Canvas Essentials Guide I

Table of Contents

  1. Log into Portal
  2. Locate Syllabus
  3. Log into Canvas
  4. Upload Syllabus
  5. Link Syllabus
  6. Announcements
  7. Inbox Icon Key

 


Log into Portal


You can go to the Portal login screen by navigating to https://my.fsw.edu/, or you can access the Portal login by clicking on "Portal" on the FSW home page.

Image of the Portal link outlined on FSW homepage

On the next page (1) Enter your Portal username (2) Enter your Portal password (3) Click the login button.

Image of the login screen with the username,  password and login button

Need Log-In Help? Call the IT Help Desk at 239-489-9202 Opt 3

 

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Locate Syllabus


To locate a Syllabus go to my.fsw.edu.

Once you are on the login page (1) Enter your Portal username (2) Enter your Portal password (3) Click the login button.

Image of the login screen with the username,  password and login button

Next, click on the "Document Manager" tab.

Select the "VP Academic Affairs" folder located at the bottom of the page. 

Image with VP academic affairs outlined

Next, choose the "2018-2019 Syllabi Templates" Folder.

Image with 2018-2019 syllabi templates outlined

Then, click on the name of your school.

Next, click on the subject area.

Image showing all the schools to select one

Select your course name and click on the "Download Document" button.

Image with the download document button outlined

Open your Syllabus file.

Click View, then Edit Document. Fill in the highlighted areas.

Save the file after editing.

 

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Log into Canvas


  You can log into Canvas by clicking on "Canvas" on the FSW home page. 

Image of the Canvas link outlined on FSW homepage

On the next page, 1) Enter your Portal username 2) Enter your Portal password 3) Click the login button.

Image of the login screen with the username,  password and login button

Need Log-In Help? Call the IT Help Desk at 239-489-9202 Opt 3

 

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Upload Syllabus


Go to www.fsw.edu and click on the "Canvas" link.

Image of the Canvas link outlined on FSW homepage

On the Canvas Navigation Menu click on the "Courses" link and navigate to your course. 

Canvas Navigation Menu with courses outlined.

 In the left menu bar, click the "Files" link.

On the top right, select the " + Folder" button. 

(1) Name the folder "Syllabus."

(2) Then click on the checkmark. 

Click the "Upload" button in the top right.

Upload button outlined

Next, (1) Find your Syllabus File and click it (2) Select the "Open" button in the bottom right.

The file will appear on the page inside the "Syllabus" folder. 

 

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Link Syllabus


To link the Syllabus to your course (1)Go to the "Pages" link in your course (2) Click the " + Page" button on the top right. 

Image showing the option one for the pages link outlined and the + pages button outlined

On the next window (1) Type in "Home" as the title of the page (2) In the text box below type the course title and your name.

 Image showing option 1 to title the page Home and option 2 to add course title and your name

On the right side of the page, select the "Files" tab

Image with the title tab outlined

Click on your syllabus document.

Files tab with the syllabus outlined

The now blue text indicates a link.

Image showing the syllabus as a link

Select the "Save and Publish" button after you are finished.

Image with save and publish outlined

Click the "View All Pages" button on the top left.

Image showing view all pages button outlined

 

Look to the right of the page (1) Select the three dots icon ( 2) Click the "Use as Front Page" button. 

Image showing the Option 1 select the 3 dots and option 2 select use as a front page

Click the "Home" link in the navigation menu on the left.

Home page link located on the left menu outlined

Look to the sidebar located to the right of the page and click on the "Choose Home Page" button.

Image showing the Choose Home Page button outlined

A small window with a few options will appear (1)Click on Pages Front Page (Home) (2) Press the Save button.

Image with step 1 select pages front page and option 2 click on the save button

The Syllabus will appear as a link on the Courses Home Page. 

 

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Announcements


You can create an announcement to share important information with all users within your course and with users in sections of a course.

In your notification preferences, you can choose to receive notifications for announcements created by you as well as replies to announcements you've created.

View a guide on how to add an announcement in a course. 

 

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Inbox Icon Key


Message Students within Canvas


1. Compose a New Message
2. Reply (To the sender only)
3. Reply to All (The entire group)
4. Archive
5. Delete
6. Mark Unread, Forward and Star
 

For more information on the "Inbox" link on the Global Navigation Menu view a guide on how to use conversations as an instructor.

 

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