Canvas Resources and Support
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Canvas is a Learning Management System developed by Instructure, Inc. Canvas allows instructors to share course content, integrate multimedia, course communication, student assessments (quizzes, assignments, surveys, portfolios), and student grades to create a cohesive, connected virtual space for your class.
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Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, & Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Canvas supports the last two versions of every browser release. It is highly recommended updating to the newest version of whatever browser, you are using, (Firefox, Safari, and Chrome work the best), as well as the most up-to-date Flash plug-in. Internet Explorer is not recommended. For more information about supported browsers, required components (Flash and Java), and browser privacy settings/security, clearing browser cache, visit;
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Every school uses a specific URL to access Canvas. Maricopa's URL is https://maricopa.instructure.com/login
The URL is required to access Canvas mobile apps.
Please do not call Canvas Instructure directly
Contact the Maricopa Community College’s Help Desk at 1-888-994-4433 available 24/7.
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Canvas Release Notes
"Change is good” is the motto for Canvas. Enhancements or changes to the system will take place every 3 weeks, without the system being down. This allows Canvas to improve regularly and not wait for upgrades to add new features. Release notes are posted to the Canvas website three weeks in advance. View Canvas Release Notes
Profile Settings & Notification Preferences - ALL Users
Notification Preferences allow users to select how and when they want to be notified when various events occur within a course. Notifications and Settings are applied to all your courses in Canvas.
Canvas gives users the ability to receive a variety of different notifications via email, text message, or other Registered Services. Users can also set different levels of frequency for each type of notification Canvas offers. Students may wish to receive grade change Notifications via SMS text messaging. Instructors, on the other hand, may prefer to receive a daily digest of class activity via email only. Notification Preferences can be adjusted at any point during a course. View a video about Notification
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