Trainings and Open Labs

Educational Technology Services is holding online training sessions and open labs to help you get up and running with Canvas.

On Demand Training

For instructors who cannot attend a live session, recorded versions of our most popular training topics are available:

Short videos focused on specific course tools and tasks are also available: See the Canvas@Tufts On Demand Training Library and the Canvas Video Guides for Instructors. 

Live Training (in-person and online)

Sessions we offer include:

  • Demonstrations: A 30 minute introduction to Canvas with time for Q & A.
  • Canvas Basics: A 90 minute training that focuses on creating and delivering course content in Canvas. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops and follow along with the presentation.
  • Canvas Quick Training: A 45-60 minute session focused on completing a single task in Canvas, such as creating your syllabus or building an assignment.
  • Open Labs/Virtual Drop-in Help: Drop-in sessions where users can get one-on-one help with Canvas.
  • Advanced Workshops: We offer advanced training sessions on special topics at the request of departments and programs.

To sort events by type, use the Categories link below. To sort events by school, use the Tags link below.

Aug
10
Mon
Virtual Drop-In Help
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop in to get your Canvas questions answered by an educational technologist. 

Join the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/etshelp

Zoom with Canvas
Aug 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This online training session for instructors in all schools will focus on how to access, host, schedule, and share recordings in Zoom and Canvas.

Prior to the training session, participants should review Zoom documentation at https://tuftsedtech.screenstepslive.com/s/19028/m/94934

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/canvastraining

To attend the session, connect to the meeting on Zoom: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/cgirar02

Aug
11
Tue
Virtual Drop-In Help
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop in to get your Canvas questions answered by an educational technologist. 

Join the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/etshelp

Poll Everywhere in Canvas
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In this online training session, we’ll show you how to create interactive lessons to use in your classroom with Poll Everywhere. We’ll discuss creating and delivering questions which students can answer with their mobile devices and ways to share student responses in real time. We’ll also cover the reporting and gradebook features of Poll Everywhere.

Prior to the session, participants are encouraged to:

  1. Log in to https://www.polleverywhere.com. (If you experience any login issues please contact edtech@tufts.edu.)
  2. Review the Poll Everywhere getting started guide.

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register here: https://tufts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3yFTw5vunY96CQl

To join the session, connect to the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/99913052378?pwd=TWQwSk9kSGt0cnZaQ01yTjh3QWt4dz09

Aug
12
Wed
Virtual Drop-In Help
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop in to get your Canvas questions answered by an educational technologist. 

Join the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/etshelp

Discussion in Canvas
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to set up threaded online discussions and how to easily grade them. 

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/canvastraining

To attend the session, connect to the meeting on Zoom: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/nhirsig

Aug
13
Thu
Canvas Gradebook
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Canvas Gradebook helps instructors easily input, manage and release grades to students. Topics covered in this online workshop include:

  • Gradebook Views
  • Grading Policies
  • Import/Export Grades
  • Grading History
  • Assignment Groups
  • Weighted Grading
  • Grading Schemes
  • Student “What if?” Grades

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/canvastraining

To attend the workshop, connect to the meeting on Zoom: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/nhirsig 

Virtual Drop-In Help
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop in to get your Canvas questions answered by an educational technologist. 

Join the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/etshelp

Aug
14
Fri
Virtual Drop-In Help
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop in to get your Canvas questions answered by an educational technologist. 

Join the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/etshelp

Canvas Basics for TUSM instructors
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This online training session for instructors and course builders in the School of Medicine will focus on strategies for creating and delivering course content, activities and assessments.

Prior to the training session, participants are encouraged to:

  1. View the Canvas Notifications Preferences video (04:28)
  2. View the Canvas User Settings and Profile Picture video (05:03)
  3. Log into Canvas, click on the “Account” button, set your Notification Preferences and create your Canvas Profile.

Register here: http://go.tufts.edu/TUSMCanvasTraining

To join the session, connect to the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/99913052378?pwd=TWQwSk9kSGt0cnZaQ01yTjh3QWt4dz09

Aug
17
Mon
Canvas Basics
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This online training session for instructors and course builders will focus on strategies for creating and delivering course content, activities and assessments.

Prior to the training session, participants are encouraged to:

  1. View the Canvas Notifications Preferences video (04:28)
  2. View the Canvas User Settings and Profile Picture video (05:03)
  3. Log into Canvas, click on the “Account” button, set your Notification Preferences and create your Canvas Profile.

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/canvastraining

To attend the session, connect to the meeting on Zoom: https://zoom.tufts.us/my/nhirsig

Virtual Drop-In Help
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop in to get your Canvas questions answered by an educational technologist. 

Join the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/etshelp

Zoom with Canvas
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This online training session for instructors in all schools will focus on how to access, host, schedule, and share recordings in Zoom and Canvas.

Prior to the training session, participants should review Zoom documentation at https://tuftsedtech.screenstepslive.com/s/19028/m/94934

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/canvastraining

To attend the session, connect to the meeting on Zoom: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/cgirar02

Aug
18
Tue
Virtual Drop-In Help
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop in to get your Canvas questions answered by an educational technologist. 

Join the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/etshelp

Canvas Basics for TUSM instructors
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This online training session for instructors and course builders in the School of Medicine will focus on strategies for creating and delivering course content, activities and assessments.

Prior to the training session, participants are encouraged to:

  1. View the Canvas Notifications Preferences video (04:28)
  2. View the Canvas User Settings and Profile Picture video (05:03)
  3. Log into Canvas, click on the “Account” button, set your Notification Preferences and create your Canvas Profile.

Register here: http://go.tufts.edu/TUSMCanvasTraining

To join the session, connect to the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/99913052378?pwd=TWQwSk9kSGt0cnZaQ01yTjh3QWt4dz09

Using the Modules Tool
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn how to organize and manage your course content in Canvas using the Modules tool. 

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/canvastraining

To attend the session, connect to the meeting on Zoom: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/nhirsig

Aug
19
Wed
Virtual Drop-In Help
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop in to get your Canvas questions answered by an educational technologist. 

Join the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/etshelp

Discussion in Canvas
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to set up threaded online discussions and how to easily grade them. 

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/canvastraining

To attend the session, connect to the meeting on Zoom: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/nhirsig

Aug
20
Thu
Canvas Gradebook
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Canvas Gradebook helps instructors easily input, manage and release grades to students. Topics covered in this online workshop include:

  • Gradebook Views
  • Grading Policies
  • Import/Export Grades
  • Grading History
  • Assignment Groups
  • Weighted Grading
  • Grading Schemes
  • Student “What if?” Grades

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/canvastraining

To attend the workshop, connect to the meeting on Zoom: https://tufts.zoom.us/my/nhirsig 

Creating Video in Canvas with Kaltura Capture
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Kaltura Capture can be used to create an online presentation or record anything on your screen. After this online training, you will be able to record, edit and post video in Canvas using the Kaltura Capture recording and editing tools. We’ll also discuss research-backed ways to structure your videos so they are most beneficial for your students’ learning.

Learn more about Kaltura Capture in our user guides.

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register here: https://tufts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3yFTw5vunY96CQl

To join the session, connect to the Zoom meeting: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/99913052378?pwd=TWQwSk9kSGt0cnZaQ01yTjh3QWt4dz09