Alternatively, register for one of our Canvas workshops or webinars to learn more.
We recommend that you start off by checking out our Canvas Instructor/Staff Orientation organization site in our Canvas application that all new faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in. This resource is designed to cover the basics and offer an easy reference you can go back to later if needed. You can also watch this series of introduction videos and then consult the Canvas Instructor Guide for more detailed information. If you're pressed for time and just want to know the bare-minimum basics to get started, then consult the navigation resources below:
Don't forget! You have access to additional library resources and all new instructors are also automatically enrolled in our FSU Online Quality Design Course within Canvas as well (more information below).
We automatically create Canvas courses for your individual sections for you rather than making you request them yourself. You can easily combine your course sections into a single “cohort” as needed. You can read more about this in our How to build your new Canvas course site guide.
FSU Office of Distance Learning Technical Support is here to help you every step of the way! We have developed a comprehensive knowledge base, so remember that you can always visit the FSU Canvas Support Center any time you have a question, run into a problem, or want to check Canvas news.
Have a question right now? The answer might be in our FAQs, or Canvas's Instructor Guide! Or, you can always create a support ticket, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (850) 644-8004. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm (EST), except during FSU holidays.
Find other useful tips on our Tips for a Better Canvas Experience guide! To really hit the ground running, check out our Accessibility & Usability Overview and Canvas Course Setup Checklist to get your course sites set up.
Access the FSU Online Quality Design Course inside our Canvas application. This course will guide you through building your course, and demonstrate how to use it effectively for teaching. You can also register for one of our Canvas workshops or webinars to learn more about how to effectively deliver your course for a quality teaching and learning experience.