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Basic Canvas Setup

Getting Started with your Canvas account

1. Set up your profile. You can edit your profile at any time. It is highly recommended that you include a profile picture.
2. Set up your notifications. Tired of missing important due dates or announcements? Follow the steps on setting up your notifications to configure your Canvas notifications and alerts. This includes how you want to be notified-preferred email, text, etc. You can even set it up to only notify you in certain instances.
3. Get started with Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, Getting Started as a Student provides basic information on using this system.   

Browsers
Keeping your browser up to date with the most current version is preferred. For a list of browsers that are compatible with Canvas, visit the Which Browsers does Canvas Support? page.  

For a list of basic computer system requirements to use Canvas, go to the Computer Specifications page. Note that although Canvas does not require high bandwidth, other media in online courses works best in a high bandwidth environment.  

Software Downloads
For information on software for online courses, check the Software Downloads page.  

Canvas Help
If you've run into a problem, Canvas Guides can teach you everything you need to know. Technical assistance is also available through EWU's Technical Help Desk.  

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