Canvas Training and Beyond

Lesya Hassal facilitating a Canvas workshop to instructors in a classroom with laptops and monitors

Canvas is the Learning Management System used by faculty, staff and students for course administration at Iowa State University. It is most known for its ease of use and mobile friendliness. Our goal is to enhance the learning experience while allowing the instructor and students to focus on coursework rather than system requirements.

CELT coordinates the ISU Online Learning Community (ISU-OLC), Open Labs, a Course Design Institute, the ISU Canvas Conference, and workshops for Quality Matters, a nationally-recognized quality assurance standard. There are many resources found on the MyCanvas Teacher at ISU website along with online training given by Canvas professionals via CELT’s Online Training with Canvas webpage. Finally, if you need individualized assistance you may request a consultation with one of CELT’s Instructional Designers.

Canvas Open Labs

24/7 Canvas Support All 24/7 support options may be found by clicking the ? Help icon (found on the left-hand navigation bar in Canvas) to

Online Training with Canvas

Whether you are brand new to Canvas or a seasoned veteran, there are training offerings that meet your learning style (demonstration sessions, interactive sessions, and

Accessify Your Course

Accessible courses and course content require a little more planning and work upfront. This website provides resources that will help plan, develop, and implement course

Teaching and Learning with Top Hat

Teaching and Learning with Top Hat Top Hat is an interactive, cloud-based teaching platform that leverages student’s mobile devices to increase in-class engagement and get

CELT Course Design Institute

The CELT Course Design Institute (May 18-21, 2020) is a four-day event full of interactive, hands-on and collaborative activities to give ISU’s instructors skills, time

Quality Matters Workshops

Quality Matters (QM) professional development has two distinct purposes: Support individuals who seek out information about the QM processes and tools to gain clarity about

Don't Forget the 24/7 Canvas Support and MyCanvas Teacher at ISU

As a reminder, Canvas offers 24/7 support options. View the list in Canvas by using the ?Help icon on the Global Navigation menu (far left of your screen):

  • Canvas Support Line (Call 515-294-4000 then press 2, press 1)
  • Live Chat with Canvas Support 
  • A web-based Report a Problem Form

The MyCanvas Teacher at ISU website is designed to familiarize instructors and staff with information on the tools and features of Canvas to prepare them for course design and delivery. 

Visit the MyCanvas Teacher at ISU website