Getting Started with Canvas

1. Enroll in Canvas 101

This self-paced course introduces you to the most commonly used tools in Canvas. Note: We recommend Mac users view the Canvas 101 course using Google Chrome.

2. Attend a Workshop

Live training opportunities are available, with several hands-on introductory workshops to prepare you on building your first course in Canvas. You will learn about Canvas communications tools, course organization, and creating assignments and quizzes. The training calendar will be updated as more opportunities become available.

If you were unable to attend a workshop, recordings will be made available on Illinois Media Space.

3. Explore Canvas

4. Help and support

If you have any questions about Canvas or need assistance while building your course, all faculty, students, and staff have access to the 24-hour Canvas support hotline (1-833-228-9829) and live chat with Canvas support through our contract.

Visit the Canvas Instructor Guide for guides and answers to specific tools and features in Canvas.