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Getting Started Online at Cox: Canvas & Panopto

What is Canvas?

Canvas is the learning management system that SMU uses for courses. 

How do I get started on Canvas?

SMU's Office of Information Technology (OIT) has created some helpful guides on how to use Canvas.

  • Choose the Documentation & Training tab to learn how to use Canvas.
  • Choose the Student Support tab to learn how to get help from Canvas.

What is Panopto?

Panopto is a video tool that is integrated into Canvas. To access Panopto, you will need to log into Canvas.

How do I use Panopto?

OIT has created some helpful guides to help you learn how to use Panopto.

  • Choose the Documentation & Training tab to find videos on Panopto.
  • Choose the Student Recording link to learn how to use Panopto with your assignments.