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Getting Started with Canvas

Canvas Guides - Introduction

Most Commonly Used Features

Canvas Guides - Announcements

Canvas Guides - Assignments

Canvas Guides - Attendance

Canvas Guides - Calendar

Canvas Guides - Commons

Canvas Guides - Course Import Tool

Canvas Guides - Course Navigation

Canvas Guides - Courses and Sections

Canvas Guides - Discussions

Canvas Guides - External Apps

Canvas Guides - Files

Canvas Guides - Global Navigation

Canvas Guides - Grades

Canvas Guides - Groups

Canvas Guides - Inbox

Canvas Guides - Modules

Canvas Guides - Pages

Canvas Guides - People

Canvas Guides - Profile and User Settings

Canvas Guides - Quizzes

Canvas Guides - Rich Content Editor

Canvas Guides - Rubrics

Canvas Guides - Settings

Canvas Guides - SpeedGrader

Canvas Guides - Web Services

Less Commonly Used Features

Canvas Guides - Analytics

Canvas Guides - New Analytics

Canvas Guides - Chat

Canvas Guides - Collaborations

Canvas Guides - Conferences

Canvas Guides - ePortfolios

Canvas Guides - Outcomes

Canvas Guides - New Quizzes

Canvas Guides - New Rich Content Editor

Search CIT Canvas Self Help

These guides are created for Geneseo faculty and staff for their use with Canvas. Some of the links will take you to the Canvas Instructor Guide, located in the Canvas Community. 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

Canvas Guides for Students

Geneseo-created Canvas Self Help Videos

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 inclusive and accessible to all learners, regardless of physical or learning disabilities.

Excellent self-paced tutorials for increasing digital accessibility are available through Deque University. Request access to their full collection of courses here: Deque University Accessibility Training

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 grant.

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