Canvas 101: Easily Adding Essential Course Content

Canvas LMS LogoWhile many of the SMU faculty transitioned to Canvas last year, we recognize some may not yet have had the opportunity to check out our new Learning Management System. With back-to-school gearing up, consider posting your syllabus for students in Canvas since a course shell is automatically created in Canvas for you to host your course content.

In the following quick 6-minute video, we will show you how to do just that and you won’t believe how easy it is!

With Canvas, you can even add a brief bio and upload a profile picture in no time at all. To learn more about Canvas, go to and visit the documentation tab. If you’d like assistance with getting a course set up in Canvas, contact your Academic Technology Director and they’d be happy to assist you.

From all of us in OIT, here’s to another great semester at SMU!

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Laurene Klassen

Laurene is the Director of SMU’s IT Training & Communications Team. She enjoys reading, writing, and outdoor activities with her family in her spare time.