We recommend that you use the video and/or articles below to orient yourself to Canvas's user interface.
We recommend starting with watching the series of introduction videos and then completing the 2-3 hour instructor basics course. If you're pressed for time and just want to know the bare-minimum basics to get started, or would like to have information to refer to after completing the instructor basics course, then consult the navigation resources below:
Don't forget! You have access to additional library resources and will be automatically enrolled in the training course we offer within Canvas.
We automatically create Canvas courses for your individual sections for you rather than making you request them yourself. You will still be able to easily combine your course sections into a “cohort” as needed. You can read more about this in our How to build your new Canvas course site guide.
FSU Office of Distance Learning Technical Support is here to help you every step of the way! We have developed a comprehensive knowledge base, so remember that you can always visit the FSU Canvas Support Center any time you have a question, run into a problem, or want to check Canvas news.
Have a question right now? The answer might be in our FAQs, or Canvas's Instructor Guide! Or, you can always create a support ticket, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (850) 644-8004. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm (EST), except during FSU holidays.
Find other useful tips on our Tips for a Better Canvas Experience guide! To really hit the ground running, check out our Accessibility & Usability Overview and Canvas Course Setup Checklist to get your course sites set up.
All instructors are enrolled in a Canvas Instructor Training Course inside the Canvas interface. This course will introduce you to Canvas, guide you through building your course, and demonstrate how to teach out of it effectively. Having trouble accessing the course? Register here.