CANVAS: Faculty Quick Start Guide

1. Explore the CalArts Canvas Learning Center

You may want to start by exploring the CalArts Learning Center. This site provides the most up-to-date information about Canvas and hosts a wide range of tutorial content. Note: You must be logged in to Canvas to view the course site.

2. Enroll in Canvas 101

This self-paced course will introduce you to the most commonly used tools in Canvas. To enroll, please fill out this quick form and you will be enrolled.

3. Attend a Workshop

Live training opportunities are available, with several hands-on introductory workshops to prepare you on building your first course in Canvas. Sign up now! You will learn about Canvas communications tools, course organization, and creating assignments and quizzes. The training calendar will be updated as more opportunities become available.

If you were unable to attend a workshop, recordings will be made available here.

4. Explore Canvas

5. Get Help and Support

If you have any questions about Canvas or need assistance while building your course, all faculty and staff have access to the 24-hour Canvas support hotline and live chat with Canvas support through our contract.

Visit the Canvas Instructor Guide for guides and answers to specific tools and features in Canvas.

If you are unable to answer your question via Canvas Support or Guides, please email

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