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
  • Moving content from Blackboard to Canvas
  • How to access Canvas Chat support

View Canvas 1 Doc

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 Spring 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.

  • Canvas Basics - 2/12/18 - 2/16/18
  • Making Your Course Accessible to All Learners - 3/12/18 - 3/16/18
  • Increasing Student Engagement in Canvas - 4/16/18 - 4/20/18

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

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.