Workshops & Training Opportunities

How can I learn to use Canvas?   

1. 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. 

2. 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. 

3. 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. January 11, 20222:00pm-3:30pm
January 18, 202210:00am-11:30am
February 2, 202210:00am-11:30am
March 1, 202210:00am-11:30am
April 5, 20221:30pm-3:00pm
May 5, 20221:30pm-3:00pm
May 11, 202210:00am-11:30am
 
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. January 13, 202210:00am-12:00pm
January 19, 20221:00pm-3:00pm
February 1, 20221:00pm-3:00pm
February 17, 202210:00am-12:00pm
March 3, 20221:00pm-3:00pm
April 6, 20221:00pm-3:00pm
May 3, 20221:00pm-3:00pm
May 12, 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. January 12, 202210:00am-11:00am
January 27, 20222:00pm-3:00pm
March 2, 20222:00pm-3:00pm
May 10, 202210:00am-11:00am
 
 
 
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. February 15, 202210:00am-11:00am
March 17, 20221:00pm-2:00pm
April 13, 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.  March 30, 202210:00am-11:00am
April 21, 202211:00am-12:00pm
 
 
 
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. January 27, 202210:00am-11:00am
February 8, 202210:00am-11:00am
April 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. January 25, 20221:00pm-2:00pm
February 9, 202210:00am-11:00am
March 15, 20221:00pm-2:00pm
April 12, 20221:00pm-2:00pm
 
 
 
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. February 10, 202210:00am-11:00am
March 31, 202210:00am-11:00am
May 4, 20222:00pm-3:00pm
 
 
 
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: TurnitinFebruary 23, 202210:00am-11:30am
March 29, 20221:00pm-2:30pm
April 20, 202210:00am-11:30am
 
 
 
Canvas Communication Tools & Feedback
Canvas Communication Tools & FeedbackDayTime
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. February 22, 20221:00pm-2:00pm
March 22, 202210:00am-11:00am
April 19, 20221:00pm-2:00pm
 
 
 
Canvas Online Discussions: Design Strategies & Essentials
Canvas Online Discussions: Design Strategies & EssentialsDayTime
In this workshop, you will learn how to set up online discussions to enrich and extend your interaction with your students. By using focused and threaded discussions, you will provide formal and informal opportunities for your students to interact and collaborate with each other. February 16, 202210:00am-11:30am
March 24, 20221:00pm-2:00pm
 
 
 
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.February 24, 202210:00am-11:30am
March 31, 20221:00pm-2:30pm
April 28, 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.April 26, 20221:00pm-2:30pm