Canvas is our primary classroom tool. It's accessible from any device and provides the following resources:

  • access to each course you're currently enrolled in as well as the video lectures, syllabus, readings, assignments, and more

  • small group assignments with links to your group's dedicated online study room for video meetings

  • course notifications and announcements from faculty within Canvas

​Using Canvas

Upon signing in to Canvas, you will be directed to a landing page that shows your current courses, upcoming deadlines, assignments, and notifications.

To view course-specific lectures and materials, click on the course itself to see a week-by-week breakdown of course content and assignments. The left sidebar offers various other tools and options, including a calendar and the Inbox feature where you can contact faculty.

*Please note that Google Chrome is preferred browser to use for Canvas

You can get back to Canvas at "" where you would sign in again with your Populi username and password.

Mobile apps

The Canvas mobile app is a great way to watch video lectures and keep up with course calendars and notifications from your mobile devices. We love them! Just search for "Canvas by Instructure" in your App Store to download the apps on phones and tablets.

Note about videos on mobile. If you're using your mobile data connection to watch course videos, please note that you're using your mobile data plan and will be responsible for that activity if your plan has data limits or costs associated with it. Also, while our newly designed classes have been optimized for streaming on mobile connections, any older lectures over 2 hours in length may not stream well on an average, LTE mobile connection.

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