Canvas Basics Training Workshops

For instructors, TA’s and staff members who have not used Canvas before or who need to brush up on their skills, at the beginning of each semester, we offer Canvas Basics workshops.  (See below)   Register for January 2022 PDI workshops.

  • How to design your course to match your pedagogy and learning objectives.
  • Which file formats to use so students can access your content.
  • How to take mobile device needs into your course design.
  • Upload and organize files in your Canvas course
  • Create Pages and Modules to present content to your students.
  • Use the built in dynamic Syllabus tool.

Date/Time: See January 2022 PDI registration page

  • Pedagogical assessment considerations.
  • The relationship between assignments and the Canvas grade book.
  • How to create a column in the grade book.
  • The options that are available when you create an assignment.
  • Rubric basics.
  • Perform subtotal calculations by assignment groups.
  • How to enter grades for your students.
  • Download a copy of your Canvas grade book.

Date/Time: See January 2022 PDI registration page

New Quizzes will become the only quiz option in CSU’s Canvas by summer 2022.  Get started Now!

  • Learn the new question types and features in New Quizzes.
  • Learn how to apply settings on a New Quiz. Shuffle questions/answers, manage what students see when they complete the quiz.
  • Learn how to create questions in a New Quiz.
  • Preview how the quiz will look to students.
  • How to use Question Groups to make a quiz unique per student.
  • How to view a student’s submission in SpeedGrader.
  • How to moderate a quiz and add additional time or attempts for a student’s quiz.
  • Learn how to migrate an existing classic quiz, which does not rely on question banks, over to a New Quiz.


Date/Time: See January 2022 PDI registration page

  • How to give extra credit.
  • Weight your grades by assignment groups. g. Exams 50%, Papers 25%
  • Exclude a student from a course assignment.
  • Assign an assignment to certain students in your course.
  • Drop the lowest score in an assignment group.
  • Create a grading scheme for your course.
  • Calculate final letter grades for your students. At the end of the semester final grades can be imported into ARIESweb.



Register for training workshops at MyLearning with your CSU eID

In the CSU My Learning Bridge system:

  1. At the top left, click Learning Library.
  2. In the search box type: canvas
  3. At the top of the course card click Enroll.
  4. To the right of the course click Register.
  5. Click Register.