The Canvas Support Chatbot is an automated chat tool created by Northwestern IT Teaching & Learning Technologies. It has been designed to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Canvas at Northwestern. The chatbot specializes in enrollment-related inquiries, but it can also answer questions about other Northwestern-specific Canvas issues.
Additionally, the Canvas Chatbot has the ability to search Instructure's Canvas Guides and provide links to the most relevant guides related to an inquiry. If the chatbot cannot answer a question, it can create a ticket with the Northwestern IT Support Center and send a support request to the appropriate team for further help.
Instructors, students, and staff can access the chatbot by clicking on the Help icon in the main left navigation in Canvas and selecting the link to Chat with Canvas Support Chatbot. The chatbot will work in the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari web browsers; use of other browsers is not recommended at this time as they are not supported.
If you would like to share feedback on the Canvas Support Chatbot, please email Northwestern IT Teaching & Learning Technologies at firstname.lastname@example.org.