Training and Migration Sessions

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.

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Office Hours

Office Hours are 30-minute, one-on-one, in-person appointments during which you will work with one of our instructional support specialists on a Canvas topic of your choice. Use this time to migrate your Blackboard course to Canvas, if you need assistance. Reservations are required.

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Drop-In Labs

Drop-In Labs are unstructured sessions during which faculty and instructors can migrate and/or set up courses with our instructional support specialists on-hand to answer questions as needed. You may arrive anytime during a designated Drop-In Lab. Attendees should come prepared to work independently. Although reservations are not required, they are encouraged. Seats are limited, and availability is first come, first served.

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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, please email HelloCanvas@wustl.edu 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
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“Welcome to Canvas” and Demo Courses

When you sign up to begin teaching in Canvas, you will receive access to the “Welcome to Canvas” course in the Canavs 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. With enrollment in “Welcome to Canvas,” you will also receive a personal demo course to use as a “sandbox,” a place where you can give Canvas a try and experiment with features of the LMS.