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Canvas 101 for Students

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.

  • Click on Account from the menu on the left
  • Then click on Profile to add a profile photo or picture to your account. 
  • Click on the pencil icon to upload a photo or picture.

  • Click on Account from the menu on the left
  • Then click on Settings to add your mobile phone number to receive text message notifications for the courses your are enrolled in.
  • The Ways to Contact menu is to the right of the screen.



  • Click on Calendar from the menu on the left to view when assignments are due in any class.
  • You can also create your own events in the Canvas calendar by selecting the  + (plus) sign located near the top right of the screen.

  • Click on Inbox from the menu on the left to read, reply to and compose email messages to your instructor or students from any class.





The navigation menu for any course on Canvas generally includes:

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