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Online@UT (Canvas)

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If you would like your Blackboard course materials moved to Canvas, simply complete a HelpDesk request. Nearly 50% of Canvas users have chosen to just rebuild their courses in Canvas. We are happy to assist you with your transition in any way we can.

How to get started in Canvas

1 - choose a homepage

The Homepage is the entry point for your course. We suggest using the Syllabus as your Homepage because all of your graded course activities will be displayed there for your students. You can also provide a downloadable course syllabus and links to other course information on the Syllabus page.

See how to choose your Homepage

See how to manage the Syllabus page

2 - use assignments

Create your course activities (tests, assignments, discussions, etc.) using Assignments. All assignments can be graded or ungraded, as well as submitted online or on paper.  Assignments will be automatically displayed:

  • In the Assignments list,
  • On the Syllabus page,
  • On the course Calendar.

Learn more about Assignments

3 - create content

You can organize your course content into Modules by topic/unit/week. Modules are organized to either click on a certain page or to progress through using “next” and “previous” buttons.

Learn more about Modules

About Canvas

UTK has transitioned from Blackboard to Canvas. Blackboard was retired on May 31, 2017.

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This support site will continue to grow and evolve, but for now, here is a set of quick guides that will provide you with all of the basics to get you started.

Getting Started with Canvas (For Students):

Canvas Student Guide

Canvas Student Tour (Duration is provided in parentheses):

Getting Started with Canvas (For Faculty):

Canvas Instructor Guide

Canvas Faculty Tour (Duration is provided in parentheses):

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