Canvas Orientation and Workshops

Online Canvas Walkthrough 
Tuesday Aug 22 - 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm (Online:

This short online session is a basic introduction to navigating Canvas and will show some examples of how courses can be organized.  If you are new to Canvas, this walkthrough will help you get started.  This interactive online session will be conducted through Zoom, all you need is a computer or smartphone and a pair of headphone. Please register here

Canvas Orientation: Using Online Tools to Support Your Teaching 
Option 1: Wednesday, August 23 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am (510a MCC)
Option 2: Thursday, August 31 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (510a MCC)

This hands-on workshop covers the basics of getting started in Canvas. Topics include basic navigation, the Course Outline Builder tool, and the Assignments tool.  This is a great session for new faculty or those who need a Canvas refresher. Please register here

Canvas Workshop: Modules and Assignments
Tuesday, August 29 - 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (510a MCC)

The tools available in Canvas provide flexible options for faculty to communicate and assess disparate content and deliverables. This workshop will familiarize participants with the Modules and Assignment tools which can be used to organize course content, structure student assignments, reduce faculty workload and provide greater transparency to students. Please register here

Faculty Orientation Day (Wednesday, August 30)

10:00 am - 4:30 pm (190 MCA - 100 McCaul)

OCAD U’s Faculty Orientation:

  • Welcomes new faculty into the OCAD U culture and community
  • Builds community among new and returning faculty
  • Provides new faculty with key information, offices and resources that will enable them to get started in their teaching, research and service effectively
  • Informs on university-level or Faculty-specific policies and processes so faculty are equipped to implement these changes in their teaching, research and service
  • Provides faculty with information about student services and supports that they can share with students to better enable their success
  • Serves as a professional development opportunity on a specific and timely topic for both new and returning faculty

Hit the Ground Running (August 30)

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm (510A MCC – 113 McCaul)

Faculty Orientation Day wraps up with this interactive session which explores the fundamentals of teaching at OCAD University. Topics include setting the tone of the first day of class, preparing lesson plans and engaging students in discussion and critique. Open to all new and returning faculty. Please register here