Canvas Quick Start Guide

Canvas offers a complete suite of tools to enable faculty to move their courses from face-face to fully online to maintain academic continuity. Below is a list of the major Canvas components. Click the red plus sign beside each for details and links to step-by-step guides (with pictures) on how to use them.

The Canvas team automatically creates Canvas course sites for all courses in Axess. If you’ve been added to Axess as an instructor then you can access your Canvas course by logging into with your SUNet ID and password. Officially enrolled students in Axess and TAs in Axess are automatically added to your Canvas course. 

If you’re new to Canvas, here are some tips for getting started

The Canvas team is always happy to help so please contact us at if you have any questions or to set up a Canvas consultation.