The University of San Francisco: Information Technology Services
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Resources and Quick Reference Guides

These resources and references cover Canvas in depth and give you tools to extend the use of Canvas.


Topic Guides

Guides with an in-depth explanations and examples of common Canvas topics such as managing up the gradebook and creating quizzes and assignments.

Reference Guides

From Instructure

Quick Tip FAQs
These one to four page downloadable documents give step-by-step instructions on how to perform common Canvas tasks. If you cannot find your answer here, check the Instructor Guides above.

Communicating Within Canvas
Assessments: Assignments, Quizzes, Rubrics etc.
Groups and People and Collaboration

USF Canvas Resources

Canvas Glossary

List of commonly used Canvas Terms

Our colleagues at Mary Washington University created this 2-page overview of Canvas features when they adopted Canvas as their learning platform a year ago.

Canvas User Role Descriptions
Detailed descriptions of Canvas Teacher, Designer and Student and Observer roles.
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