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Canvas Self-Paced Training

Canvas, a Learning Management System

The term "learning management system" is a long way of saying “learning platform.” It’s a set of tools in one package that makes it easy to share content, grade assignments and quizzes, and communicate with your class.

Canvas is a newer LMS that has caught the attention of many higher-ed institutions for its focus on simplicity and ease of use.

Starting in January of 2013 and continuing through the spring of 2014, CU Online is migrating off the Blackboard and eCollege platforms to a new system called Canvas. By the summer of 2014, all faculty using a learning management system will be using Canvas.​ (More details on the migration from the Upgrade FAQ).

Request a Sandbox course shell

Contact the CU Online Help Desk to request a blank sandbox shell for you to practice using Canvas in. Email us at or call 303.315.3700 to request the shell.​​

Self-Paced Training

We've created a checklist to guide you through using the features of Canvas.

Need additional help?

We are happy to meet with you by appointment, phone, or online to answer your questions or provide additional training. To request additional training, please contact the CU Online Help Desk at 303.315.3700 or

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