Overview

The New School’s digital classroom is the Canvas learning management system. Canvas, by Instructure, provides secure spaces for posting readings and other documents, holding class discussions, collaboration, collecting and grading assignments, etc. Canvas also allows the use of media such as on-the-spot video, live video conferences, and more.

Canvas was fully adopted during the Spring 2014 semester.

Available To

  • Degree or Credit-Seeking Students
  • Continuing Education Students
  • Faculty

Access

STUDENTS: Students see the Canvas course site on the first day the class meets.

FACULTY: A Canvas course site is created for every New School class. Course sites are available to faculty about three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Rosters are updated regularly throughout the semester.

Location

All faculty and students can log into Canvas through MyNewSchool. The Canvas icons appear in the top right portion of the MyNewSchool screen..

Use

Canvas is used to post syllabi, assignments, announcements, readings, and content such as lectures, video, as well as for discussions, blogs and wikis, grading, and more. With Canvas, instructors can hold live video conferences, and instructors and students can easily post video and audio files.

Getting Started

You may use Canvas with Macintosh and Windows computers and mobile devices. Individual classes may require additional software. Your instructor will let you know about any special software requirements early in the semester. Students and faculty may be eligible for educational discounts on computers and software. Check Deals.

Help

Support for technical and user issues, training requests, and general inquiries pertaining to Canvas is available during business hours by calling New School Distributed Education at 212.229.8947 x4463, or by email at canvas@newschool.edu.