For Instructors

Instructor Resources

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.

Getting Started with Canvas: First Steps and Tips
Stanford Canvas QuickStart Guide
Canvas Orientation
CourseWork vs Canvas Feature Comparison Chart
Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Canvas @ Stanford
Stanford Canvas Course Profiles (Showcase of exemplary uses of Canvas to enhance teaching and learning)
Transitioning from CourseWork to Canvas (Presentation PDF, Presentation Video)
Using Sections & Groups in Canvas

Mobile Apps
Download Canvas Mobile App (Apple iOS Canvas App for iPhone and iPad, Android Canvas App)
Canvas Mobile App Guide

Download SpeedGrader App for iPad
Download SpeedGrader App for Android 
SpeedGrader Mobile App Guide

Canvas Overview


We’re always happy to help! Please contact us if you’d like to:

  • Get one-on-one help
  • Arrange an appointment to discuss ideas for using Canvas
  • Request a Canvas orientation session for your department or group
  • Move your CourseWork course content over to Canvas
  • Provide feedback about your Canvas experience
  • Share your Canvas story in our Canvas Course Profiles

Or email our team directly ( for technical support. We’ll respond to your help requests within one business day.

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