Asynchronous [Self-Paced] Training

Canvas Training Services Portal

Educators can access the Canvas Training Services Portal for self-paced training resources or to register for live training and webinars provided by the vendor (Instructure, makers of Canvas.)

If you are a VCU faculty and staff member and are having trouble accessing this portal, enter a ticket with our team and we will be happy to assist.

Surviving in Canvas Mini-Courses

Academic Technologies and VCU Online have collaborated to create a series of asynchronous self-paced mini-courses as an alternative to the Teaching with Technology Bootcamp sessions. These courses integrate both technological and pedagogical insights and are intended for faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about using Canvas to facilitate their course(s).

Canvas users with beginner to intermediate experience will benefit immensely from the knowledge brought forth by our qualified professionals at their most pivotal moments throughout the semester. Each course has a 10 day time limit from the time of enrollment and should take no longer than 1 hour to complete.

Go Surviving in Canvas Mini-Courses to enroll.

Pedagogical Training

VCU Online has put together a series of courses designed to help faculty enhance the online teaching experience for themselves and students.

Between their Excellence in Online Learning Program and Online Learning Specialization Program, you are sure to become well versed in online teaching.

These courses are available as open enrollment and, once registered, participants have roughly 45 to 60 days to finish. Timely feedback and best practices are provided throughout by the VCU Online team.

LinkedIn Learning Opportunities

  • Create and Manage Courses with Canvas - this course explores how to set up and use Canvas, including, how to set up a class, work with students, teach online, and discusses best practices for leveraging Canvas for student success. Additionally, the instructor covers grading, adding assignments, student communication, and adding multimedia. If you’re looking to enhance the online component of your classes, this course is for you.

For additional information and opportunities, visit the TS LinkedIn Learning website.