Getting Started With Canvas

Check out this video where you will learn about navigating through Canvas and managing your dashboard and sidebar.


A link to the Canvas Student Guide is available here and includes how-to information. Canvas offers additional guides available on their website.

You can also download and use the Canvas app.


To learn more about this topic, visit the Canvas Guides at

Canvas Tutorials

1. Communicating with your Professors

In this section, you will learn how to communicate with your instructors and peers using Announcements, Discussions, and Conversations.



2. Posting To Discussions

In this section, you will learn how to view, reply to, and edit discussion posts. To get started, click the Discussions link in Course Navigation. This takes you to the Discussions Index page.



3. Accessing & Taking Quizzes

In this section, you will learn how to access and take quizzes, and view your quiz results. You can follow the same steps to take a survey.



4. Accessing Assignments

You can view assignment notifications, including notifications about new assignments and changes to due dates, in the recent activity stream on the Dashboard.



5. Submitting Assignments

In this section, you will learn about the different ways you can submit assignments in Canvas.



6. Peer Reviews

In this section you will learn how to leave feedback for your peers on peer review assignments and how to view feedback left on your submissions by teachers or other students. A peer review allows you to give feedback to other students about their assignment submission. Additionally, other students can give you feedback on your assignment submissions.



7. Groups

In this section you will learn about groups in Canvas. The Groups feature allows you to work in small groups with your classmates to collaborate on assignments, projects, and presentations.



8. Checking Grades in Canvas

In this section you will learn how to check your grades in Canvas. You can view your grades from the Dashboard. Viewing grades from the dashboard may vary depending on your settings.



Getting Started Using Zoom

Zoom is the CU Denver preferred technology for virtual meetings, web conferencing, or virtual presentations.

This tutorial includes information on how to:

  • Log into Zoom
  • Start a Meeting
  • Download the Zoom Meeting Client
  • Join a Meeting
  • Share Your Screen
  • Record a Meeting
  • Use Zoom on Mobile Devices
  • Find Technical Support

If you can't find what you're looking for here, watch the Zoom One-Minute Video tutorials!

Logging into Zoom

Start by logging into Zoom using the following link for CU Denver/Anschutz:

Downloading the Zoom Meeting Client

When you start or join a meeting, you will be prompted to download the Zoom Meeting Client.

Alternatively, you can download it here: Download Zoom Meeting Client . The "Zoom Meeting Client" is the first option listed.

Once you've downloaded the Zoom Meeting Client, you can use it anytime to start a meeting, join a meeting, or schedule a meeting in advance.

Joining a Meeting

To join a meeting, click on the "Join a Meeting" link on the top right corner. You will need either the meeting URL or Zoom Meeting Room number.

If participants do not have an internet connection, they can also phone in using the number provided on the meeting invitation.

Sharing Your Screen

During a meeting, you can share your screen by clicking on the green Share Screen button on the bottom Zoom toolbar. Here is a helpful one-minute tutorial on sharing your screen with other participants:

Using Zoom on Mobile Devices

You can use Zoom on your mobile device! Simply go to your app download store and search for Zoom.

(Please note: You cannot record a meeting from a mobile device!)

**NOTE** As a CU Denver student, you must select the SSO login option, and enter either (for Denver) or (for Boulder) followed by your login credentials.

Technical Support

Running into trouble? No problem - contact one of the resources below:

· One Minute Videos from Zoom

· Zoom Technical Support

· CU Denver Office of Information Technology

Phone: 303-724-4357 (4-HELP)