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Beyond Basics of Canvas LMS (D3)

Time limit: 90 days

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Full course description

This course picks up where the introduction left off and shows an in-depth look at some of the assessment and collaboration tools that Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) has to offer.

This course digs deeper into using some more complex communication and collaboration tools. Participants will explore some intermediate tools and uses of the Canvas LMS and how it applies to building and designing online and blended courses. By the end of the courses participants will create an interactive online lesson within Canvas. 

Topics include:

  • Exploring different features available within the rich content editor from with the HTML view
  • Examining some advanced features of discussions, quizzes, and assignments
  • Create and participate in conferences, groups, and synchronous collaborations
  • Course navigation using links in modules and pages
  • Analyze various LTI tools and import assessments from QTI files


Duration: 15-20 hours
Time Frame: 4 weeks (suggested) 
Audience: K-12 teachers and course designers
Course Format: Independent Study 
Independent Study (IS) courses are self-directed and do not have a course instructor. Participants will:

  • Manage your own learning experience through pacing and completion
  • Set goals and define what is worthwhile for you to learn
  • Take initiative and responsibility for your own learning
  • Keep a reflective journal to process new knowledge
  • Utilize the discussion board to share thoughts and projects with others 

Participants will have access to the course for three months. 

Learning Modules: This course is divided into four learning modules which contain lessons, discussions, projects, and assessments. Estimated times for each module is provided below. Four weeks is suggested to complete the course. 

Module 1 – Content Curation
Time: Approximately 6 hours

  • Embed and IFrame resources in the Rich Content Editor
  • Design around common issues
  • Review and install LTI apps to enrich your course 

Module 2 – Communicate & Collaborate
Time: Approximately 2 hours

  • Experiment with conference tools 
  • Utilize course chat
  • Consider collaboration usage 

Module 3 – Assessment 
Time: Approximately 3 hours

  • Focus on attendance and discussion options
  • Try grouping students for assessment
  • Use question groups and question banks to create a randomized quiz

Module 4 – Lesson Design
Time: Approximately 3 hours

  • Consider lesson navigation
  • Learn about pagination as an alternate lesson path
  • Create a module using what you've learned