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Saint Louis University uses Canvas as the learning management system.  On this page, you'll find links to training resources and guides.

We are working in partnership with ITS to ensure faculty have the support they need. This page can serve as your “hub” for information about participating in live training sessions, accessing on-demand training and support materials, and requesting support for migrating courses from Blackboard to Canvas. 

You can access Canvas at

On Demand: Learn on Your Own Schedule

Quick Start Guide

Use this guide as a checklist to ensure your course is up and running

View the SLU Canvas Quick Start Guide

Growing With Canvas

Growing with Canvas is a self paced course within Canvas designed to help you learn the basics you need to create your Canvas course. It contains videos, practice activities, and links to resource guides to help you learn more about the tools available in Canvas. Every SLU instructor automatically has access to Growing with Canvas when you sign into Canvas. If you do not see the course in your Canvas dashboard please email

View the Growing with Canvas webpage

Recordings of Training Sessions

Recordings of  seminars offered by Canvas trainers are available inside Growing with Canvas

Technical Resource Guides from SLU’s ITS

ITS is developing a series of resources guides that you can access from Ask SLU. Topics range from self-migration (i.e., exporting a course from Blackboard and importing it into Canvas) to a feature-by-feature comparison of Blackboard to Canvas. 

Check out the resource guides

Canvas Training Portal

Located under the Help Menu inside of Canvas, you’ll find the Canvas Training Portal. By clicking on Tags in the upper right hand side of the page, and then selecting Higher Education, you’ll find several short courses and tutorials such as First Day Ready, Using the Canvas Speed Grader, and Accessibility Issues. You do have to log into Canvas to get to this portal and then follow the prompts to get access to the area.

Canvas Community and Guides

Canvas maintains a very useful community site that features a complete section of instructor guides and a very active searchable discussion board where you can ask questions of other instructors and engage in crowd-sourced problem-solving.

Go to the Canvas Community Site