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Canvas is here!

All Emerson faculty can now access Canvas to begin building their courses for Spring 2012 and beyond.

1. Learn about Canvas

There are several ways you can learn about Canvas. Sign up for one of our Canvas trainings led by ITG staff and/or come to a Canvas Open Lab. Scroll down for a schedule of events.

Pressed for time? You can also enroll in a self-paced online Emerson Canvas course (EC 101).

Finally, for the most up to date resources on Canvas, check out the Canvas Instructor Guide.

2. Set up your temporary space in Canvas

The first thing you will need to do is create a template course in Canvas.

3. Start building your course

You’ll probably want to bring in content from your computer or from WebCT. Before you begin, you’ll want to explore the following:

Now you’re ready to start Building Your Course in Canvas.

If you’re stuck or not sure where to start, ITG is here to help. Email us to set up a consultation.

You can also take our self-paced online course, EC-101 Canvas at Emerson, or check out Canvas’ free online resources.


Canvas Workshop Calendar

We will be offering two types of face-to-face workshops to help you learn Canvas.

Trainings: These interactive sessions will walk you through the basics of Canvas and help you get started building your course(s). Topics covered will include: login and interface, layout options, gradebook, and adding content and assignments. Registration required.

Open Labs: Open Labs are drop-in office hours where you can work on your courses in Canvas with the guidance of ITG staff. They will be held Fridays from 9am-5pm in Walker 403. Coffee and candy will be provided. Feel free to bring your own laptop.