Welcome to Canvas

Welcome to Canvas


This course has some helpful videos, but the Instructional Continuity Course is better for on campus teachers to learn how to use Canvas for Remote Instruction.  If you are not already enrolled, use this link:

This page will help you get started with Canvas, the powerful yet simple-to-use cloud platform for teaching and learning. Here are just some of the cool things you can do with Canvas:

(This video, The cool things you can do with Canvaswas embedded from Vimeo.)

Getting Started with Canvas

If you have access to a Canvas staging environment as part of your LMS evaluation, you can typically create a new Canvas course off the Canvas dashboard as soon as you login [Note: at CCSF you cannot create your own courses, but about 40 seconds into this video you'll learn how to import content from another of your courses into a new course shell]:

526 - Courses - Creation and Management (CC) from Instructure on Vimeo.

When you're ready to try Canvas out, here are some short videos to help you get started:

Canvas Interface Overview

(This video, Canvas Interface Overview, was embedded from Vimeo.)

Access and Manage Files

(This video, Files Overview, was embedded from Vimeo.)

Digging Deeper into Canvas

If you're ready to really dig in to Canvas, these short videos to help you along:

Canvas Homepage Customization & Layout

(This video, Canvas Customization and Layout, was embedded from Vimeo.)

Organizing with Modules


(This video, Canvas Modules - Creation and Management, was embedded from Vimeo.)

Editing Content with the Rich Editor

(This video, Editing with the Canvas Rich Content Editor, was embedded from Vimeo.)

Canvas Assignment Overview, including weighting grades with assignment groups

(This video, Canvas Assignment Overview, was embedded from Vimeo.)

Getting Help

You can always search for help on specific topics at help.instructure.com, search the Canvas Guides, or simply call Canvas support hotline,  24/7 (phone number available for faculty available on Help menu in Canvas, note students see a different number). Here are 2 videos to get you started with our online guides and help resources.

117 - Canvas Getting Help (CC) from Instructure on Vimeo.

714 - Canvas Guides Overview (CC) from Instructure on Vimeo.

Explore Canvas; Have Fun!

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