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!.

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.

Fall 2016 Important Dates for Faculty

July 13 2016 - Courses available to faculty (if in Banner as instructor of record)

August 31 2016 - Manually published courses available to students.

September 7 2016 - All courses automatically published and available to students.

December 21 2016 - All assignments/work that students are doing in Canvas must be done by 11:59pm. After that point, courses will become read-only for students. Faculty members can still have full access to the course for final grading and other tasks.

December 30 2016 - All grading, removal of content for future access, or other changes in Canvas must be done by 11:59pm tonight. After that point, courses will become read-only and moved to the "past courses" area (they can still be accessed by clicking the "view all courses" link in the Canvas courses menu).

Winter 2017 Important Dates for faculty

November 9 2016 - Courses available to faculty (if in Banner as instructor of record)

Jan 2 2017 - Manually published courses available to students.

January 9 2017 - All courses automatically published and available to students (by 5pm).

April 28 2017 - All assignments/work that students are doing in Canvas must be done by 11:59pm. After that point, courses will become read-only for students. Faculty members can still have full access to the course for final grading and other tasks.

May 9 2017 - All grading, removal of content for future access, or other changes in Canvas must be done by 11:59pm tonight. After that point, courses will become read-only and moved to the "past courses" area (they can still be accessed by clicking the "view all courses" link in the Canvas courses menu).