The Learning Platform Services and Ecampus teams have prepared reference guides on Canvas, Kaltura, Turnitin and more. Browse through the links on this page, and check out our upcoming and recorded webinars.

New to teaching with Canvas? Start here!

  • Add a TA, Designer or Observer to your Canvas course site [html] (2:33)
  • Canvas Checklist - Is your course site ready? [pdf]
  • Canvas Instructor Tour – brief videos on the most-used features [html]
  • Example Canvas course sites [html]
  • Manage the Canvas dashboard [video] (1:46)
  • Canvas User Community – an online forum to ask questions and share ideas with other Canvas users [html]

Build your Canvas site and add content

  • Canvas templates - import a pre-formatted structure for your Canvas course [html]
  • Change your default email address [pdf]
  • Set a course Home Page [video] (2:32)
  • Manage your course settings [video] (3:18)
  • Modules: Working with modules [video] (3:24) and setting module requirements [video] (4:17)
  • Copy (import) a Canvas course [pdf] [video] (3:04) or selected parts of a course [video] (5:14)
  • Cross-listed and combined courses - all about X001 and C001 sites [pdf]
  • Groups in Canvas [pdf]
  • 5 Things for OSU instructors to know about quizzes [pdf]

Accessibility tools for Canvas

Grades and Assignments

  • Setting up Grades [pdf]
  • Differentiated assignments for specific students [pdf]
  • Create a Canvas assignment [video] (2:05)
  • Create a media upload assignment [pdf]
  • Add a letter grade to student totals in Canvas [video] (2:33)
  • Peer Review in Canvas [pdf] [html]
  • Discussion board visualization? Use Threadz in Canvas [pdf]
  • Plagiarism prevention? Use Turnitin in Canvas

End-of-term Grades and Archiving Canvas Courses

  • Upload Canvas grades to Online Services (Banner) [html]
  • Canvas file upload to Online Services is a two-step process:
    • Enable a course grading scheme [video] (2:33)
    • Submit grades with the Final Grades - File Upload option [video] (4:05)
  • Access to past-term Canvas course sites [html]

Using media in Canvas? Peruse our Kaltura tools and resources

Using Clickers in the classroom? Check out the Clickers Faculty Tools


More resources

  • Studio sites in Canvas - request your own Canvas site for collaboration or experimentation [html]
  • Training and resources for Ecampus instructors [html]
  • Teaching Hybrid in Extension Toolbox - A set of Canvas learning modules for teaching hybrid Exension courses [html]


Blackboard courses from the following prior terms were bulk-migrated to Canvas:

  • Fall 2013 (on-campus courses only)
  • Winter 2014
  • Spring 2014
  • Summer 2014
  • Fall 2014 (Ecampus courses only)