Canvas Jumpstart Series

December 5, 2022

Jumpstart your Spring 2023 with three days of Canvas building demonstrations and troubleshooting.

Update on 01/03/2022

The original blog posts about the Canvas Jumpstart Series indicated that the event would be hybrid. However, the workshops will be virtual only due to water damage repairs in Cooper Library.

Canvas Jumpstart Series

This series of workshops are for new and returning instructors who will be using Canvas or any Clemson-supported learning technology to teach. So with your computer at the ready, join us either in person or virtually via Zoom to get your Canvas course site ready for the new semester. More details are below.

 Who Should Attend

Any new or returning instructors. This includes full-time instructors, part-time instructors, and graduate assistant instructors.

Attending the Workshops

  • Attend in person in Cooper 416 (The Brown Room) or virtually through Zoom.
  • Register for which days to attend, or sign up for all three!
  • Sessions are recorded; if you cannot attend, you can still view the session on your own time. All registrants will receive a link to all three session recordings once the videos have been edited for length and captioning.

 Schedule, Topics, and Registration

Review the schedule, topics, and registration links below. You can always register for all three days!

Canvas Jumpstart Series Details
Date & Time Title & Topics Detailed Schedule Registration
January 5th, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Canvas Essentials

  • Import and export course content
  • Create assignments
  • Create quizzes and quiz banks
  • Organize the Gradebook

9:30 AM – 9:50

Welcome and Introduction to Clemson Online Available Services

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Questions and Troubleshooting

Register for Canvas Essentials 
January 9th, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Canvas Organization

  • Create Modules and organize content
  • Create a helpful and welcoming Home page
  • Create Pages and organize content
  • Create a “Getting Started” Module

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Questions and Troubleshooting

Register for Canvas Organization
January 10th, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Canvas Tools

  • Setting up learning technology tools
    • Zoom
    • Lockdown Browser
    • Turnitin
    • Kaltura
  • Connecting and integrating tools with Canvas

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Questions and Troubleshooting

Register for Canvas Tools



Online Instruction Development Training

Quick Hit: How to Manage Gradebooks – Finalizing Grades

Last week, our learning tech specialist, Gray Jackson, demonstrated how to easily process course grades and ensure accuracy before you submit them.

Once our recording has the proper captioning, we will post it here. So check back here for the video link later this week!

Originally recorded on December 1st, 2022

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 7

Workshop Wednesday: Next Semester Prep

As we cross the finish line on another Fall semester, do yourself a small favor before taking your well-deserved winter break: join us to discuss best practices in preparing for next semester. In this session, we will cover exporting and importing Canvas course content, identifying one actionable change to make in your course, reviewing your course learning objectives, and ensuring they align with the rest of the course. Join us in person at Cooper 309 or virtually through Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 48 hours prior to the day of the event. Facilitated by James Butler, Digital Learning Strategist.

Review Clemson Online’s Calendar of Events page to see our Online Instruction Development Calendar for Spring 2023! 

Contact James Butler with any questions about these sessions

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