Maybe. Canvas is primarily used to host course websites associated with Harvard degree programs, however Canvas can also be used for Informal Learning Experiences.
Informal Learning Experiences are defined as a time-bound, non-credit learning experience provided by Harvard faculty or staff for Harvard affiliates that contains learning facets such as communication, content creation, content delivery, content collection, assessment.
Here are a few potential examples of informal learning experiences:
Not all of your courses will appear in your Canvas dashboard, the landing page when you log into Canvas. In fact, upcoming courses will likely not appear. You probably want to prioritize seeing current courses over past ones. Here's how to customize which courses appear on your dashboard.
Meet with the Canvas Team. Scheduling a 30 minute planning meeting with a member of the HGSE Canvas Canvas Team will save much time learning how best to implement Canvas’s many features. Schedule a time
Develop course navigation to address the following questions:
Availability dates define when students are able to view assignments and when the last date and time to submit to an assignment is. Availability dates are not required, but may be useful in limiting access if desired.
Available From: The date and time for when assignments will become accessible by students.
Available Until: The date and time for when students can no longer submit to an assignment.
The Due Date defines the date and time when a submission to an assignment is considered late. If...
To invite people to a meeting in progress, select Invite and Remind from the Quick Start tab. You can invite people by email or by sending a link to your meeting. Select Participant > Entry and Exit Tone to ensure these tones are turned off, as they are potentially disruptive to your meeting.
It is possible to restrict access to a meeting, preventing anyone new from joining a meeting -- whether they were invited or not. Select Meeting>Restrict Access to do this. Click on Meeting>Restore Access to begin allowing new participants in again.
The first time you start or join a meeting, the WebEx Meeting Manager application is automatically downloaded to your computer. In most cases, you will be able to immediately proceed to your meeting. If you are having trouble joining, look for the following:
Changing your default email address in Canvas will not affect the address that is used to log into Canvas. This holds true for both Degree Program/Residential Canvas (canvas.harvard.edu), and for Professional Education Canvas (harvard-catalog-courses.instructure.com).
The Harvard-built course tools Manage People and Manage Sections have been streamlined, along with a new tool, Import iSites Content. These three valuable tools have been integrated into Harvard's new Manage Course feature.
The Manage Course link can be found on the left side course navigation in any Canvas course. The link will appear grayed out, since it is visible only to admins and teaching staff. Let's look at each of the tools contained therein.
XID is short for eXtended ID. XIDs are typically created by the person who is seeking authentication access to any systems at Harvard. In this case for viewers like you, registering for an XID may be necessary to access Canvas.
Who needs an XID? Why would I need an XID?
If you are seeking early access to a course before your official paperwork has finished processing because class has already begun, registering for an XID as a temporary means of access to the course is a common workaround. This is...
Kaltura's CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder allows you to capture and record your screen, webcam, and audio all in real-time. In order to access CaptureSpace and upload your content into your course, you'll first have to download and install CaptureSpace to your computer. We will review two methods for accessing CaptureSpace: via Assignments and Pages.
Downloading & Installing CaptureSpace
Depending on how the course is structured, you may be able to upload and submit your video to Canvas via an Assignment, or by uploading your video...
If you've received this error message when attempting to access a page, file, assignment, or anything of the like in your Canvas course... then know that you are not the only one experiencing this issue in your class! Most likely the content has not been published yet.
If possible, please report this to us [IT] immediately, and we can get in touch with the teaching team regarding the content.