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You don’t need to start from scratch! Use these resources to begin building your Canvas course.

Getting Started Module: Get help with creating a syllabus, introduce yourself and your course, and help students learn to use Canvas.

UW Canvas Course template: Quickly create courses that are easy for students to navigate.

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Get started
Set up your course, migrate content from Catalyst, Moodle, or Blackboard

Assignments & grading
Create and manage assignments, grade and respond to work

Add people to your course, discussion boards, chat, conferences

Design your Canvas course
Learn about course home page, syllabus, navigation, links,
audio and video content, publishing your course

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Last reviewed August 30, 2021