Welcome to Summer 2024 everyone!

 Need help setting up your course(s)?

  • Canvas Semester Checklist - Are you ready to launch your course for SP24? Review this checklist to ensure you have set everything up before pressing that Publish button.
  • Canvas Instructor Guides. - These guides include step-by-step instructions and self-paced videos to assist you.

If you have further questions, or need one-on-one Canvas training, please contact [email protected].



Quick Links:

Access and Documentation

JHU Canvas Site:

This site not only provides access to the Canvas login page, but provides an overview of the evaluation process that led Johns Hopkins to choose Canvas along with helpful University updates and resources.

It also contains helpful documentation that the Center created in collaboration with other instructional support centers on getting started and using popular tools in Canvas:  

Training - Canvas Training Schedule

Training is available in several formats and arenas. The details below are updated regularly.

Recorded Training

These are four clips from our Canvas Introduction and Overview Training:

Canvas Semester Checklist: Getting ready for the semester

Wondering if you are ready to launch your course this coming semester? Or, are you unsure what to do before pressing that Publish button?

Check out our "Canvas Semester Checklist" page to make sure the basics are covered before launching.

New Features

In addition to the robust features already in Canvas, JHU has approved some great new features. Learn more by accessing the university’s page on New Canvas Features

Grades and Canvas

Calculating Weighted Grades

To use weights to calculate your gradebook, please follow these instructions: How do I weight the final course grade based on assignment groups?

Note: By default, the Total grade column in Canvas is not visible to students at KSAS and WSE.

Importing Grades into SIS

To import your Canvas grades into SIS, you must enable a grading schema for your course before importing your grades into SIS. These instructions outline the step-by-step process: SIS Grade Import.

Accessing Migrated Courses

The University migrated many Blackboard course sites to staging sites in Canvas.  Login to Canvas at to see which courses have been migrated from Blackboard. Your migrated course sites will be in a special STAGING site with the course names beginning with "STAGE_" to view what Blackboard course sites were migrated to Canvas:

  1. Login to Canvas:
  2. Click "Dashboard" on the left-hand Global Navigation Menu (This is also the default landing page after logging in).
  3. Scroll Down to "Unpublished Courses" to view which courses have been migrated. Migrated sites are tagged with pre-fix "STAGE_".

Note: STAGING courses will only be used to migrate content from Blackboard and to allow faculty to clean up content. When content is ready, it needs to be copied into the "real" SIS-based courses.