New Program Helps Instructors Teach Effectively in Canvas

Fri May 5, 2017

For instructors and teaching assistants working in Canvas, Teaching Effectively in Canvas is a new program designed to help make high-quality teaching easier for instructors. The Faculty Engagement team developed the program to include four in-person workshops, with multiple sessions of each workshop offered between May 15, 2017 and June 2, 2017.

Each of the two-hour workshops focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning as well as the Canvas tools that align with them. Activities designed to guide instructors through the creation of necessary elements are also included.

People are encouraged to attend a session for each of the four workshops to get the most comprehensive learning experience. Each session takes place in room 2425 of Sterling Hall.

Workshop Descriptions & Available Sessions for Registration:

Canvas, like D2L, is part of the Learn@UW-Madison suite of learning technologies and is supported by DoIT Academic Technology. Our Learner Experience: Training & Support service provides in-person training events such as Getting Started with Canvas and Managing Grades in Canvas. Additional resources for Canvas users include the UW-Madison Canvas KnowledgeBase, the Canvas Instructor Guide, consultations and online training. Visit for all available resources, the timeline for when your unit is scheduled to move to Canvas and updates about the campus transition to Canvas.