1. Welcome to AETS Online Learning System

Welcome to AETS’ Online Learning System. We have moved to a Digital Learning System to improve your learning experience.

1.1 Note

AETS do not host the Learning Platform, it is provided by Canvas by Instructure LLC. The following requirements have been obtained from Canvas to assist in getting you online.

1.2 Online Etiquette

  • Respect the privacy of others
  • Be respectful of each other – offensive behaviour will not be tolerated. Please see Student Handbook for acceptable behaviour
  • Keep in mind that everything you write is recorded. On the Internet there are no take backs.
  • Being online does not exempt you from posting offensive comments

1.3 Minimum Specifications to Use Canvas

To have Canvas work effectively, your computer or device must meet these minimum specifications:

1.3.1 Screen Size

Canvas is best viewed at a minimum resolution of 800×600. If you want to view Canvas on a device with a smaller screen, we recommend using the Canvas mobile app.

1.3.2 Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 and newer
  • Mac OSX 10.10 and newer
  • Linux – chromeOS

1.3.3 Mobile Operating System Native App Support

Android apps require version 5.0 or later and iOS apps require version 12 or later. All Android and iOS both support the two most recent versions of their respective operating systems.

1.3.4 Computer Speed and Processor

  • Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GHz processor

1.3.5 Internet Speed

  • Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments.
  • Minimum of 512kbps

1.3.6 Screen Readers

  • Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
  • PC: JAWS (latest version for Firefox)
  • PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
  • There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome

1.3.7 Supported Browsers

Canvas supports the current and first previous major releases of the following browsers:

  • Chrome 79 and 80
  • Firefox 72 and 73 (Extended Releases are not supported*)
  • Edge 79 and 80
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
  • Safari 12 and 13 (Macintosh only)

1.3.8 Where to get more assistance with Browser errors


1.4 Disability Support Services and Accessibility Statement

If you have a disability that you need to request accommodations, please email [email protected] to arrange for assistance.

Canvas provides a user experience that is easy, simple, and intuitive. Special attention has been paid to making Canvas screen-readable. The Rich Content Editor encourages users to create accessible content pages (i.e. text formatting is accomplished using styles). Canvas is designed to allow limited customisation of colours and schemes to be accessible for all users. The National Federation of the Blind granted Canvas the Gold Level Web Certification in 2010.

Find more information here: http://www.instructure.com/canvas_vpat.

If you have difficulties using the site, please do not hesitate to contact your trainer or AETS for assistance.

2. The Canvas Interface

Lost or just need a little bit of help…. Check out this Canvas Student Overview video…


Other videos you may like to watch:

How do I change my password? http://guides.instructure.com/s/2204/m/4212/l/41958-how-do-i-change-my-login-password

How do I take a quiz?

Where can I review my grades? http://guides.instructure.com/s/2204/m/4212/l/55064-where-are-my-grades

How can I contact my Trainer? http://guides.instructure.com/s/2204/m/4212/l/48306-how-do-i-send-a-private-message-to-my-instructor

How do I submit an online assignment? http://guides.instructure.com/s/2204/m/4212/l/41972-how-do-i-submit-an-online-assignment

How do I submit an online assignment? http://guides.instructure.com/s/2204/m/4212/l/41972-how-do-i-submit-an-online-assignment