Foundations of Teaching with Canvas: On-Your-Own Edition

CATL has a new self-paced course available!

Learn about how Canvas can support your in-person, hybrid, blended, or online course in this on-your-own, asynchronous course. After completing the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Use the core tools of Canvas – discussions, quizzes, assignments, grades, pages, and modules – within the context of how you’d like to teach your courses.
  • Use the communication tools bundled in Canvas – discussions, announcements, chat, Blackboard Collaborate, and Kaltura – to stay connected with your students.
  • Use Canvas to present course materials and assess student learning.

You’ll engage with these topics as you work through the Foundations course, applying them to one of your own concluded courses or an empty “master” course for future use. Participants that choose to confirm their completion of the training course by submitting their work will be eligible for a digital badge indicating their professional development efforts as well as opening further advanced training opportunities.

Signing Up

To sign up for the Foundations of Teaching with Canvas course, follow these steps:

  1. Open this link,
  2. Sign in with your UW-Green Bay username and password.
  3. Once signed in, click on the [Enroll in Course]
  4. You’re now enrolled in the course as a student. Click on [Go to the Course] to begin immediately.

If you enroll in the course and can’t find it later, refer to this guide from Canvas on adding courses to your Dashboard.

Drop-in Sessions Continue through Oct. 2

As you embark on the semester, CATL is here to help. We’ll continue to offer drop-in session office hours to answer the questions that the start of the semester has likely raised. We’ve shuffled the times around in an attempt to accommodate as many folks as possible, so see the full schedule under the calendar of events at We’ll be hosting these sessions via this Blackboard Collaborate Ultra room. Can’t make it? You can also view recordings of various CATL webinars here or request a consultation by clicking the button on the CATL homepage.


Sunset of Foundations of Teaching with Canvas Course

If you have signed-up for the Foundations of Teaching with Canvas course but have not had the opportunity to finish it, we wish to let you know that we will keep the course open until Oct. 1. We are working on a process to ensure 1) you still have access to the content and 2) there will be a new version of the Foundations course available to incoming instructors. In order to be eligible for the stipend, we ask that you complete your course in Foundations by Oct. 1. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about that course, or if you need our support finalizing your submission. We’re here to help!

Webinars & Drop-ins (Aug. 24–Sep. 4)

To accompany their growing set of resources, CATL will be offering a daily webinar and a separate daily drop-in session Aug. 24–Sep. 4 via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. See the full schedule under the calendar of events at Links have been updated!



Can’t make it? You can also view recordings of various CATL webinars here.

New Instructor Orientation

CATL will lead a New Faculty and Instructor Orientation session on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 9-noon where we plan to have a series of guided discussions and breakout sessions with our collaborators in the Office of Grants and Research and the Center for Civic Engagement.

We are hard at work to develop more events and resources for this event series throughout fall; we hope to have a series of opportunities in place by mid-September, but until then, new instructors can be sure to accept the course invitation to the Canvas resource course where we’ll be posting announcements, new resources, and programming updates.