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The Basics
Note: Canvas gives its users a broad range of options when it comes to course notifications. What notifications you receive, when you receive them, and how they’re delivered is all up to you. Use these settings responsibly! If you cut yourself off from notifications, you could miss important announcements and messages. 
Overwhelmed by the power now at your fingertips?  This guide has more information about the different types of notifications. Preside over your information kingdom with a kind eye and a just heart, or rule with an iron fist — the choice is yours and yours alone.

Stop, Collaborate and Listen

Collaboration is one of the most powerful tools Canvas has to offer, from shared workspaces that can be edited by multiple people at once, to group messaging and video conferencing. These guides will show you the ropes to help you make the most of all Canvas has to offer.

Submitting Assignments

There’s nothing more satisfying than a job well done. These guides for submitting assignments will ensure that your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. They will also ensure that “I couldn’t get the assignment submission to work” is no longer an acceptable euphemism for “I did not do the assignment.”  Progress is a double-edged sword, kids.

Social Media

While Canvas does not allow you to “like” your assignments or “poke” your professors, you can use these guides to have your course notifications sent to your “face-book” or “twitter.”

Odds N’ Ends

Canvas has a ton of features, with more coming out all the time.  Check out:

The Calendar
            -automatically organizes your classes and assignments into a handy schedule
The Gradebook
            -allows you to see your current grades or calculate the impact of “what-if” grades
Your ePortfolio
            -allows you to compile assignments and papers from all of your courses into one location
File Storage 
            -stores files

Questions about issues not addressed here? Email ITG@brown.edu.
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