Tips for a Better Canvas Experience

  • Be sure to access the Canvas Certification Course, designed to get you started with Canvas, and access the Canvas Video Guides for quick help on specifics. Check out TSC Canvas Print and Video Resources for additional support articles.
  • Set up your notifications and be sure to encourage your students to do this also.
  • Publish, publish, publish! You must publish pages, modules, assignments, quizzes, discussion items, and the course itself before it is ready for students to use. A green circle with a white checkmark indicates an item is published; a gray circle with a line through it indicates an unpublished item. Consult our handout on publishing a course for additional information on student access.
  • Use Student View when your course site is ready. This will show you exactly what students will see and what they won’t see when they access your course site.
  • Avoid being a Canvas troubleshooter. Show the students the help menu and Canvas Intro Module in your Canvas course. Be sure they submit a ticket to TSC HelpDesk or Canvas Support when they have Canvas questions.
  • We suggest you and your students use Chrome or Firefox and not IE or Edge, even though they are on the Canvas supported browser list.
  • Sign up for training to learn about Canvas quizzes, grading, and more!
  • Subscribe to our opt-in mailing lists to stay up-to-date on all things Canvas and to help improve Canvas for our TSC community!