Settings and other basics
- How do I change my display name?
- How do I add a profile picture?
- Why should I use notifications?
- How do I change my notification settings?
- How do I access "Student View" to see my course as students see it?
- How do I publish my course?
- How do I add my cell phone number to Canvas to receive texts?
- SMS guide (PDF)
Adding content to your course
- What course settings do I have control over?
- How do I add a file to my course?
- How do I create a new Page?
- What is the Rich Content Editor?
- How do I create a new Module?
- What are the different Assignment types?
- How do I create an Assignment shell on the Assignments page?
- What are the different types of Quizzes?
- How do I create a new Quiz with individual Questions?
- How do I start a Discussion?
- What is the Syllabus?
- How do I view the Calendar?
Setting up assignments and grading
- How do I enter and edit scores in the Gradebook?
- What can I do with SpeedGrader™?
- How do I add a rubric to an assignment?
Canvas Help by Instructure
- Canvas Guides - Instructure's official help guides, written and maintained by the creators of Canvas.
- Canvas Community - a place to ask questions and to learn from other Canvas users
- Follow Instructure on Twitter
Canvas resources from other institutions
- Bowling Green State University
- Brown University
- Michigan Tech
- Michigan Tech eLearning Blog
- OCAD University (Toronto)
- Pasadena City College
- Pittsburg State University
- Samuel Merritt University
- Simon Fraser University
- University of Washington Bothell
- Utah State
- Wharton University of Pennsylvania