Canvas is JMU's learning management system. Find helpful info on using Canvas below or in the menu to the left.
If this is the first time you have used Canvas as an instructor:
Once your course is set up, these resources will help you learn to use Canvas:
For more information:
Because students and instructors alike bring varied levels of experience and access to online learning, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with asynchronous tools in Canvas, including Discussions, Assignments, and the Group Home Page (for group work). Asynchronous Canvas tools will likely offer the most inclusive and accessible learning experience for your students, but they will likely only be successful if you take the time to explicitly communicate your subject-specific expertise, assignment expectations, and other assumptions in this new online format.
If you or a student is not physically located in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone in the U.S., it is important for that person to adjust the time zone in Canvas settings. For instance, if the due time of an assignment is set for 11:59 pm EST, a student on the U.S. West coast will need to submit the assignment by 8:59 pm, PST. Without adjusting the local time zone, this student might be 3 hours late for the assignment submission! Follow this brief guide to adjust the time zone in your Canvas account.