Canvas: Getting Started


This article describes the basic steps for building a course using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). The links below are listed in the order you should review. If you would like to attend a training or walk-in session see the links at the bottom of the article for the schedule.



To Get Started:

1. Go to your Canvas site and log in using your USNH username and password

2. On the Canvas dashboard you will see your courses. Click on the course tile to access the course. Next steps are to start adding content to your course and then publish your course. Students are automatically added to the course and they will see your course once you have published it.

The list of articles below will get you started using Canvas. Watch the Canvas overview video to get a quick overview of the basics.

How to use Canvas:

1. Canvas overview video - Getting Started Using Canvas

3. Add a Syllabus - Canvas: Add a syllabus to your course

4. Add course content - Add a Module

5. Add content to modules - Using the Modules area

6. Add videos to your course - Kaltura: An Overview

7. Add Assignments - Canvas: Assignments User Guide

8. Using the Gradebook - Canvas: Gradebook overview


Users can expect to be able to set up a Canvas Course page with information such as a syllabus, modules, and assignments.

Further reading:

Canvas Instructor Guides

UNH -AT Training calendar

UNH - Recorded training sessions


Need additional help?

Please use this link to the Technology Help Desk to locate your local campus contact information.  Use the “Submit a Question” for your campus to enter an online support request.  

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