What is Canvas?

Canvas is a course management system that supports online learning and teaching. It allows professors to post grades, information, and assignments online. For students, Canvas is intuitive and easy to use to create and share content. 

New Feature: Canvas Discussions & Announcements Redesign

Canvas has redesigned Discussions and Announcements with more functionality. This redesign will be implemented on July 20th, 2024.

What are the changes?

Some of the changes available are:  

  • Side view or split screen view for threaded replies.  

  • Create anonymous discussions and announcements.  

  • Give discussion board posts likes and mention a student or instructor using the “@” symbol in your replies.  


To learn more about the redesign for discussions and announcements, as a student or instructor, view the Canvas Guides links on this page.