Canvas as an Experiential Learning Space

Event Date & Time

  • January 15, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

Canvas is a learning management system that offers a variety of tools to support student learning in different disciplines. Did you know that you could make your students create videos and share them with the rest of the class on Canvas? In this session, we will discuss the different tools and how you can use them to effectively engage your students. You will reflect and share best strategies that you will be able to apply to your own discipline.

Note: This is a hands-on experiential learning session, please bring your own laptop or tablet.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Navigate the core functionalities of Canvas
  • Explore and experiment with a variety of tools on Canvas (discussions, wikis, e-portfolios, peer reviewed assignments, Kaltura)
  • Reflect on how these tools could be used to create and facilitate different activities for your students in your discipline

Register and attend this workshop in order to complete the following theme(s):

  • Teaching with Technology
  • Experiential Learning


  • Manuel Dias, Educational Consultant: Learning Technologies & Faculty Liaison (Faculty of Science), CTLT
  • Arnab Ray, Graduate Student Facilitator Alumni, CTLT

TA Institute

The TA Institute is open to any Graduate Student who is interested in teaching or TAing, and includes sessions on Teaching and Learning Theory, Scholarship, Classroom Strategies, Campus Climate, and Lesson Design. If you have interest in becoming a better TA, or get a head start preparing for teaching in your career, sign up for one or more of these 2 hour, interactive workshops.

This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 5 themes, and if you complete 3 workshops in a theme, and do the related pre & post institute online module, you are eligible for a letter of completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and C.V. These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher.

The themes are:


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.