Canvas Basics Training

If you are new to Canvas, or navigating a Learning Management System (LMS) in general, you might be wondering where to begin.

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a learning platform that can make teaching and learning easier for both students and faculty. As the number one fastest growing Learning Management System (LMS) in the country, Canvas is utilized by 90% of the country's top ten universities.

How does Canvas work at Miami?

All courses across Miami University campuses receive a "course shell" in Canvas. This is automatically generated; Canvas pulls in each section of every course, including the instructor of record and student roster, straight from the Registrar.

Watch and Learn

Watch the video below (or on Vimeo) for an overview of the instructor experience in Canvas.

All Miami faculty and staff also have the ability to take Hoonuit classes for free, providing access to tens of thousands of video tutorials on a variety of subjects. Try their Canvas tutorials to master the LMS: