Workshop series helps U-M faculty use Canvas to teach remotely


Sparked by record-high requests for support related to the Canvas learning management system, Information and Technology Service’s Teaching and Learning group is offering live, daily workshops on how to use Canvas to teach remotely.

The sequential workshop series is designed to support U-M faculty with their spring and summer courses.

Workshop topics include Zoom for Teaching, Online Teaching for Canvas Mobile, Canvas Quizzes, Using Video in Canvas, and Student Rapport and Communication in Online Environments.

“The sudden shift online created a trial and error environment for the entire Michigan community,” said Angela Marocco, instructional learning specialist for ITS Teaching and Learning. “We created our online teaching workshop series with an iterative, interactive, and responsive approach, driven by faculty feedback.”

More than 500 participants have attended more than 50 workshops since early April. Hundreds more have watched recorded content from past workshops.

“Of over 30 online workshops I’ve attended over the last five years, this was by far the best, due to the outstanding facilitation and instructional responsiveness to participant learning goals,” said Pamela S. H. Bogart, lecturer IV in the English Language Institute.

ITS Teaching and Learning will continue to offer a series of workshops throughout the summer to support remote instruction and help shape potential online or hybrid instruction for the fall term. Visit the ITS training site for an up-to-date schedule, and to view previously recorded workshops check out the video playlist.


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