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Set Up Your Canvas Course in 30 minutes or Less

nathanatkinson
Community Team
Community Team
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Need to quickly get up and running with Canvas? These 5 videos will get you started with an overview of Canvas, how to build and manage a course, and how to create and manage course content. View additional Canvas Overview videos or read the Canvas Instructor Guides for additional information.

39 Comments
000025722
Surveyor

I am trying to set up a course as I am virtually teaching from home. On the right side of my screen I do NOT have the option for Start a New Course.

Torisen
Surveyor

Guys, as of 8/17/2020 this is the navigation and overview video and does not focus on setting up a course.  Is there a "how to set up your course" dedicated video?

when I follow the "Canvas Overview (Instructors)" link from the general guide it sends me to this exact video, which seems to be more accurate.

brigittesalami
Surveyor

I have the same problem. I cannot figure out how to set up my course. 

 

zmohr
Surveyor

On the top left, their is a dropdown arrow. I think it is the second video "Courses: Creation and Management"

stephenreed
Surveyor

It appears that much of CANVAS is like a highly refined adaptation of Google Classroom. I just got a better than working knowledge of Google Classroom; my students are at ease here. It will take some doing to understand and introduce the new CANVAS way of running remote.                                       

rzabransky
Surveyor

How do people without a course number get the students into their canvas?  I am a counselor. 

CanvasDocTeam
Community Team
Community Team

@Torisen and @brigittesalami,

@zmohr is absolutely right, there is a drop-down menu at the top of the video that shows a list of the 5 videos in this series. If you watch each video to the end (or just skip to the end) the next video will auto-play. Let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,

- Nathan

CanvasDocTeam
Community Team
Community Team

@rzabransky I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to accomplish when you say "get students into their canvas". Can you please give us more detail? Are you trying to view the progress of students in their courses? Or something else? Let us know!

Thanks,

- Nathan

CanvasDocTeam
Community Team
Community Team

@stephenreed it definitely takes some hands-on time in Canvas to get the hang of things, but that's the case with learning most new things. The good news is that you're in the right place to learn about everything that Canvas has to offer. Be sure to check out the rest of our Canvas user guides at guides.canvaslms.com. Best of luck with your journey with Canvas this school year!

Thanks,

- Nathan

CanvasDocTeam
Community Team
Community Team

@000025722

If you don't see the Start a New Course button, your Canvas admin may have disabled that option for teachers at your school. I recommend reaching out to either your Canvas admin or your school's technical support team for help setting up a new course.

Thanks,

- Nathan

lipschms
Surveyor

Is there a way to get the instructional videos to go fullscreen? The details are pretty microscopic. Maybe I'm missing something obvious?

AnneMH
Surveyor

This set of 5 videos has been incredibly helpful as I set up my first Canvas course! 
Unfortunately, the 5th video kept flickering in and out for some reason...though the audio was fine.  It was difficult to keep focusing on it; I hope there is some way you can fix this. 

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ScottGolem
Surveyor

There are many positive things going on here. right now it is like trying to take a drink from a firehouse. I will need to get on it to turn down the water pressure. 

Almeida
Surveyor II

Hi, I would like to say thank you for all your amazing work to teach me how use the Canvas.

Thanksgiving, Paula

 

Em_emily1201
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BeastShane63
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26mgray
Surveyor II

hi guy I can't see the  videos

26mgray
Surveyor II

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gravitysuksv15
Surveyor

I have set up my course and it has been published.  However, I am unable to change the "visibility of the course.  The option in the settings tab is greyed out and says "If you need to make your course public please contact your administrator/support. 

I am currently using the free version as this is a project for university class.

Is there any way for the free version to allow the visibility of the course to be changed??

Many Thanks

@nathanatkinson 

Ken79
Surveyor

Perhaps it might be useful for future professors who might wish to test out or adapt Canvas LMS, provide the instructional videos for easy download.  At my university during working hours, the Internet is slow and as a result, I cannot stream these videos.  

 

Marlon007
Surveyor

Thank you

26mgray
Surveyor II

yes 

solaris
Surveyor

Not good enough, v disappointing

7185
Surveyor

Trying to set up canvass Re not getting any messages.

cutechihuaua76
Surveyor

ok this is very hard!!!!!!!😑

zcarmina31
Surveyor

Hi. 

 

I am in Mexico and for my courses I use the hour from Mexico in the settings. For some reason in my computer I program the class 4pm but my students see the class in the calendar at 5mp.

Can you tell what can I do?

 

 

NeilSUMNER
Surveyor

Is there any way to make the instruction video full screen? I cannot read the text even when wearing my glasses!

RathaSOKUNTHEA
Surveyor

Dear CANVAS Team,

I am a new user of CANVAS here. After checking, I find most tools interesting plus assessment.

Do you have a video record option that I can record after I finish teaching my class?

Thank you for your answer.

Regards,

Ratha 

RebekahMattox
Surveyor

HI!

I made a big error on my course by importing another course after publishing my course.

The imported course took over my home page and initial course icon on the dashboard.

I was able to fix my home page.

But on my dashboard, I need to delete the imported course icon and replace it back with mine.

I cannot find how to edit a course icon on the dashboard.

How do I edit on my dashboard? How do I replace an image on my course icon on the dashboard?

Thanks,

R

 

HabimanaAlphons
Learner II

Thanks this course

HabimanaAlphons
Learner II

Thanks this course because is helping haw can guide the same one and ather.and to create may obution in May caree.

CarlosEchezuria
Surveyor

I have set up my course and it has been published.  However, I am unable to change the "visibility of the course.  The option in the settings tab is greyed out and says "If you need to make your course public please contact your administrator/support. 

I am currently using the free version for a private class.

Is there any way for the free version to allow the visibility of the course to be changed?

 Thanks

CarlosEchezuria
Surveyor

When I click on Publish, It says that  I need to complete the registration sent to my email but I haven't received anything in my mailbox as such. How can it be resent? Thanks!Screenshot (27).png

drcoleenpeed
Surveyor II

This was very informative.  Thanks

HabimanaAlphons
Learner II

Thank so much for helping to increase my skills and knowledge it can help me to prepare good future