Workshops are held in the Center for Faculty Excellence, second floor of the Henry Madden Library unless otherwise noted.


The following workshops will be offered during Canvas Week, March 25 - 29, 2019. These workshops will be demonstration only. 

Register here for Canvas Week Demonstrations:

Getting Started with Canvas (1 1/2 hours DEMONSTRATION ONLY)
New to Canvas? This workshop will teach you how to navigate Canvas and get to know the fundamentals of preparing course content such as creating modules to organize your content, setting up assignments, generating quizzes, and settings up discussions. The workshop is intended to give you the basic tools necessary to build your course content in Canvas. 

  • Monday, March 25 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 25, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 29, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.


Register here for Hands-on Workshops:

Getting Started with Canvas (1 1/2 hours BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
New to Canvas? This hands-on workshop will go over the tools in Canvas including creating modules, setting up assignments, generating quizzes, and setting up discussions. The workshop is intended to give you the basic tools necessary to build your course content in Canvas. Course communications including notification preferences, announcements, messaging, and more. Managing your gradebook, using SpeedGrader, and communicating via the gradebook will also be addressed along with setting up groups, using sections to better manage your course, and leveraging course analytics.

  • Tuesday, April 2, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

To Transfer or Not to Transfer (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Do you have content in Blackboard? Get a feel for how well your content will transfer and learn some tips and tricks to save time in building your Canvas class. We’ll address the common issues instructors face when re-purposing Blackboard content and provide strategies for addressing those.

  • Tuesday, April 2, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Communication and Collaboration in Canvas (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
This workshop will cover the communication and collaboration tools in Canvas to help you manage your class and engage your students. This hands-on workshop will address managing notification preferences, working with announcements, messaging, and grading feedback as well as using discussions and setting up groups for collaborative work.

  • Monday, April 8, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 9, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Quizzes, Assignments, and Grading in Canvas (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
This workshop offers an in-depth look at Canvas' Quiz feature which can be used for everything from general surveys to formal exams. Explore Canvas tools to setup assignments, use rubrics, and manage grades. Learn how to create assignments, how to track assignments submitted in class and how to provide extra credit. We will also review managing and entering grades, creating assignment groups to support weighted grades, grading assignments using rubrics.

  • Monday, April 8, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Multimedia Integration (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Want to engage your students in the online learning experience using multimedia? Learn about the array of multimedia content and tools that can be leveraged in your Canvas courses such as Streaming Video Server, YouTube videos, Camtasia, and more. The workshop will also address standards, copyright, and accessibility issues related to use of such multimedia content.

  • Tuesday, April 9, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Building Accessible Courses (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Learn how to build content in your Canvas courses that’s universally accessible to all learners. In addition to the basics of accessible content design, this workshop will walk through the use of Ally, an accessibility tool integrated into Canvas.

  • Monday, April 8, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Organizations in Canvas (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
This workshop is designed for staff who will be using Canvas for Organizations. Learn the basics of Canvas to get your organization up and running. Canvas structure, navigation, and building content will be covered. 

  • Friday, April 12, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, April 12, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.


What could be better - a place to work, friendly and knowledgeable helpers, and FOOD! We will help you copy content from Blackboard to Canvas. Register now for one of these dates/times. Don't forget your device!

Register here for a Copy Party:

  • Monday, April 15, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (lunch at noon)
  • Tuesday, April 16,  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (lunch at noon)
  • Wednesday, April 17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (lunch at noon)
  • April 30 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (continental Breakfast at 9, lunch at noon)
  • May 1 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (continental Breakfast at 9, lunch at noon) 



All adobe workshops are complete for the fall semester

Adobe Lightroom Overview for Photo Editing and Management
Lightroom is Adobe’s program specifically developed for photographers. From photo import and management, to editing and printing, Lightroom provides a fairly complete and robust workflow for photographers. This demonstration will:

  • Present an overview of the five main programs that Adobe has for editing photographs. There will be discussion on the basic differences and uses between Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom CC, Lightroom CC Classic, and Camera Raw.
  • Discuss the importance of a nondestructive workflow and demonstrate how Lightroom addresses that from beginning to end.
  • Demonstrate a complete workflow using Lightroom. The demonstration will begin with importing several photos into Lightroom, and take them through the whole process to a finish product. Tasks demonstrated will include: organizing, selecting, editing, batch functions, exporting, and preparing to print or present the images.
  • Discuss the seven modules that make up Lightroom with emphasis on the Library and Develop modules.

Adobe Photoshop Overview for Photo Editing
Photoshop is a very complex and diverse image-editing program that has been around for 30 years. This demonstration is for those completely new to Photoshop and who don’t know where to start or for those who are considering Photoshop and want to know what it can do as a photo editing solution. This demonstration/discussion session will focus on the photograph editing capabilities of Photoshop and will:

  • Present an overview of the five main programs that Adobe has for editing photographs. There
  • will be discussion on the basic differences and uses between Photoshop, Photoshop Elements,
  • Lightroom CC, Lightroom CC Classic, and Camera Raw.
  • Discuss the importance of a nondestructive workflow and demonstrate how Photoshop
  • addresses that.
  • Provide information on several available resources for self-help and step-by-step instruction.
  • Primarily be a live demonstration of some of the capabilities of Photoshop. Presentations will strive to work from the easier and more basic concepts to more advanced tasks. Topics will start with Photoshop tools, workspace, and menu layouts. From there the demonstration will cover such areas as selections, brushes, masking, layers, blending modes, and filters.

Additional Workshops offered through CFE

Ally Accessibility
The Ally gauges are coming! Ally is a revolutionary product that focuses on making digital course content more accessible. Using inclusivity, sustainability, and automation as its key pillars, Ally helps you understand and tackle accessibility in a way that benefits all students. Help your students be more successful with accessible, online content.

ePortfolio Basics using Pathbrite
Learn the basics of creating an ePortfolio using Pathbrite as well as how to use them in your course.

Google Classroom
Google Classroom seamlessly integrates with your Google Drive allowing you to easily go paperless in an organized environment. Use Classroom to post assignment, drive discussion, access resources, and promote collaboration. While Google Classroom is not a LMS, like Blackboard, it is an amazing productivity/organizational tool that will truly help you save time.

Google Forms
Use Google Forms to create quizzes, surveys, rubrics, or to collect information. You will also learn tips and tricks to take Google Forms to the next level allowing you to save time.

Google for Teaching
Learn the various ways you can incorporate Google into your teaching.

Qualtrics Basics
This hands-on workshop will give you the basic skills for using the Qualtrics survey tool. By the end of the workshop you will be able to create, activate, and view results of a basic survey.

Zoom Workshop
Zoom is a cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration platform. With Zoom you can create a meeting and invite guests to join from their desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones or video conference systems. Guests can also share content from their devices such as PowerPoint presentations, and YouTube videos. In this training, you'll get an account, learn how to set up and schedule a meeting.

Intro to Photography - The Basics
Are your photos often times blurry? Too dark? Too Light? This workshop will deal with basic camera features and how they affect your photographs. Also there will be a discussion on how lens selection affects your photos. This course seeks to deal with these issues in a practical, easy to understand matter and to be applicable to all camera types.

Intro to Photography - Composition
This class will help you to move your photography up a notch. The instructor will discuss and demonstrate various composition tips, including horizon placement, rule of thirds, leading lines, s-curves, and other topics in regards to better photographic compositions. There will also be a discussion about light and it’s properties as it relates to photography.

Intro to Photography - Multiple Exposures

Intro to Photography - Panoramas