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We’re Here for You, Teachers

We know this year has been full of quick transitions and unexpected challenges, and despite all of this you’ve still managed to keep the learning going. As you support students adapting to new ways of learning, we'll be here to support you as you explore new methods of teaching. Access the following resources for guided how-tos, step-by-step training, and Canvas best practices.

Getting Started

A guided overview and introduction to Canvas.

Quick Start Checklist

Step-by-step instructions for setting up your first Canvas course.

Navigate Canvas

See how to navigate Canvas if you're logging in for the first time—or still becoming familiar with the basics.

Prepare to Launch With Canvas

An overview of the Canvas essentials to get your courses up and running.

Tips & Guides

Step-by-step instructions and how-tos to improve everyday Canvas usage.

Set Up a Course 

Start a new course and create a course syllabus. 

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Add Canvas Pages

Learn how to build your Canvas Pages, including your Home Page, as if you’re setting up your physical classroom. 

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Organize Course Modules 

Organize content in a way that keeps things as simple as possible for students while providing a simplified, easy-to-follow course flow. 

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Create Canvas Assignments

Assign and assess student work so you can make the best instructional decisions for better outcomes. 

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Build Canvas Quizzes 

Access the tools you need to challenge student understanding and assess comprehension of course materials. 

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Use Canvas Gradebook

Learn how to use the Gradebook to easily input, manage, and release grades to students (including how to use the crowd-pleasing SpeedGrader). 

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Engage with Students

Take a tour from your student’s point of view to better use the features that mean the most to them. 

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Engage with Parents

See how Canvas can help parents and guardians see two important things: what their student should be doing and how they are doing. 

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Use Canvas Calendar

View and create events, assignments, and assignment groups. 

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Learn About Canvas Discussions

View a list of all discussions in your course, filter/search for a specific discussion, or start a new one. 

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Download the Canvas Teacher App 

Use Canvas on the move with your tablet or mobile device.  

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Canvas for Elementary

Resources to support interactive learning for the littles.

K-5 Toolkit

Actionable tips and strategies for leading a meaningful Canvas LMS adoption in primary grades for teachers, students, and parents. 

K-5 Canvas Adoption + Features 

Learn effective implementation strategies for deepening Canvas elementary usage.

K-5 Canvas Course Theme

Upload this visual Canvas course design to engage little learners.

K-5 Community Resources 

A roundup of helpful Canvas resources created by elementary educators.