The WashU Canvas Project Team offers on-campus training and migration sessions for faculty, staff, and anyone who will teach in Canvas. Sessions are described below. All availability is first-come, first-served.

Canvas Webinars

Canvas Webinars are one-hour, real-time sessions presented directly by Instructure, the makers of Canvas, at a variety of dates and times. Canvas Webinars are offered free of charge to WashU participants through a subscription sponsored by WashU.


Office Hours

Office Hours are one-on-one, in-person appointments during which you will work with an instructional support specialist on a Canvas topic of your choice. Use this time to migrate your Blackboard course to Canvas, if you need assistance, learn about shortcuts, or review your course structure for pedagogical enhancements.


Canvas Demo Sessions

Groups or departments may request Demo Sessions. Our instructional support specialists will present an overview of Canvas followed by a brief question and answer period or focus on a topic of your choice. We’ll coordinate a session date and location with you. Demos are usually one hour long.

To request a demo, click the button below to send an email to HelloCanvas@wustl.edu. Allow at least two weeks in advance of your earliest preferred date. Your email request should include:

  • Contact person, email address, and phone number
  • School and Department
  • Preferred dates and times

Demo Courses and “Welcome to Canvas”

Request a Demo course to help you get started. A Demo course serves as a “sandbox,” a place where you can give Canvas a try and experiment with features of the LMS.

When you request a Demo course, you will receive access to the “Welcome to Canvas” course in the Canvas LMS. This course is an online repository of videos and learning resources that will introduce you to Canvas. You may review the materials at you own pace and refer to them at your convenience.