Canvas (eLearn) Workshops during Summer 2022

Make sure you have a handle on Canvas in this final workshop of the Spring quarter before iLearn is deactivated on June 30th!

Join us on June 1st from 1-2 p.m. as we go through the basics of using Canvas.

From navigating through the menus to publishing assignments, this workshop should be everything you need to know to get started.

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Confused about the difference between Classic and New Quizzes in Canvas?

Join us on June 28th, 2:00-3:00 pm for a discussion of the two quiz tools in Canvas.

You’ll get an overview of each type of quiz and learn when to use them.

We will also discuss the roles of Question and Item Banks and explain how these resources save time when deploying quizzes in future courses.

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Join us on July 12th, 2:00-3:00 pm as we discuss the uses of the Canvas Gradebook, including how to:

  • set assignment weights
  • display options
  • select recommended settings
  • upload & download .csv files

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Canvas Workshops in May
Piazza integration with Canvas - Introduction

Join us on Tuesday, May 24th at 2 p.m. for an introduction to Piazza, one of our Canvas Integrations.

Piazza is a great way to keep students engaged, as well as to ensure that any questions they have get answered either by their peers or by the instructor.

Learn how to use Piazza in your Canvas courses.

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Canvas Gradebook Workshop

Join us on Wednesday, May 4th at 2 p.m. as we discuss the uses of the Canvas Gradebook, including how to:

  • Set assignment weights
  • Display options and recommended settings
  • Upload and download .csv files.

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Canvas – Classic and New Quizzes

Confused about the difference between Classic and New Quizzes in Canvas?

Join us on Monday, May 9th, 2:30-3:30 pm, for a discussion of the two Quiz tools in Canvas. We will examine each of these tools and discuss their appropriate use.

We will also discuss the roles of Question and Item Banks in their respective tools and explain how to use these resources to save yourself time when deploying Quizzes in future courses.

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Summer Session Courses in Canvas/eLearn – The Basics

Canvas/eLearn will be our one and only Learning Management System beginning with Summer Session A courses. Blackboard/iLearn will be discontinued in June.

Want to learn more about how to organize your course materials, or publish course content for your Summer course?

On Wednesday, May 18th, 2:00-3:30 pm, please join your colleagues in XCITE as we host a virtual introductory event on the basics of using Canvas, UCR’s new Learning Management System.

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XCITE Concierge Virtual Drop In Hours

XCITE is hosting Virtual drop-in hours for faculty needing assistance with academic technology tools, including Canvas, and other tools, including exams, on Monday through Friday from 11 am-1 pm, ending June 30th, 2022. 
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Canvas Orientation Sessions

These sessions will provide general overviews to help with getting started using Canvas. 2:00 - 3:00 pm on Tuesday, November 16 and Wednesday, December 1.

Register once to receive details via email on how to join either session.

Migration Support

XCITE offers live Zoom Canvas migration support for: Moving iLearn content to Canvas, transferring YuJa videos, and adding Google apps on:

  • Tuesday and Thursdays from 3pm-5pm
  • Wednesdays from 9am-11am, 
  • Fridays 9am-11am, and 4-5pm 
You can also book via Calendly to set up a 1:1 meeting for Canvas migration support.

Linkedin Learning Courses

Linkendin Learning  offers Courses on using Canvas that are free for UCR instructors.

Canvas Community Tutorials

Canvas Community allows instructors to receive help from experts worldwide and is available on the Help section within Canvas.

Canvas Sandbox Courses for Faculty

ITS has created sandboxes for instructors to familiarize themselves with Canvas while you build and store your content until your official course is ready. You can access your sandbox by logging into Once you have logged in, you will see your courses, including your sandbox, on your Dashboard-Canvas’s default landing page. If you do not see your sandbox, please submit a helpdesk ticket and we will set one up for you.

Canvas Status

You can check the Status of Canvas at any time to see if there are any reported issues.