Resources for Instructors

As you know, UTHealth is implementing Canvas as a replacement for Blackboard for all online courses.  You are invited to explore the resources below in preparation for your migration to Canvas.  

  • Orientation Course for New Canvas Instructors
    This self-paced course is designed to familiarize instructors with the basic need-to-know tools and features of Canvas in an effort to prepare them for course design and delivery.  

    This course is broken into 5 modules (total of 19 individual very short lessons). Each module should take about 30-45 minutes to read, review and complete. It is recommended that participants complete the modules in sequential order; however, it is not required.

  • Canvas Video Guide 
    The Canvas Video Guide contains a series of short videos designed to help instructors learn how to use Canvas. Videos can be viewed in any order. Total viewing time for all videos is ~ 55 minutes

  • Canvas Instructor Guide
    The Canvas Instructor Guide is a comprehensive selection of how-to articles provided by Instructure. All articles are ordered by topic with a robust search function included at the top of the page

  • Canvas Designer Guide
    The Canvas Designer Guide is a growing collection of best practices in Canvas course design.  It contains a number of course design resources including sample courses and links to Canvas orientation courses shared by other universities.