Courseware Development Tools

The Office of Instructional Development provides training, support, and consulting for the Web courseware development tools in Canvas.

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Web Authoring Tutorials

Adobe Dreamweaver Dreamweaver Resources (

Online tutorials, books, and courses for both new and experienced users of Adobe Dreamweaver, a full-featured, cross-platform Web authoring and site management tool.

Adobe Flash Flash Resources (

Samples and step-by-step online tutorials from Adobe for this popular Web animation software. Included are documents for beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level users.

HTML Primer HTML Primer (

Hypertext Markup Language is the most commonly used programming language on the Web. This site provides comprehensive, wiki-like HTML and CSS tutorials for beginner to advanced users

Other HTML resources:

Graphic editors

All of these graphic design tools are available in the Office of Instructional Development.

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop
This document offers an introduction to Photoshop, a popular image-editing application. It covers the Photoshop interface, tools and palettes, working with selections and text, color correcting and resizing images, and managing documents.

Graphics concepts and Photoshop basics
This WebCT course site includes course information, self-paced, hands-on tutorials, self-assessment tools, and areas to post assignments and interact with other participants.

Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop (
Photoshop tutorial modules from Adobe, including especially useful ones on how to easily create Web photo galleries, how to use files as tracing images, and how to do animations.

Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator (
A variety of tutorial modules from Adobe, including an excellent ones on building custom brushes in Illustrator, how to create 3D effects, and more. Also includes a tutorial on the SVG vector graphics format.

Adobe Fireworks Adobe Fireworks (
Tutorial from Adobe for using Fireworks, its Web graphics editing and animation package, in conjunction with Dreamweaver.