Staff Guides

'If you can't find what you are looking for her, and need help with Canvas, get in touch with Canvas Support 24/7: click on the Help item in your menu after logging in to Canvas.

Welcome to the staff learning technology help pages. Browse by theme below to find a relevant guide, or use the search at the top of the page. Your feedback is essential. If there's a particular guide you are looking for, or if you're having trouble finding the information you need, get in touch with the TEL team:

Getting Started with Canvas

Whether you want to copy content between modules, add content to your course or organise your dashboard, you'll find all the resources you need here.

Course Development and Design

There are lots of different ways to design a course, and there are a number of pedagogic considerations which you may want to take into account before developing your Canvas course. You'll find lots of resources here to help get you started.


The Teaching and Learning Academy have developed a number of Assessment guides to help you get started with creating assignments in Canvas.

Communication Tools

Canvas has a number of tools which allow you to communicate with students enrolled on your course.

Video Content and Conferencing Tools

Video conferencing applications allow you to present information and engage with students in a synchronous manner. Typical features include audio, video, screen sharing and chat. Some applications may include breakout rooms and voting features.

Collaborative Tools

If you're interested in learning about how your students can collaboarate online, and engage with other students, you'll find a number of tools and resources in this section.

Digital Content

There are numerous forms of digital content, and lots of ways to add content to your course. You'll find lots of resources to help you add content to your course.

In Class Technologies

In Class technologies help to support teaching and learning in the classroom.

A-Z of Learning Tools

If you're not sure what you're looking for, try viewing our A-Z of Learning Tools, or use the search at the top of the page to search for a specific guide.