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Distance Education – Online Classes

Online Learning System – Canvas

In addition to traditional classroom instruction, many classes are offered over the Internet. For the busy student who can’t fit classroom attendance into a busy schedule, the freedom of an Internet class makes education possible off-campus. To avoid a feeling of isolation in the learning process, Canvas offers many of the features normally found in the classroom.

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) that is cloud based course-assembly tools with real-time interaction and rich multimedia. It is sophisticated and refreshingly easy to use. With personalized notifications and web app integration, Canvas allows you to engage with your instructors on social networks and mobile platforms.

The user interface is organized around three central components. These include the Dashboard, a high-level overview of top courses; Global Navigation, a static menu that provides access to key features; and the sidebar, which aggregates time-sensitive updates.

Canvas Dashboard

Once you log in to Canvas, the Dashboard organizes course using cards, each of which includes tabs for announcements, assignments, discussions, and files. Those tabs even bring to the foreground contextual notifications using number icons. If you prefer a list view, you can also toggle to the Recent Activity stream.

Global Navigation

The left-aligned Global Navigation menu is accessible from anywhere, providing quick access to account settings, courses, groups, and the calendar and inbox.

Need More Information about Canvas?

Watch the short introduction video from YouTube and you’ll see what we mean. Play Video.

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