Canvas Instructor Training

During the campus closure we will be offering all our training online.  When you register with your email address you will receive reminders emails 24 hours and one hour before the training session, with a link included to log in.

Canvas Quick Start

This is a one-hour guided tour to the Canvas system. You'll learn how to log-in, customize your account, and navigate course tools. We'll point out great new features that will help you communicate better with students and teach more efficiently.

Moving Your Course Online

This session covers basic principles for teaching online, from planning your project, organizing course work online, deciding which tools to use, and creating effective presence in the online classroom.


Our Canvas system utilizes the Zoom web conferencing tool to host real-time class meetings. You can share your desktop, send students to breakout rooms, and easily control roles and communication with participants.

Gradebook and Grading in Canvas

Canvas has powerful tools to help you spend more time providing feedback to students. Learn how to use the SpeedGrader tool to quickly enter in-line comments on students papers, assign points with a clickable rubric tool, and even leave video comments on assignments. We'll also cover Gradebook set-up for Assignments/Discussions, and how to add custom columns, drop scores and use weighted scoring.

The Canvas Quiz/Exam Tool

Join us for a one-hour overview of Canvas' assessment capabilities. We'll go over the Quiz tool, used to deliver online quizzes and exams in the system, and discuss how to load pre-built Microsoft Word and publisher test banks.

Canvas Accessibility 101

Review your Canvas course to make sure that every student can access your content in your course. We will review design standards and tools built into Canvas to make this easier for you.

Training Session Videos

You can view videos of past training sessions by clicking on the links.