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Canvas 101 for Students


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Canvas 101 for Students

1. Go directly to http:// or click on My Reynolds from the Reynolds home page at

2. When the VIrginia's Community Colleges login screen appears, login with your My Reynolds username & multifactor authentication (MFA).

3. When the My Applications menu appears, click on the Canvas tile.

To change the Dashboard View:

  1. Click on the three dots to the right of the Dashboard menu.
  2. When a menu appears, click on the view you want.



The navigation menu for any course on Canvas generally includes:

  • Home
  • Announcements
  • Syllabus
  • Modules
  • Grades
  • Zoom
  • Tutoring
  • Library Services


It is essential that you READ THE COURSE SYLLABUS for any course you are enrolled in the 1st DAY OF CLASS if not before. The syllabus is a course roadmap that will help you succeed in your classes. The syllabus contains the expectations for the course including:

  • course description
  • course learning objectives
  • course assignments and due dates
  • test dates
  • grading policy including how grades are weighted for each assignment and test
  • Other important information for the course

Examples of Course Syllabi: