Canvas Quick Start

Need to get up and running with Canvas quickly?


The six videos below will get you started with an overview of Canvas, how to build and manage a course, and how to create assignments and assessments in under 30 minutes.

View additional Canvas videos guides or read the Canvas Instructor Guides for additional information.

If you learn best by reading instead of watching and listening to videos, check out the ABC’s of Course and Design and Intro to Teaching with Canvas self-paced courses.

Step 1 – Canvas Overview (6 mins)

Step 2 – Manage Your Course (4 mins)

Step 3 – Customize Your Home Page (3 mins)

Step 4 – Create Assignments (4 mins)

Step 5 – Create Discussions (5 mins)

Step 6 – Create Quizzes (4 mins)

Looking for more videos?

I recommend the Gradebook Overview and Speedgrader Overview videos next, however you can check out the entire list of instructor Canvas video guides to find what you are looking for.


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