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Queen's University Belfast

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The aim of this workshop is to prepare you to use Canvas to manage and support the delivery and administration of a Queen’s teaching module.

Workshop Schedule (October to December 2018)
  • Wed 03 Oct (09:30- 13:00): Lanyon OG/020
  • Mon 15 Oct (09:30- 13:00): Lanyon OG/020
  • Mon 29 Oct (10:00 - 12:30): Lanyon North OG/020
  • Tues 13 Nov (14:00 - 16:30): Lanyon North OG/020
  • Fri 07 Dec (14:00 - 16:30): Lanyon North OG/020
Intended Audience:
  • Those responsible for support and administration of academic modules
  • Must have a current Canvas account in order to participate in this workshop


This practical workshop will introduce you to the Canvas VLE and give an overview of its functionality, in particular the tools and features that can be used to manage and support a Queen’s teaching module. It will present the various user roles defined for Queen’s staff and explain the permissions associated with each. It will focus on the tools and features in Canvas which help to facilitate communication of information to students, file and content management, managing assignments, grades and student feedback.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop you should be able to use the Canvas VLE to:

  • Upload files and add module content
  • Manage Assignments

  • Understand communication and notification features in Canvas

  • Organise people and groups of students

  • View and export student grades

Benefits to you

  • You will explore Canvas tools and features to support teaching and learning

  • You will gain an awareness of the permissions and roles within the Canvas VLE

  • You can share good practice and learn from others

  • You will gain skills and receive take away materials to share with your teams so they have a chance to implement too

Topics Covered

  1. Introduction to the Canvas Interface.

  2. Customising your Profile & Notification Preferences.

  3. Navigating the Canvas Dashboard, courses and modules.

  4. Managing files and adding/ updating course content.

  5. Administering and managing settings for Assignments, including Turnitin.

  6. Using Gradebook to mute assignments and bulk export grades.

  7. How Canvas and QSIS work together.

  8. Understanding People and Groups in Canvas.

  9. Overview of Canvas announcements.

Other Canvas Training Workshops & Activities (Oct-Dec 2018)

There are a number of other workshops and events which may be of interest to you:

Setting up your Module in Canvas (Workshop #1)

Groups, Collaborations & Communications (Workshop #2)

Quizzes, Assignments and Feedback (Workshop #3)

Achieving Blended Learning with Canvas

Canvas for Teaching Assistants

Canvas for Support Staff

Please note that workshops can be scheduled locally within individual Schools/Institutions/Centres to suit staff availability and to facilitate collaboration on activities between colleagues. To enquire, please email:


Queen's University Belfast

University Road



United Kingdom

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