Summer 2022 Canvas Workshops

Webinars and Workshops

  • Canvas Workshops in May

    Canvas Gradebook Workshop

    Join us on May 4th at 2 pm as we discuss the uses of the Canvas Gradebook, including how to:

    • Set assignment weights
    • Display options and recommended settings
    • Upload and download .csv files.

    Register here:


    Canvas - Classic and New Quizzes

    Confused about the difference between Classic and New Quizzes in Canvas? 

    Join us on Monday, May 9th, 2:30-3:30 pm for a discussion of the two Quiz tools in Canvas. We will examine each of these tools and discuss their appropriate use. 

    We will also discuss the roles of Question and Item Banks in their respective tools and explain how to use these resources to save yourself time when deploying Quizzes in future courses. 

    Register here:


    Summer Session Courses in Canvas/eLearn – The Basics 

    Canvas/eLearn will be our one and only Learning Management System beginning with Summer Session A courses. Blackboard/iLearn will be discontinued in June.

    Want to learn more about how to organize your course materials, or publish course content for your Summer course? 

    Please join your colleagues on Wednesday, May 18th, 2:00-3:00 pm in XCITE as we host a virtual introductory event on the basics of using Canvas, UCR’s new Learning Management System. 

    Use this Form to register:


    Piazza integration with Canvas - Introduction

    Join us on May 24th at 2 pm for an introduction to Piazza, one of our Canvas Integrations. 

    Piazza is a great way to keep students engaged, as well as to ensure that any questions they have get answered either by their peers or by the instructor. 

    Learn how to use Piazza in your Canvas courses.

    Register here: 


  • Gradescope 4-Part Series

    Gradescope: Spend more time on your students and less time on grading.

    Join us in this 4-part, introductory series to learn about Gradescope and the ways it can help make grading and providing feedback more efficient. The series will start with sample assignments drawn from the humanities to showcase the grading and management benefits of Gradescope. The hands-on components allow instructors from both the humanities and STEM to actively engage with the software. Register here. Zoom and location details to follow.

    Learn how to:    

    • Use a variety of assessment tools, including scantron exams, fill in the blank, short paragraph answer formats and more.
    • Scan or upload the entire submission set in one streamlined action, or have your students submit them directly.
    • Create a living rubric to eliminate repeated actions and normalize scores across different graders.
    • Easily grade lengthy hand-written assignments
    • Use the quick, flexible grading and easy customization for accommodating individual students.
    • Automatically sort and organize students' work.
    • Take advantage of enhanced analytics help instructors to understand how well the questions connected with the students

    Description: How to streamline your grading and make magic happen. 
    Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
    Time: 12-1:00pm; NOTE: we will be available in Zoom beforehand in case you would like help getting set up to follow along. 
    Format: Online (Zoom details to follow. Please register)


    Description: Get some hands-on practice using Gradescope and learn how to work effectively with Gradescope. Bring an assignment or exam that you’d like to use with Gradescope in the next quarter to get an inside look at how this tool can work for you, pressure free. Lunch provided for in-person attendance.
    Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
    Time: 11:30-1:00pm
    Format: Hybrid - in Zoom or in-person (Zoom and location details to follow. Please register)


    Description: Faculty-led lightning rounds to show off your skills and help your colleagues to also use Gradescope. Lunch provided for in-person attendance.
    Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
    Time: 11:30-1:00pm
    Format: Hybrid - in Zoom or in-person (Zoom and location details to follow. Please register)


    Description: Drop-in hour with Gradescope Support and XCITE for 1:1, individualized fine-tuning of Gradescope assignments for your upcoming projects and classes.
    Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
    Time: 12:00-1:00pm
    Format: Online (Zoom details to follow. Please register)

  • XCITE Concierge Virtual Drop-In Hours

    XCITE is hosting Virtual drop-in hours for faculty needing assistance with academic technology tools (Canvas, Zoom, and other tools, including exams)
    When: Every week Monday through Friday, from 11 am-1 pm through June 30, 2022.
    Zoom Link:

  • Canvas Orientation

    XCITE welcomes you to join us in our on-going workshop series on the Basics of Canvas. Please join us as we explore getting familiar with the Canvas LMS and learn how to post announcements, create modules, and more!
    When: TBD soon for Spring Term – watch this space

  • iLearn to Canvas Migration Support


    XCITE offers live Zoom Canvas migration support for

    • moving iLearn content to Canvas
    • transferring YuJa videos to Canvas
    • adding Google apps to Canvas

    Days and Times:

    • Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm
    • Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm 

    Zoom link: 

    You can also book via Calendly to set up a 1:1 meeting for Canvas migration support.

  • Professional Development Webinars & Courses

    TASAL – The Art and Science of Active Learning, April 20 - May 25, 2022.
    In this faculty community discussion seminar, learn to differentiate active learning strategies from traditional, instructor-centered strategies.


    Healthy Pedagogy


    RIDLE – Rethinking Instructional Design for Learning Engagement

  • Tools Training


    • Check out for information about migrating to Canvas and how to use Canvas. We will running Canvas as UCR’s LMS 100% on July 1, 2022.



    Respondus Lockdown Browser

    • Gradescope Series, scheduled in 4 parts, beginning Thursday, March 31st through Thursday, April 28th. Details and registration is at the top of the page.

    Cidi Labs

    Poll Everywhere