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Canvas Student Orientation

The Canvas student orientations are optional. You do NOT have to take one to use Canvas, however, if you have never used Canvas you might consider taking either an online orientation or one in person.

Online Orientations

Not sure how to use Canvas? Step through an online orientation on how to use Canvas as a student.

Canvas Student Orientation course - Canvas course guides you through the Canvas guides and provides links to videos

Canvas Student Tour - Series of short videos (~5 mins) designed to help you learn how to use Canvas.

  • View in any order
  • To view all videos takes about 35 mins

On-campus Orientations

Join us for a FREE face-to-face orientation to Canvas, the software that Foothill instructors use to teach online and hybrid classes. Show up to one of the sessions listed below. No registration is required.

If you are registered, bring your Student ID to log into Canvas and follow along during the session!


Students are NOT required to attend on-campus Canvas orientations.

Orientation Dates



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Topics covered

Part 1 - Getting started
  • What is Canvas?
  • Computer and Web browser requirements
  • How to log in and get set up
  • Navigating the course website
  • Getting Help


Part 2 - Navigating your course
  • Viewing lectures
  • Completing assignments
  • Participating in class discussions
  • Taking quizzes

All Spring Classes Delivered Virtually

Spring starts April 13. All classes will be delivered virtually.

Questions? Email Visit Virtual Campus Website

All Spring Classes Delivered Virtually