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These guides are created for Geneseo faculty and staff for their use with Canvas. Some of the links will take you to the Canvas Community , and you may need to sign in with your Geneseo account credentials to view the pages. The Canvas Community is a rich collection of guides, resources, and opportunities to share ideas with other Canvas users.

Please use the "Provide Feedback" button on your right to offer suggestions or ideas for this collection. 

For tips, tricks, and updates on learning technologies at Geneseo, visit Educational Technology Chat

More Help

For questions about Canvas, contact CIT via our online service desk or email Weekdays between 8am-4pm, you can also call the Canvas Hotline at 585-245-6000.

For tips, tricks, and updates on learning technologies at Geneseo, visit our Educational Technology ChatTo explore Canvas Community Guides (created by Instructure), visit

Search CIT Canvas Self Help

Canvas Guides for Students

*Share this "Start of Semester" Canvas checklist with your learners!
**It's also available as a Canvas page you can import directly into your course from the Commons.

Geneseo-created Canvas Self Help Videos

Summer 2018 Canvas Training Booklet.pdf

Getting Started


On August 15, 2019 all Geneseo courses will be required to use the New Canvas Gradebook


Content Utilities

Managing Course Content

Managing Students

External Apps and LTIs - Integrating with Canvas

Policies and Resources

Course Content





Group Work




Course Quality Review Tools

To help campuses ensure that their online courses are learner centered and well designed, a team of Open SUNY staff and campus stakeholders has designed the OSCQR rubric, a customizable and flexible tool for online course quality review.


When developing your course, it's important to think about how to make your course accessible to all learners specifically those that may have a disability.

If you are interested in earning a certificate and badges for accessibility and Universal Design for Learning, register for the public self-paced course " Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners " that was created by SUNY Buffalo State & SUNY Empire State through a  SUNY IITG .

SUNY FACT2 Council formed a task group to promote the importance of accessible content. Please visit their website for additional resources.