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 Zoom meeting.
  • If you want to reach a FITC consultant, send email to You can also call 459-5506 and leave a message 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday.

Group Support

Join consultants and staff for

Virtual Office Hours

Drop in via Zoom without an appointment:

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.