Workshop Handouts and Recordings

The resources we provide in on-campus Canvas Training workshops are now available online.  These include handouts and Echo 360 recordings.


Canvas Essentials

These references will guide you in configuring a few basic course settings.  These include how to upload files to our course files repository, link a syllabus to a page, configure our course Homepage, create an Assignment, grade your Assignment, organize your course with modules.

Recording  Handout I Handout II


Course Design and Layout

The handout covers modules, pages and files and how these elements that can be used to create a feature-rich course that is organized in an intuitive and logical manner. It presents some canvas course examples, pages and different page types, how to control access to and within your course, how to control access to content within them, linking different type of content, teacher/student role, groups, and collaborations.



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Canvas Guides

CIT Canvas Training materials are a great way to familiarize yourself with Canvas’ most important functionalities. If you are interested in going deeper into these and other topics, we recommend you take a look at the more in-depth series of tutorials we have created for you.


Assignments in Canvas show students all of the activities that will be expected of them and the points for each. Assignments could include quizzes, papers, projects, discussions, participation etc. Assignments can also be used to set up grading rules, and weight grades.



Quizzes in Canvas are assignments that can be used to challenge student understanding and assess comprehension of course material. The quiz tool is used to create and administer online quizzes and surveys. You can also use quizzes to conduct and moderate exams and assessments.



Gradebook is a central repository for assessment data, and student information. Instructors can use Canvas Gradebook to record data, monitor student progress, and communicate information to students.




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