submission?
- How do I view assignment comments from my instructor?
- How do I view my grades in a current course?
- How do I approximate my assignment scores using the What-If Grades feature?
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.
- How do I view Discussions as a student?
- How do I reply to a discussion as a student?
- How do I subscribe to a discussion as a student?
Canvas has many features that can help you prioritize your work and efficiently complete your assignments.
- How do I add a profile picture in my user account as a student?
- How can I use Canvas on my mobile device as a student?
- How do I add a text (SMS) contact method in Canvas as a student?
- How do I use the Calendar as a student?
- How do I use Conversations as a student?
For additional information, visit the Canvas Guides.