How can I learn more about Canvas?

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.

We’re always happy to help; so please contact us if you’d like to set up a one-on-one consultation to get started with Canvas.

For Instructors:

Stanford Canvas QuickStart Guide
Canvas Instructor Guide
CourseWork vs Canvas Feature Comparison Chart
Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Canvas @ Stanford

For Students:

Student Resources

For Academic Support Staff:

Canvas Admin Guide
Canvas Release Notes
Canvas Status Updates
Canvas Studio (Road Map, Features Currently in Development)

Click the Help link at the bottom left of any Canvas course page to:

  • Report a problem
  • Search the Canvas Guides for answers to common questions
  • Ask an expert from the Canvas Community

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

You can also contact us

  • 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

For more information: