Canvas at Boston College
Every instructor sets up Canvas differently, so there isn’t a clear list of features you will find in each site or expectations for how you will use them from course to course. For example, some course Homepages link to a syllabus in a document you can download, others show all Syllabus information right on the Homepage, and others hold all content in Modules. All of these approaches and individual features can be used in a variety of combinations. While that requires adjusting to each site as a unique environment, it allows instructors to customize Canvas to best serve their teaching and subject matter.
The FAQ below includes information students have said has been helpful to them in managing Canvas, followed by a table of contents with links to more details on each feature. Feel free to search for the information most relevant to your course sites, and reach out to your instructors if you have any questions. If you ever encounter technical difficulties using Canvas, you can reach out to BC LMS Support through chat, email or phone.