Training for faculty in using Canvas is offered through the FITC. Explore these options:

One-on-One Support

  • If you need immediate help on how to use a Canvas feature, use the email, chat, and phone support links in your Canvas Help menu for 24x7 support. Just click on the Help icon in your Canvas course:
  • If you want a hands-on session to work with a FITC specialist on your course, request a session and we will schedule a convenient time and place to meet. We are currently offering sessions remotely via Zoom.
  • If you want to reach a FITC consultant, send email to can also call 459-5506 and leave a message any day from 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday (Summer hours).

Group Support

Join consultants and staff from the FITC for

FITC Virtual Office Hours

Our offices are closed, but you can also drop in via Zoom at these days and times without an appointment.
Click the link to drop in on Zoom:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM-11AM
Monday through Friday 2PM-3PM
Passcode: help

You can also visit the Canvas Community and find community-sourced answers to almost any question.

Looking for in-depth Canvas training?

Growing with Canvas
 is a Canvas course featuring five modules of content that takes users through everything they need to know about using Canvas. The course uses a combination of the Canvas Video Guides and Canvas Guides to teach the content. 

Request a test course here if you wish to practice the lessons in this course.

Topics that are covered:

  • Getting Around in Canvas
  • Communication Tools
  • Customizing Your Course
  • Course Design
  • Pages
  • Discussions
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Course Settings and Weights
  • SpeedGrader and Gradebook
  • Groups and Collaboration
  • Copying and Sharing Course

UCSC users can enroll themselves here:

The course is also available in the Canvas Commons at this link: Growing with Canvas (be sure to be logged into Canvas when you are accessing this link). 

View short video "how-to's" from Instructure

See a collection of short instructional videos from Instructure in the Canvas Video Guides. These short tutorials go step-by-step through how to use the features of Canvas.

Download a quick reference guide to getting started in Canvas

Can't find what you need? 

Contact the FITC anytime to discuss your questions and learn about Canvas features. One-on-one consultations are available by appointment or drop in during Virtual Office Hours.