Faculty Training

To ensure that faculty and support staff are prepared for a transition to Canvas, a variety of professional development options are available.

Online Faculty Starter Kit
This self-paced Faculty Starter Kit is designed to familiarize faculty with the need-to-know tools and features of Canvas and prepare you for course design and delivery. This course highlights multiple ways you can leverage Canvas to design, deliver, and manage your course effectively. You can login now to access the course within Canvas.

In-person Workshops
Recordings from Canvas Week Training Sessions are available in the Faculty Starter Kit.

Ongoing in-person sessions are available throughout the semesters to prepare faculty for a transitioning to Canvas. These workshops cover a variety of Canvas features, best practices, and practical application of tools. The sessions are designed to help you understand how to use the Canvas LMS and are available in both MMC and BBC.

Flexible Training Options
Many adjunct faculty and some regular faculty find it difficult to attend Canvas workshops during regular M-F work hours. For this reason, we are offering our Canvas Essentials Workshop in flexible times and formats to fit your needs.

In addition to our regular Canvas workshop schedule, during the Canvas transition you can attend a face-to-face Canvas Essentials Workshop on a weekday evening from 6PM – 7:30PM or on selected Saturdays in the morning or afternoon. You can even attend a Canvas Essentials Webinar online in real time, from your desk or anywhere you are connected to the Web. We offer Canvas Essentials Webinars both during the day and select evenings for faculty at a distance.

Upcoming Sessions:

To see the complete list of workshops and webinars and to register for a convenient date and time, go to and log in with your FIU credentials. Click Enroll and choose Educational Technology Services.

Custom Workshops
Academic departments may request a custom Canvas training for their faculty focused on their courses and discipline. A minimum of ten (10) faculty are required for a custom workshop. We can schedule your department training in one of the Division of IT training labs or bring the workshop to a lab managed by the academic unit in their own building.

To request a custom workshop, please contact Educational Technology Services at 305-348-2814.

Student Training

A few options are available for students to get familiar with Canvas, informed about the additional support being offered, and prepared for the transition.

Student Introduction Sessions
Introduction sessions will cover the fundamentals of learning online using Canvas. It is highly recommended that students who have never taken a course in the learning management system (LMS) attend one of these introductory sessions. If you were unable to attend the last offering of the live Student Introduction Sessions for Canvas, you may watch a recording of a session.

Upcoming Session Dates/Times (EST)
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM 
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM 

Click here to access the online session once it begins.

Canvas Student Starter Kit
All students with a Canvas course will have access to the Canvas Student Starter Kit (found in Canvas) on the first day of classes. This self-paced course familiarizes students with information about Canvas navigation, layout, and assignment and assessment completion. Although this course is not required, it is highly recommended. Students with a course in Canvas can go to to login and access the Canvas Student Starter Kit on the first day of classes.