Canvas for Faculty - Getting Started

On this page, you will find resources and tutorials that cover the essentials of using Canvas to deliver content, engage your class, and deliver assessments. We regularly expand and update content on our YouTube channel to help you navigate Canvas features. For more tutorials:

Getting Started

Course Design and Management

Canvas Course Copy Request Form Customize Your Courses List
Course Navigation - the Basics Archiving your Gradebook content
Use the Syllabus tool in Canvas Copying Course Content into a new term
Creating Course Announcements Using Student Preview
Using the Canvas Inbox to send messages Course Copy FAQs
Dashboard: Canvas Course to Course Navigation Managing Incomplete Students

Building Content

Canvas Assignments

Organize your content with Modules Creating an Assignment
Add a Module How Students Submit Assignments
Move or Reorder Modules Assignment Types
Understanding the Text Editor Group Assignments
Setting your course Home Page Creating a rubric and associating it with an assignment
Add a Page Grading assignments with a rubric in SpeedGrader
Add a File Copy a rubric to use in another course
Add an External URL/ Web link Outcomes Assessment with Canvas rubrics
Add an External Tool  
Course links  
Upload videos using Kaltura in Canvas  

Quizzes and Question Banks

Engagement & Media Tools

Creating a Quiz Creating Discussion Boards
Creating Questions and Question Types Creating Groups and Using Group Tools
Adding Quizzes to a Module Introduction to Kaltura Media
Quiz Options Everything to know about using Zoom
Building a Question Bank Post videos in your course with Kaltura Media
Building a Quiz from a Question Bank Guide to using a COCC Go Bag 
Give a Student Another Attempt For a Quiz  
Printing Quizzes from Canvas with Respondus  
Importing and Exporting Quizzes Into a Different Course  

Turn It In


Creating a TurnItIn Assignment Tour the Gradebook in Canvas
Submitting a TurnItIn Assignment Setting up Assignment Groups to Create a Weighted Total
Feedback Studio - Commenting Tools SpeedGrader
Feedback Studio - How to View Similarity Reports Add a Late Submission Policy
Feedback Studio - How to Use Layers Curve Grades
Creating Peermark Assignments COCC Guide to Setting up your Gradebook in Canvas video
External Tool vs. Plagiarism Framework in Canvas Managing Incomplete Students
Turnitin Instructor Introduction Guide  


Retired Beginner's Guides

Effective Organization and Navigation Establishing Instructor Presence Building a 'Getting Started' content area