Course Materials


Canvas is the University‚Äôs campus-wide learning management system (LMS) for publishing course-related materials online. It provides instructors with a central online resource to grant students access to all of their course-related materials (assignments, lecture recordings, quizzes/exams…), and collect feedback. All U-M courses have Canvas sites created automatically each term.

Help getting started:

Questions or problems with using the system can be directed to the ITS Service Center.

Scanning Documents to PDF

Smartphone methods

When you need to make a scan of a physical document and you don’t have access to a scanner, it is possible using most common smartphones. Once scanned, you can then distribute it to your students by uploading it to your Canvas course site, or simply sending it via email. For example:

  • iOS devices have a document scanner function built into the Notes app
  • Android devices can scan documents directly using the Google Drive app

Help getting started:

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Android (2:15)