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Canvas Documentation

Transitioning to Canvas

Moving to Canvas: Options for LSA Instructors 

LSA-ISS guide including resources and recommendations for a smooth transition to Canvas. 

Canvas Migration Options

LSA-ISS guide outlining various options for migrationing cTools courses to Canvas.  

ITS Convert2Canvas Request Form

Request that ITS convert your cTools courses to Canvas.  The following components can be converted - resources, forums, assignments, lesson builder, modules, test center.  


Building your Canvas Site

Canvas Recipe: Create a Basic Canvas Course

Instructions for instructors who use announcements and resources in cTools and want to use correlating functionality in Canvas. 

Building on a Blank Canvas: 20 Tips for a Successful Canvas Course Site

LSA-ISS Canvas Quick Start Guide covering 20 basic tips for the most asked about features in Canvas.  

Working with Multi-Section Courses

LSA-ISS guide providing considerations for how to organize multi-section courses in Canvas.  

Canvas Roles and Permissions

Chart detailing the vavrious Canvas roles and what permissions each role holds.  


Additional Canvas Resources

Canvas at Michigan

A public Canvas site, sponsored by ITS, that offers information abut UM's implementation of Canvas.  Self-enroll in the Canvas at Michigan site to have it appear in your Canvas Dashbaord and to get updates about Canvas.  

U-M Canvas Instructor Guide

Canvas Instructor Guide produced by ITS with detailed information about Canvas features.  

Canvas Guides 

Instructor and Student Canvas Guides with detailed information from Instructure about how Canvas features work. 

ITS Student Support

A Canvas information sheet for students.