Student Help Resources

Canvas, by Instructure, is UNM’s new Learning Management System starting Summer 2022. It will replace UNM Learn. We have gathered some resources below for students to get familiar with Canvas. If you ever have a question, please feel free to reach out to UNM Canvas Support 
 
We also have a tutorial that walks students through some of the more common tools in an online course. To access the tutorial, visit Introduction to Canvas and Related Tools.

Please read:
  • Not all courses use Canvas and when a student can access a course depends on a couple of factors. Please see “Why Can't I See My Course” for more information. 
  • Not all courses use all tools. Course design and online activities vary by course. 
  • Your course menu will also vary per course. If you do not see a tool in the left menu, it may be hidden. Many courses utilize a simple menu for students where most items (Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, etc.) can be found within the Modules tool.
  • Some third-party tools that may be mentioned in the vendor’s documentation, such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google Drive, are not integrated with our instance of Canvas. 
  • Some things mentioned may not be the same as our instance. Some of our settings are configured to pull data from the Banner/LoboWeb Student Information System or to align with UNM business processes and student privacy concerns.
Global Navigation Course BasicsCourse ActivitiesThird Party Tools

Global Navigation

Calendar

Files

Inbox

Profile/User Settings

Announcements

Course Navigation

Grades

Modules

Rich Content Editor

Assignments

Discussions

Groups

Quizzes

Kaltura

Zoom

Respondus LDB

Redshelf

Others

Accessing Canvas  

 

Global Navigation Tools  

Global Navigation 
Viewing/Accessing Courses
Course Activity/Updates/To-Dos
Getting Help
Calendar 
Files 
Inbox 
Profile and User Settings 

Note1: Some fields, such as Name and Password, come from Banner/LoboWeb or other UNM systems and cannot be edited in Canvas. Please see this support page for changing your preferred name.
Note2: Web Services are disabled in our instance of Canvas. 

 

Course Basics  

Announcements  
Course Navigation 
Grades 
Modules 
Rich Content Editor 

 

Course Activities  

Assignments 

By default, courses are using the Assignment Enhancement (a new version of Assignments).  
If you don’t see Assignments in the course menu, you may find the assignment on Modules or another page in the course if your course is using Assignments. 

Discussions 

By default, courses are using the Discussions tool, and not the newer Discussions Redesign tool.  
If you don’t see Discussions in the course menu, you may find the discussion in Modules or another page in the course if your course is using Discussions. 

Groups 
Quizzes 

There are two quiz tools, Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes. Currently, instructors can choose either.  
If you don’t see Quizzes in the course menu, you may find the quiz in Modules or another page in the course if your course is using either Quiz tool. 

Third party tools 

For other third-party tools, see External Apps