Skip to Content

Using Canvas: Resources and Learning Opportunities Draft

/Using Canvas: Resources and Learning Opportunities Draft
Using Canvas: Resources and Learning Opportunities Draft 2022-11-17T11:15:42-07:00

If you are looking for professional learning opportunities or resources, please look at the below links. Need something more specialized or don’t know where to begin? Let us work with your charter, district, school or department to provide long-term Canvas strategies, learning sessions or other specialized guidance. Please click on Contacts and Support on the right side menu to connect.


I am interested in…

Access the portal by clicking on ‘Help’ in your Canvas account navigation. There are multiple learning options for teachers such as self- paced courses for beginning to experienced users, learning pathways focused around a central theme, and a broad range of topics such as Special Education, Canvas for Littles, and Assessments in Canvas.

Canvas Training Portal


Start here for numerous online resources and videos for all grade levels and subjects. In addition, the All Things Canvas Module, has more information for the types of different Canvas roles. If you are teacher who is brand new to Canvas, start with our Quick Start Boot Camp.

Teacher Collection


Want to take a Canvas course to learn more about creating a Canvas course? Search Catalog with the keyword Canvas to find asynchronous learning opportunities.

NMPED Catalog


Canvas Captains is a monthly Community of Practice (CoP) where educators can collaborate, share tips with other users, explore updates, and offer best practice ideas.

Canvas Captains


If you are looking for assistance with Elevate NM, please click here.


Bureaus and programs within the PED have created Professional Learning courses and programs like Assessment Security Training, Advancement Program Level (APL), and Meeting the Moment: Addressing Racism Through Recognition & Response. Please visit Catalog to view current offerings.

The Commons, located in your Canvas account, allows educators to access and import state approved curriculum and other resources into a course. Filter by grade level, topic, Canvas features (entire courses, Pages, Assignments, Quizzes, etc.) and preview the material before importing into your classes if you are using Canvas as your Learning Management System (LMS).
Instructional Materials Bureau:  CCSSO High Quality Curriculum State Resource for Remote Learning

NMPED Canvas Parent/Caregiver Resource Center Parents, guardians, caregivers and mentors can sign up as observers in Canvas. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student’s account to see assignments, dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view course content but cannot participate in the course. In order to create a Canvas account, you will need the Canvas web address associated with your student’s school. Please reach out to your school, district, or charter if assistance is needed. This resource center provides information about creating an account, pairing with your student, detailed app information and other resources for Canvas. If you haven’t already, download the Canvas Parent Mobile App in the Apple or Google Play store.

Online Guides & Videos

This page is a collection of web guides and videos for Canvas observers (parents/caregivers) and students including links to the apps. Download the Canvas Parent Mobile App in the Apple or Google Play store.

Spanish Canvas Guides for Observers (Parents/Caregivers) – Guía del Observador de Canvas

Spanish Canvas Guides for Students – Guía del Estudiante de Canvas


Training & Resources for Using Canvas in the Classroom

NMPED Created Professional Learning on Canvas

Digital Curriculum, Resources and Supplemental Materials

Parents/Caregivers/Student Resources

Page last updated November 17, 2022