Canvas: Getting started

This hands-on workshop introduces the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) and the basics of using and building content in a subject.


This workshop aims to provide participants with the skills to build a basic LMS subject presence, including the key elements considered essential under the LMS framework guidelines.

Topics covered in this session include:

Intended learning outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify and interact with the interface of Canvas including global navigation, dashboard and subject cards
  • Create or edit pages, incorporating text, links, images and video
  • Create modules and recognise their purpose and function
  • Explore the following subject tools: Syllabus, Announcements and Readings Online.

Workshop guides

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This workshop is available as recorded webinar. Watch now



As an optional pre-workshop activity, participants can log in to Canvas at with their university username and password.

Staff currently have access to a 'Playpen' subject to experiment in, as well as a 'Teaching with Canvas' subject, the space used during Canvas workshops.