Tools for Online Learning When the Classroom Closes

As schools and universities close or otherwise prepare for coronavirus (COVID-19), the Canvas team is here for you. We’re committed to helping ensure students and teachers have the tools they need to continue to connect, teach and learn from anywhere. We created this page to help you do just that. We’ll keep updating our resources. You keep washing your hands.

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The Fundamental Five

A transition to learning from home begins with a clear focus on what concerns students have. Use this simple framework as a foundation for communication.

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Canvas Tips During a K-12 School Closure

Tips to help you prepare, plan and connect with students during this time.

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Higher Education Resources

Review these recommendations and links as your institution transitions to an online learning environment.

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Quick Start Checklist

Our teacher checklist provides a high-level overview of steps to take as you continue to transition from face-to-face to online learning with Canvas.

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Expert Insights

Jared Stein, VP of Higher Ed Strategy, Canvas, shares insights and tips on seven core tools to help you adapt to remote teaching.

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Tips and Tricks for Parents

For parents dealing with the transition to remote learning, we gathered together educators (who are also parents) to share their insights.

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Tools and Features for Parents

Our training team pulled together an overview of tools and features available to parents in the Canvas parent app.

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Get the Canvas Parent App

When you download the Canvas Parent app, you’ll be able to quickly view assignment due dates, announcements, events, and grades.

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Student Guides

Access these community resources to help you create an account, familiarize yourself with Canvas, and participate in your Canvas courses.

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Free Canvas Account

We want to help get educators and students teaching and learning online. Teachers can create their own Canvas account and access resources in our community to get up and running quickly. This account never expires and offers all the features teachers and students need to transition to online learning.

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Partnership Support

Instructure's mission is to help people grow from the first day of school to the last day of work. One crucial way we accomplish this is by partnering with those who are equally committed to learning, innovation, and technology. We will continue to support institutions, teachers and students as they prepare for and transition to, online and distance learning.

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Canvas Is Right By Your Side

Ready to Scale

We’re prepared to scale Canvas as online learning needs require it. We’re also prepared to scale training for those who need guidance on running online courses with Canvas.

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Ready to Support

We know that an increase in usage and activity may mean an increased need for technical and product support. Fortunately, we have the flexibility to expand our support capacity as needed.

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