Growing with Canvas (Teacher Training) Course

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This course is a great way to learn how to use Canvas with your students. As you progress through this course, you will complete several modules based on

Setting up your account and learning about communication.

Customizing and organizing your course in Canvas.

Learning how to create activities and assessments within your course.

Evaluating student work with SpeedGraderTM and the grade book.

Discovering how to collaborate, share, and copy in Canvas.

About the Name

At Mohawk College, we've branded our Canvas learning management system as "MyCanvas". Throughout this course, you will repeatedly see references to Canvas; for the sake of this training, the terms "Canvas" and "MyCanvas" are used interchangeably.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for instructors at Mohawk College. The techniques and tools in Growing With Canvas will be useful to faculty in all of our program areas. The course will also be beneficial for anyone who will be creating a course, for example, school and district administrators as well as university instructional designers.


This course is designed to help instructors learn how to use Canvas effectively in brick and mortar classrooms AND online learning environments. If you are an online instructor, please note that while the course will refer to 'classrooms' the content applies to on-line environments as well.


Participants in this course will watch videos, use Canvas documentation, complete activities, and participate in discussions to learn and apply Canvas features. Along the way, instructors will earn Growing With Canvas badges to demonstrate their accomplishments.


The content of this course compiles material from 2 primary sources: Canvas Video Guides and the Canvas Help Guides.

Time Needed

Each module contains about 45 to 65 minutes worth of videos or reading. Plan on 1.5 to 2 hours per module to watch the videos and submit activities related to the content presented.

Self-enroll into Growing with Canvas course

*Required to have a MyCanvas Mohawk College account to self-enroll.

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