For Instructors: Getting Started

For Instructors: Getting Started

Getting Started

Access Your UVACanvas Workspace

A UVACanvas workspace is a personal sandbox for instructors to:

  • Test course site setup.
  • Practice tool functionality.
  • Create content that can be imported into their official SIS-rostered course sites.
  • Play around with UVACanvas without affecting learners enrolled in your regular classes.

 Related: 10 Tools to Practice in Your Workspace >

1. Log in to your UVACanvas account.

Visit UVACanvas -- you can also use the UVACanvas Login button at the top right of this page -- and log in through NetBadge.

2. Select “Workspace Course” under Unpublished Courses in your Dashboard.
UVACanvas Dashboard Workspace
3. Need help? Don't see a workspace?
Not seeing a workspace in your dashboard? Instructors can request a workspace.

Need help? Click Help in the left-hand navigation. Search the Canvas Guides and Training Services Portal are great resources to help get you started.
UVACanvas Help Portal

Get the Canvas App

During set-up, search for “University of Virginia” or "UVA."

Please note: Canvas recommends students do not use the Canvas mobile app for taking exams and quizzes. Use the desktop app and ensure a secure internet connection for the best experience.

View Support & Resources

Workshops and Support Opportunities

The following events are led by UVA experts and offered in addition to the various workshops and support available locally in each of the schools: 

  • Open Office Hours
  • Getting Started With UVACanvas: 90-Minute Introduction Sessions
  • 1:1 UVA Support & Course Design Consultations 

View details & Register >

On-Demand Resources

Available 24/7, the Canvas Guides and Training Portal offers how-to guides and live remote and on-demand training for all aspects of Canvas use.

How Do I...

Learn How to Get Help

These "how to" resources are always available 24/7:

For help designing your course or using integrated tools, additional resources are available:











more Help >


News & Updates

Instructors share their experiences using UVACanvas.
Hands-on working sessions with expert support. At the end of the session, you'll walk away with the knowledge to find and update your sites.
Find out what UVA students have to say about the transition to UVACanvas.