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


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

Creatting Content With the RCE (Rich Content Editor)

Canvas and Google

Upcoming Canvas Trainings

Monday, Feb 13, 11am-12:30pm - Groupwork and Collaboration - RSVP

Tuesday, Feb 21, 12pm-1:30pm - Course Design Considerations - RSVP

Thursday, Feb 22, 12pm-1:30pm - Content Creation - RSVP

Wednesday, Mar 1, 11am-12:30pm - Canvas + Google - RSVP

Friday, Mar 3, 10am-11:30am - Creating New Quizzes - RSVP

Monday, Mar 14, 1pm-2:30pm - Grading and Feedback - RSVP

Wednesday, Mar 22, 10am-11:15am - Canvas Basics - RSVP

Monday, Mar 27, 9am-10:30am    Course Flow with Modules - RSVP

Monday, Mar 27, 12pm-1:15pm - Canvas Basics - RSVP

Tuesday, Mar 28, 1pm-2:30pm   Canvas Assignments - RSVP

Wednesday, Mar 29, 9am-10:30am    Creating Classic Quizzes - RSVP

Thursday, Mar 30, 11am-12:30pm    Grading and Feedback - RSVP

Thursday, Apr 20, 11am-12:30pm    Data for Instructors (Advanced) - RSVP

Wednesday, May 3, 1pm-2:30pm    Accessibility (Advanced) - RSVP

Friday, May 19, 9am-10:30am    Creating MasteryPaths (Advanced) - RSVP