Self-Guided Canvas Training

Self-Paced Canvas Training

  • Take our completely online Canvas Basics course to learn how to add assignments, build quizzes, create discussions and add audio and media files to your Canvas shell. Start here. It should just take you a few hours to complete and is sure to lessen any frustrations.

  • NEW! If you prefer learning via video, we’ve created this YouTube Playlist of videos developed by CDI. You'll become a Canvas whiz at your own pace. Watch here.

  • We also provide a Quick Start guide. This was designed to quickly move classes to Canvas during the Spring term, but is an effective, fast way to get familiar with Canvas basics. Find Quick Start here.

  • If you are familiar with Canvas, but need a refresher on a few basics, check out our Job Aids for figuring out specific Canvas elements. See Job Aids here.

  • CDI Canvas How-Tos. Quick guides for individual Canvas features.

Canvas Help for Faculty & Students around the Clock!

You can call a Canvas expert who can help you with your course or specific needs at any time! You can also recommend it to your students. This is free, high-quality help that's in addition to the CDI staff. You'll also receive a transcript of your call.

If you prefer chat, that's also available around the clock. It's available in HELP at the bottom of the main Canvas menu.