Resources to get you started with the basics of Canvas.

Create a Module
Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for your course. One you create modules, you can add content items, set prerequisites, and add requirements.

Create an Assignment
You can create online assignments for students to submit their assignments through Canvas. 

Create a Discussion Forum
Discussion boards can be used as a place for students to interact with each other and the materials in the classroom. Discussions can be graded or ungraded. 

Create a Quiz or Exam
You can create several types of quizzes in Canvas, including Practice Quiz, Graded Quiz, Graded Survey, and Ungraded Survey. There are many types of questions that you can choose from: multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-a-blank,Likert scale, matching, numerical, formula, essay, file upload. You can also set up the quiz to shuffle answers, enforce a time limit, restrict access, multiple attempts, and see quiz response

Create an Announcement
You can create an announcement to share information with all users in your course.