Faculty Resources

We recommend the following resources to faculty who are new to Canvas:

GU Canvas Guides

NEW!  Learn Canvas at your own pace using this specially designed course for Georgetown faculty. Topics covered include getting started, adding content, organizing your course, communicating with students, and assignments. Enroll in the course (you will be prompted to log in with your NetID and password).

Video Guides

These short video guides cover Canvas basics training topics:

How to Access Canvas

To explore this new course platform, log in to Canvas (with your Georgetown NetID and password).  Once logged in, faculty will find:

  • All Fall 2018 courses with enrollments in Canvas
  • Content from Fall 2014 - Spring 2016 Blackboard course sites that have been copied to Canvas
  • A test "sandbox" course site for all faculty (if you don't see a sandbox course when you log in to Canvas, use this form to request one)

Moving from Blackboard?

Learn how to migrate course content from Blackboard to Canvas.

For direct help with archiving and migrating your Blackboard content:

Canvas Tips

See the Top Five Tips for faculty using Canvas.

Training opportunities and guides for faculty to learn more about Canvas:

Departmental Demonstrations

NEW!  As Georgetown moves forward in transitioning from the Blackboard to the Canvas course management system, representatives from Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) are providing departments with introductory demonstrations of Canvas.  CNDLS can also provide a short 5-minute announcement at a departmental meeting. Request a Canvas announcement or a demonstration for your department.

Other Training Resources