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Training

Do you need help in mastering the move to Canvas? We have an array of training options for you, including a new Canvas Workshop Series. Also, our Technical Support staff can meet with faculty and staff individually for personal walkthroughs.

Are you a student? There's not much for you to worry about on the training front, but we do have a Student Orientation course that you can take to be fully prepared for Canvas when some of your instructors use it this fall and all of your instructors use it in Spring 2018. Having trouble accessing the course? Register here!

Face-to-Face Training and Live Webinars

Departmental Training

If you would like to reserve a time and date for a training session at your department, please contact John Braswell at jbraswell@campus.fsu.edu or 850-645-0469.

Canvas Workshop Series

We have developed a new workshop series to help instructors fully prepare for the transition to Canvas. Training will cover best practices and overarching strategies. The sessions below, offered as both face-to-face workshops and webinars, will help you understand how to use the Canvas LMS tools.

  • Orientation
  • Course Design Using Modules
  • Page Design and the Rich Content Editor
  • Communication Tools
  • Assignments, Rubrics, and Grades
  • Design Tools: Beginner and Intermediate

These topics are offered as webinars only:

  • University Libraries and Canvas Integration
  • Canvas Commons, Open Educational Resources, & Copyright

Additional face-to-face workshops include:

  • Kaltura
  • Using Text-Matching Tools to Promote Academic Integrity and Provide Feedback

To view dates and reserve your spot for any of these sessions, visit our Registration page. The face-to-face workshops will be held at the Office of Distance Learning's Faculty Development Lab (University Center C, Suite 3500) and throughout campus by request. Webinars will take place over the internet, using the Collaborate web conferencing tools.

Technical Support Consultations

Technical Support Consultations will provide you with an individual approach to your Blackboard (Bb) and Canvas concerns and questions. We are happy to assist you, whether you are confused by your Bb course site's Grade Center, would like to learn more about Canvas, or just don't know where to start. Schedule your technical support consultation today!

Online Training

Canvas Instructor Training Course

All instructors are enrolled in a Canvas Instructor Training Course inside the Canvas interface. So much brain power went into this course, we'd hate for you not to take it! This course will introduce you to Canvas, guide you through building your course, and how to teach out of it effectively. Having trouble accessing the course? Register here!

Webinar Recordings

Recordings of the webinars listed above can also be found in the online Canvas Instructor Training Course. Inside the course, click Bb Collaborate from the main menu, click the dashed lines to reveal the Collaborate menu. Select Recordings and set the date range to begin May 1 to see all recordings.

Canvas Week Videos

Missed out on the original run of Canvas Week? You can catch reruns of all the training sessions, which were recorded by the College of Business during orientation and training at the Rovetta Business Building in early April. Session topics include an overview, course design, navigation and communications, assignments, and grading.

Instructor Video Tutorials

You can peruse Canvas's list of video tutorials on the Canvas Instructor Guide webpage.

See more instructor training opportunities from ODL.

Office of Distance Learning
296 Champions Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306
850-644-4635

ODL Technical Support (Blackboard/Canvas)
850-644-8004
Assessment & Testing
850-644-3017