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Canvas Instructor Support Materials

During the coming months the Division of IT Learning Technologies staff will be developing documentation, video tutorials and other training materials for University of Maryland faculty and students.  At this time we would like to share the following materials, some of which have been created by Instructure or colleagues at other institutions, in order to get you started.

Getting Started

These documents are the step-by-step Workshop guides featured in the Canvas trainings.

Get Started with Workshop Materials
Getting Started Manual
Getting Started Video
Tutorial Course Space
More Workshop Materials...


Get Started with Quick Guides
Quick Guide: How to Copy Content to a New Space
Quick Guide: How to Upload Files
Quick Guide: How to Format a Syllabus
More Quick Guides...

On Campus Workshops

A series of FREE instructor-led Canvas workshops are available in two locations, Computer and Space Sciences room 4404 and McKeldin Library 6103.


General Canvas Resources
Setting up Early Warning Grades
Managing the Gradebook in Canvas
More General Documents...

Course Bulk Migration Information_Fall Terms
Migrating from BlackBoard to Canvas Manually
More Migration Documents...

Orientation to Canvas
Getting Oriented to Canvas
Organizing Content in Canvas
More Orientation Documents...

Third Party Tools
Course Reserves
More Third Party Tool Guides...

ELMS Management Tool (EMT)
Submitting Final Grades from Canvas to UMEG


Submit Grades Tool 

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Getting Started with Canvas

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UMD Sample Canvas Courses
UMD Fire Protection Engineering

Examples from other Universities using Canvas
Weber State University: Faculty Orientation Space
Boise State University: Module-based space
More University Course Space Examples...