Getting Started

Face-to-Face Course Requests for Canvas

Faculty can request their face-to-face (web-assisted) courses to be created in Canvas for the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 terms. Please go to Course Creator at to get started.

Course Creator also allows for other web-assisted requests which can include: adding additional faculty or TAs to a course, requesting a course copy, requesting for multiple courses to be combined (or cross-listed), and/or adding other special instructions.

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.

Online Faculty Transition Kit

This self-paced course includes information, procedures, and resources for faculty who want to work independently to transition a Blackboard course to Canvas. After your Blackboard content has been moved into your Canvas course, the Faculty Transition Kit will help you determine which materials you want to work with, which will need to be edited, and which items need to be recreated. You may request access to the Faculty Transition Kit course.

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. All faculty have access to a Sandbox Course. If you are a staff member and would like access to a Sandbox course, please submit a request below.