Liberal Arts Student Resources

Student resources for Liberal Arts programs (Basic Program, the Open Program, Writer's Studio, and Visual Arts Education and Outreach) at the Graham School. 

Download Canvas Instructions

Student Remote Learning Training Schedule

Attend a webinar session to learn how to get started with using Canvas and Zoom for your online course. Click on the desired time slot below to sign up for a training session.  

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19


10:00 a.m. (forty-five minutes)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22


2:00 p.m. (forty-five minutes)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30


6:00 p.m. (forty-five minutes)

Canvas Login Instructions

1. You will receive an email invitation from UChicago Canvas that looks like the one below, inviting you to participate in the Canvas site for your course. Please click the Get Started button.

Canvas Login Instructions Liberal Arts email screenshot

2. The next screen should look like this:

Canvas Login Instructions Liberal Arts Canvas landing page screenshot

If you have never taken an online course before, click the “Create My Account” button (follow 3A below).

If you HAVE taken an online course before, click the “I Have a Canvas Account” button (follow 3B below).

3ACreate My Account: You should see the screen below. Your email address is already in the form. Please create a password, and write it down so you don’t lose it. Select your Time Zone. Click on the “I agree to the Acceptable Use Policy box”, and then click Register.

Canvas Login Instructions Liberal Arts Create Your Account screen

You should now see the home page for your course.

Canvas Login Instructions Liberal Arts Course screenshot

You are now registered for Canvas, and can access all the information you need for your course.

3B. I Have a Canvas Account: When you get the email invitation to the course, click the Get Started button. You will get a message that says “You must log in before you accept the course registration”. You will see the following screen:

Canvas Login Instructions Liberal Arts Canvas login for users with an account

Click on the “Login without a CNetID” button. You will see the following screen:

Canvas Login Instructions Liberal Arts login without CNetID

If your username and password are not automatically populated, enter your username, (which is the email address you used to register with) and the password you created. Click the “stay signed in” box so you don’t have to log in again. (If you forgot your password, click the “Forgot Password” link to reset your password and try again.) Click the log in button.

You will see the home page for your course. You are now registered for the Canvas site for your new course.

4. If you are taking more than one course, you can click the Dashboard link on the far left menu to see the Dashboard with all the courses that you are taking.

Canvas Login Instructions Liberal Arts dashboard with multiple courses

Clicking on a course box will open the course.

5. If you get logged out, or have to log out, you can log back in to Canvas starting from step 3B above.

How to Join a Zoom Classroom from Canvas

1. Go to the course home page in Canvas. You should see a link to “Zoom: Professional Education” on the left side of the page.

How to Join a Zoom Classroom from Canvas (Liberal Arts) Zoom Link

Click on that link.

2. In that window, you will see the name of your course, with a button that says “Join”.

How to Join a Zoom Classroom from Canvas (Liberal Arts) Join Button

3. Click the “Join” button. You will see the following screen:

How to Join a Zoom Classroom from Canvas (Liberal Arts) Open Zoom Meeting

4. Click the “Open Zoom Meetings” button. You will see the following screen:

How to Join a Zoom Classroom from Canvas (Liberal Arts) Join with Audio

5. Click “Join with Computer Audio”. You’ll see the following screen:

How to Join a Zoom Classroom from Canvas (Liberal Arts) Start Video

Click the “Start video” icon in the lower left part of the screen.

6. You are now in your Zoom classroom!