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Teaching in Canvas

The Center for Teaching and Learning and eCampus Center are working with our partners in Learning Technology Solutions to help guide you through the Canvas migration process. Scroll down this page for resources on designing and managing your course in Canvas.

Designing and Managing Your Course

  • We’ve recently created the Canvas Design Guide, a resource that helps you consider effective pedagogical practices when designing a course in Canvas. We will continue to update this guide throughout the summer, so feel free to return to it as you prepare for fall teaching.
  • If you are designing your Canvas course and would like some quick ideas on how to improve it, use this helpful Course Evaluation Checklist.
  • Then after your course is built, we suggest that you use the Beginning and End-of-Course Checklists to help guide you through using Canvas with your students.
  • If you are building a fully online course in Canvas, we recommend that you visit the eCampus Online Navigator, a collection of resources to support your course design and development activities. New information will be added to it throughout the summer.

Summer Help Sessions for Teaching in Canvas

The CTL and eCampus will be hosting help sessions throughout the summer to talk about teaching-related topics in Canvas. These are great opportunities for you to think about your course design and to have any nagging questions about Canvas answered. Below is our current list of offerings (more help sessions will be added over the summer). Click on any of them to register.

Course Design Consultations

If you would like more personalized support for your course design, you can talk to one of Boise State’s Instructional Design Consultants.

  • If you are teaching an in-person, remote or hybrid course, please complete the CTL Consultation Request Form and an instructional designer from the CTL will reach out to you.
  • If you are teaching a fully online course, please complete the eCampus Consultation Request Form and an instructional designer from eCampus Center will reach out to you.


If you would like to take a self-paced training on using Canvas, we suggest that you enroll in “Growing with Canvas,” which will guide you through its features.

If you are looking for live trainings on using Canvas, visit the LTS training and events website to sign up for a webinar.

Canvas also has a robust and searchable list of Guides and Videos for those who would like to learn more about specific topics.

Technical Support

If you are about to move your course from Blackboard into Canvas, please visit the Transitioning to Canvas page to help you get started.

The Canvas Help Menu, as shown through the Global Navigation in a Canvas course.

If you need immediate assistance, you can access Canvas support directly from within Canvas by clicking the “Help” button on the left Canvas global navigation.