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NOTE: We ran the webinar twice to accommodate our global audience. The content of both recordings is similar. 

Session 1: 
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Session 2: 

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FAQs: Client Webinar Questions → This document covers all your questions we have received from our three webinars (including this webinar) focused on New Quizzes. It is a growing document as we receive and answer your questions.
TIP: Just Ctrl F or Cmd F on your keyboard to search the document. 

Still Have Questions?? After reviewing the FAQ document and the resources below, if you have any outstanding questions, please fill out this New Quizzes Questions form.
We will answer your questions and add it to your FAQ document above.

During the webinars, we highlighted our favorite resources to track New Quizzes' progress 

  • Transparency into Quiz Planning → an overview of our priorities, in order. This is a live look at product’s development planning board and is consistently updated by the Quizzes Product team.
  • Quizzes Comparison Document → compares features available in Classic and New Quiz engines. With the exception of surveys, product hopes to achieve similar Classic Quiz features in New Quizzes. These may not all be met by June of 2024, but is a long-term goal as we continually improve the product over time.
  • New Quizzes Transition Toolkit → specialized resources to better assist admins, faculty, and end users alike in their transition from old to new quizzes. It includes email templates, checklists, and previous webinars.

Here is a video walkthrough of the New Quizzes resources we have listed above.


Webinar 1: New Quizzes: Basics and Timeline: September 2021

In this webinar recording, you will

  • Get a basic understanding of New Quizzes
  • Learn the key differences between Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes
  • Understand the timeline surrounding the sunset of Classic Quizzes and
  • Get best practices on how to use New Quizzes effectively

Webinar 2: New Quizzes: Guided Application and Practice: December 2021

In this webinar recording, you will learn about 

  • Migrating from Classic to New Quizzes
  • New Question Types 
  • Resources for Handling Internal Transition 
  • Why Training Matters: Success Stories

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Need help on finding resources on transitioning to New Quizzes? Look no further than this month's Dear Danielle video


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This webinar highlights beginner, intermediate and advanced tricks, tips, and hacks for admins, instructors, and students. 


NOTE: We ran the webinar twice to accommodate our global audience. The content of both recordings is similar. 

SESSION 1: Hosted by NORAM CSMs Holly Roper and Jessica Bustillos 

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SESSION 2: Hosted by APAC CSM Ryo Sakai

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Webinar-Slides as a pdf Handout

Previous webinars referenced 

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Dr. Bethany Schultz , Director of Instructional Design & Technology from Northwest Nazarene University presented about:

  • Student-focused approach to new faculty orientation (both online and F2F faculty)
  • Experiential orientation where faculty see and experience bad course design in Canvas from the student’s point of view
  • Use of Canvas’ checklists to orient faculty to a positive course design

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Resources Shared by Bethany during the webinar: 
New Faculty Orientation Sample Course - Bad Course Design (Link to Canvas Commons Course)

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There are millions of users using our 3 Canvas Apps - Student, Teacher, and Parent. Are your users among these users? Students can keep up with their courses, submit work and monitor their class progress from the phone. Instructors can grade student submissions, manage assessments and even send announcements on the fly. Parents can have visibility into their student’s assessments, and due dates, view grades, and also receive announcements.

In this webinar, we 

  • Highlighted key capabilities and features of all three apps
  • Discussed use cases and key considerations in using the apps
  • Shared a checklist for teachers to help them build a mobile compatible course
  • Featured some recent updates to the apps

WEBINAR SLIDES (with the animated GIFs that were demonstrated)
Mobile Canvas Success Model: Higher Ed/Corporate Edition
Mobile Canvas Success Model: K12 Edition

NOTE: We ran the webinar twice to accommodate our global audience. The content of both recordings is similar. 

SESSION 1: Hosted by APAC CSM Laura S

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SESSION 2: Hosted by APAC CSM Adam Ware

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One of the things that is often not front of mind for many institutions is creating a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in relation to Canvas. As you can imagine, when a key person leaves a business (or even just goes on leave), there can be holes that need to be filled either temporarily or permanently by those who remain in the business. Consciously creating a BCP will help your institution to overcome the challenges that arise in these situations.


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In the past 18 months, institutions across the world have realized the importance of gathering meaningful data for measuring success. Delivered in a timely fashion, we can access, learn and evolve our digital offerings in order to create digital strategies for increased adoption and ultimately setting up your institution for greater success.

This webinar brings together scenarios from the Canvas Global teams and shows how Impact by Instructure can assist with success via:
- Measuring impact on Canvas and 3rd party tool adoption
- Drive action with inline messaging
- Supporting users in their moment of need (role sensitive support)

NORAM/EMEA Recording

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APAC Recording
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Case Study - Northeastern University
Case Study - San Juan College 

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Our Webinar for August/September looked at the Product Focus areas for 2022!


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HERE is the handout to along with the webinar that includes helpful guides, checklists, etc.

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Blueprints are a powerful tool that can be used for pushing content from one course into one or more other courses. They give you the option of locking individual pieces of content in the blueprint course to restrict editing capability for that content in other courses. They are great for distributing template content and/or locked down content to lots of courses at once. They are also a great tool for teacher/instructor collaboration and content development.


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Each school year, the list of terms in Canvas will get longer. In some cases, particularly those where a school district is particularly large and/or terms are provisioned by a SIS (student information system), terms can become unwieldy, and it can be particularly difficult to identify and separate current terms from completed ones.


Consolidating terms accomplishes the following:

  • Moves (archives) concluded courses from across many terms (in which they were originally created) to one or a few ‘archive’ terms for permanent storage
  • Deletes concluded, no-longer-used terms, shortening the master term list

Here are some things you should know about consolidating terms before you start:

  • Term consolidation is not mandatory. If you have a small institution and your terms are manageable, or you simply want to leave terms and course term assignments as they are, you are free to do so. Term consolidation is for your convenience and does not have any technical effect on your Canvas instance.
  • Basic knowledge of spreadsheets and CSV exports are recommended. If you do not feel confident with those, please consult with your CSM for guidance if you wish to consolidate your terms.
  • Term consolidation can be done at any time. Typically, this is done between school years, after a school year has completed and before ‘rollover’ when new courses for the upcoming year are completed. However, consolidation of old terms and archiving of old courses can be done after the next year’s rollover. Also, you can consolidate terms with matching start and end dates as soon as they appear in Canvas if you so desire. (For example, you can put all of the courses for Semester 1 throughout your institution into a single term, rather than individual terms for each school.)


Remember that terms serve two purposes: They grant access to students and teachers to courses by time, and they provide term-aligned reporting in Analytics. If you wish to obtain Canvas use reports by term (semester/year, and location), you will want to run these reports before you consolidate terms. After terms are consolidated, reporting for your deleted terms will be unavailable. 


For example: If I consolidate all of my 2015-16 terms into one term, I will no longer be able to run reports like “Canvas High School- 2015-16 Fall Semester” However, I will be able to run reports on my new, archive terms, like “Canvas School District 2015-16 Archive” which will be useful institution-wide information. 


It is also important to note that grades may change if you are using Grading Period Sets because those are tied to terms and the courses will no longer live in those terms. It is recommended that teachers export finals grades prior to consolidating terms if you'd like to secure the historical data.

Helpful Things to Understand About Terms

  • Terms have two purposes: Granting access to contained courses by time (start date and end date), and term-based Canvas usage reporting.
  • Terms and grading periods can be connected, but are not synonymous.
  • Terms can be created automatically (by your SIS / SIS file import)
  • Terms can be created manually through the Canvas UI or CSV import.
  • Terms are assigned term IDs in ever-increasing values upon term creation. This means that, by default, when you list terms by order according to term ID, oldest terms will appear at the top of the list, and terms will be progressively newer. This is helpful to know when managing / changing large blocks of terms in a list. Note: This general rule will not necessarily hold true when term IDs have been re-assigned manually.

Archive Term Setup

How many terms you use as archives, and how you divide them up, is entirely up to you. Here are some options you might consider:

Archive terms by year
Example: “Canvas District 2015-16”
Create one single archive term for each academic year, and dump all courses into it.
Multiple yearly archive terms Examples: 
“Canvas District 2015-16 Semester 1”, “Canvas District 2015-16 Semester 2”
Create one archive term for each of the study blocks in your academic year.
Archive terms by school / building Examples: “Canvas High Archive” “Canvas Middle Archive” “Canvas Elementary Archive” Create one single archive term for each of the buildings/schools in your district.
Combination Create your own variation of the above choices



Step One: Create your archive terms

First, you will need to designate a term or terms, that will store your concluded courses. You can do this manually, through the UI. Choose names that effectively describe the courses that will be contained in them (time period, school building, etc.) You can easily change the name of this term later if you like.
When you have created your archive term(s), make a note of each archive term’s ID number. This is the SIS ID when viewing the list of terms in the Canvas UI, or the term_id when viewing a list of terms in the terms.csv provisioning report. (It is not the canvas_term_id in the provisioning report.) 


Step Two: Run SIS export reports for terms and courses

  • On the account level in your Canvas instance, go into “Settings” and click on the “Reports” tab.
  • Scroll down and select the Provisioning Report. Then select configure and select courses.csv.  
  • You should include deleted objects, to make certain that the terms you will be deleting are truly void of all courses before you attempt to delete them.
  • Click on “Run Report”

Step Three: Prepare and run courses.csv 
(note that you can try this in your test instance first if you prefer)

  1. Sort your courses file by term_id. (This will typically leave courses attached to older terms at the top, and courses attached to newer terms at the bottom.)
  2. Delete all courses from the spreadsheet that do not need to be moved:
    • Already archived courses: Those assigned to already-created ‘archive terms’
    • New courses: Those assigned to your newest terms for the current or upcoming year
    • Manually-created courses you do not want to archive.
    • Essentially, you are keeping only those courses you want to archive in the spreadsheet, and deleting everything else from the spreadsheet (except the header row). The courses you are archiving at this time should be listed together in one block, because they will have been created, with their terms, at the same time, and will have consecutive term-ID associations.
  3. Replace the existing TERM_ID for any of the courses you want to archive with the new Archive Term SIS ID, which you designated when creating the archive term.
  4. Delete the following columns: “canvas_course_id”, “canvas_account_id”, “canvas_term_id”, and “created_by_sis”
  5. Save the courses.csv file (Saving a copy, if you want to keep track of changes)
  6. Navigate to "SIS Import"
  7. Choose your modified courses.csv file
  8. Check “Override UI changes”
  9. Check "Process as UI changes"
  10. Click on process data.
  11. Verify for errors after the file has been processed by looking under the Last Batch section of the page. If there are no errors, review your terms once again. Courses for the previous academic year will now be housed in the archive term that you created. You can then double-check the original terms that were created via SIS to ensure that all courses did in fact move to the archive term. If there are zero courses, delete the old terms as they will no longer be needed. You are now ready for your new school year!

Step Four: Prepare and run terms.csv (only necessary if you haven't been consistently deleting old terms from step 10 above)

  • Sort your terms file by term_id.
  • Delete all terms from the spreadsheet that do not need to be deleted in Canvas.
  • Change the ‘status’ column of the terms listed to ‘deleted.’
  • Import data by following the same process in steps 5-9 from above.

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We love helping your team tell your Canvas story. Your Executive Business Review (provided by your CSM or CSM Team) is a perfect tool to use as your evaluate your success and adoption of Canvas and set your next learning and initiative goals. Use this EBR Tiled experience to support your Executive Business Review and help answer questions and offer clarification around the different data sets provided.

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We understand how important your vision for teaching and learning is. Our vision & goals Tiled experience will walk you through our Canvas Success Model and help you to define your vision and plan for your Canvas rollout and adoption. Use this with your admin or teacher team as you determine what’s most important and how to action on those goals.

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The end of semester exam is almost a rite of passage at many universities. However, COVID meant it was not tenable to have hundreds of students crammed into exam halls. 

In this webinar, we reflected on the first half of this year, with a specific focus on the end of semester assessments. 

Themes included

  1. How to design and build online assessments that are equivalent, or better than existing approaches?
  2. What support do students and staff need to make the transition?
  3. What processes/tools make it all happen?


Padlet - This was used for surfacing questions, capturing suggestions/comments, interaction, resources

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This webinar explored how you can use Canvas to drive your hybrid classroom. Our in-house guru, Su Temlett, along with the CS team covered 10 tips for success for when you have students learning from multiple locations including the classroom, at home, or on the go. 

We discussed:

  • How to use canvas features to guide students through their learning journey
  • Planning synchronous time with your students
  • Identifying sound content design and its impact
  • Encourage collaboration
  • plus much more

We approached this topic from a predominantly K-12 aspect, but the ideas and over-arching concepts can be easily replicated in any sector. 







Drive Everything through Canvas

No longer use Canvas as an additional feature or add on. Use us for every lesson - all students can use Canvas to capture the crux of their lesson. This is great for students who are at home sick, long term sickness or for if you need casual cover for your lessons. 

Put your T&L program online 


Use sign posts

Use Module Requirements, Prerequisites and strict naming conventions to guide students through their learning. 

Module Requirements

Naming Conventions



Check the Petrol

Use frequent low stakes formative assessments like Hinge Questions to help you know who has got it and who needs a bit more help - data driven teaching both at home and at school.

Practice Quizzes & hinge questions


Stop for Coffee

Plan synchronous time with groups of kids - you can group them from the formative assessment data if you like - use video conferencing tools for synchronous times if you have students at home, or form workshop groups in class or just teach the whole class F2F. 



Scheduling on Calendar (and make them recurring)


Avoid Fatigue

Don’t use assignments unless you are going to mark the content. Use Pages for one way content and Assignments sparsely for when you want to mark students work. Use Quizzes to check knowledge and comprehension. Build in answers to the quizzes to help reinforce or reteach wrong answers.




To-do list (even add pages

Module Requirements  


Get your passengers talking

Use discussions to aid student engagement. Make some discussions compulsory to ensure students are communicating with each other. Use general discussion participation marking rubric /12 to start expectations around discussions with each other 

What I say

How I say it

How I talk to others 

Post Once, Reply Twice 

Post before seeing replies 

Use Marking Rubric 

Record video or audio into discussion posts


Pimp Your Ride

Use rich content to speak to students. Content providers, videos from Youtube, Click View etc. Anything that can support your teaching. Just as kids use media for long car trips, use media for engagement and teaching in this. Ask students to find media that can teach each other. Use Studio to build your own teaching videos easily.  



Embed video into a page

Record video or audio into pages 


Group Your Passengers

Create groups of students. 

Encourages collaboration, reduces individual marking time, ensures that all students have a space to work as a group. 

Automatically create Groups

Group discussions


Assess the Journey 

Use Classic or New Quizzes for Summative Assessments. In particular, look at the Stimulus Question feature in New Quizzes to create exam style assessments when students are responding to stimulus material. 

New Quizzes 

Stimulus Questions 


Enjoy the Ride

Don’t be too focused on the driving that you forget to enjoy your teaching. Teachers love relationships with students and this is what students thrive off too. Work out ways that will speak to your class to continue building on relationships.

Informal discussions


welcome messages

Students recording messages 


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We know the end of an academic year and start of a new one is a bit of a beast to work through for rolling over data and content from one year to the next in all of the systems at your institution. In this webinar, we explore some of the Canvas tools and features that will help you prepare your courses for the 2021 academic year.

Our Team Leader of Solutions Consulting, Zoe Bogner, will take you through some of the new tools launched this year to help manage and migrate content, as well as revisit some tried and tested content management favourites. We also revisit other classics such as concluding courses, using terms, blueprints and more!

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We hope you had a wonderful break over the recent holiday period and are looking forward to doing great things in 2021 - we certainly are!

To kick off the year, we thought it would be a great idea to canvas members of our team (pun intended!) for some of their top tips to help teachers, administrators and students get the most out of Canvas.

This webinar will have lots of great ideas for every Canvas user!

Additional Documentation:

As part of this webinar, we'd like to include the following:

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Almost a year since COVID-19 changed the world we live in, Canvas began the rapid feature development and rollout to ensure education continued. In this webinar, we reviewed these enhancements and explored the implications for teaching and learning were. This included a dive into the most recent changes released in March 2021!

This webinar was hosted by Eric Lee (CSM - PS) with help from:

  • Su Temlett (Co-host and K12) 
  • Logan Bala Vijendran (Higher Education) 
  • Constance Khoo (RTO/VET)

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How do you train your users? Where can you see upcoming Canvas updates? How do you add LTIs? Whether you're a Canvas seasoned veteran or brand new to Instructure, we’ve put together this FAQ experience, with help from CSMs from all over the world, to provide you with resources to our most commonly asked questions we see on a daily basis.


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This video is no longer available.  You can see the slidedeck here. 

The NORAM K12 Priority Services team discusses end of year best practices in Canvas.  HERE is the the handout, which includes many helpful resources, a link to the slide deck, and the Q&A from the webinar.

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The Canvas Community is the quickest and best way to find answers to Canvas questions.

Canvas Support is a great resource to reach out to if you are having an issue with Canvas or have any “how to” questions. In any case, check the Community first - this is usually the quickest way to find an answer without having to reach out to Support (Googling “Canvas” + “thing you’re trying to accomplish” works well, too).

Your Customer Success Manager (CSM) is great to talk to about strategic conversations - “why” and “what” questions (and to chat about new or upcoming Canvas features if it’s not clear how they might be used at your institution).

We have a handy table at the end of this article outlining when to use the Community or when to reach out to Support or your CSM.


This article is aimed at Canvas Administrators - the people who are supporting the day to day running of Canvas at your institution.


Often we find Canvas Admins wondering who they should be reaching out to when they have a question or issue with Canvas. By default, many clients will reach out to their CSM when they could probably be finding the answer even faster by searching the Canvas Community site or contacting our Support team. Sometimes clients contact the Support team when they should be reaching out to their CSM, but not as often. We want to make sure that you are heading in the right direction from the outset so that you can be in touch with the right people as soon as possible.


The Canvas Community is the ultimate destination for finding answers to your questions in relation to Canvas, Studio or other Instructure products. It’s the first place we go to as employees when we don’t know the answer to something and we usually find our answer in 30 seconds or less. This should be the number one place you go with any questions. It has our Guides (which are kept up to date with every release!), videos, blogs, articles, Q&A and lots of great groups and other resources available, literally at your fingertips.

The Canvas Support team is there to assist with issues you may be having with Canvas. Examples might include some sort of bug that is affecting something that you’re doing in Canvas or when some sort of error might pop up. Definitely get in touch with the Support team for these types of issues so that they can dive in and even get our engineers involved, if required. It should be noted that the L1 Support team actually solve 95% of cases that head their way. 95%!!! They are great at assisting our clients in getting things resolved quickly. Only 3% ever need to get escalated to L2/L3 and 2% to product/engineering.

You may not realise that they can also help you with “how to” queries as well. When we say “how to”, we don’t mean “how to create an entire course in Canvas” or “how to provision all our users from X Student Information System”. That would be a more strategic conversation with your CSM. If it’s something like, “how do I add an Admin to an account” or “how do I run a report to get a listing of all the courses in an account”, they could certainly help.

Keep in mind that you are likely to find the answers to those sorts of questions far quicker by searching in the Community than by getting in touch with Support. If you’re having trouble finding the answers in the Community, then that’s probably the right time to reach out to Support. It usually works pretty well, though. Check out these Community searches we did in the Community for those queries above:

Add an admin to an account

Report with all the courses in an account

If you are on Standard or 24x7 Support, you will need to make sure that the Service Cloud field admin assigned to your instance escalates the ticket to our Support team if you are wanting the Support team to know that you need their help. Otherwise, the ticket will sit there in the field admin’s queue, waiting for the Field Admin to do something with it. If you have Tier 1 Support, our Support team will triage all the tickets that come through from your instance.

So, what sort of things do you reach out to your CSM about? The strategic conversations about your rollout and adoption of Canvas are a good starting point. We’re very keen to help your rollout of Canvas be successful (the S in CSM). We also can point you to some handy resources to help with this. If you have any questions about other Instructure products outside of what you already have, we can also loop in the right people to have those discussions, if required.

CSMs can also help with things to do with the setup of your instance. Most of this is taken care of during the technical implementation phase of your Canvas journey, but sometimes new things become available that require us to switch them on for you (e.g. when New Quizzes first came out). There are also tools that aren’t added by default to Canvas that you might like to try out at some point. Examples of these are Instructure-built LTI tools such as the Microsoft 365 LTI tool, Chat, SCORM, etc. There are also a couple of third party tools that require some configuration on the “back-end” of your Canvas instance, like the Respondus Lockdown Browser plugin. We can help with this.

Remember that most third party LTI tools are easily configurable by you in the App Centre in your Canvas account or course settings. The most common configuration methods for tools that aren’t in the App Centre are via URL and LTI 2 Registration URL (e.g. Turnitin Canvas Plagiarism Framework). Just reach out to the vendor and they will give you the required URL, key and secret to set up their tool.

You may also be deciding whether to switch the way you are doing things in Canvas and want to chat about that. This could be changing from using Sections within single courses to using Blueprints, changing account structures or authentication methods for Canvas. You might be looking at adding parents as Observers in your Canvas instance. There are a few moving parts with that conversation that we’d like to chat to you about. Basically, if it’s something that needs contextual understanding of your institution, reach out to your CSM.

Lastly, Canvas is always changing. We have updates every month, with each Canvas release bringing new features and functionality. We’d love to chat to you if it’s not obvious how those new features might be best utilised for your context.


Unless an Admin has changed your Help menu structure, you should find a link to the Canvas Guides directly in the Help menu of Canvas (it’s right up the top). Otherwise, you can go directly to the Community at this address:

As mentioned earlier, typing in “Canvas + what you are searching for” into Google can also be a quick and easy way to find what you’re looking for.

What is the best way to get in touch with Support? By clicking on “Report a Problem” inside of the Help menu of your Canvas instance.



This is the best way to initiate contact with the support team if you are having issues. All the metadata from the page you are on in Canvas is captured in the support case when you do this, which helps the support team diagnose what is going on and how to help you out. You’ll get an email with a case number when you do this. You can then quote that case number if you call up or jump on the Support Chat system.

Remember, if you are on Standard or 24x7 support, you will need to escalate the ticket to the Support team if you need their assistance. Otherwise it will just sit in the system waiting for you to escalate it! If you’re a little rusty on how to use Service Cloud as a Field Admin, we have a handy guide on the Community for that. If you have Tier 1 Support, the Level 1 Support people will triage your ticket. In any case, you can follow up with them immediately after you’ve created a new case if you need to as you’ll receive an email with a case number when you “Report a Problem”.

We should mention that you can also get in touch with the Support team by emailing, but this is the least preferred method. Those emails go into a giant queue that can take some time to be responded to. It also means that all the metadata from the page you are on in Canvas is not sent through, which is why “Report a Problem” is the best method. If you do happen to lodge a ticket that way, it’s best to follow it up with a phone call or chat with the Support team in Service Cloud.



Support flowchart

When getting in touch with Support, if possible, include screenshots, URL’s, specific error messages, how it did work and how it’s changed, and magnitude of the issue.

Getting in touch with your CSM is fairly straightforward - you can get in touch with your CSM via email.

Additional Information

How do I use the new Field Admin Console?

How do I escalate a case to Canvas Support in the new Field Admin Console?

Canvas Guides

How do I get help with Canvas as an admin?

Quick reference - Community, Support or CSM



Canvas Support

Customer Success Manager

Questions & Topics

  • General Canvas questions
  • “How to” guides
  • Video guides
  • Release notes
  • Canvas groups
  • Feature ideas
  • Canvas Authentication Issues (signing in) 
  • Canvas not functioning as it normally does
  • Content Problems (submitting, saving, etc) 
  • SIS issues (incorrect course/enrollment data, etc)
  • Troubleshooting LTI tools and Third Party Integrations from the EduAppCenter
  • Canvas “how to” questions
  • Implementation, Adoption and Rollout/Expansion of Usage
  • Instructure products & Services (Studio, Catalog, Portfolium, Learning Services, Admin Consulting) 
  • Canvas Resources
  • Changing SIS providers/authentication
  • Enabling Instructure LTI tools/some third party integrations
  • General Questions

How to Contact

Based upon Support Level: 

  • Standard Support
    • Report a Problem in Canvas Help Menu
    • Field Admin Phone number - request from your CSM
  • 24/7 Support: 
    • Report a Problem in Canvas Help Menu
    • Field Admin has access to Phone number and Chat with support
  • Tier 1 Support: 
    • Report a Problem in Canvas Help Menu
    • Users have phone number and chat located in help menu as well.
  • Send an email to your designated CSM.


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If possible, include screenshots, URL’s, specific error messages, how it did work and how it’s changed and how it’s changed, and magnitude of the issue.  

Try to articulate what you would like to touch base on with as much detail and info as you can.


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As best practice, here are our recommended action items regarding end of the year communication to your teachers.  
Hey there!
Wondering what to expect as the end of the school year approaches? Have no fear! We have you covered! Students will have access to this year's courses until date. After that, their courses will be removed from their dashboards and they will not have access/will have read only access. Teachers will have access to make edits, score assignments, and make changes to grades in courses until date. After that, you will have read only access. (Don't worry though, you will still have access to import that content into next year's courses so you won't need to start from scratch!)
Are you a go-getter, a planner, always two steps ahead? Do you hate vacation time and want to spend June and July preparing to mold young minds this fall? If you are planning on working on your Canvas Courses over the Summer to get a jump start on next year, here are a few ideas on where to start! 
  • Share to Commons If you'd like to share your course content to Commons privately, with others in the district, or with the public, you will need to do so before your course is concluded on date. (Don't worry, you can still import the content without sharing to Commons if you choose. See below.)
  • Create a "Sandbox" Course (Only if account setting, "who can create new courses - teachers" has been enabled) Since you won't have your course shells for next year's classes until closer to the fall, you can create a new course to begin preparing. Teach multiple preps/courses? You can create as many Sandbox Courses as your heart desires (just make sure to name appropriately to avoid confusion). (You may want to establish a naming convention here).
  • Import From Commons Import content from courses you have shared to Commons or resources shared by other educators into your new Sandbox Courses.  
  • Copy Course Content From Past Course  You can import all of your course content from the previous year or select specific content from past courses. Here (in your Sandbox), you can make any additions or edits to prepare for next year. Make sure to select the box to include completed courses to get a full list.


  • When you get your new course shells in the fall, follow the directions above to import the content from your Sandbox Course or last year's completed courses into your official fall Canvas courses.  

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This webinar introduces the partnership between Canvas and Google and the new Google Assignments feature in Canvas. Brian Hendricks, Product Manager for Google Assignments at Google, discusses the benefits of using Google Assignments as well as some of the features of that product.


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