Canvas Training & Documentation

How to Access Canvas

Login to Canvas at with your UNCG username and password. If you have not activated your computing accounts, you can do so on the Computer Accounts Activation form. If you do not know your password, you may reset it on the Self-Service Password Reset form.

Canvas Training

Getting Started with Canvas

This is a self-paced training course that instructors can enroll in to learn the basics of using Canvas. Topics include the basics of navigation, communication, adding content, assignments, and grading. Instructors can remain enrolled in the course to use it as a resource however, note that each module in the course contains a short quiz. If instructors want to use the course to get credit for the Initial Professional Development requirement, they can submit and pass the module quizzes and then contact me to receive documentation stating they have met the requirement. There is no requirement to submit the quizzes if the instructor is not looking to get professional development credit.

Here is the link to enroll in the course:

If you need additional help, workshops are offered periodically directly within the College. You can view the schedule and sign up here. You can also contact Anita Warfford directly to arrange individual or group training offered in-person or via Zoom.

Additionally, ITS offers some workshops open to all of campus. dates and times are provided You can view and sign up here.

Canvas Guides

Here is the link to the complete Canvas Instructor Guide ( Below are shortcuts to some of the most commonly needed information. All links open in new browser tabs.

Working with Grades

If you would like to view the tutorials as short video clips, here is a link to the Canvas Video Guide for Instructors:

Canvas Video Guides

Organizations in Canvas

If you wish to have an organization in Canvas, visit this request form:

If your organization is mainly used for sharing documents, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Box might be better alternatives. Here’s the link to more information on all of the file storage options at UNCG.