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.

Summer 2017 Important Dates for faculty

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

May 1 2017 - Manually published Summer/Summer I courses available to students.

May 8 2017 - All Summer/Summer I courses automatically published and available to students.

June 28 2017 - 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 28 2017 - Manually published Summer II courses available to students.

June 30 2017 - 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 5 2017 - All Summer II courses automatically published and available to students.

July 7 2017 - 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 25 2017 - 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 29 2017 - 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 5 2017 - 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.

Fall 2017 Important Dates for Faculty

July 12 2017 - Courses available to faculty (if in Banner as instructor of record)

August 30 2017 - Manually published courses available to students.

September 6 2017 - All courses automatically published and available to students.

December 20 2017 - 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.

December 22 - 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).

December 29 2017 - 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.