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 Select “Workspace Course” under Unpublished Courses in your Dashboard.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

iRubric Support will present features of their rubrics tool and answer questions from instructors.
The VoiceThread team is offering several virtual workshops during the month of March.
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.