Canvas Training CenterCanvas is the official LMS (learning management system) for UT Austin. There are many resources available for instructors, students, and staff from the Canvas Log In Page.
For an in-depth list of Canvas tutorials, please check out the 

Canvas Training Center.

Or peruse the curated list of tutorials below.


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Canvas: Embedding Video into Your Course

You can embed video from most websites on the internet easily and elegantly in your Canvas course. This is the preferred way to provide video content within Canvas, as opposed to uploading the video to your Files area and linking to it from a page or module.

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Canvas: Change Grading Scheme

If you would like to define your own grading scheme in Canvas, this tutorial will help you do this. The snapshot below is the DEFAULT grading scheme in Canvas.

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Canvas: Overview of Communication Features

This video covers communication in Canvas using the following features: Announcements, Discussions, Conversations (Email), Gradebook, and Speedgrader.

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Canvas: Using Modules to Save Time

Modules allow instructors to centralize and consolidate all their course materials in one place inside their Canvas courses.

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Canvas: User Interface Overview

This video gives you a brief overview of the Canvas interface. There may be a number of functions and features you didn't know existed in Canvas.

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Canvas: Emailing Your Students

In this tutorial, learn several methods for communicating with your students in Canvas. 

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Canvas: Adding a TA (or anyone else)

Learn how to add and remove TAs—or anyone for that matter—to and from your Canvas course.

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Canvas: Cross-listing Sections (Combining your courses)

Cross-listing your Course in Canvas doesn't have to be a hassle coupled with a burden. Learn how easy it's been made for you here at UT.

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Canvas: Copying a Course

This tutorial is especially relevant for faculty who have developed some or all of their course content in a sandbox course or a DEV course.

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Canvas: 24/7 Support

UT Austin has contracted Instructure, the company behind Canvas, to provide Tier 1 support for all UT faculty, staff, and students.

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Audio Wave Form

Create Audio Recordings Using the Canvas Rich Content Editor

The Rich Content Editor and Media Recorder are two powerful tools that allow instructors to incorporate and shape different types of content in their Canvas courses.

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Canvas: Get Student Feedback with a Mid-Semester Survey

Mid-course feedback enables instructors to fine-tune a course that is already in progress. Gathering this type of feedback sends a message to students that you care about their success in the course. 

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Canvas: Creating a Turnitin Assignment

Turnitin is a plagiarism awareness tool that UT licenses for use in Canvas. This tutorial will show you the basics of setting up a Turnitin assignment in your Canvas course.

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Canvas: 24/7 Support

UT Austin has contracted Instructure, the company behind Canvas, to provide Tier 1 support for all UT faculty, staff, and students.

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Embedding Video Directly from Canvas

It is NOT recommended that you embed video into your Canvas course from your course's FILES area. Check out this tutorial to find out why.

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Canvas: Controlling Access to Courses Through Term Dates

This tutorial is a complete guide to controlling access to your Canvas course, including granting access to colleagues or students after the course has been concluded.

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Canvas: Moving Your Final Grade Column to the Front of your Grade Book

Learn a tip on how to move your Final Grade column to the front of your Canvas Gradebook.

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Canvas: Import/Export an Excel File to/from Grade Book

If you use Excel to calculate your final grades, learn how to round-trip from the Canvas Gradebook to Excel and back again.

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Canvas: Submitting Final Grades Using the Registrar Tool

Learn how to leverage Canvas to automate grade submission into the Registrar's Final Grade Submission System.

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Canvas: Preparing Your Grade Book for Final Grade Submission

Preparing your Canvas Gradebook for Final Grade Submission is easy, but crucial. Learn how to do it correctly in this tutorial.

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Canvas: 24/7 Support

UT Austin has contracted Instructure, the company behind Canvas, to provide Tier 1 support for all UT faculty, staff, and students.

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