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First Steps

Ten steps to get your first course site launched

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Managing Your Course

Manage communication and assignments after your course is published

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Remote Teaching with Canvas

Beyond setting up and managing a Canvas course, what more is needed to hold your class completely online?

Workshops and Live Help

Contact us to schedule one-on-one help or a workshop tailored to your department, or find an upcoming or past workshop  below. We’d love to give a Canvas overview at your department meeting if you tell us about particular Canvas features or functionalities you’d like to learn more about.

If you can't come to a workshop, here's a 54-minute overview and a printable guide to help with your first site.

Desktop and Mobile

We recommend using the Chrome browser. See this guide for more information about operating system, browser and device requirements.

Instructor Canvas apps are available for iOS and Android.


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Self-paced course on basic and advanced topics such as assignments, sections and groups, and third-party tools.

Course Design Guides

The Center for Teaching and Learning has guides at Teaching Commons for getting started. After you read the Foundations of Course Design, explore the guides below.

This page from the Inclusive Teaching Guide focuses on practices and technologies that foster a sense of community for everyone.

Ideas for activities and engaging your students if your course needs to go fully online

If your synchronous elements are in person and asynchronous elements are online, how can you leverage web and in-class technologies.