We offer Canvas workshops to help faculty learn how to use Canvas, to set up a basic Canvas course, or to master advanced Canvas topics.  Upcoming events are displayed in the calendar to the right.  Please use the calendar to find a session that fits your schedule.  Workshops are held in person and virtually. 

The descriptions of the sessions we currently offer are below.  If you do not see a workshop for a topic, please send us a suggestion at

You can also schedule an individual consultation to help get started with Canvas, review an existing course, or learn about Canvas tools.  Request a department consultation if you have several members of your department who have questions about Canvas.

Workshop Title: Up and Running with Canvas (1.5 hours)
Workshop Description: Looking to get started with Canvas and need to learn the basics? This hands-on workshop is designed for you to create a Canvas course, to learn how to customize your home page, to add your syllabus and files, and to build a gradebook with assignments.  Walk away with a basic Canvas course and the skills needed to edit and maintain the course. Once you have the basics down, you will be up and running in Canvas and anxious to learn more!
Bring to workshop: Laptop computer along with any content you may want to add to your course

Workshop Title:  Take Your Canvas Course to the Next Level! (1.5 hours)
Workshop Description:  Ready for more than just the basics? This workshop is designed to help you learn about advanced Canvas topics. We’ll build on the basic Canvas features and explore tools for collaboration and assessment in greater detail. This workshop assumes that you already have a basic Canvas course with resources and that you are familiar with the topics covered in the Up and Running in Canvas course.
Bring to workshop: Laptop computer and an existing course

Workshop Title:  The Canvas Gradebook (45 mins)
Workshop Description:  A new Canvas Gradebook arrived in January, 2020.  Come learn about its new interface and features.  Ask questions about your course grading scheme and explore some additional gradebook tools and settings.
Bring to workshop: Laptop computer if needed

Workshop Title: Canvas Assignments – More than the Basics (45 mins)
Workshop Description:  Looking to move beyond the basic assignment?  Learn about the different types of assignments you can create in Canvas, how to collect, grade and manage assignments, and how to add rubrics and peer review.
Bring to workshop: Your assignment list and a laptop if you wish to edit your course

Workshop Title: Canvas Quizzes – More than the Basics (45 mins) 
Workshop Description:  Looking to incorporate Canvas quizzes into your course?  Learn about the different types of questions you can use, various quiz options, how to create question banks, and how your students’ grade will appear in your gradebook.
Bring to workshop: Laptop if you wish to edit your course

Workshop Title: Canvas New Quizzes – An Introduction (45 mins)
Workshop Description: Looking to make the switch to New Quizzes? In this workshop, you will learn about the new question types and quiz options to determine if the change is suitable for you.
Bring to workshop: Laptop if you wish to edit your course

Workshop Title:  Canvas and Google Apps LTI 1.3 (45 mins)
Workshop Description:  The new Google Apps LTI 1.3* update integrated in June 2021 offers improved integration with Canvas, and Google Assignments is one of its key components. Learn how to use your Google apps resources in your Canvas course and assignments.
*This new integration will also replace the existing Google Cloud assignment.

Bring to workshop: Laptop computer and an existing course

Workshop Title: Organize Your Canvas Course with Modules (45 mins)
Workshop Description:  Students want courses that are easy to navigate!  Using Canvas Modules can help you organize your course – files, pages, assignments – by units, weeks, or any structure that suits your organizational style to help students effortlessly find and use your course materials.
Bring to workshop: A plan for how you would like to structure your course and a laptop if you wish to edit your course

Workshop Title: Group and Collaborative Work in Canvas (45 mins)
Workshop Description:  Empower your students to work effectively in groups.  Learn how to create and assign groups, monitor and assess group work, create discussions, and collaborations.
Bring to workshop:  Laptop if you wish to edit your course

Workshop Title: Canvas Mobile Apps (45 mins)
Workshop Description: Did you know Canvas had a mobile app? Canvas Student and Canvas Teacher apps are available on both iOS and Android devices. Although these apps do not include all the features of the Canvas web option, they can be used to browse and update courses, to submit assignments, and to grade.