Canvas is an excellent tool for communicating with students and distributing course information (syllabus, required texts, etc).
If you’re using only portions of a text or texts, you can create a PDF course pack on Canvas that students can access for free. This is an excellent option if you’re not using an entire book, or you’re using selections from an out of print title. No copyright permissions are required as students are not charged and access is limited to only students in the course.
Your syllabus can also be posted on Canvas so students see which books are being used first, which sections are being used, etc.
For assistance with Canvas please contact the DLINQ department.