Most courses are administered through the learning management system Canvas, which allows you to manage digital materials distribution, assignments and course calendars, communications, grading, and other aspects of instruction.

Visit the Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) Learning Technologies Resource Library to learn about getting started in Canvas and using the new Rich Content Editor to add content to your course site.

Student enrollments in Canvas

Student enrollments will be added to Canvas on the following dates:

  • For Winter Session 2024: December TBA, 2023
  • For Summer Session 2024: Date TBA

Upon that date, you will be able to see student enrollments on your Canvas site.

Students will have access to the course only after that date and after you have "published" the course.

New student registrants after that date will be added to Canvas within one business day after the student has been enrolled. Please advise students that there may be a delay between when they register and when they have access to the Canvas course.

Helping students use Canvas

CTI has created resources to help students learn how to use Canvas. Please consider directing students to these resources, including this helpful video to get them started.

Additional technology resources

CTI offers additional teaching and learning technology resources to assist you with your course and your teaching (e.g. using Canvas, Zoom, Ally, Panopto, and more). Check out their Teaching Resources and Learning Technologies Resource Library pages for information, as well as the following instructions. You may also find CTI’s checklist for Getting Ready for the Semester useful while preparing.


Visit Getting Started in Zoom for tips including

  • Setting up your Zoom Meeting in Canvas
  • Recording a Zoom Meeting to Canvas
  • Running a Zoom Meeting in Canvas


(also see accessibility guidelines)

Go to the Center for Teaching Innovation's resources for getting started and preparing your course with accessibility in mind.


For more information, contact the Center for Teaching Innovation.