Canvas is NKU's Learning Management System. It is used by faculty and staff to create and share information. Faculty at NKU use Canvas for teaching online, blended and face-to-face classes.

To use Canvas, go to the login page or download the Canvas mobile app.

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Canvas How To's for Instructors

Need to know how to create a quiz or assignment?  Have questions about using weighted grading in Canvas?  Click here.

Migrating your course from Blackboard to Canvas?
Migrating your course from Blackboard to Canvas can seem daunting, but it does not have to be.  Learn more about which areas of your course to migrate and which areas to recreate.  Get detailed information about which folders, discussion boards, quizzes, and files.
Your RPT in Canvas
If you have questions about using your RPT in Canvas, CITE is here to help.  Please complete this survey to contact us about your RPT.  Once you have completed the survey, a CITE staff person will contact you to schedule a time to meet and discuss your RPT.  If you have any questions, please contact us.
Start Building your Canvas Course with a Course Template
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An empty course can be intimidating, so CITE has created a course template to help you kickstart your work in Canvas. Inside the template you’ll find a basic skeleton of modules, instructions for creating content, and examples of types of assignments and content pages. It’s designed it to be lightweight so it’s easy to modify or delete areas you decide not to use.

Canvas for Students

For How To's on turning in assignments, posting to Discussions, emailing your professor, and other things to do in your courses, click here.

To log into Canvas, go to the login page or download the Canvas mobile app.

Merge your Courses

If you are teaching multiple sections of a course, consider using the cross-list tool.  

If you would like assistance with cross-listing you can either refer to the cross-listing page or contact CITE.

Canvas Tips for Instructors
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Get tips from other instructors that may have already worked in an area you are interested in exploring.  CITE's staff also share information about projects they have helped to create for insructors.  One of these tips may save you a huge amount of time!

Check for Services that Interact with Canvas
Trying to add a service or tool to Canvas?  The service may already interact with Canvas.  Save time by checking to see if a service is already configured to work with Canvas by clicking here.

Learn More About Canvas!

Workshops: Learn Canvas through a series of five different classes. The workshops are best taken in order, but they can be taken in any order since you will have several opportunities to take them throughout the upcoming semesters.  Find course descriptions and register at the training registration website

Canvas 101: Canvas 101 will give you everything you need to know about Canvas to begin building in the new LMS. Any faculty or staff can self-enroll into the course, so go to the course to self-enroll.

Canvas 201: Once you are comfortable with building your course in Canvas, enroll in this course to learn more about creating stand out graphical elements to help make your course look great!

Canvas 202: Accessibility is an important issue and this course will give you some tips about how to make sure your Canvas course is on the road to accessibility.

WebEx Sessions: Not available to meet for a face-to-face workshop?  We are also offering live and synchronous online workshops via WebEx.

Department & College Workshops: If you would like to arrange a workshop for your department or college, please contact CITE.


Don't forget to check out Hoonuit!

Every NKU faculty member, staff member and student has instant access to thousands of video-based tutorials on hundreds of different software products. From Adobe Photoshop to Twitter to Canvas to Microsoft Access, our subscription to Hoonuit gives everyone on-demand access whether you are looking to learn a new software program or just need a two minute refresher on how to do a certain task. Click the icon to the left to go directly to their site.

(No login is required while on campus, but log in with your NKU user name and password if off campus.)