eLearning Tips for Students

October 2019

Canvas Tips

If a course doesn’t show on your Dashboard in Canvas, it is probably still there. Courses can always be accessed by clicking courses on the left, then all courses. You can make courses return to your dashboard by clicking the star next to them when you first go to courses.

Another possibility is that you have chosen a different view in Canvas. Click the three dots all the way to the top of the dashboard screen, and be sure to select "card view."


Worried about losing information in Canvas? Do your work on Google Docs. You can always work on Google Docs offline, and it saves automatically. When you are ready to transfer your work to Canvas, you can upload your Google Doc, or you can copy and paste your work if needed.

To be sure your Google items are available for offline access, just go to drive.google.com, sign in with your school account if needed, click the gear, then check that the offline switch is toggled to on.


Finally, remember that Skyward is the official gradebook. Some assignments may have grades in Canvas, but Skyward is where each student’s official grade is maintained.

Helpful Site!

If you or your child experience any technology-related problems for eLearning, submit a student helpdesk! This will go to the technology department, where a solution can be determined.

Other Resources

Here are links to other resources. Many are SCOH pages. Please make use of these. They have been created and/or shared to help you.


Student Helpdesk


Hobart's eLearning page-Canvas guides for parents and students are on this page.


Hobart's eLearning letter


Comcast's Internet Essentials program for reduced-cost Internet


This video will show you how to download and access Canvas course content while offline. The last few minutes include how to be sure your Google Drive is accessible offline so you can create or edit Google Docs, Slides, etc.