Basic Canvas Training for Faculty Online

Basic Canvas Training for Faculty Online
Last edited by Ted Curran 6 months ago



Getting Started with the Faculty Canvas Training Course

This section will introduce you to this online course and give you the basics of successfully connecting to Canvas. 

Exploring the Canvas Interface

This section will introduce you to the main screens and tools you will use in Canvas.  

Common Tasks in Canvas

This section will introduce you to commonly used course tasks like discussions, assignments, quizzes and grades.  

Get Ready to Build Your Course

This section will prepare you to move on to Workshop Two where you will begin building a course in your own development shell.  


Building Your Course

This section will walk you through the first steps in editing your own course development shell. 

Week by Week Modules

This section introduces Modules in Canvas and shows you how to use them to sequence and build your course structure. 

Pages/Rich Content Editor

The Wiki Pages feature and its Rich Content Editor are powerful tools for creating informational content pages using text, images, multimedia, and other files. 

Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, and Grades

This section delves deeper into the Assignments tool, Discussion Boards, Quizzes, and Gradebook from the Instructor perspective. Each tool has hands-on activity challenges.  

Prepare to Publish Your Course

 This section will walk you through the final steps you should pay attention to before publishing your course, and gives you a "Quick Start" guide to creating a simple, functional course. 



About this Course 

This online training course was developed by Ted Curran for Samuel Merritt University. Thanks and credit go to the fine training materials from Instructure's Guides and Allison Weiss' faculty training materials. To import a copy of this course into your own Canvas instance, download the course export file here. This course is made available with a CC Attribution Share Alike license so you too can stand on the shoulders that stood on the shoulders of giants.


Cc_by_sa This course content is offered under a CC attribution share alike license. Content in this course can be considered under this license unless otherwise noted.