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Canvas includes a variety of customizable course creation and management tools, course and user analytics and statistics, and internal communication tools. 

Growing with Canvas

Get hands on experience using Canvas in our self paced course, Growing with Canvas.  The course provides short tutorials on Canvas tools, Canvas resources, and opportunities to test your knowledge of the new LMS features and tools.

Learn more about the Growing with Canvas faculty course.

Using the Home Page

When students log in to your Canvas course for the first time, they need something friendly and welcoming that orients them and directly communicates what to do. Make sure your Course Home Page is ready.

Learn more about hompages in Canvas.

Managing Content in Canvas 

Canvas has lots of features and tools for teaching a course. But you also need these “under the hood” functions for managing your course site.

Learn more about Course Management in Canvas.

Communication in Canvas

Canvas has several ways to communicate with your students. Learn how you can stay connected with Announcements and Inbox.

Learn more about communication in Canvas.

Discussions in Canvas

Discussions are threaded conversations on a single topic. They are asynchronous, which means participants do not have to be online at the same time. You can use this flexible tool for communication and assessment.

Learn more about Discussions in Canvas.

Assignments in Canvas

Canvas Assignments is an assessment tool. Anything a student submits for grading and feedback is an “assignment.” Learn about the ways you can use the Assignments page.

Learn more about Assignments in Canvas.

Quizzes in Canvas

As with assessments in a face-to-face classroom, Quizzes in Canvas help you gauge student understanding of course content.

Learn more about Quizzes in Canvas..

Grading in Canvas

The Gradebook stores all information about student progress in the course, measuring both letter grades and course outcomes.

Learn more about Grading in Canvas.