Emerson IT Help Desk

What is Canvas?

Canvas is Emerson College’s Learning Management System (LMS). 

Every Emerson class has an automatically created Canvas course site. Faculty can post course readings and links, communicate with students, and use tools for online grading, class discussions, collaborative writing, quizzes, web conferencing, and more. These course sites are password-protected and are accessible to students enrolled in the class.

How do I log into Canvas?

Go to canvas.emerson.edu and log in with your Emerson username and password. (Note: If you are already logged into Median, Google at Emerson, or Word.emerson, you will automatically be logged into Canvas.)

When are my courses available in Canvas?

Canvas courses are open to students and faculty on the following schedule:

Fall courses Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.comis licensed by Creative Commons BY 3.0

Open to faculty after commencement
Students can view courses 2 weeks before Boston Start
Students can participate 1 week before Boston Start
After final grades are due, course switches to read-only for students
When spring semester classes begin, course switches to read-only for faculty

Spring courses Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.comis licensed by Creative Commons BY 3.0

Open to faculty after Thanksgiving
Students can participate 1 week before Boston Start
After final grades are due, course switches to read-only for students
When summer semester classes begin, course switches to read-only for faculty

Summer courses Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.comis licensed by Creative Commons BY 3.0

Open to faculty on the 3rd week in March
Open to students 1 week before courses begin
After final grades are due, course switches to read-only for students
When fall semester classes begin, course switches to read-only for faculty

Canvas courses begin in an unpublished state. Students will not be able to access a Canvas course until it is published by the instructor.

For specific dates, consult the Emerson Academic calendar!

How can I learn more about Canvas?

ITG offers one-to-one and group-based training on Canvas. To schedule a one-to-one training, contact ITG with your availability at itg@emerson.edu or 617-824-8090. 

  • Canvas provides many free resources to help you navigate your way through the system. You can find user guides and videos for students and faculty
  • ITG has additional guides to help you with frequently asked questions related to Canvas.

Also see

Common Questions:

Viewing Instructors' Comments in Canvas (Annotations in Speedgrader)

Embedding Videos in Canvas

How to Recover Deleted Content in Canvas

Notifications no longer showing up in Gmail

Course tools:

Building Your Course in Canvas

Publishing Your Canvas Course

Canvas Gradebook Guide

Restricting File Types in Canvas Assignments

Extra Credit Assignments

Integrating Canvas and Google Apps at Emerson

Settings:

Customize Your Courses Menu

Canvas and Time Zones

Add a Profile Picture


Canvas Posters

 

Jaws Canvas poster
Casablanca Canvas Poster
Canvas Star Wars Poster
Despicable Me is WebCT Poster
Titanic WebCT Poster
Rocky Balboa Canvas Poster
Canvas Tron Poster
Indiana Jones and Canvas Poster
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