How to engage students online using Canvas?

Two people at a meeting table, watching someone draw on a smart screen.


Canvas provides different opportunities to engage your students online. In this MicroLab you will learn how to use various tools in Canvas to motivate your students. We will guide you in creating learning activities to enhance the learning experience of your students. By the end of this module you’ve created an interactive Canvas course, using different learning activities.

Key Facts & Figures

Start date
On demand
3 hours
Instruction language

What will you achieve?

  • Connect with your students using the various communication tools (announcements, chat, discussion, inbox)
  • Create active blended learning activities (assignments, discussions, quizzes, feedback fruits) in the Canvas environment

Start dates

  • On demand

    Send an email to to request this MicroLab. This MicroLab is organised on demand for a minimum of 4 participants. Request

Target group and required prior knowledge

This MicroLab is intended for EUR lecturers using Canvas. No specific prior knowledge is required, basic Canvas knowledge is a pre.

Content, form and time investment

This MicroLab is blended; you start with an online part (in Canvas) where we will show you different learning activities to engage your students. You will come up with an overall structure of your course as a pre-class assignment, so you can work on this during the face to face meeting. In this work session, you will create learning activities that are suited to your specific situation. The Risbo trainers will help you with designing and selecting these activities. After the face-to-face meeting there will be online support from a Risbo trainer if you need more assistance in creating your learning activities. The total time investment is +/- 12 hours spread over a few weeks, depending on your own agenda.

Earn an Edubadge

You finish the MicroLab with a Proof of Competence. You will then receive an Edubadge. This is a digital, visual certificate which you can share on e.g. LinkedIn. Interested parties can immediately click on the certificate to find out what you have done to achieve the EduBadge.


Register for this MicroLab via the registration system. Do you work as a lecturer at Erasmus MC? Then sign up by sending an email to


For questions about MicroLab and registration, please contact Risbo.

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Facts & Figures

Not applicable
Start date
On demand
Application deadline

The application deadline is two weeks before the MicroLab takes place. If registration is no longer possible, please contact to see if there's any spots left.

3 hours
Offered by
Community for Learning & Innovation
Course type
Instruction language


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