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Tips for Faculty

Edit your notification preferences
Use the Settings  link from the top right corner of Canvas to edit your Notification Preferences. Choose if and when course notifications will be sent to your email.

Set-up your course calendar
Create a dynamic course syllabus using the Calendar  tool. Add Events and Assignments to the calendar to automatically populate the course Syllabus. Edit the Syllabus page description to add more course summary, objectives, and requirements. The Calendar tool allows for drag-and-drop changes to your course schedule. 

Hide unused tools and course files 
Remove unused tools and access to course files from the left navigation menu to reduce confusion. We are recommending removal of the Files tool, in particular, to all instructors, due to possible copyright infringement. Watch a video tutorial  to learn more about hiding tools. 

Where can I find help?
Report a problem or access user guides for Canvas by clicking on the link labeled "Help" in the upper right-hand corner of Canvas, or contact the Instructional Technology Group at

Are you ready for the first day of classes?
Review the Semester Start-up Checklist to prepare for next semester.