Canvas Training Options

Synchronous Canvas Training Options

Canvas How-To Videos and PDF Guides: Spring 2023

Click here to view newly recorded short videos to help you with Canvas LMS, on the following topics:
-Finding your course on Canvas
-Adding your syllabus to a Canvas course
-Publishing a course & using “Student View”
-How to use Modules to organize the files, assignments, and other information for your course
-Changing the left-side navigation of your course
-Creating a “Home Page” / “Welcome Page” for your course
…and more!

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Asynchronous Canvas Training Options

Please view the training options below for more information on how to deepen your knowledge about Canvas.

New to Me

A good place to start if this is your first time exploring the move to Canvas for your online/hybrid/Face to Face teaching.

Pratt Canvas Basics

“Pratt Canvas Basics” is a Canvas course designed specifically for Pratt faculty’s use of Canvas. If you’ve never used Canvas before as an instructor, we recommend using this as a guide to setting up your Canvas courses for the first time while experiencing Canvas as a student. This course includes all the information you need to get started.

Click here to self-enroll into the course.

Canvas Checklist

This pdf outlines how to set up and navigate your courses as a faculty member. Use this to review the platform and the tools.

Click here to view the Canvas checklist PDF

Example Canvas Course

“How to Make Spaghetti” is an example Canvas course for you to explore and familiarize yourself with the platform. Use this course to get ideas on your own course organization.

Click here to self-enroll into the course.

Canvas How-To Guides for Faculty & Students

Pratt Student Affairs has created a walkthrough for students to learn the basics of Canvas, click here to view the video.

Just Brushing Up

A bevy of resources for refining your Canvas pedagogies once you’re familiar with the basics of building modules, assigning due dates, and creating your course landing page.

Videos from the T&L Forum

During the Teaching & Learning Fall Forum we had interactive Canvas Sessions that were used to explain the general Canvas setup once a Canvas course sandbox has been created. We recorded these sessions and made them available to you.

Click here to view the videos.

Canvas Cheat Sheet for Faculty

Do you need a refresher on Canvas? The Canvas Cheat Sheet for Faculty is a PDF that includes step-by-step overviews of many Canvas topics (access to the PDF with your Pratt gmail below).

Click here to view the Canvas Instructor PDF.

Library of Canvas Tutorial Videos

Remember seeing something useful in a Canvas tutorial video but don’t know how to find that video? Here are all the Canvas Instructor Videos

Click here to see the videos.

My Class Specifically

Some Canvas rabbit-holes for you to travel down as you really get the hang of designing and redesigning the special parts of what make your class outstanding, engaging, and fun.

Interactive Online Teaching Techniques Community

The Interactive Online Teaching Techniques Community is a Canvas space that can show you tools and techniques that will enhance your online teaching on Canvas with a more interactive and engaging learning environment.

Click here to self-enroll into the course.

California Ed. Initiative Byte-sized Canvas Tutorials

This video series teaches you what’s new on Canvas (or just new to you!) and how you can use it, along with other pedagogical and technological tips to support high quality online course design.

Click here to view Byte-Sized Canvas

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