Canvas Faculty Resources
General Canvas Training
Preparing to teach a course that has already been migrated to Canvas? Already teaching in Canvas and looking for more information? Click here for training sessions that will help you get started in Canvas.
Canvas provides excellent online help resources that are updated with each upgrade.
Copy (import) your Canvas course to the next term
Quick Reference Canvas Guides
Ecampus has created the following 'Quick Reference' guides to assist you with more complex tasks in Canvas:
- Quick Reference - Add a TA, Observer, or Designer
- Quick Reference - New User Interface - New for Summer 2016!! (5:12)
- Quick Reference - Adaptive Release
- Quick Reference - Groups Tool
- Quick Reference - Moderating a Quiz
- Quick Reference - Differentiated Assignments
- Quick Reference - Peer Review Tool
- Quick Reference - Setting up Grades
- Quick Reference - End-of-Term ("Concluding" course function)
Ecampus also has created the following 'Quick Reference' guides to assist you with creating accessible course content:
- Quick Reference - 5 Accessibility Tips
- Quick Reference - Making Images Accessible (1)
- Quick Reference - Creating Accessible Documents (2)
- Accessibility Tool - ReadSpeaker and TextAid
- Accessibility Tool - Enabling TextAid
These guides will help you use the Kaltura Mediaspace link that's available in Canvas. It is found under MyMedia in the main menu of your Canvas course site and is also available on any page that contains a text editor in Canvas (under the filmstrip icon in the bottom toolbar).
- Canvas/Kaltura Overview (3:05)
- Upload media to Kaltura (already existing audio or video from your computer) (3:35)
- Kaltura media recording tools (to create screen capture, webcam video, or audio using Kaltura in Canvas)
- Kaltura media usage analytics (1:41)
- Quick Reference (Instructors) - Enable Turnitin on an assignment
- Quick Reference (Instructors) - Access originality reports and provide feedback
Recommended syllabus statement when using Turnitin in your course:
"Your instructor may ask you to submit one or more of your writing assignments to the Canvas-Turnitin plagiarism prevention service. Your assignment will be checked for potential plagiarism against Internet sources, academic journal articles and the papers of other students. Turnitin generates a report that highlights any potentially unoriginal text in your paper. Papers that you submit through Turnitin for this class or any class will be added to the OSU Turnitin database and may be checked against other OSU paper submissions. You will retain all rights to your written work."
Consider including links to the following two references in your assignment instructions:
- Quick Reference (Students) - Submit a Turnitin assignment
- Quick Reference (Students) - Review your originality report and feedback
- Turnitin - Troubleshooting guide for OSU students
To report an issue with Turnitin, contact Turnitin support directly at 1-866-816-5046. (Not 24/7)
Canvas 24/7 Support
All faculty and students at OSU have access to Canvas 24/7 support. Access chat, email, or phone support by clicking the 'Help' link in the upper-right corner of your Canvas course site.
Ecampus Course Template
Are you looking for help in structuring your Ecampus course? Consider starting with the Ecampus Canvas course template. It includes a mobile-friendly banner, a Start Here module with up-to-date links to university resources available to Ecampus students, and a suggested module structure. You can review the template by going to this site and using the following login credentials:
From the Courses icon on the left, select 'Ecampus Template'.
The Ecampus Course Planning Chart is a helpful tool to use when you're first working on a new course development.