School of Education Canvas Template

Screenshot of the School of Education's Canvas template.

New to using Canvas? Want to create a welcoming and inclusive digital course environment that your students can easily navigate?

The School of Education’s Canvas Template 2.0 can help you to welcome students, introduce your course, and clearly share access to materials. Preview the School of Education Canvas Template 2.0.

Request the Template

If you are an instructor for a SOE course, MERIT staff can assist with placing the template into your course site.

Email for access.

Drop-In Support Hours

As you prepare to teach your Fall 2023 courses, stop by our upcoming drop-in support hours. No reservation is required.

Education Building – Room 154

  • Thursday, August 31: 8:30 to 9:30 am
  • Tuesday, September 4: 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Teacher Education Building – Room 368

  • Tuesday, August 29: 9:00 to 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, August 30: 2:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 31: 2:00 to 4:30 pm
  • Friday, September 1: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 5: 10:00 to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, September 6:
    • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • 2:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 7: 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Zoom – Link to Join

  • Tuesday, August 29: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 30: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 5: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 6: 2:00 t0 3:00 pm
  • Friday, September 8: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm



  • Fall 2023 Instructional Support

    Welcome to the start of the Fall 2023 semester. MERIT’s Teaching, Learning, and Technology Team is happy to assist with setting up your fall course site, sharing a School of Education Canvas template, configuring instructional …

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    Welcome to the start of the Spring 2023 semester. MERIT’s Teaching, Learning, and Technology Team is happy to assist with setting up your spring course site, sharing a School of Education Canvas template, configuring instructional …

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From getting a new class off of the ground to trying a new active learning strategy, MERIT’s Teaching, Learning, and Technology consultants are your partners.

Want to build a rubric in Canvas? We can help. Have an assignment or discussion you would like to improve? We’re here for that. Looking to integrate a technology tool into your course? Come talk to us.

We collaborate with instructors and TAs to support teaching and learning across the School of Education.

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Canvas Training and Support

Other Support Options

In addition to support from MERIT, other support options are available to School of Education instructors:

Course Design

MERIT staff provides consulting services that can help facilitate new approaches to course design and delivery.

Course Design
Consultation to bring new approaches to learning to your classroom: where to begin.

Online Education
Assistance with the evaluation and use of web-based learning tools for online delivery.

Educational Technology Integration
Explorations into new elearning trends in the classroom.

MERIT instructional design and technology staff are happy to provide support at any point in the online course development process. We’ve highlighted a few of the many unique course design options available to you in the image gallery below. Take a look around and don’t hesitate to reach out!

Technology Tools

H5P is an online tool that allows instructors to create dynamic, interactive learning objects. Here, a slide deck and reading comprehension quiz are shown.

Instructors can embed quizzes directly into video lectures using Kaltura MediaSpace, the video editing program chosen by UW-Madison.

Canvas integrates with multiple tools to provide endless display and interaction options. Pressbooks, shown here, is a popular Open Educational Resource creator that works well with Canvas.

An online tool called Padlet can be integrated into Canvas for lively and organized online discussion, allowing for text, video, and link posts.

Course-Related Instruction

School of Education faculty, staff, and students, and area teachers are invited to participate in MERIT’s workshop program. Sessions can be designed or adapted for specific classes, or scheduled as consultation for individuals, meetings, or groups.

Consider scheduling one or more of the following sessions for your classes.

Desktop and Digital Media Tools
MERIT provides workshops on various desktop and digital media tools from Photoshop for newsletters to using Microsoft Office tools in the classroom.

Digital Storytelling
MERIT staff provide workshops on resources, tutorials, and instructional materials to help instructors and students design and create digital stories.

Information and Resources in Education
MERIT offers workshops on information and resources in education from finding and incorporating Native American content to personal privacy in the digital age.

Adopting and Using eLearning Tools
MERIT offers workshops on using eLearning tools from designing course websites to using concept map tools for teaching and learning.

Customized Instruction
Course-integrated instruction will be scheduled at your convenience and tailored to the content needs of your class, meeting, or group.

Library Course Pages
MERIT staff can create a list of course-related resources tailored to a specific course’s needs and assignments.

Instructional Audio and Video

MERIT’s self-service A/V Studio is equipped with video and audio recording technology for creating online lecture videos.

Adam Wiesenfarth
Media Technology Specialist

David Marcou
Instructional Multimedia Specialist

Bill Weber
Interim Teaching & Learning Support Services Manager

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Lauren Scanlon
Teaching, Learning, & Technology Specialist