New Self-Paced, Online Training Course: Assessment and Grading in CourseWorks (Canvas)

by | Apr 25, 2018

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has launched a new self-paced, online training course on assessment and grading with the learning management system CourseWorks (Canvas). The course is free and open to all members of the Columbia community. Enroll to access the course at

An advanced take on the Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas) Online course, this self-paced training provides instructors with an in-depth understanding of the assessment and grading features in CourseWorks (Canvas). Participants learn about setting up assignments within CourseWorks using various tools, and navigate the different grading features available within CourseWorks to grade assignments, quizzes, and discussions. The course itself models the ways in which Canvas can be used for different course activities.

Columbia faculty and instructors can visit the CTL website’s CourseWorks (Canvas) page for additional information and resources, including access to CTL’s Knowledge Base where you can find support articles and find other documentation for getting started with the learning management platform. The CTL also offers in-person training workshops held in Butler Library Room 204. Departments and academic groups can request their own training sessions by emailing

For one-on-one support, faculty and instructors can email to set up a consultation, drop in to the CTL’s office in Butler Library (Room 212) during walk-in office hours, or directly contact the CTL Learning Designer assigned to their school or department.