Centre for Continuing Education

eLearning Essentials Course: Learning Canvas LMS

eLearning. Learn how to take teaching online.

This course will prepare academics, administrators, course coordinators and teachers to create online courses with Canvas at an introductory level.

Canvas is an open-source learning management system (LMS) used by educational institutions, schools, registered training organisations (RTOs), and educators globally. Canvas LMS has gained popularity because of its design for the user interface, navigation and integration to other systems and third-party apps.

Houssam Bizri, an expert in the field of eLearning and learning management systems will facilitate the course creation process, adding engaging content, creating assignments, quizzes and feedback, applying marks and rubrics, plus many more features. Houssam will introduce best practices for online course creation to allow you to get the most out of the Canvas LMS.


This course aims to develop your understanding of best practices for online course creation, user engagement and assessment using the Canvas LMS.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • identify the different course design elements in Canvas
  • plan, design, test and publish online courses in Canvas
  • create online assessment tasks, quizzes and feedback
  • add collaborative tools for teaching and learning.


An introduction to Canvas

  • What is the Canvas LMS
  • Navigating Canvas
  • Setting up branding
  • Setting up accounts
  • Setting up student enrolment

Content, building a course and Canvas features

  • Creating a course syllabus
  • Creating engaging course content
  • Embedding rich media (Podcasts and Vodcasts)
  • Working with modules
  • Working with groups
  • Working with discussions
  • Creating online assignments
  • Creating online quizzes and test banks
  • Publishing courses

Advanced Canvas features

  • Adding marks and rubrics
  • Designing blueprints
  • Course copying
  • Working with accounts and sub-accounts
  • Adding virtual badges
  • Adding analytics
  • Testing with apps

Intended audience

Ideal for educators, managers, administrators and course coordinators who want to learn more about the Canvas open source LMS.


If you have not had any previous experience in using a Learning Management System, it is recommended you attend the eLearning Course for your Business workshop first.

Delivery style

  • Workshop
  • Computer-based training
  • Blended learning (face-to-face + online)


You will have access to an online resource kit and will be provided with a participant learner pack.

Bring your own device

You are required to bring your own device (Windows or Mac). You should ensure your device is fully charged as access to power is limited. Please note that University does not carry any responsibility for your lost, stolen, or damaged devices whilst on the University premises.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Free, expert advice
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

eLearning Essentials Course: Learning Canvas LMS

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What others say.

  • Sam is very knowledgeable and personable. I learnt heaps. I highly recommend this course for those wanting to take some of their teaching online.