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Required Training for Faculty

We are pleased to launch the Canvas training required for all faculty with a deadline of October 16, 2023 for completion. As discussed via Faculty Senate processes, we have developed a UHD-specific version of the Growing with Canvas at UHD training that can provide foundational Canvas knowledge for our faculty.

It is available in your Canvas space when you log in to Canvas. Note: Sometimes this training course is getting "demoted" or removed from your course list in Canvas. If you do not see the GWC training, please follow the instructions from the TTLC newsletter to find it in your courses or ask for help at

The training is set up as a series of six modules, each with a quiz; in addition to the Canvas technology covered, we have included some information on accessibility and best practices. Many thanks to our amazing TTLC and CTLE teams for their work on this project!

Topics in Growing with Canvas at UHD:

  • Introduction
  • Module 1: Navigation & Communication
  • Module 2: Customizing Your Course
  • Module 3: Creating Activities & Assessments
  • Module 4: Grading & Evaluating Student Work
  • Module 5: Collaboration & Sharing
  • Module 6: Completion: Reviewing Key Concepts

To satisfy the training requirement, faculty should read the introduction and complete and pass the "Key Concepts Quiz" in each module with a score of 80% or higher. While we encourage you to work through the material in each module, you can choose to go directly to each of the quizzes. There is no limit on the number of times you can attempt the quizzes. Please see FAQs below for additional information.

Canvas Training FAQs

Faculty must complete the Growing with Canvas at UHD training by October 16, 2023 to be ready for the full launch in Spring 2024. All classes starting with the December minimester will be in Canvas.
Yes. We appreciate that many of our faculty have experience and have taken the initiative to learn the new LMS, but we do require that all faculty complete this same training to establish a common skill set and record thereof. If you are comfortable in Canvas, you could choose to go directly to the quizzes.
No. Once you have completed the training, no additional steps are required and you do not need to notify anyone—we will be able to track completions within the system.
Yes. We certainly encourage you to seek out training options through whatever modality is most effective for you, but when you feel ready, you will need to pass the quizzes in this Growing with Canvas at UHD training. Here is a link to the TTLC training schedule
Yes. All faculty should complete the training.
Please feel free to contact our Canvas support team and check out TTLC training schedule.
The time required will vary for each person depending how much Canvas knowledge you may already have, how experienced you are in an LMS, and how much time you want to spend with the material.
The systems have a notably different look and feel as well as ways in which courses will appear; the training will help to demonstrate key elements of Canvas. Please also see this online resource on comparisons between BB and Canvas tools.