Past Event

Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas) (CUIMC)

January 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Armory Track and Field Center, 216 Fort Washington Ave., New York, NY 10032 Hospitality Room, 4th Fl
This 75-minute session provides an overview of the basic features and functionality of CourseWorks (Canvas), Columbia University’s Learning Management System (LMS), which offers tools and features in support of teaching and learning, for in-person, blended, or online courses. Participants will learn how to set up their courses in Canvas to promote learning, streamline their teaching, make available and organize course content, communicate expectations to their students, encourage student engagement and interaction, and assess student learning. Participants are encouraged to bring their UNI login and course files (syllabus, assignments, etc.) to practice during the workshop as the facilitator demos a selection of tools available in the LMS. Please note: this workshop presents a basic overview of CourseWorks (Canvas). It is designed for those new to CourseWorks (Canvas) or those looking for a refresh. Looking to have your specific CourseWorks (Canvas) questions answered? Please request a consultation with the CTL Learning Designer assigned to your school or department, or stop by the CTL’s main office in 212 Butler during walk-in office hours. Unable to participate in the in-person workshop or looking for a refresh after taking the workshop? Please enroll in the CTL’s self-paced “Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas)” online course ( Please visit the CTL website ( for additional information and resources for getting started with CourseWorks (Canvas). General questions? Please contact the CTL at By the end of the session, participants will be able to… - Set up their courses in CourseWorks (Canvas) with their learners in mind. - Determine which CourseWorks (Canvas) tools and features will support their teaching and their students’ learning. Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Contact or 212.854.1692 for accommodations. This event may be photographed. For concerns, contact

Contact Information

Center for Teaching and Learning
212 854-1692