UW Continuum College Instructor Resources

Canvas Resources

Self Paced Training Course

UWC² Instructor Training: Canvas LMS (First time accessing this course? Enroll Here)

  • You will need a UW NetID or gmail address to access this training.

Workshop Topics & Descriptions

Visit our Training Calendar regularly to find synchronous workshop offerings. Workshops are conducted online, via Zoom.

Canvas: Getting Started

Learn about some of the basic features available in the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). This session is designed for instructors teaching in classroom, blended, and online courses. You do not need any prior knowledge of Canvas to take this online training.

In Depth Outline and Cheat Sheet

Topics Covered

  • Navigating the Canvas Dashboard and Global Navigation
  • Setting up your Profile and Notifications
  • Setting your Course Home Page
  • Uploading Files
  • Creating Content Pages
  • Creating a basic Online Assignment

Frequency Offered

This workshop is offered regularly throughout the academic year, usually once or twice a month.

Canvas: Assignments & Grading

Learn about making the most of the assignment features and grading tools using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). This session is designed for instructors teaching in classroom, blended, and online courses. You should have a basic understanding of Canvas to take this online training.

In Depth Outline and Cheat Sheet

Topics Covered

  • Types of Assignments within Canvas
  • Using Rubrics to reduce grading time and increase student success
  • Assignment Group Settings
  • SpeedGrader
  • in Depth Gradebook Settings
    • Includes information about the New Gradebook feature!

Frequency Offered

This workshop is offered once or twice per academic quarter.

Individual Support

1:1 Consultations

If none of the workshops fit within your schedule, or if you need more personalized assistance with your course, 1:1 consultations are available for Canvas, M-F, via phone or Zoom. Please contact ctnmhelp@uw.edu to begin the scheduling process.

General Support

Have questions about Canvas, or a technical issue in your Canvas course that you need help resolving? Send an e-mail to ctnmhelp@uw.edu and we will get back to you promptly.

Additional Resources

  • Canvas Instructor Guides: Up to date online documentation from the makers of Canvas, including lots of in depth screen caps.
  • Canvas Video Guides: Up to date video tutorials from the makers of Canvas.
  • Canvas Community: a place where Canvas users can connect and interact with Instructure and with each other to discuss and share best practices, ideas for new Canvas features, and even join into community groups of practice and interest including institutions, geographies, roles (e.g., teachers, instructional designers), and other common interests (e.g., all business schools, schools with unique needs).
  • UW Canvas Help for Instructors: General help regarding Canvas, specific to the UW as a whole.