Canvas FAQs

Canvas Tutorial for Faculty and Students


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Video tutorials for Canvas are available on Youtube.


Canvas FAQs

1. How do I access Canvas? 

Once enrolled, you will receive an email with Canvas login information.  If not, please Submit an SCU Canvas Ticket.

  • To reset your Canvas password, follow these steps.
  • From your laptop/desktop:
  • From your smartphone: download the Canvas Student App or Canvas Teacher App. Please select "SWCU" or type in ""
  • Canvas Browser and Computer Requirements - Please Read!
  • The recommended web browser for Canvas is Google Chrome. Please make sure to use the latest version. 
  • If you cannot view content, try clearing your cache and cookies first. (This solves a lot of issues.) If you are not sure how to clear cookies and cache for your type of browser, most of the time a quick Google search will provide info. You may also reach out to IT at


2. Where do I begin in Canvas?

Below is information regarding the basic navigation of Canvas:


3. As a student, how do I submit assignments and access my grades?


4. As faculty, how do I create content? 


5. Is there an app I can use?

  • Canvas can also be accessed via the Student App and Teacher App. Please be aware that all assignments cannot and should not be completed via the app. 
  • After downloading the app, use the Find My School feature and enter "SWCU".
  • Canvas Student App
  • Canvas Teacher App 


6. How do I get help?


For more in-depth Canvas assistance, please visit the Canvas Guides for StudentsCanvas Guides for Faculty, or the SCU Canvas Tutorials