Canvas Workshops

Northwestern Information Technology is offering various Canvas workshops each week to help get you acquainted with Canvas, the University’s learning management system. See the current listing of workshops offered and sign up by clicking the button below.

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Introduction to Canvas

Build your Canvas course with confidence! This workshop provides an overview of the basic features, dynamic tools, and functionality that allows you to build and support engaging courses.

Creating an Excellent Canvas Course

Students want Canvas courses that are easy to navigate! Learn about different organizational options to help students effortlessly find and use your course materials. This workshop is intended for instructors who are already using Canvas, but want to streamline their course sites.

You will be expected to bring:

  • Laptop
  • All the instructional materials needed (syllabus, files, assignments, etc.) to create your course in Canvas

Grading and Assignments in Canvas

In this hands-on workshop, you'll discover how much easier grading and creating assignments can be in Canvas. You'll learn tips and tricks on making assignments and grading easier than ever. Canvas will make you say, "I can't wait to start grading."

Participants in this workshop should already be familiar with the features and functionality of Canvas by completing the Introduction to Canvas workshop.

Quizzes and Surveys in Canvas

This workshop will take a deeper look into the Canvas' quiz and survey tools. We will cover all the basics you need to start using quizzes and surveys in your Canvas courses including all the various question types you can make, to question banks, surveys, and how it all will appear in the gradebook.

Using Media in Canvas

Want to liberate your course from the monotony of plain text? Immerse your students in your course material using video and audio and give them more personalized feedback with media comments. In this workshop, we will cover the different types of media you can use in your Canvas course, from content found online, such as YouTube videos, to user-created content in Canvas‰'s media comments, all the way to how to handle copyrighted materials.

Get Social: Add Yellowdig to Your Course

Try a new way of encouraging your students to engage with the concepts they're learning in your course. Yellowdig is a Facebook-like platform that can reside right in your Canvas course. Students can share links to articles, videos and more and then comment and debate about the shared content. Join us to learn if Yellowdig is right for you and how to set it up in your course.

Turnitin: Plagiarism Detection in Canvas

During this workshop, you’ll learn how to create a Turnitin assignment in Canvas, adjust your default Turnitin assignment settings, and evaluate Turnitin assignment submissions.

Participants in this workshop should already be familiar with the features and functionality of Canvas by completing the Introduction to Canvas workshop.