Canvas Learning Labs

Designed for all members of the Dartmouth campus community to provide a basic overview of the transition timeline for moving to Canvas and a hands-on demonstration of the new learning management system.   All labs will be held in the Starr Instructional Center (Baker/Berry Library, near Jones media Center).


  • Thursday, January 9         9:45 – 11:15           sign-up
  • Friday, January 17            10:00 – 11:30        sign-up
  • Wednesday, January 22   12:45 – 2:15          sign-up
  • Tuesday, January 28         1:45 – 3:15             sign-up
  • Monday, February 3          10:00 – 11:30      sign-up
  • Tuesday, February 11        9:45 – 11:15          sign-up
  • Wednesday, February 19  9:45 – 11:15        sign-up
  • Thursday, February 27       1:45 – 2:15         sign-up 


Canvas Next Level Series

If you’re already teaching in Canvas, these workshops are for you!  You’ll learn more about Canvas’ features and pedagogical tools  designed to enhance teaching strategies and to maximize the use of Dartmouth’s new learning management system.


Course Design Options in Canvas                                                sign-up    

Wednesday  April 23   10:00 – 11:30 AM      Location: TBA
Facilitators: Ashley Kehoe, Adrienne Gauthier

Canvas offers a range of options for shaping how you design your course including communication stream, custom pages, modules/sections, assignment list, and assignments with syllabus.  Come to this session to compare course design options, learn strategies for intentional course design, and choose the design that best fits with your course goals and learning objectives.

Coming soon!!!!

Maximizing Grading & Assessment Features in Canvas         
Facilitators: Mike Goudzwaard, Ashley Kehoe

Explore different assessment features in Canvas and grading philosophies that you can use to most effectively set-up, track, and communicate student outcomes in your course. This session will cover attendance tracking, weighting grades, rubrics, and outcomes-based assessment strategies.

Creating Engaging, Interactive Discussions in Canvas          
Facilitators: Mike Goudzwaard, Adrienne Gauthier

Learn strategies for actively engaging students in meaningful discussion, using Canvas features to keep dialogue going beyond the classroom. This session will cover how to generate discussion topics that stimulate active learning, how to use voice/video recording features for discussion, as well as how to set-up the Canvas discussion tool to maximize interaction and deep learning.

Using Canvas & Screen-Casting to Flip Your Course               

Facilitators: Nikki Boots, Adrienne Gauthier

Learn how to re-think the conventional classroom and “flip” your course with Canvas! A “flipped classroom” uses time outside class to disseminate content via video lecture, pod-casting, slide-sharing, or other media, freeing up the classroom for active learning and discussion. This session will cover how to create, annotate, and share lecture content that can be used for multiple course sections.