Getting Started

Faculty Opt-in

Faculty who wish to opt-in will be considered for the course(s) they teach in the Spring 2018 semester.

Select a link for the type of course you would like considered:

Online Faculty Starter Kit

All faculty have access in Canvas to this self-paced Faculty Starter Kit. It is designed to provide an overview of the tools and features of Canvas and to prepare you for for course design and delivery. This course highlights multiple ways you can leverage Canvas to design, deliver, and manage your course effectively. The starter kit is available once you log into Canvas.

Canvas Resources

Canvas has a robust online community of Canvas employees and users who collaborate and share support information making it easy to find the content you're looking for. Select one of the links below to view our Canvas resources.

Sandbox Course

Faculty have access to Sandbox Courses that allow for exploration and testing on the Canvas Learning Management System. A Sandbox Course contains all the basic features and functionality of a standard course, including course content, discussion board, messages, assessments, assignment dropbox, grade center, etc.

In your Sandbox Course, you will have editing/faculty rights that allow you to practice and utilize all the tools available in Canvas. This course is a private space where you can test items without impacting your live course. Also, as you are the only one enrolled in the course, there is no need to worry about managing your students.

Sandbox Request Form

A Sandbox Course is to be used for testing purposes only, and not for live course shell creation. Please note: All faculty have access to a Sandbox Course.