Canvas by Instructure

Tutorials and Training

Getting Started

Canvas Toolkit (NEW FOR FALL 2015!)

General Information

Building Courses

Work-Arounds & Solutions to Common Headaches

  • For HELP from within Canvas, simply click the Help link.  The Canvas Guides are excellent.
  • Rather than a Folder structure, Canvas uses Modules.  Modules are a good way to sequence the content in your course.
  • Copying and pasting from PDFs removes formatting; it works better to copy from Word files to preserve formatting and links.
  • Syllabus shortcut: Go to the Syllabus menu on the left, then click Edit Syllabus Description.  There, copy and paste your syllabus from Word.
  • The default grading scale cannot be set for all courses.  If you don't use a grading scale, all scores will be numeric.  If you want to convert scores into letters, you have to set up a grading scheme.
  • Is Roll Call Attendance affecting your grades in Canvas when you wish it wouldn't? Try this easy fix.(last updated 10/14/2014)