Canvas 101 - Online Course

This self-paced course is designed to get you familiar with Canvas and provide you with some key take-aways that will get you up and running with your class. The course has been broken up into 7 modules, each of which contains resources to help you understand the given topic, along with how-to instructions. Upon completing this course, you will receive a Canvas Essentials digital badge.

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In-Person Workshops

These workshops will be facilitated by members of the Teaching & Learning Innovations team. They will be hands on, so bring your course materials and questions.

Canvas 1: Getting Started with Canvas

  • Setting up your home page
  • Managing Notification Settings
  • Creating or uploading a Syllabus
  • How to access Canvas Chat support

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Canvas 2: Beyond the Basics

  • Using Canvas Commons to use or share templates and resources
  • Changing the main menu
  • Creating Assignments
  • Creating Discussions
  • Using the Calendar

View Canvas 2 Doc

Canvas 3: Modules, Pages, and Assignments, Oh My!

  • Creating modules and add multiple pieces of content to them
  • How and why modules are effective
  • Best practices for building and designing modules
  • Differences between pages, assignments, and modules
  • When to use each type effectively

View Canvas 3 Doc

Canvas 4: Designing Your Homepage

  • Why a homepage is an important part of your course
  • What makes an effective homepage
  • Importing buttons and graphic assets from Commons to help build your page
  • Thinking through the lens of your students in terms of user experience

View Canvas 4 Doc

Canvas 5: Grades and SpeedGrader

  • Using and modifying the gradebook
  • Muting and unmuting assignment grades
  • Adding comments and markup to student submissions in SpeedGrader
  • Giving extra credit grades

View Canvas 5 Doc

Register for Fall 2018 Workshops

5 Day Workouts** - Online Courses

Learn something new in Canvas in just 20 minutes a day over 5 days. These workouts are designed to give you quick ideas for making the best use of Canvas. The 5 Day workouts are fully online and are facilitated by a member of the Teaching & Learning Innovations team.

  • Making Your Course Accessible to All Learners
  • Increasing Student Engagement in Canvas

** Prerequisite: Canvas 101 or Canvas 1: Getting Started with Canvas

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Drop-in Support

The T&LI team is also available for drop-in support at the FIT Studio (Solano 1201) Monday - Friday between 9:00AM and 4:00PM, or by appointment. To schedule an appointment with us please contact  and we'll be happy to help answer your questions.