Canvas for Faculty

Using Canvas as a Faculty Member

Canvas is now the single supported online space for all UM-Dearborn courses.  In Canvas, you may make a syllabus available to students, create assignments with online submission, grade online assignments, facilitate online discussions and chats, make files available to students, and more!.

Helpful Information for Faculty

UM-Dearborn faculty/lecturer information:

Teaching students with disabilities:

Quick Help for Faculty

  • Can't see a course or courses: Banner sends up-to-date information to Canvas twice per day, starting 8 weeks before the first day of the semester. Once you are assigned as an instructor of record in Banner, you should see the course appear in Canvas within 24 hours.
  • Receiving a "no account found" error: This error is generally received by new faculty who have not been assigned as an instructor of record for any course yet.  If you are a new faculty with courses assigned in banner and still receive this error, please have your department admin contact the registrar's office to make sure your email address is attached to your banner profile.
  • Password Problems: If you are having username/password issues logging in to Canvas, please contact the ITS helpdesk.

Winter 2018 Important Dates for faculty

November 13 2017 - Courses available to faculty (if in Banner as instructor of record)

Jan 1 2018 - Manually published courses become available to students.

January 8 2018 - All courses are automatically published and become available to students by the end of the day.

April 27 2018 - All assignments/work that students are doing in Canvas must be done by 11:59pm. After that point, courses will become read-only and moved to the "past courses" area for students. Faculty members still have full access to the course for final grading and other tasks.

May 1 2018 - Courses will be moved moved to the "past courses" area for faculty at 11:59pm tonight (they can still be accessed by clicking the "view all courses" link in the Canvas courses menu).

May 8 2018 - Any changes to  Canvas courses (removal of copyright content, removal of answer keys, grade editing, etc) must be done by 11:59pm tonight.  Courses will become read-only for faculty after that point.

Summer 2018 Important Dates for faculty

March 12 2018 - Courses available to faculty (if in Banner as instructor of record)

April 30 2018 - Manually published Summer/Summer I courses become available to students.

May 7 2018 - All Summer/Summer I are automatically published and become available to students by the end of the day.

June 25 2018 - Manually published Summer II courses become available to students.

June 27 2018 - All Summer I assignments/work that students are doing in Canvas must be done by 11:59pm. After that point, courses will become read-only and moved to the "past courses" area for students. Faculty members still have full access to the course for final grading and other tasks.

June 29 2018 - Summer I courses will be moved moved to the "past courses" area for faculty at 11:59pm tonight (they can still be accessed by clicking the "view all courses" link in the Canvas courses menu).

July 2 2018 - All Summer II are automatically published and become available to students by the end of the day.

July 6 2018 - Any changes to Summer I Canvas courses (removal of copyright content, removal of answer keys, grade editing, etc) must be done by 11:59pm tonight.  Courses will become read-only for faculty after that point.

August 24 2018 - All Summer/Summer II assignments/work that students are doing in Canvas must be done by 11:59pm. After that point, courses will become read-only and moved to the "past courses" area for students. Faculty members still have full access to the course for final grading and other tasks.

August 28 2018 - Summer/Summer II courses will be moved moved to the "past courses" area for faculty at 11:59pm tonight (they can still be accessed by clicking the "view all courses" link in the Canvas courses menu).

September 4 2018 - Any changes to Summer/Summer II Canvas courses (removal of copyright content, removal of answer keys, grade editing, etc) must be done by 11:59pm tonight.  Courses will become read-only for faculty after that point.