Tech Talks

Welcome to Canvas Roadshow

45 minutes.
The Welcome to Canvas Roadshow is a 45-minute presentation that explains FAU’s transition from the Blackboard to Canvas learning management system over the next academic year. The presenters will discuss the transition timeline, how to get assistance with learning Canvas, course migrations, and using the Canvas Tier 1 Support. The presentation will conclude with a 15-minute Q&A session.

Canvas Q&A/Migration Open Lab

3-4 hours of open lab time
The Canvas Q&A/Migration Open Lab gives instructors the opportunity to walk in and get the help they need when they want it. During the posted lab hours you can get answers to your Canvas questions and hands-on help with course migration, tips, and best practices while learning to use the new learning management system.

Canvas Primer 1

4 hours of open-lab time.

This Canvas Primer session covers the essentials to get you started in Canvas.

Learn how to:

  • Set up your profile and adjust your notification settings
  • Navigate the learning management system
  • Locate your courses
  • Use the Calendar
  • Use the Inbox
  • Add course files
  • Add your Syllabus
  • Post Announcements
  • Create Modules and Pages
  • Add Assignments and Discussions
  • Use Speedgrader
  • Get help and use the Canvas Community

Canvas Primer 2

1 hour

Ready to move past the basics? The Canvas Primer 2 session focuses on taking your Canvas course to the next level.

Learn how to:


  • Use Speedgrader
  • Better utilize Canvas Commons
  • Set up Rubrics
  • Set up and use Groups
  • Use the built-in Conference tools
  • Use the Gradebook


1 hour

Tech-Talks are short 45-minute sessions, with additional 15-minutes of Q&A. Tech-Talks focus on specific Canvas tools, such as the Grade Book, Discussion Boards, Assignments, and Quizzes. 

Our first Tech-Talk, about quizzes, is here! 

What to Expect in the Quiz Tech-Talk:

  • How to create Quizzes
    • Quizzes can be used to conduct and moderate exams and assessments, both graded and ungraded. 
    • For more information view the Canvas Guide. 
    How to create Quiz Banks
    • Question Banks are a place to house questions that can be added to quizzes across courses or accounts.
    • For more information view the Canvas Guide.
  • How to add questions
    • You can add and create various types of quiz questions.
    • For more information view the Canvas Guide
  • How to configure Quiz Details
    • Quizzes have a variety of options to choose from.
    • For more information view the Canvas Guide
  • How to Moderate a Quiz
    • On the Moderate Quiz page you can view the progress of student submissions and view the number of quiz attempts each has taken.
    • For more information view the Canvas Guide

To view and register for upcoming Tech-Talks, go to and click register!


Tech Talks and Workshop Schedule

To register for a workshop, tech-talk, or open lab, click on Register!  




Training Request

On this page you can book an appointment with one of our trainers. Use the radio button to select the trainer, the calendar to select the day, and then select a time slot. On the next page, fill out your details and click on "Confirm Appointment."

 Last Modified 11/15/16