Canvas Workshops

Get ready for Fall and learn the basics of our new Learning Management System, Canvas. Throughout the summer, we will be offering various types of workshops to ease the transition into Canvas. Whether it is just getting started with Canvas, learning about the core tools and features, or seeking for general guidance and support, we’ve got you covered. The last 30 minutes of our workshop will be dedicated to Q&A, and it will be hosted in a PC computer lab, so bringing your personal laptop is not necessary.

Getting Started with Canvas

In the first 90 minutes of workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore Canvas, including general navigation of the interface, notifications and communication, and content creation and organization. We will also cover how to set up and deliver announcements, assignments, and discussions.

Canvas: Assignments, Quizzes and Gradebook

Delve deeper into Canvas by exploring the assessment tools such as Assignments, Quizzes, and Gradebook. In this workshop, in addition to learning the assessment tools, using SpeedGrader, and navigating the Gradebook, you will also have the opportunity to explore nifty options available for instructors to use.

Canvas Drop-in Clinic

Feeling lost and overwhelmed? Need some space to focus your energy on learning and curating content on Canvas? This drop-in clinic will be available all-day (9:30am-4:30pm) for you to drop by and seek general guidance and support from our Canvas experts. We will be providing in-house support on training and troubleshooting any issues or concerns you may have.

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Offered starting in September

Canvas Essentials

This introductory workshop to Canvas will prepare you to work with all the basics on Canvas. In this hour long intensive session, we will get an overview of course instruction in Canvas; become familiar with communications tools and the Course Home Page; create Discussions and Assignments and; manage grades with SpeedGrader and Gradebook. Join us to get a jumpstart in Canvas.

Assessments on Canvas: Assignments, Quizzes and Groups

Explore the many options Canvas offers to create quizzes and assignments that will fit your course needs. This in-depth, hour long session will guide you through: creating quizzes such as multiple choice or in-class essays, making traditional, group or peer reviewed assignments, as well as setting grading options, such as rubrics.

Grading on Canvas: SpeedGrader and Gradebook

Grade quickly and efficiently using the internal Canvas tools. SpeedGrader helps you grade assignments and quizzes quickly and its annotation options help you provide feedback effectively. Gradebook automatically manages grades and gives you a summary view of student progress in your course. This intensive hour long course will demonstrate how to best navigate these features. With Canvas tools, grading no longer has to be a chore.

Building Your Course on Canvas

Learn how to customize your course layout and delivery in a one hour hands-on workshop. In this personalized session, we will be exploring the many options Canvas Modules and Syllabus present for organizing course material. From setting prerequisites for Modules to an open, student directed layout, many kinds of course delivery are possible on the Canvas interface.


Register for a workshop by clicking on a session listed below.