Canvas: Get Started with Canvas

This self-help guide is a starting point for faculty and staff who need to develop a course in Canvas. It orients you to the tool, gives you important design information to consider, and points you to the resources you will need to build your course sites.

Understand Canvas

Design For Student Success

Understand Tool Integration

Make Design Decisions

Build Your Course

Create Your Course

Publish Course Content

Canvas has two levels of content, the course level and the content item level. Students will see nothing if you do not Publish the course. Individual content items also need to be Published before students can see those.

If you want to hide individual items from students, even while a course is Published and visible, you can leave the items Unpublished until you are ready for students to view them.