Chapman University has added a search tool to Canvas. Atomic Search simplifies content discovery for both instructors and students by allowing keyword searches.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Effortless Content Discovery: Quickly find course materials without hassle, making your Canvas experience more user-friendly.
  • No Setup Required: Instructors don’t need to make any adjustments. The Atomic Search tool is available in Canvas.
  • Accessible Everywhere: Easily access the Atomic Search tool from any page in Canvas. It’s conveniently located at the top of every page, in the left global navigation bar as a “Search” icon, and in course navigation menus as a “Search” link.

What does Atomic Search offer?

  • Time Savings: Students and faculty can access their learning content more quickly and easily.
  • Comprehensive Search: Enjoy full-text search capabilities across all types of course content, including files, pages, assignments, quizzes, and announcements.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Atomic Search offers an intuitive search experience similar to popular search engines.

Top of every screenSearch all coursesGlobal navigation barsearch global navigationCourse navigation menusearch within a course

We value your input! Please share your feedback on Atomic Search to help us continually improve your Canvas experience. Email us at and let us know how you like Atomic Search.