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NOVA Canvas Training

What training should I take?

How do I access a virtual training session using Zoom?

Click on any session below for more information and to register.

Getting Started/Course Prep Checklist

Are you ready for your course in Canvas? Use this Getting Started/Course Prep Checklist to help you make sure your course is ready and find where to get help when you need it.

How to Save Your Grades from Blackboard before it Goes Away

How to save Blackboard Grade Center to Excel: Go to Control Panel /Grade Center / Full Grade Center to begin. Click on the Work Offline button near the top-right, then choose "Download." On the next screen, just leave the defaults (to download the Full Grade Center), click Submit.

How do I copy content from one Canvas course to another?

You can copy course content such as assignments, modules, pages, and discussions from previous Canvas courses into existing courses. Click on the link above to view the recording.

How do I import content from Blackboard into my CANVAS Course?

You can create an export package for your Blacboard courses to then import into your blank Canvas course shells. Click on the link above to view the recording.

Import the Student Module from the Commons to Canvas

This is a module for NOVA Spring 2019 instructors to import into each of their courses. This module will help students understand how to navigate Canvas. Click on the link above to view the recording.


CANVAS Certification will NOT be like what we have done for Blackboard Certification. It will be done in a totally different way. In Blackboard, you attended training that led to certification at the end. That is NOT how it will be done for CANVAS. CANVAS Certification will be a simple demonstration of your ability to use key features of CANVAS. It will not include the actual training as part of the certification process. There are many ways faculty and staff are getting the necessary CANVAS training to be ready for Summer and Fall. Certification will assume you have done that already. The certification will not look at what training you have taken or require certain workshops. The Certification process will probably not even begin until after Fall classes have started. Why not start it now? We are still missing significant information from the VCCS that needs to be included in the certification process (such as which tool will replace Collaborate), and our staff is fully engaged in the training effort and does have time to manage a new certification process on top of it. If you have been waiting to attend training for us to offer “CANVAS Certification workshops,” please don’t. We are not doing it that way for CANVAS, so you need to sign up for the training currently available or use the other training options we have available. When we know the final criteria for CANVAS Certification and have the process finalized, we will let everyone know.