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.

Jun
17
Thu
Poll Everywhere in Canvas
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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 for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/techtraining

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

Jul
8
Thu
Canvas Basics for TUSM instructors
Jul 8 @ 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.

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

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

Jul
15
Thu
Creating Video in Canvas with Kaltura Capture
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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 for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/techtraining

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

Aug
4
Wed
Canvas Basics for TUSM instructors
Aug 4 @ 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.

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

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

Aug
11
Wed
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 for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/techtraining

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

Aug
17
Tue
Creating Video in Canvas with Kaltura Capture
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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 for the session here: http://go.tufts.edu/techtraining

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