Canvas is integrated with a number of third party web services. Most of these services can be configured from the user settings page.
You can easily take a quiz by accessing the Quizzes page. Depending on how your instructor set up the quiz, questions may be shown all on one page or one at a time. If you are unable to finish a quiz you may be able to resume it at a later time.
English is Canvas' language default, but you can choose to view the Canvas interface in another language.
Note: Instructors have the option to change the language preference for their courses. If you enroll in a course where the instructor has made this change (most often for a foreign language course), the course language will override the language in your user settings.
Some institutions may enable a feature in Canvas called Profiles. Profiles allows you to update your name, preferred contact methods, and any personal links for your account. Your profile information can be viewed by all users in your courses.
Note: If you do not see the Profiles tab in your user navigation menu, this feature has not been enabled for your institution.
Depending on how your Canvas account was created, you may be able to make changes to your name, default email, language, time zone, and password.
- Setting a chosen language will override any default language settings across your institution; however, any language set in a course will override your user language.
- Your institution may take care of updating or changing your password by using the password associated with your login credentials for Canvas.
- Users associated with a SIS ID cannot delete their own account.
Note: Some settings may not be available to you. If you are not able to edit your user settings, you will need to contact your institution to change this information.
You may be able to change your password in your profile settings.
If you do not have access to change your password, your password is controlled through your institution. Contact your institution to learn how to change your password.
If you can change your password, there are no password reset intervals, so you can change your password as little or as often as you want. However, you can keep strong passwords effective by changing them often. Here are some good password guidelines:
- Use at least eight characters (the more the better), but most people will find anything more than about 15 characters difficult to remember.
- Use a random mixture of characters, upper and lower case, numbers, punctuation, spaces and symbols.
- Don't use a word found in a dictionary, English or foreign.
Note: If you forget your password, you may be able to reset it. Learn how to reset your password.
Your default email address is used as your main contact method in Canvas and is added when creating your Canvas account. Email addresses are used to create Canvas notifications; they are not used as a contact method for other Canvas users.
If you add another email address as a contact method, you can change your default email address in Canvas.
In Canvas you can add contact methods to receive notifications. Contact methods allow you to select how you want to be notified when various events occur within a course. Notifications are applied to all courses in Canvas. Canvas supports notification through email, SMS text message, and Twitter.
Once you add contact methods, you can set your own Notification Preferences to select how often you want to be notified of course events.
After logging into Canvas, you can view your current courses. You may also be able to view past and future enrollment courses in Canvas.
Note: Some institutions may restrict the option to view or access future enrollment courses before the start date and/or access concluded courses after the course has ended.