Faculty Training

Training Access

Training will be offered in face-to-face and online formats. Registration is required for face-to-face training because space is limited. You will find a registration link below each training location. Registration will close the day before each training date or when the training is full.

The web-based training will be delivered through Blackboard Collaborate.

Canvas Overview

This training covers the basics of how to navigate and build a course in Canvas, as well as student features.

Denton - Canvas Overview (F2F)

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  • January 22 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. | ACT 501
  • February 20 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. | ACT 501
  • March 26 | 2 – 3:30 p.m. | ACT 501
  • April 24 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. | ACT 501

Dallas - Canvas Overview (F2F)

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  • February 5 | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | IHSD 6400
  • March 28 | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | IHSD 6400

Houston - Canvas Overview (F2F)

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  • January 22 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | IHSH 4115
  • March 28 | 12 – 1:30 p.m. | IHSH 4115

Canvas Overview (Online)

Registration is not required. Join the live session.

  • January 24 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • January 31 | 9 – 10:30 a.m.
  • February 15 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • February 28 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • April 2 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • April 5 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Blackboard to Canvas Transfer

In this training, participants will learn the steps to transfer content from Blackboard into Canvas. We recommend that you attend a Canvas Overview session first.

Denton - Blackboard to Canvas Transfer (F2F)

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  • February 26 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. | ACT 503
  • April 3 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | ACT 503
  • April 30 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | ACT 503

Dallas - Blackboard to Canvas Transfer (F2F)

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  • February 12 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | IHSD 6700
  • February 28 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | IHSD 6700

Houston - Blackboard to Canvas Transfer (F2F)

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  • January 24 | 12 – 2 p.m. | IHSH 4115
  • March 26 | 11:30 a.m.  1:30 pm | IHSH 4115

Blackboard to Canvas Transfer (Online)

Registration is not required. Join the live session.

  • January 30 | 3 – 5 p.m.
  • February 7 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • February 8 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • March 8 | 4 – 6 p.m.
  • April 11 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • April 11 | 12  2 p.m.
  • April 16 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Course Management

This workshop guides participants through features of Canvas related to course management and teaching. Topics include creating modules, groups, assignments, quizzes, rubrics, using various course communication and interaction tools, and using the gradebook.

Denton - Course Management (F2F)

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  • February 5 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | ACT 503
  • March 6 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | ACT 503
  • April 9 | 1 – 3 p.m. | ACT 503

Dallas - Course Management (F2F)

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  • February 19 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | IHSD 6700
  • April 11 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | IHSD 6700

Houston - Course Management (F2F)

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  • January 30 | 12 – 2 p.m. | IHSH 4115
  • March 7 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | IHSH 4115

Course Management (Online)

Registration is not required. Join the live session.

  • February 1 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • February 15 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • March 2 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • March 21 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • April 9 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • April 19 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • April 20 | 2 – 4 p.m.

Open Labs - Denton

Drop by with any questions about Canvas and we will assist you. Registration is not required.

  • February 16 | 9 – 10 a.m. | ACT 503
  • March 23 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | ACT 503
  • April 20 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | ACT 503

QuickStart Online Training

The QuickStart sessions will be 30-minute web-based sessions on Canvas topics. Sessions will be delivered through Bb Collaborate and will be recorded. Registration is not required.

Join the live session.

Canvas Training Options

Learn about Canvas training options that you can access to learn more about Canvas.

  • January 24 | 9:30 – 10 a.m.
  • April 26 | 9 – 9:30 a.m.

Course Settings

Learn how to set up and use options in Course Settings to further customize a course.

  • February 13 | 2:30 – 3 p.m.

Tools: Managing and Teaching in Canvas

This session covers tools and features (i.e., Calendar, Announcements, Assignment Groups, Discussions, and Collaborations) that you can use in Canvas.

  • February 22 | 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Organizing Content

Once you move content into Canvas, you have different ways to organize content. Learn how modules and index pages can be used to organize your content.

  • March 19 | 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Google Drive Transfer

Learn how to transfer Blackboard Course Files and other materials into Google Drive.

  • March 28 | 3 – 3:30 p.m.

External Tools

You have access to certain external tools (i.e., Campus Pack, Turnitin, Bb Collaborate, and Tegrity) in Canvas. Learn more about accessing and using these external tools.

  • April 17 | 12 – 12:30 p.m.

Mobile Apps

  • May 16 | Time TBD

What’s Cool in Canvas

This workshop will showcase some of the exciting features of Canvas.

Dallas - What's Cool in Canvas (F2F)

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  • April 23 | 12 – 1 p.m. | IHSD 6700

Houston - What's Cool in Canvas (F2F)

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  • February 19 | 12 – 1 p.m. | IHSH 4115
  • April 23 | 12 – 1 p.m. | IHSH 4115

Customized Training and Consultations

If you would like to schedule a face-to-face training tailored for your department or program, contact TLT at 940-898-3409 or email.

If you need an individual consultation before, during or after the transition, you can meet in-person or virtually with an instructional designer.

Online Training Through Canvas

TWU purchased additional web-based training opportunities from Canvas. There are over 30 different topics that you can attend. Sessions are interactive, allow some hands-on experience, and are taught by Canvas trainers. These sessions will allow you to go into greater depth on a variety of topics and trainers will answer a number of questions in the sessions. Go to this Knowledge Base article and look under "Online Training Through Canvas" to learn more.