Faculty Training

Getting Started with Canvas

Accessing Canvas

  • Go to https://canvas.providence.edu/  
  • Log in with your Network ID and password (same as Sakai or Outlook) 
    • If you need your password reset, please contact helpdesk@providence.edu 
    • If you are already logged into Microsoft Outlook, your credentials should ‘pass through’ to Canvas.   
  • Course sites, including add/drop, will be managed by Banner’s enrollment system.  You will not need to add or remove students from the roster manually.

Getting Familiarized with Canvas

Additional Canvas Resources

  • The Canvas Community website is a great resource for all things Canvas. It includes guides, question forums, and troubleshooting resources.
  • Training videos on Canvas are available here.
  • For a detailed comparison between Sakai tools and Canvas tools, click here.
  • For instructions on migrating your Sakai content to Canvas, click here.
  • Looking for ideas on how to design your course sites? Northwestern University has put together a collection of Sample Canvas Course Sites for you to view.
  • If you are looking to add language about Canvas to your course syllabus, we have created some text that you can feel free to utilize. Click here to view.
  • Stay tuned for training opportunities with Instructure’s Canvas Principal Learning Specialist. 

Canvas Support

  • Canvas Tier 1 support can be reached for live support by clicking the “Help” button in Canvas, and selecting “Chat with Canvas Support (for Faculty)”. Instructure’s chat support is available 24/7 to PC Faculty and Students.
  • Questions during the transition? Email canvashelp@providence.edu to contact a member of TLT/IT.