Faculty workshop | Canvas Basics II

*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 continue your exploration of Canvas, RISD’s new learning management system. You’ll begin building your virtual classroom using text, images, videos, file uploads, discussions, and assignments and get ready to launch your course.

Learning Objectives

  • Review each of the home page options and use the rich content editor to build a customized home page.
  • Upload files.
  • Build a single module that contains text and images, a video, an assignment, a file, and a discussion forum.
  • Use the rich content editor to add a video.
  • Hyperlink to another page.
  • Use modules to organize your content by weeks or topics.
  • Use student view to test your site.
  • Develop a course schedule using the calendar.

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, July 28, 2020 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Workshop, SEI Event, SEI Workshop


Academic Affairs, SEI - Social Equity Inclusion Initiative

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