Canvas provides numerous tools for creating a course site tailored to your specific needs. To get started building a course site quickly, How to Build a Simple Canvas Course Site will take you step-by-step through the creation of a simple, yet useful, course site that includes customized navigation, a syllabus, and assignments. With as few as three files, your site can be up and running in minutes!

For a broader understanding of what Canvas offers, the links below provide descriptions of the components that make up a Canvas course site with links to more in-depth instruction, if desired. Once you become familiar with Canvas, you can always add additional features to your existing site.

For some ideas about designing your course site homepage and navigation, please see Canvas Site Design Examples.


For detailed instructions for building a more detailed course site, please visit the Canvas Instructor Guide