Canvas Orientation and Workshops

Canvas Orientation: Using Online Tools to Support Your Teaching 

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. 

In Person, hands-on workshops - RM 512, 113 McCaul Street:

  • Friday, December 15 from 2 pm - 3:30pm
  • Thursday, Jan 4 from 2 pm - 3:30 pm

To register for the in-person sessions, please click here.

Online, demonstration (30 minute Canvas walk-through with 15 minutes for questions):

  • Tuesday, December 19 from 12 - 12:45 pm

There is no need to register for this session. Simply click this link to join the meeting on December 19th:


Driving Student Engagement with Video and Canvas Analytics

Students are learning from video in increasing numbers, and adding video to your course is a great way to illustrate important concepts. Learn what the research is telling us about student learning with video, some easy ways to determine their effectiveness, and how to produce your own. We will also discuss how to use Canvas Analytics to understand how students are engaging with your course overall.   

December 1st  __ 12PM
In-Person Session, 230 Richmond, Room 714: Register Here
To join the simultaneous online session there is no need to register, use this link to join the meeting:


Grading with Canvas

This short session will cover the basics of how to use the grading functions in Canvas. Topics include how to add an assignment to the gradebook, assignment group weighting, using the gradebook, grading in SpeedGrader, and tips for providing feedback to students.

No sessions are currently scheduled


Using Zoom: Supporting Online Meetings and Webinars

Ever need to include an external guest lecturer in your class via video? Need to conduct online office hours? Tired of Skype? provides a great online video and audio experience for faculty and staff at OCAD U. Attend our session and learn more.

No sessions are currently scheduled

If the sessions listed above do not meet your needs and you wish to discuss tech-enabled teaching strategies or setting up your Canvas course for supporting learners, please contact Travis Freeman at Alternatively, you may self-enrol in the Canvas Guide for Faculty, a Canvas course that includes step-by-step instructions, pedagogical strategies and other resources for teaching with technology.

Faculty Orientation Day 

There are currently no orientation sessions scheduled. For strategies, tools and resources to support your teaching, please seek out the OCAD U Faculty Handbook in Canvas. Faculty are encouraged to self-enrol here

Cultural Competency Training

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training (ICCT) is an ongoing cycle of learning. The intent of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centre’s ICCT is for organizations to obtain the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that support the development of meaningful and informed relationships with the Indigenous Community.

Cycle 1 TrainingThe first cycle focuses on the early relationship in Canada with Indigenous people, intergenerational trauma and an introduction of the OFIFC’s relationship framework.

Cycle 2 TrainingAs a continuum of learning, we build on the historical narrative of the first Cycle and explore more recent efforts to re-frame the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Please note: You must have completed Cycle 1 to be eligible to attend Cycle 2.