Canvas: Additional Features

Creating a More Robust Digital Course Site

Many Yale instructors use additional Canvas features. If you have questions about Canvas, please contact us.

Add files

Upload files to your course site so students can access files such as readings and handouts.


Create and track graded and ungraded assignments, including online and offline submission, no submission, discussions, and quizzes.


Create Discussions where students can see and respond to peers in a prompted discussion. 


Create Pages to organize all components of a class session, with an overview of the topic, links to readings, quizzes, online discussion posts, or assignments.


Consider Modules to structure your class activities in an easy-to-follow sequence.

Additional Useful Information

Update Time Zone Preferences in Canvas and Zoom

Use Course Blogs in Canvas