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Instructional Innovation Center (IIC)

Welcome to IIC

The IIC (formerly the Online Learning Program) provides instructional design and technical support for all Canvas users. Whether your course is fully online, hybrid or web-enhanced, we are here to help you!

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End of Term Checklist

December 16, 2017, is the last day of classes for Fall Semester. Are you wondering how to conclude your Canvas course and get ready for next session? Here are some items to check for:

  1. Seeing too many courses on your Dashboard? Customize your Dashboard.

  2. Before you conclude your Canvas course, check the following:

  3. Reminders:

    • Ending/Closing a course does not allow students to see anything, including their grades

    • Concluding a course allows students to see their course and nothing else.  Faculty cannot modify course contents or grades when the course is Concluded.

  4. After copying your course into a new course shell:

Canvas Training Is Ongoing

Training for all staff will continue throughout the next few academic years. We would like to help all faculty discover ways to enrich their courses with Canvas.  Sign-up now for Fall 2017 Canvas Workshops!



Canvas help is always available: Submit an  IIC help desk ticket for Canvas support.


How do I get started in Canvas?!?   

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System Requirements

Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser release. Which browsers does Canvas support? 

What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas? 

Introduction to Canvas

In the following video, you will get an overview of all the components in the Canvas interface.

(Last updated 2017-01-23) 

To view subtitles for this video, click the CC button in the tool bar and select a language.

Learn from and share ideas with other Canvas users.

View the script for this video.

Canvas Interface Overview from Canvas LMS on Vimeo.

How-to documents to get started in Canvas from Canvas Guides  

Plagiarism Checker Set-up

Setting up Turnitin in Canvas.pdf

Setting up Vericite in Canvas

Find hundreds of Canvas how-to videos on Vimeo.

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