Canvas Training

Training and Migration Schedule

If you would like to sign up for a Canvas Training workshop, please do so on the RSVP sheets here, or you can simply email and ask us to add you. Please be aware that the only way to guarantee a seat is by reserving it yourself with the link above.

Click here to see the Canvas Training Calendar


Training Strategies


Instructor Training (2 hr)

Provides Instructors with an overview of basic Canvas functionality, including account settings, notification preferences, messaging students, uploading files, editing pages, customizing the course navigation, and building assignments. Participants also learn the basics of quizzes, discussions, analytics, and grading.

Course Design (1 hr)

Provides Instructors with sample design strategies they can use to organize assignments, discussions, quizzes, and content into an easy-to-navigate course. Participants will also learn how to use Canvas assessment tools and analytics.

Assessment and Grading (1 hr)

Introduces instructors to features they can use to provide assessments, feedback, and grades to students. Participants learn how to use Outcomes, Rubrics, SpeedGrader, and the Gradebook.

Course Migration Strategies (1 hr)

Prepares instructors to move existing course content from Blackboard to Canvas. Participants learn how to import content and discuss migration strategies employed by other Canvas users.

Collaboration Training (1 hr)

Introduces instructors to collaboration features in Canvas, including discussions, group assignments, Canvas Collaborations, and conferences. Participants will discuss how these tools can be used to enhance their class activities.

Canvas Clinics

Do you have questions about Canvas or need a hand with something specific? Drop in on a Canvas Clinic which are available Tuesdays and Thursdays, every two weeks (no appointment necessary!). We’ll have our laptops with us, but you’re welcome to bring one, too. You can find the schedule and locations posted on the Google Calendar above.

To Migrate, or not to Migrate…

Some Blackboard courses translate over to Canvas more easily than other. If you’d like to see what our recommendation is for your courses, fill out this form and we’ll give you the best plan of attack for getting them into the new system.

Office Hours…

Feel like chatting with James? He is available in his office (ACK209) for walk-ins every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. First come, first served!

Have Canvas, will Travel

Some folks are more comfortable with face-to-face appointments. Fortunately, we make Office-calls by appointment, too. Check the **F2F training schedule** (Coming soon!) for appointment openings, then email with a time that works for you and we’ll send one of our Canvas trainers to you.

Off Campus?

Get in touch with and we will coordinate a one-on-one Google Hangout session to guide you through the ins and outs of Canvas, course migration, or features you’d like to know more about.

Not enough hours in the day?

You can also check out our recorded webinar sessions at any time that works for you, which we will post on this site as they become available. In addition to that, Canvas’ support website is actually pretty useful compared to other Brand X LMS self-help offerings.

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