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Canvas Best Practices

A guide for U-M librarians

Getting Started

U-M Library's E-Learning Committee has created this guide providing best practices for librarians using Canvas. This tutorial is intended as a supplement to the basic Canvas support documentation available at the Instructor website.

Use the tabs at the left to explore:

  • Setting up a course
    • How should you set up your Canvas course from the beginning?
  • User Interface
    • What should each page of a module look like?
  • Images — Borders — Resolution — Naming — Tracking (coming soon)
    • What should your images look like?
  • Settings
    • What can you tweak to get the most out of Canvas?
  • Sharing
    • What are the best ways to share content from Canvas?

For questions about the information provided in this guide, please email the E-Learning Committee at