15 Jun
14:00 - 16:00

CPD Workshop: Advanced Canvas

Thinking of activating your learners with the use of a blended learning format? Or by supporting collaboration and organising peer feedback? Then come to this interactive advanced Canvas workshop at EDLAB!

Since every course is unique and requires its own set of activities and tools, we also offer personal support after the workshop. Our student assistant team is here to help you optimise your use of Canvas for your specific needs!

Getting the most out of Canvas

In 2020, a year we all remember as one of lockdowns, bad haircuts, and online education, Maastricht University migrated from Blackboard to Canvas. To help teachers get acquainted with the new platform, the university organised Canvas workshops to present its functionalities and their value within PBL.

Do you sometimes wonder if you use Canvas to its full potential? Do you want to activate your learners in a blended learning format, support collaboration, organise peer feedback and implement various forms of assignments? Then come to this interactive advanced Canvas workshop.

Since every course is unique and requires its own set of activities and tools we also offer personal support after the workshop. Our student assistant team is here to help you optimise your use of Canvas for your specific needs!

Important: it is also possible to book this workshop at your faculty if for a minimum of 6 participants. Please send a mail to teachingsupport@maastrichtuniversity.nl  with your request.

Intended learning outcomes

After participating in this CPD activity, you will:

  • know how to fill the UM Canvas Course template consistently, to support students with crucial course information and create your PBL coursebook (blokboek) from Canvas into a PDF, using ‘create syllabus’,
  • are able to create and work with existing Canvas sections and groups in a way that effectively supports UM tutorial groups and students collaborating and communicating in smaller (sub)groups,
  • can organise and perform teacher and peer feedback as learning and as assessment in Canvas through discussion boards and assignments,
  • can organise product feedback in Canvas assignments by seting up and using rubrics and using speed grader.

About the trainers

The Canvas Implementation Team includes two master’s students who will help teachers to optimise their use of the Canvas digital platform.

Munshya Mupela is a Law student with expertise in accounting and taxation.

Iveta Dzivite is a biomedical student with a background in education. She also works at MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine.

Iveta and Munshya are student assistants at EDLAB with academic and professional experience in education. They are committed to providing teaching staff with the support they need regarding the use of Canvas or external tools within Canvas. They can be reached at teachingsupport@maastrichtuniversity.nl.


Activity full or can’t make this date? Then sign up for the waiting list and we’ll let you know as soon as this event is scheduled again.

Want to do this workshop with your own department or other group of colleagues? If you are with a group of 6 to 20 colleagues, you can request this workshop on an alternative date at your own faculty. Please send a mail to teachingsupport@maastrichtuniversity.nl  with your request.

A note about the costs
EDLAB is currently offering all CPD activities free of charge. Please note however that we have paid to develop and offer this session together with the trainers, so if you sign up but cannot attend, we would greatly appreciate it if you could give us at least 5 days’ notice so that we can advertise your spot to others who may be interested. Cancellation without at least 5 days’ notice or failure to show up may result in your department being charged the full cost price.

EDLAB reserves the right to postpone this event should a minimum of 6 participants not be reached.