Student Orientation

Student Orientation
Last edited by Sheila Croninger 5 months ago
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Canvas Orientation

What is this course all about?

This orientation is designed for students to learn how to navigate Canvas, our learning management system. After completing the modules you should have a basic understanding of how Canvas works. We encourage you to come back to if you ever need help in the future. We hope that those who spend time in this orientation now will encounter less frustration in the future.

Specifically, upon the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • navigate within Canvas, and customize settings.
  • communicate effectively, using the Canvas communication tools.
  • submit assignments and take quizzes.

Click the Modules button at the upper left to get started.  It is best to work sequentially through the material at first.  But you are welcome to return to this orientation for guidance and review at any time.


Once you complete this orientation, you will be asked to complete a survey. Participation is optional, but we really value your feedback! 

Note: We encourage you to click on the 3 links below and review the information. We hope these "helps" will be valuable resources on what to expect from online classes at Butler (Course Help), Canvas basics (Canvas Help), and various Butler Community College resources available (College Help). This information will be available to you in all your online classes so please make yourself familiar with the content.

Course Help

Butler sets high expectations for instructor/student interactions.Check the links below to review what is expected behavior for Butler online students.

What you Can Expect from your Instructor
What your Instructor Expects of you
Netiquette Guidelines

Review these basic technical skills required for success in the online learning environment.

Required Technical Skills

Make note of these actions and attitudes beneficial to your success in Butler Online courses.

Mindset for Successful Online Learning

Canvas Help

Spend 30 minutes getting to know Canvas with the guidance of Butler Online staff and instructors – an effective way to begin a successful semester.

Face-to-face Canvas Orientation

The face-to-face orientation is the best way to learn Canvas but if you cannot attend be sure to complete this short virtual orientation.

Online Canvas Orientation

Explore this comprehensive question and answer guide for answers to your questions about using Canvas.

Canvas Student Guide

Check out these simple Canvas navigation tips.

How to Get Around in Canvas

Contact us for password reset or technical questions.

Butler Help Desk

Set-up your computer for maximum efficiency in Canvas.

Computer Specifications in Canvas

Learn which browsers work best with Canvas.

Browser Specifications in Canvas

Check here to be sure your computer is set-up for online learning in Canvas.

Check your Computer Settings for Canvas

Canvas conforms to the accessibility standards under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

Canvas is ADA Compliant

College Help

Butler has many online and face-to-face resources available to you. Be sure to check them out.

Access the wide variety of Student Services available to Butler students including Advising, Bookstore, Financial Aid, Health Service, Registrar, and Special Needs.

Student Services

Contact Butler’s Academic Support Services for tutoring, Online Writing Lab services, and library assistance.

Academic Support Services

Click the link below to review the various venues for assistance with passwords, email and other basic hardware and software problems, including password reset.

Technical Support Services

Investigate the tutoring options available to Butler students at no charge.

Peer Tutoring Options  

Net Tutor (online tutoring)

Butler's Library staff is available at all Butler libraries to help with coursework, books for study, and the latest journal articles.

Butler’s LW Nixon Library

Visit the library in person at the address listed on the link above or

    • by phone 316.733.3234
    • by chat "Ask a Librarian"
    • online: click on the Library tab in Pipeline for all library resources
      • you can view their video to learn just how a librarian can assist you
    • 8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday by text message 316.448.2225