Using the Canvas LMS

Armed with a computer and the internet, you enter a virtual classroom where the schedule is, to a great extent, managed by you – the student. This type of asynchronous model (one that doesn't require you to attend online classes at a specific time) allows you to complete coursework at your own pace. You will still have instructor presence, in addition to reading assignments, group discussions, exams, and so on, but online learning gives you the liberty to decide when to complete most of these tasks within a given timeframe.

As an online student, you will have a dashboard in Canvas that connects you to your professor and your classmates. This centralized system provides a user-friendly platform where you can review your syllabus, find readings and videos, dialogue with fellow students, participate in group discussions and projects, review feedback, review text and video messages from your professor, and more. Miami offers the support you need to make the process seamless.

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For Canvas help, contact the IT Help Desk at 513-529-7900, or by synchronous chat: Click to Chat. You can also submit a help ticket online; be sure to include as much information as possible to ensure that your request is addressed as soon as possible.