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Canvas and Computer Skills

Below is a list of how-to's and guides on setting up your email, basic computer and Canvas skills that will help you get started in your courses. You can also go to Maricopa's Canvas Support page for more help.

Getting Started 

My.Maricopa Link
Find your Maricopa ID, Set Your Password Link
Activate Your Maricopa Email Link
Forward Your Maricopa Email Link | Video (1:30)

Computer Skills

Cut, Copy and Paste PDF
Downloading/Save Files PDF
Print to PDF PDF
Save as Rich Text Format (RTF) PDF

       Canvas Overview (video)

Log in to Canvas (pdf)
Navigate the Canvas menus and access a Course
Edit Your Profile (add a picture)
Access your Messages


Choose when and where to get your notifications
Receive grades and announcements on your cell phone
Receive grades and announcements on Twitter



        Assignments Overview (video)                                                Assignments Submissions (video) 

Find an assignment
Upload a file, text entry, website URL or Google Doc
Upload a media (audio/video) file



        Discussions Overview (video)

Reply to a discussion post
Attach images and files


       Quizzes Overview (video)

Locate quizzes
Take a quiz
Submit a Quiz


       Grades Overview (video)

Find assignments & posted grades
Predict future grades


       Communication Overview (video)

Access the Conversations Inbox
Find my unread messages in Conversations
Send a private message to my instructor
Send a private message to an individual
Send a message to multiple individuals
Start a Conversation with a Student Group
How do I attach a file to a message
How do I attach a media comment to my message


Looking for help with a Canvas item that is not on this list? Search Canvas Guides.