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Check out our resources for links to helpful tutorials and easy-to-use documentation. The documentation includes tips for communicating within Canvas, managing your Canvas course, calendars, grades, groups, and more. The clear, step-by-step instructions and videos will quickly get you up and running with Canvas. You’ll also find other materials to help inspire you.
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First Look (30-minute video introduction)
Course Basics (55-minute, in-depth overview)
Creating our Canvas Course from Scratch (video series with 21 short videos on canvas features)
Canvas Tools to Try
Modules – use modules to organize the materials in your class so they are easy for students to find.
Course Navigation – set up your course navigation to remove any unnecesary items to create a streamlined experience for your students.
Student View - see how everything will look for students before publishing your course.
SpeedGrader - makes it easy to evaluate individual student assignments and group assignments quickly.
Media Feedback (in SpeedGrader) - leave feedback for your students using text, an attached file, video, or audio.
Groups – use groups to divide your class into smaller sections for discussion or collaborative work on a project.
Weighted Grades – use Assignment Groups to weight your grades in the Canvas Gradebook for fast and easy grade calculation.
Office Hour Sign Up – create an Appointment Group in your course calendar for students to sign up for times to meet with you. Send your students the guide on How to Sign Up for a Scheduler Appointment.
Visit UC Canvas 101 to access Online Canvas Training Modules
For ideas on designing courses and teaching online visit the Excellence Online at UC Canvas Course.
Learn when in-person Canvas Orientations and Workshops are available in Faculty Development One Stop
Request a Canvas Orientation session for your department or group
Have an idea to improve Canvas? Submit a Feature Idea
Schedule a 1x1 Canvas Consultation
Do you need more hands-on help with your move to Canvas? Please consider scheduling a 1x1 Canvas consultation with CET&L to support you through this process. These consultations are also an opportunity to get feedback on existing Canvas courses. Click here to schedule a Canvas consultation.