Advanced Canvas

Advanced Canvas Workshop

Getting the most out of Canvas

Workshop description

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 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!

This activity will be offered on-site at EDLAB on 22 May, 31 May and 15 June 2023 and you can sign up below.

Important: both sessions are the same, please only register for one timeslot. In order to prepare accordingly for the workshop, registration for each edition will close 5 working days before the actual date of the workshop. Thank you for understanding. 

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

Intended learning outcomes

After participating in this CPD activity, you:

  • … 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

Important: all sessions are the same, please only register for one timeslot. Thank you.

June 15, 2023
Advanced Canvas Workshop 15 June
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 4:00 pm
Available Spots
7 Filled, 13 remaining:  

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  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.