Canvas: Getting Started

Summary

This article describes the basic steps for building a course using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). The links below are listed in the order you should review. If you would like to attend a training or walk-in session see the links at the bottom of the article for the schedule.

Content

To Get Started:

1. Go to your Canvas site and log in using your USNH username and password

2. On the Canvas dashboard you will see your courses. Click on the course tile to access the course. Next steps are to start adding content to your course and then publish your course. Students are automatically added to the course and they will see your course once you have published it.

The list of articles below will get you started using Canvas. Watch the Canvas overview video to get a quick overview of the basics.

How to use Canvas:

1. Canvas overview video. Getting Started Using Canvas

3. Add a Syllabus Canvas: Add a syllabus to your course

4. Add course content - Add a Module

5. Add content to modules Using the Modules area

6. Add videos to your course Kaltura: An Overview

7. Add Assignments Canvas: Assignments User Guide

8. Using the Gradebook Canvas: Gradebook overview

 

Additional options for learning how to use Canvas:

  1. Check out the Teaching & Learning Technologies training calendar for a Canvas training session or walk-in session.
  2. Canvas training can be conducted in-person or online via Zoom. Enter a support ticket to request a remote training session from https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=192
  3. Review the "Faculty User Guide" to see a list of commonly used Canvas features. https://www.unh.edu/it/mycourses-faculty-user-guide
  4. Read the Canvas help guides https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/guides/

 

Need additional help?

Please fill out this Canvas webform with as much detail as possible, or contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus.

 

 

 

Details

Article ID: 896
Created
Fri 7/19/19 5:41 PM
Modified
Wed 4/7/21 2:58 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)