Educational Technology

Canvas Help For Staff

Notebook and computer with Washington College login screen.

When staff members use Canvas, there will be times when they are acting in the student role and times when they will be in the instructor role.


Below are links to sections of the Canvas Help Guides and some videos that speak to both roles. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Cross or Raven Bishop.

 Note: In January 2016, Washington College switched to the Canvas New User Interface. The Canvas resources you view on our website may still reflect the old user interface; however, the functionality and location of most components remain the same. We will update resources which reflect the new user interface as Instructure makes them available. 

Written Guides


Instructor Quick Start Guide
Student Quick Start Guide
Submit Online Assignment
Course Navigation Guide
Course Homepage Guide
Course Setup Checklist


Video Guides


General Use (All Roles)


Organizing A Course (as an Instructor )

Building A Course (as an Instructor) 



Using Canvas (as a Student)


Canvas Apps