Transforming your learning experience with Canvas

The University of Stirling is introducing a new Learning Management System to help transform your learning experience. Canvas is launching in the new academic year, fully supported by the Canvas support team with online help available 24/7, and Training materials within Canvas. Support is also provided by Information Services.

Canvas is a learning management system that puts the user experience at the core of its functionality. It is easy to use, intuitive and engaging. Canvas will help Stirling deliver an interactive, collaborative and technology-friendly learning environment. It is already widely adopted across UK, Ivy League and other international universities and education providers.

Training Materials and Help

For training materials, once your Modules are set to Published and available within Canvas, these can be accessed by logging into Canvas, clicking on your Module, and then selecting the Getting to Know Canvas section, which will list all the relevant information for getting started on Canvas.

This PowerPoint presentation will give you some guidance: Getting to know Canvas - Student Guide

For online support, the Help button at the bottom of the menu options is available to access Canvas support 24/7 online.

Why Canvas?

  • Canvas will improve the student experience and teaching support.
  • Canvas is a key element of our ambitious plans to transform the digital learning experience.
  • Canvas provides easy mobile access - it accessible from any location, on any device, via a free app, and allows anywhere, anytime learning for students.
  • Canvas offers opportunities for new approaches and styles of teaching.
  • Canvas is an integrated, multimedia platform that is easy to use and intuitive, meaning managing course materials will be easier for both staff and students.
  • Canvas provides 24/7 help and support, details of which are available in the Help section within Canvas. The Information Services team also provide support within normal working hours.
  • Canvas will save time. Its SpeedGrader feature, for instance, improves efficiency of assignment submission and grading.
  • Canvas supports improved assessment and feedback management.
  • Canvas integrates with existing tools and offers improved learning analytics.
  • Canvas offers enhanced communication and collaboration through its messaging, chat and discussion functionality.

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