Teaching with Canvas: November Workshop Series

Get trained up on Canvas LMS for Spring ’17!

Middlebury’s transition from Moodle to Canvas is nearly complete. This fall we had a fantastic cohort of instructors successfully migrate to Canvas. We are happy to report that, thus far, over 50% of Institute instructors have provisioned a Canvas course through Course Hub.  Next semester, faculty will no longer be able to create Moodle pages. To make this transition as smooth as possible for you, we invite you to attend our two-part workshop series on Teaching with Canvas. Workshops will be offered on-ground in the DLC as well as virtually.

While there are several self-paced resources at your disposal, including recordings of the last workshop series, these sessions will give you a step-by-step tour of Canvas’ pedagogical features. Workshops will be based on the curriculum from this highly recommended Canvas Canvas training – go.miis.edu/canvascanvas – provided by the office of the Associate Provost for Digital Learning. These workshops are designed for you to follow along in your own Canvas space, so you’ll want to establish your course pages or request a Canvas sandbox beforehand.

Schedule & Sign Up


Date & Time


Part 1 Wednesday,  November 9,  10:10-11:10 AM On-ground: D Sp@ce, Digital Learning Commons (MG001)
Part 1 Thursday,  November 10,  2:20-3:20 PM Online: go.miis.edu/dlcworkshop
Part 2 Wednesday,  November 16,  10:10-11:10 AM On-ground: D Sp@ce, Digital Learning Commons (MG001)
Part 2 Friday, November 18, 2:20-3:20 PM Online: go.miis.edu/dlcworkshop



Part 1: Intro to Teaching with Canvas

  • Global settings and user interface
  • Course details, settings and navigation
  • Homepage optimization

Part 2: Teaching with Canvas – Next Steps

  • Groups & Sections
  • Collaborations
  • Chat 
  • Quizzes
  • Outcomes + Rubrics
  • Speedgrader and feedback
  • Weighted graded categories and grading schemes
  • Integrations 

To attend the virtual sessions:

Join us remotely in our Zoom Virtual Meeting Room from from your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at go.miis.edu/dlcworkshop. You will be prompted to download the Zoom desktop client or app – best experience with a webcam, microphone, and headphones or earbuds. 

Workshop Resources