Canvas Instructions

I. New Student Orientation Video Transcript

II. Basic Computer Skills: How to use an email account, how to attach, upload, and download files. How to view, save, rename, and print files. Have basic word processing skills and are familiar with using different web browsers

III. Canvas Technical Requirements

IV. Minimum Technology Requirements for Hybrid/Online Courses:  

Computer Requirements

  • A Windows (preferably) or Mac Laptop 
  • Intel i5 Processor (2.4 GHz or higher)
  • 8 GB of RAM or higher
  • 128 GB of Storage or higher
  • Webcam
  • Microphone 
  • Windows 10 or Mac OS Latest Version
  • Mozilla Firefox (latest version) - Download and/or Google Chrome (latest version) - Download
  • Microsoft Word or Access to a free Office 365 or Google Docs (using your personal Gmail account)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader - Download
25 Mbps Minimum (Check your Internet Speed)


V. Student Resources 

  • Call the Canvas Help Desk at (575) 399-2199 (Monday to Sunday from 8am to 10pm) for assistance and have your course CRN (ex. 10023) and your Username available. 
  • If you need academic help, contact the Academic Success Center at (575) 492 2830 or email:
  • If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2577.


VI. Basic Troubleshooting Steps