Growing with Canvas is a self-paced training course to introduce the main Canvas tools. You can self-enroll through the Canvas learning system.

The course is organized into modules with videos, text explanations, examples, and practice exercises. Consider working through the modules in order, because some topics build from others.

  • Introduction, which explains the course design.
  • ① Planting, which covers Getting Around in Canvas and the main Communication Tools.
  • ② Nurturing, which covers Customizing your Course and Course Design.
  • ③ Sprouting, which covers Pages, Discussions, Assignments, and Quizzes.
  • ④ Flowering, which covers Assignment Settings and Weights, and SpeedGrader and the Gradebook.
  • ⑤ Harvesting, which covers People and Groups, and Copying and Sharing Courses.
  • ⑥ Completed Growing with Canvas, which contains a recap and suggestions for next steps.

Each module takes one-and-a-half to two hours. Each includes a self-check quiz and activities to practice applying skills and concepts.