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Canvas Pilot & Migration Support

Are you an instructor new to Canvas?

Complete self-paced training to begin learning more about Canvas.

Step 1: Login to Canvas

Step 2: Select the “Priming the Canvas” course on your Canvas dashboard

This self-paced course is provided to all instructors in Canvas as your training for Canvas.The course will highlight everything you need to know about getting started with and using Canvas.

Step 3: Review all modules in the Priming the Canvas Course

Step 4: After you have completed Module 1, register for a training session

New topics every Thursday & Friday at 11am based on the weekly Canvas Blog articles.

Registration is required. We encourage instructors to attend multiple sessions to understand different functionality in Canvas.

Prior to registering for a Canvas workshop please complete Steps 1-3 which includes completion of Module 1:Getting Started with Canvas in the Priming to Canvas self-paced training course & review the Migrated Course Checklist.

 Additional Self-Paced & Departmental Training

  • In the Global menu (left menu) in Canvas select “Help” to access the “Training Services Portal”.
  • The “Migrating from Blackboard to Canvas” page also provides useful information regarding steps for moving from Blackboard to Canvas, including differences between Canvas and Blackboard.
  • You can also request a departmental training for your department program or small group.

Canvas Help

Canvas is providing support throughout the migration via 24/7 chat and phone support within Canvas, on the left navigation menu. We encourage all of our instructors to go through the self-paced (Instructor training) courses on your Canvas Dashboard. The Canvas 24/7 support will end June 30, 2021 so please take full advantage of this resource.

Canvas help iconCanvas Chat Support or Canvas Support Hotline: 855-245-3076 (*Please note: 24/7 support from Instructure is for Canvas related questions only.) ONLY AVAILABLE until JUNE 30, 2021

If you are not able to login or do not know how to use a WCU tool like Panopto or Zoom, please contact WCU IT help.

Canvas on the Web

Canvas Mobile Apps

Instructors/Teachers/Course Facilitators: How do I get help with the Teacher app on my Android device or  iOS device?

Students: How do I get help with the Student app on my Android device or iOS device?

Canvas Community

The Canvas Community is a collaborative space where community members share ideas, find answers and join groups. Everyone has access to the Canvas Community which is an immense resource of easy to navigate information.

The Canvas Community is also a very active and effective place to influence how Instructure prioritizes and develops changes to its product. We recommend becoming familiar with the community to get the most out of your Canvas experience.

Discover more about Instructure’s feature development process to submit a feature request.

Canvas and Mobile Apps

One of the reasons that WCU chose Canvas was for the shift in student engagement and consumption of media using mobile devices.  The best way to design your courses is, of course, using your computer, but your students will appreciate efforts to make the course more...

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Canvas’ Gradebook¬†and¬†SpeedGrader

What‚Äôs Different about the Canvas Gradebook?¬† The Gradebook in Canvas and the Grade Center¬†in Blackboard are similar in many respects.¬†The Grades link is how you and your students access the course gradebook¬†‚Äď just like the Grade Center in Blackboard.¬† The gradebook...

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How to Release Content Conditionally in Canvas

Would you like to require students to participate in a discussion, view a file, or some other prerequisite before moving forward in your Canvas course? Faculty who enjoyed Blackboard’s adaptive release tool will be pleased with what Canvas offers, as it’s easier to...

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Discussions in Canvas

The Canvas’ Discussions Feature - How does it Fare?  Of all Blackboard tools, the Blackboard Discussion Board may be the most utilized by instructors and students. Many faculty rely on the discussion board as a central aspect of their teaching and learning...

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Groups in Canvas

Faculty will be pleased to know that Canvas has a Groups function, just as Blackboard did, and is more functional and flexible.  Faculty can create a variety of groups (e.g. a working group, study group, or project group), and can even allow students to self-sign up,...

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The Syllabus Tool in Canvas

The syllabus tool in Canvas is powerfully integrated with a course’s Assignments, Grades, and Calendar tools. When you select the Syllabus in the left menu of your Canvas course, the Syllabus tool will display. The text in the top section [1] can be edited by clicking...

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