Northeastern uses the Canvas LMS and a wide array of resources and tools to ensure teaching and learning continue seamlessly online. Below are resources and instructions to complete common teaching tasks in Canvas.

If you have technical issues following any of these instructions, please submit a Help Ticket. If there’s another teaching task or tool you are interested in learning more about, please contact your program’s lead faculty or send a message to Faculty Central.

Getting Started in Canvas: Tutorials and Guides

Access my Blackboard Course(s)?Click Canvas. Use your myNortheastern username and password to log in. Check out this Quick Start Guideand/or access canvas and access trainings here.
Send Emails to Students?Use Canvas to communicate to all students in a course or just to individual students. Click here for a brief tutorial. 
Record a Short Video?Learn more about Panopto.
Meet with Students Online?Click here to learn how to setup a Zoom meeting in Canvas.
Record a Lecture in PowerPoint?Create simple lecture videos (example) using audio and slides in PowerPoint. Click here for a brief tutorial.
Grade a Written AssignmentLearn about the benefits of pre-made Analytic Rubrics in grading written assignments. Click here for a brief tutorial. Click here to access the rubrics.
Post and Grade Assignments?Assign work for students to submit in Canvas and then provide grades and feedback. Click here for a brief tutorial.
Post and Grade Tests?Build and share a test for students to take in Blackboard, then grade and provide feedback as necessary. Click here for a brief tutorial.
Create and Grade Discussion Boards?Click here for a brief tutorial.
Start to Teach Online?Watch: Teaching Online: The Online Landscape
Organize Content Online?Watch: Teaching Online: Purposeful Organization
Present Content Online?Watch: Teaching Online: Content Presentation
Provide Online Feedback?Watch: Teaching Online: Practice and Feedback
Assess Student Learning Online?Watch: Teaching Online: Assessment