OIT’s workshop portfolio provides opportunities to guide instructors using Canvas in three distinct categories to better serve their diverse needs. Training Types are: N-Novice is for new DSU employees or novice users, I-Intermediate is for DSU employees who are competent in the basics, but want to expand their skills set. A-Advanced is for individuals who have demonstrated mastery in execution and who desire to advance their expertise. Individuals can benefit from participation in sessions at any level. The categories do not restrict registration in any training and sessions listed below do not have to be taken in a particular order.

Canvas Workshops

Novice Workshops: “Course Construction in Canvas”

Audience: Novice users to receive a basic orientation to the LMS and course set-up

Sample Workshops:

Templating Your Canvas Course

Your Canvas Course Compass

CANVAS-1a Administrative Tools & Tips

CANVAS-1b Course Tools & Features

Intermediate Workshops: Course Essentials in Canvas

Audience: Beginner users who have already completed an orientation to the LMS, intermediate users and advanced users who need to refresh

Sample Workshops:

Creating Assignments, Discussions & Announcements

Integrating Ed Apps

Quiz and Survey Production

Model Modules

Rubrics & Outcomes

Managing the Gradebook

Advanced Workshops: Course Therapy for Reviving Canvas Courses

Audience: Intermediate and advanced faculty members who previously participated in an orientation & at least one Course Essentials workshop who desire to enhance their courses; staff who may be interested in using instructional technology tools for training purposes

Sample Workshops:

Interactive Page Development (Multimedia & Markup)

Making the Grade-Canvas Gradebook

Course Analytics & Student Patterns

Canvas Conferencing


In addition to the Canvas workshops,we have several other workshop and certification opportunities in which instructors may choose to participate. Below is a sample inventory of workshops currently available. Please note that based on demand, these workshops are rotated monthly in the workshop schedule. However, if you or your staff would like a workshop not listed on this month’s calendar, let us know and we’ll provide one for you!

Instructional Technology Workshops

PowerPoint for the Techno Geek                                       Twitter for Education

Icon Creation                                                                     Respondus LockDown Browser

Going Digital: Faculty ePortfolios                                       Media Mayhem (multimedia creation)

Camtasia Screencasting                                                    Faculty Website Design

Clickers for the Classroom                                                 Implementing Student ePortfolios


Technical Project Based Workshop Series

The following workshops are part of the advanced project series. Faculty must complete both workshops in sequential order and complete a final project to earn their media certification from the Office of Information of Technology.

Podcasting Certification: Participants demonstrate competency in podcast creation, development  & distribution. Demonstrated mastery in podcasting software including Audacity and AudioBoo.

TECH-1 Podcasting I Creating Podcasts

TECH-2 Podcasting II Publishing Podcasts


Screencasting Certification: Participants demonstrate competency in screencast scripting and development. Demonstrated mastery in screencasting software including Camtasia, Screencast-o-Matic & Google Video Editor.

TECH-3 Screencasting I Creating Course Screencasts

TECH-4 Screencasting II Publishing Screencasts


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