Canvas Training & Documentation
How to Access Canvas
Login to Canvas at http://canvas.uncg.edu 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.
If you need additional help, workshops are offered periodically directly within the College. You can view the schedule and sign up here.
Additionally, ITS offers some workshops open to all of campus. dates and times are provided You can view and sign up here.
Canvas Training Documents
Here is the link to the complete Canvas Instructor Guide (http://guides.instructure.com/m/4152). Below are shortcuts to some of the most commonly needed information. All links open in new browser tabs.
- Best Practices If You’re New to Canvas
- Checklist for a New Online Course
- How to Access User Settings
- How to set Notification Preferences
- How to Reorder and Hide Course Navigation links
- How to Copy your Course into a New Section
- How to Combine your Course Sections
- Tips to Make Your Course ADA Compliant
Working with Grades
- How the Gradebook is Organized
- How to Weight Grades (Note: this happens under the Assignments button)
- How to Enter and Edit Scores in the Gradebook
- How to use SpeedGrader
- How to Mute Assignments (hold grades until all assignments have been graded, and then release all grades at the same time)
- How to Excuse an Assignment for a Student
If you would like to view the tutorials as short video clips, here is a link to the Canvas Video Guide for Instructors:
Organizations in Canvas
If you wish to have an organization in Canvas, visit this request form:
If your organization is mainly used as an email distribution list, ITS recommends that you use Google Groups for your organization. Google Groups is functionally a moderated email list. You can have a group created and then you can manage the list, either subscribing members or allowing subscriptions, allowing one way or two way discussion/posting, etc. Learn more about Google Groups at: http://its.uncg.edu/iSpartan/Groups/.
If your organization is mainly used for sharing documents, Google Drive or Box might be better alternatives. For more information, see: http://its.uncg.edu/ispartan/Drive/ and http://its.uncg.edu/box/.
If you use your organization as a website, Google Sites allow you to create a custom website which can be used to post material, including announcements. Individuals can subscribe to the site, and thus receive notifications when the site has been updated. Learn more at: http://its.uncg.edu/iSpartan/Sites/.