Training & Support

Sign up for Canvas training sessions today!

  • Log into Academica at a.wayne.edu, then click on one of the training sessions listed below. Select the course time that works best for you!
    • Canvas Basics Training
      • In-Person Options
        • Would you like to learn about Canvas or how to use it to facilitate your class? Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Canvas course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Canvas features to get you started. The session will be hands on, bring a laptop or we will provide one. 
      • Online Options
    • Advanced: Designing Your Course in Canvas
      • Will you be designing a new hybrid or online course? Join colleagues to learn how to build a course module for your course in Canvas. We will focus on how to organize a hybrid or online course, how to select the appropriate Canvas features for engaging students, to conclude with building a course module for your hybrid or online course. 
    • Advanced: Connecting With Students in Canvas
      • Would you like to connect with your students using Canvas? Join colleagues to learn how to connect with students in Canvas in your online, hybrid or traditional course. You will learn more about setting up groups in Canvas, using Discussions to connect students, and the Conferences features.
    • Advanced: Calculating Grades with Canvas
      • Want to learn more about the tools and capabilities of Canvas Grades? Join colleagues to discuss and learn how to use the multiple features of Grades and the Gradebook. This interactive workshop is for everyone interested in Grades. Participants will cover the basics of getting started to more advanced functions like SpeedGrader to increase instructor efficiency. 
    • Customized Training
      • If you have a specific training need, or would like C&IT to conduct a Basics training session at your deparment, please contact Nathan Chavez at chavez@wayne.edu.

To browse all training sessions, log into Academica at a.wayne.edu. Select Employee Resources. In the Other Resources sub-menu, look for Trainings, Seminars, Workshops. Select the course time that works best for you!


  • Academic Applications Team
    • Assists faculty with technical issues related to Blackboard, Canvas, Echo360, Respondus, iClicker.
    • Assists with technical issues related to AdvisingWorks and Guide.
    • lmsadmin@wayne.edu
  • Office for Teaching & Learning
    • Assists faculty with developing their courses via consultations, workshops and online resources.
    • otl@wayne.edu
  • Canvas Guides
    • Canvas offers detailed instructions for most tasks. You can access the guides by clicking "Help" on the sidebar in Canvas or at go.wayne.edu/canvasguides.
  • Blackboard/Canvas Feature Comparison