Instructor Resources

Are you new to teaching in Canvas? Maybe you are familiar with Canvas and looking for new ideas, techniques or answers and want to build on what you already know.

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Teaching & Learning with Canvas – Course Support Resources

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Student Resources

Looking for guides or how to do something in Canvas? We have resources to help you be successful with Canvas@WCU!


Canvas Student Guides

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Self-Paced Canvas Training

Instructors – Earn skills badges while learning everything you need to know to get started teaching in Canvas with “Priming the Canvas. This course is located on your Canvas Dashboard and also highlights using online tools and teaching best practices.

StudentsLearn the basics of Canvas with our Passport to Canvas Course. The course is located on your Canvas dashboard as a resource to help you be successful.

Workshops and Training Oportunities

Looking for training for a larger group, department or program?

Canvas Blog

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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Copying and Importing Content and Canvas Commons

As you design your course based on your desired learning outcomes, it is important to think through what parts of your content are critical to support student achievement of those outcomes and what parts are less critical. By continuing the process of backward design,...

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Cross-listing Canvas Courses

Cross-Listing in Canvas is the process of combining the enrollment from two or more courses in Canvas. Before requesting courses be cross-listed in Canvas, instructors will need to determine which course will serve as the primary course and which course(s) will be...

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