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Learning about Canvas

How will I learn to use Canvas effectively?

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning has put together multiple ways to learn about Canvas that fit various learning preferences.


Self-paced course

CATL developed a self-paced "Foundations of Teaching with Canvas" course to help instructors use Canvas as an ally in their teaching and offered the course during Summer 2020. The goals of the course were to get a good start on building a course in Canvas and to learn the most common skills that one would need to create a course. CATL is working hard to develop an "evergreen" version of that course for new instructors and those that couldn't join the Summer 2020 session. Please stay tuned to this space and CATL communications for information on the launch of the new course coming very soon!

Instructional videos

For an overview of the various aspects in Canvas that are geared toward a UW-System audience, please view the videos from the "train the trainer" session filmed at UW-Whitewater. The version of Canvas in these videos mirrors that which instructors will see when they log into their courses at UWGB.

LinkedIn Learning offers a helpful, friendly, and self-paced course that covers the ins and outs of Canvas. Instructors can chose to learn about all of Canvas or they can target their learning on particular aspects. The LinkedIn Learning course uses the plain-vanilla Canvas set-up; UW-System has chosen to employ a slightly different template. Some aspects in the LinkedIn Learning course will differ from the course instructors see when they log into their courses. The LinkedIn Learning course requires users to login with their campus username and password.