Check out our most frequently asked questions, on-demand videos and text-based instructions for leveraging Canvas effectively.
Canvas sites are created automatically each term through District IT, typically seven weeks before the start of that term.
Yes, many departments host Canvas sites with support materials for their instructors. Please contact your department chair with inquiries.
Sometimes instructors choose to combine sections on Canvas when teaching more than one section of the same course. IMPORTANT: The process of combining sections will wipe out any existing content in your Canvas shells. Before combining sections, be sure your Canvas shells are empty, or create an export of any existing materials to import into your newly combined sections.
See Requesting a Canvas Combo Site for instructions with screenshots.
Please review the Non-instructional Canvas Shells Guidelines for other shell requests, particularly those that are student-facing. Then, submit the Non-instructional Canvas Shell Request Form for review by the Distance Education Committee.
Learn how to finalize grades, download course content for your records, and copy Canvas content between semesters in our End-of-semester Canvas and Tech Wrap Up guide.
For comprehensive training in Canvas, we encourage instructors to take the Beginner's Guide to Teaching with Canvas. For quick access to common questions, check out our Canvas Basics series with on-demand video and text-based tutorials.
Canvas upgraded their Rich Content Editor (RCE), so things will look a little different when you create content on Canvas. Learn more about the new interface:
Canvas Instructor Guide: How do I leave feedback comments for students in Speedgrader?