What is Canvas?

Canvas is our new LMS (Learning Management System). It provides students constant access to course materials and other useful electronic resources to help with your studies. This page contains a series of links to useful guides to help you get the best out of Canvas. Please note that not all the tools listed below may be in use in every Canvas module. The choice of tools in use is at the module tutor's discretion. 

Assignments and Feedback in Canvas

The following guides will explain to you the process through which you need to go to upload and submit an assignment in Canvas, and how to view your Feedback when it is ready:

Orientation and Navigation in Canvas

Use these guides to find your way around the Canvas interface.


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Notifications in Canvas

Use these guides to set up your Notification preferences in Canvas. This is extremely important to configure correctly, so you get alerted by email or via push notifications when you want to be notified about the aspects within your modules you want to keep up to date with, such as new announcements, new discussions posts or assignment deadlines.

Discussions in Canvas

Use these guides to help you understand how to make best use of the Discussions Tool in Canvas. 

Seminar Sign-up

Uses this guide (hosted on the Box service) to find out how to sign up for seminars and other group work in Canvas.

Canvas App

There are iPhone and Android apps for using Canvas on your mobile devices. Use the guides below to find out how to install these apps and configure them so you can log into your University of Stirling Canvas modules and set up your notification preferences within the app.



Using Box with Canvas

This guide will show you how to create a link to a document stored on Box, and how to use a document stored on Box for an assignment submission.

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