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First Steps and Tips

If you're new to Canvas or the campus, here's the best place to start.

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Who uses Canvas?

8000 instructors use Canvas every year in 6500 courses across Stanford’s seven schools, Stanford Center for Professional Development, and Continuing Studies. 

Canvas Login

Login to see your courses (registered students won't see unpublished courses)

Find syllabi and, when available, shop course content 

Getting Started

If you've never used Canvas, start with the resources below. If you get stuck or need a consultation, contact us or browse the workshops below.

First steps and resources for students using Canvas


Canvas orientations occur before the start of every quarter but you can always contact us to schedule departmental workshops or one-on-one help, or view a recording.

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