Faculty workshop | Canvas Basics I

*Note: This workshop will be held at multiple dates and times before the start of the Fall 2020 semester.

Workshop Description

In this 90-minute workshop plus 30-minute optional Q&A, you’ll begin your exploration of Canvas, RISD’s new learning management system. You’ll learn how to take the first steps toward developing a rich and engaging virtual classroom for your students.

Learning Objectives

  • Log in to Canvas.
  • Identify the global navigation menu and each of its parts.
  • Explain the basic functions of each of the Course Navigation Links.
  • Add a syllabus.
  • Find the Zoom link and schedule a meeting.
  • Identify the Module page.
  • Create a module.
  • Add a welcome page to your module.
  • Set a homepage.
  • Use Student View.
  • Publish Your Course.
  • Find Help Resources.
  • Explain why universal design and digital pedagogy play a central role in Canvas course development.
  • Access additional training materials.


Workshop Leaders:

Ana Bressette

Ana Bressette (ID '05) is the new Communications and Training Specialist in IT and is focused on easing the transition to hybrid and online courses through training and documentation on supported tools and techniques. 

Katrina Fullman

I’m Katrina Fullman, RISD’s new Canvas Implementation Specialist. Throughout the summer and fall, I’ll be working with faculty and staff across the institution to support the roll-out of Canvas. I’ve worked in higher education as an instructional designer and educational technology leader for more than two decades. RISD is the fourth institution I’ve helped adopt Canvas and I’m excited to work with faculty and staff to build the transformative learning environments that I know are possible with this powerful and intuitive tool. I hold an MFA in film/video/new media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and have taught media production, history, and theory courses at a range of institutions. As an artist and filmmaker, I’m delighted to work with the faculty at RISD to facilitate new and creative approaches to digital learning.

Dial-In Information

Register in advance for this meeting:

Tuesday, August 11 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Workshop, Faculty Event, SEI Event, SEI Workshop


Academic Affairs, SEI - Social Equity Inclusion Initiative

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