Canvas for Students

People

Contents

Viewing User Profiles

  1. Go to the course by clicking on the course title in the Courses & Groups menu.
  2. Click on People in the left side navigation bar
  3. On this page, you can see the list of students in the class. Click on a student's name to view their profile.
  • Within the profile, you can see their profile picture and their recent messages.
  • You can also send them a message on Canvas by clicking on Send Message.

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Viewing User Groups

  1. Go to the course by clicking on the course title in the Courses & Groups menu.
  2. Click on People in the left side navigation bar.
  3. On the top-right portion of the page, click on the View User Groups button.
  • On the Course Groups page, any group(s) you have currently joined will be displayed at the top. Other groups will be displayed under Available Groups.
  • To quickly see the members of each group, click on the small link, # members, underneath the name of each group.
  • By clicking on the group's name, a Canvas group page will show up, detailing things such as Announcements, Pages, People, Discussions, Files, Conferences, and Collaborations. All of these pages can be used by the group members to communicate with one another, stay in touch, share files, etc.

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Creating Your Own Groups

Note: if you decide to create your own groups, your work in these groups will not be graded by your instructor. Only groups created by your instructor will be graded. These student-created groups are suitable for activities, such as outside study groups or in-class participation activities.

To create your own groups:

  1. Go to the course by clicking on the course title in the Courses & Groups menu.
  2. Click on People in the left side navigation bar.
  3. On the top-right portion of the page, click on the View User Groups button.
  4. On the top-right portion of the page, click on the Start a New Group button.
  5. A new section will appear on the page where you can add your group's name, determine how members will join your group, and invite who will be in the group initially.
  6. When you're finished, click on the Create Group button.

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