Below are a series of tutorials meant to give you a stand-alone, on demand, basic introduction to Canvas. This is the distilled basics covered in a condensed Canvas 101 session.

Note: Screencasts use Elluminate (aka Collaborate) recordings which use Java.
If you encounter issues, make sure you have the latest version of Java installed.

  1. How to Access CANVAS & Login

  2. Canvas Dashboard & Accessing Your Course Sites
  3. Canvas Course Site Navigation, Homepage & Layout Options

  4. Basics of How to Add/Edit Content in Canvas (Announcements & Media Recordings)
  5. Basics of Setting up Canvas Gradecenter via ASSIGNMENTS
  6. Weighting and Setting Up Grade Break Outs by Assignment Groups
  7. Adding a Grading Rubric to an Assignment
  8. Setting up an Assignment to Allow Students to Submit Work Online
  9. Grading/ Enter Grades

  10. Discussions
  11. Pages
  12. Files
  13. Quizzes (+Tests, Exams, Polls, Surveys etc)
  14. Modules
  15. Calendar

  16. Course Settings (Canvas’ CONTROL PANEL)

  17. Inbox (Conversations)
  18. Notifications/Password/Profile Picture
  19. Importing Material from Blackboard into Canvas

  20. Getting HELP!

Attending a hands on Open Lab Build Out session and or or other live Faculty training session is highly recommended to follow up with live Q&A.


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