Workshops & Trainings

How can I learn to use Canvas?   

Complete the self-paced workshop:  Growing with Canvas 

Use your MIDAS credentials to log in to https://canvas.odu.edu/, then click on the Dashboard to open the Growing with Canvas workshop. You’ll learn how to customize and organize your course, how to create activities and assessments, and other important topics.

As you complete the workshop or any other future training, use the Sandbox course available on your Dashboard to practice and test various Canvas features. This Sandbox course is your risk-free playground, where you can learn and test Canvas features without affecting your courses. 

Complete the self-paced tutorials and webinars on the Training Portal

After you log into Canvas, select Help > Training Services Portal (left-side menu). The portal gives you access to a variety of synchronous and asynchronous trainings, learning pathways, webinars, and courses. To help you benefit from the portal resources, CLT has curated a list of workshops and webinars for your consideration. 

Attend CLT's Workshops and Support Sessions

Below find a list of the Canvas workshops offered by CLT during Spring Semester. To register for any of the workshops, please visit the CLT Event System.

Getting Started with Canvas
Getting Started with CanvasDayTime
This introductory workshop will show you how to navigate through Canvas; how to set up your course settings; how to organize your course files; and how to create, upload, and edit content and assignments using the Canvas Rich Content Editor. August 10, 20221:30pm-3:00pm
September 1, 20222:00pm-3:30pm
September 15, 20222:00pm-3:30pm
November 2, 202210:00am-11:30am
December 6, 20221:30pm-3:00pm
Canvas Clinic
Canvas ClinicDayTime
In this hands-on workshop, you will receive practical tips and suggestions, and you will troubleshoot problems and exchange ideas.  Join this session to explore ideas on how to get started or how to organize and design your course in Canvas.  Bring any other questions that you might have. August 11, 202210:00am-12:00pm
August 16, 20221:00pm-3:00pm
August 17, 202210:00am-12:00pm
August 25, 20221:00pm-3:00pm
August 30, 20221:00pm-3:00pm
September 6, 20221:00pm-3:00pm
September 7, 202210:00am-12:00pm
September 28, 202210:00am-12:00pm
October 4, 20221:00pm-3:00pm
October 13, 202210:00am-12:00pm
November 9, 20221:00pm-3:00pm
December 15, 202210:00am-12:00pm
How to Use and Customize the Canvas Course Template
How to Use and Customize the Canvas Course TemplateDayTime
This session will guide you through the steps of using and customizing ODU’s Canvas template components.  You will learn how to organize your course content, resources, and activities into a consistent and easy-to-navigate format. August 4, 202210:00am-11:30am
September 7, 20222:00pm-3:30pm
November 3, 20222:00pm-3:30pm
Organize Your Course with Canvas Modules
Organize Your Course with Canvas ModulesDayTime
In this hands-on workshop, you will receive practical tips and suggestions to your questions, and you will troubleshoot problems and exchange ideas.  Join this session to explore ideas on how to get started or how to organize and design your course in Canvas.  Bring any other questions that you might have. August 10, 202210:00am-11:00am
Copy Your Canvas Course
Copy Your Canvas CourseDayTime
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to copy your course content within the same course or from other courses in Canvas.  August 18, 202210:00am-11:00am
October 26, 202210:00am-11:00am
November 30, 202210:00am-11:00am
Update Your Migrated Courses in Canvas
Update Your Migrated Courses in CanvasDayTime
In this workshop, you will apply a detailed post-migration checklist to ensure that your course is ready for your students. August 3, 20222:00pm-3:00pm
August 9, 202210:00am-11:00am
September 6, 202210:00am-11:00am
December 7, 202210:00am-11:00am
Create Your New Course in Canvas
Create Your New Course in CanvasDayTime
This workshop guides you through the steps of creating your new course in Canvas. You will learn how to configure your course settings; add, edit, and upload content; and publish your course content. August 18, 20221:00pm-2:30pm
September 8, 202210:00am-11:30am
December 8, 20221:00pm-2:30pm
Canvas Tips and Tricks
Canvas Tips and TricksDayTime
This workshop shares some of the hidden gems of Canvas. From un-deleting files to using Gradebook shortcuts, you will learn time-saving strategies and practical tips to help you harness and manage the features of Canvas. September 1, 202211:00am-12:00pm
October 5, 20222:00pm-3:00pm
October 19, 202211:00am-12:00pm
Canvas Assignments and Assessments
Canvas Assignments and AssessmentsDayTime
This workshop guides you through the steps of creating, editing, updating, and grading assignments and assessment in Canvas.  You will also learn about the ODU plagiarism detection tool: TurnitinAugust 16, 202210:00am-11:30am
September 13, 202210:30am-12:00pm
November 10, 202210:30am-12:00pm
Canvas Online Discussions: Design Strategies & Essentials
Canvas Online Discussions: Design Strategies & EssentialsDayTime
In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage various communication tools to communicate with and to engage your students.  From Announcements to email, Canvas provides a number of ways to keep your students informed and engaged throughout the semester. August 24, 20221:00pm-2:30pm
September 21, 20221:00pm-2:30pm
December 13, 202210:00am-11:30am
Canvas Grades and SpeedGrader
Canvas Grades and SpeedGraderDayTime
This session will show you how to use gradebook and SpeedGrader in Canvas. In addition to learning about the default features of the gradebook, you will learn how to use SpeedGrader to view, annotate, comment and grade assignments using rubrics.August 31, 202210:00am-11:30am
September 22, 20222:00pm-3:30pm
October 11, 20221:00pm-2:30pm
Canvas New Quizzes
Canvas New QuizzesDayTime
This session will show you how to use the New Quizzes tool in Canvas. In addition to understanding the differences between the old and the new quizzing tool, you will also learn how to migrate your old quizzes and how to customize your New Quizzes.August 25, 202210:00am-11:30am
September 29, 202210:00am-11:30am
October 6, 202210:00am-11:30am
October 12, 20222:00pm-3:30pm
November 17, 20222:00pm-3:30pm
December 14, 20222:00pm-3:30pm
Using the Course Evaluation Checklist
Using the Course Evaluation ChecklistDayTime

The Course Evaluation Checklist is a research-based list of criteria, based on universal design principles and created to support the course developer. In this workshop, you’ll learn more about the criteria listed on the checklist, and you’ll see examples of how it can be applied when you’re building an online course in Canvas.  

September 8, 20221:00pm-2:30pm
October 18, 20221:00pm-2:30pm
Developing Accelerated Online Courses
Developing Accelerated Online CoursesDayTime
This workshop will look at the common challenges associated with developing an accelerated online course and will recommend best practices to help with the transition.October 6, 20222:00pm-3:30pm