Canvas - Training Resources (UW-Madison)
This document provides a list of online resources and in-person events instructors can use to learn more about Canvas.
Online: Canvas Training Videos and Courses
- Canvas Training Course for
Instructors - Learn how to use Canvas using this self-paced online
course built within Canvas for UW-Madison instructors.
- Learn Canvas 2017 - Lynda.com online training course. The video tutorials are roughly two hours in total. If you have never used Lynda.com before, please refer to [Link for document 21984 is unavailable at this time.] in order to get logged in to access the training module.
- Canvas FastTrack series - Series of short videos for instructors published by Instructure on Canvas tools and ways to increase student engagement.
Online: Canvas Community Guides & UW-Madison
Instructure, the Canvas vendor, offers a large repository of end-user resources including videos and online manuals. These resources are available on their Canvas Guides page. We also encourage you to use the UW-Madison Canvas Community where you can connect with everyone from other instructors using Canvas, to consultants, and even the broader worldwide community that uses Canvas.
In Person: Teaching Effectively In Canvas
Teaching Effectively in Canvas (TEiC) is a new Faculty Engagement program designed to help make good teaching easier for instructors. It is comprised of four guided face-to-face workshops, with multiple sessions offered of each workshop. Each of the two-hour workshops focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning and the Canvas tools that align with them, with activities designed to guide instructors through the creation of necessary elements. It is recommended that you attend all four workshops ideally in order, but you benefit from attending any.For additional information on TEiC please see Academic Technology's website.
In Person: Active Teaching Lab
Active Teaching Labs provide a space to hear UW-Madison instructors’ experiences using teaching tools and techniques to motivate, engage and more effectively teach the diverse range of students we encounter. Not all Active Teaching Labs sessions focus on Canvas tools but many do.
Labs are open to all and held weekly during the academic year. Refreshments will be served. Navigate to the Active Teaching Labs homepage for upcoming Labs and news posts covering past Labs. To stay informed, sign up for regular announcements by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Person: Other Canvas-related Sessions
In-person Canvas demonstrations and training sessions will be offered regularly.
Check the events list at the DoIT Academic Technology website for upcoming sessions.