Canvas FAQs

Faculty FAQs

 

WHAT IS CANVAS?

Canvas is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) by Instructure. Canvas is a modern, easy-to-use, reliable and adaptable LMS that supports current and evolving teaching and learning needs.

WHAT ARE OTHER BENEFITS OF USING CANVAS?

Operating Canvas is very intuitive, mitigating the learning curve found in other learning management systems,
Canvas allows Faculty to see essential information about all their courses in one place,
The Canvas dashboard provides a clear summary of course events and items relevant to the student,
Canvas provides students with improved and simplified opportunities for collaboration with instructors and other students

WHAT IS A COLLEGE CHAMPION?

College Champions are selected faculty that is representing a college/department during the LMS transition. They are responsible for engaging their college in this transition and ensuring that LMS is properly setup and aligned with their college’s needs. College Champions will be participating in user testing, course migration, and faculty training during and after the LMS transition phases. They are the Canvas SMEs! Please visit the Champions site for a complete list of the College Champions and additional information. 

CAN I USE CANVAS AS AN ONLINE TRAINING PLATFORM?

Canvas training and support is available for non-academic uses. UTA's OIT Knowledge Services team will provide basic support and training to non-academic departments and users that want to utilize Canvas. Training sessions are available to UTA’s non-academic staff. Attendees will be introduced to Canvas with a 3-hour hands-on workshop where participants will receive an overview of the system and tools. An online module after the workshop will be a part of the course to reinforce the skills taught. Additionally, assistance and support to employees and departments who wish to utilize Canvas for non-academic purposes will be available on an ongoing basis.

UTA Knowledge Services can be contacted via phone at 817-272-2155 or by submitting a ticket in ServiceNow. Training dates are available online at the following address. https://webapps.uta.edu/BAWeb/

 

Student FAQs

 

WHAT IS CANVAS?

Canvas is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) by Instructure. Canvas is a modern, easy-to-use, reliable and adaptable LMS that supports current and evolving teaching and learning needs.

WHERE DO I FIND CANVAS TRAINING?

Students can complete the Canvas Student Training Course to effectively learn how to navigate in Canvas. Students can also review other training tools, and access them to help on the Training for Students page.

HOW DO I ACCESS CANVAS?

Students can access their courses by clicking on the Canvas link on the UTA home page, or through myapps.uta.edu. Students will be prompted by UTA’s Single Sign-on to enter their password.

I AM HAVING ISSUES WITH ACCESSING THE COURSE CONTENT IN CANVAS, WHAT DO I DO?

If you are unable to access your course content in Canvas, please contact your course instructor. If you are having any technical issues, please contact the Canvas Support Hotline line at 1-855-597-3401.