Canvas Instructor Tour: Self-Paced Training for Canvas Instructors

Are you an instructor wishing to learn the fundamentals of Canvas at your own pace? This self-paced, fully online training is for you! Participants will learn the basics of Canvas for instructors by watching a series of videos created by the Instructure company, the maker of Canvas, and participate in online activities and quizzes.

Please note: This training is not intended for students. To learn about student Canvas orientation and support options at Colorado Mountain College, visit this article.

This training will take place completely online in the Canvas learning management system. It is self-paced so there are no class meetings. Since this is a self-paced training, participants may participate at any time of day or night, from any computer (PC or Mac) with an Internet connection and either Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Internet Explorer.

This training will include:

  • Canvas Interface Overview
  • Files
  • Rich Content Editor
  • Assignments Overview
  • Assignment Creation
  • Discussion Creation
  • Quiz Creation: Settings, Questions
  • Course Expectations – Canvas Kaleidoscope
  • Announcements Overview
  • Pages – Creation and Management
  • Course Layout – Customization
  • Modules – Creation and Management
  • Gradebook Overview
  • SpeedGrader Overview
  • Groups – Creation and Management
  • Canvas Commons

After you register for this training in Student Planning via Basecamp, you will gain access to this training’s Canvas course in about 1 day. Enter the Canvas course and follow the directions; you will also find the deadline for completing this training in the Canvas course.

Estimated completion time: 3 hours.  If you have any questions about this course, please contact the Department of Technology Enhanced Learning at (970) 384-8538 or via email at

Student Planning registration information

Please register for this training via Student Planning.  Search on Canvas Instructor Tour and select View Available Sections below TRN-901 CMC Employee Training.
Problems registering? Contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering in Student Planning at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.