Power Apps Canvas Apps for Beginners

Duration: 1 day

Delivered as: 2 x 4 hour sessions or 1 x 8.5 hour day


This instructor-led course is an introduction to creating canvas apps with Power Apps on the Microsoft Power Platform. Canvas apps are a quick and easy way to build & share low code applications with your team members. They allow you to design pixel perfect screens for users to interact with data from hundreds of data sources including Excel, Microsoft Dataverse, Oracle, Sales Force, SQL Server and more. Build gallery, button and form controls on your canvas app screens and create simple Excel-like formulas to define how they respond to user input.


This course is designed to support anyone interested in low code app design or with a need to create applications to solve business problems and increase productivity. IT or programming experience are not required. This topic is especially relevant to administrators and customizers of SharePoint lists, Dynamics 365 and Power Apps model-driven apps and Power BI reports as canvas apps can be natively embedded in these interfaces.

Topics Covered
  • Introduction to Power Platform
  • Canvas Apps Capabilities
  • Canvas Apps Maker Home
  • Canvas Apps Studio
  • Canvas Apps Templates
  • Canvas App Design Basics
  • Creating Canvas Apps
  • Use a SharePoint list as a data source
  • Add a cloud flow to a canvas app
  • Use Dataverse as a data source
  • Reference lookups in formulas
  • Canvas Apps Integrations
  • Canvas Apps Administration

Recommended Prerequisites

Prerequisites are recommendations, and while not required, they are highly advised to ensure a successful learning experience:

  • Experience with PowerPoint slide design including text, images and animation
  • Familiarity with Excel formulas and conditional logic
  • Understanding of data, relational databases, and data structuring is helpful
  • Exposure to Dynamics 365 or Power Apps model-driven apps is helpful

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