What to Tell Students

Instructors can copy and paste the content below into a Canvas announcement to let students know they will be using Canvas in the course and to help them get started.


Dear Students,

Welcome to [course name].  This semester, I will be using Canvas to share course materials and activities with you.  Canvas is a lot like Blackboard, but it has some different features that will be useful in our work together.

To access the Canvas course site go to canvas.georgetown.edu, click the login button, and enter your Georgetown NetID and password.

You should see [course name] under your courses. [You may want to post initial instructions here, such as to check out the syllabus if you’ve posted it or to check out announcements.]

For an introduction to the Canvas interface, please watch this Canvas Overview video.  For help with other features of Canvas, see the Canvas Student Getting Started Guide or the more comprehensive Canvas Student Guide.

You can access Canvas from a web browser or via the app (Android/iOS) for smartphones and tablets. 

If you run into any technical problems this semester, you can reach Canvas support from within Canvas by clicking on the Help icon on the bottom of the left menu and selecting "Canvas Support Chat." 

Looking forward to the semester!

[name]