Getting Help with Canvas

LSIT is happy to assist with Canvas questions and offer Zoom consultations to discuss your Canvas course. For questions or to schedule a consult, please email with a proposed time if asking for a consult (M - F, 10am - 4pm) and quick summary of what you would like to accomplish.

Canvas also provides 24/7 instructor support and can be reached via:

Canvas Exploration Sites (“Sandboxes”)

Instructors who have taught in the last year already have Canvas site for exploration and experiment that is not tied to a particular course. (This is known as a “sandbox.”)  To access your sandbox, log in to If you do not have a sandbox and would like one please email

Documentation and Trainings

UCSB Canvas Training Course: You can join the UCSB Training Course in Canvas by opening and logging to the following link and then click the option to "Enroll in Course": UCSB Canvas Training Course.
Guides: Canvas has many guides for using the various features within Canvas, see Canvas Community Guides.
UCSB Guides: Specific guides for using Canvas at UCSB, UCSB Canvas Guides.
Training Videos & Thematic Trainings: Canvas training videos and thematic courses can be found in the Instructure Training Services Portal by logging in with your UCSBnetID and password.

Canvas Training Recordings


Canvas Basic training

The Student Experience using Canvas


Communication, Notifications, and Discussions training

Setting up course organization and navigation with Home Page and Modules training

Assignments training

Classic Quizzes training

Grading & Feedback training

Beyond the Basics

New Quizzes training

Course Design Considerations

Groupwork and Collaboration

Creating Content With the RCE (Rich Content Editor)

Canvas and Google

Mastery Paths (Creating course options based on student performance and choice)


Getting Started with Canvas Badges

Project Based Learning

Upcoming Canvas Training Sessions