Includes information on Canvas, AU's learning management system, for users in a student role.

Articles (15)

Adding a Course to the Dashboard

Courses you want to show in the Courses drop-down menu are called favorite courses. You can favorite any active course that appears on the course list page.

Adding and Removing Courses from the Canvas Dashboard

Users are able to manage the courses that are displayed on their individual Canvas dashboard.

Converting Pictures into a PDF and Submitting them as an Assignment Submission (for Mac)

This article shows users (Mac) how to Combine pictures and convert them into a PDF and then submit the PDF as a Canvas Assignment.

Converting Pictures into a PDF and Submitting them as an Assignment Submission (for Windows)

This article shows users (Windows) how to combine pictures and convert them into a PDF and then submit the PDF as a Canvas Assignment.

Creating a Video Discussion Post (Recording from Webcam)

Using the Kaltura embed tool allows students to record directly from a webcam to discussion post.

Getting Help with Canvas for Students

There are a number of ways for students to get help with Canvas.

Helpful Tools for Tutoring

Zoom, Canvas, and Google Hangouts Meet tools for tutoring.

Installing LockDown Browser on a Mac

Downloading and installing LockDown Browser is an important step in the process of using LockDown Browser. You should only have to download and install LockDown Browser one time and then you are free to use it to take exams.

Installing LockDown Browser on Windows / PC

Downloading and installing LockDown Browser is an important step in the process of using LockDown Browser. You should only have to download and install LockDown Browser one time and then you are free to use it to take exams.

Record Media or Upload Media for Video Assignment (non Kaltura)

This article provides students with instructions on how to submit an assignment with a
media recording submission type. To submit a media recording assignment, you will need
to have a microphone and a webcam if you are also doing video.

Submitting a Google Assignment

Google Assignments (LTI 1.3) is the current method to allow students to submit Google type files as assignments. If you have worked on a paper, presentation or spreadsheet via Google, then you will need to use Google Assignments (LTI 1.3) to properly submit the assignment

Submitting a Kaltura Video Assignment

Students can submit video assignments using the Kaltura integration in Canvas. While it is possible to record and upload using a mobile device, it is much easier to use a laptop to submit a video assignment.

Taking an Exam using LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser is a locked browser for taking quizzes in Canvas. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment.

Use Google Drive Seamlessly in Canvas as a Student

You've always been able to share content from your Google Drive in Canvas, but now you will be able to do so seamlessly.

Accessing Course Evaluations (Students)

Towards the end of each semester, students are given the opportunity provide instructor and course feedback using EvaluationKIT. Typically there is an EvaluationKIT notification on top of the Canvas Dashboard. Sometimes students will dismiss this notification and then are unable to figure out how they can provide instructor feedback. This article shows the alternative method to access Course Evaluations.