CanvasCon2023: Spark Curiosity!

Stay curious, stay inspired.

CanvasCon2023: Spark Curiosity!

CanvasCon is Lethbridge College’s annual internal conference dedicated to all things Canvas. This year, the conference draws inspiration from local corvid species like crows, magpies, and blue jays, which use curiosity as a catalyst for exploration, learning, play, social interaction, and adaptation.

By leveraging the power of curiosity, CanvasCon aims to foster creativity and innovation within the Canvas platform. Attendees are encouraged to explore new tools and seek out fresh experiences, and to adapt to the ever-changing conditions and learning environments.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kaeli Swift, an expert in corvid behavior and ecology, will be our keynote speaker through Zoom at CanvasCon. Dr. Swift’s dedication to teaching is evident in her publications and her role as an instructor at the University of Washington (they use Canvas, too). During her presentation, she will share her extensive knowledge of crows, exploring how their remarkable intelligence and inquisitive nature can enrich our approach to learning. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Swift to CanvasCon and learning from her insight

Tentative CanvasCon Schedule

Time Event Session Location
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Snacks, Coffee, and Tea IB Common Area
8:45 am Event Welcome IB Theatre
8:45 – 9:30 am Canvas Tips and Tricks Session 1
9:45 – 10:30 am Keynote with Dr. Kaeli Swift Keynote
10:45 – 11:30 am Digital Credentials for Physical Spaces: Canvas and the Makerspace Session 2
Option 1
IB Theatre
10:45 – 11:30 am Learning Architecture Canvas Showcase and UX Tips Session 2
Option 2
IB Theatre
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Introducing New Quizzes Session 3 IB Theatre
12:15 pm Event Draws and Closing IB Theatre

Present at CanvasCon

CanvasCon is currently seeking proposals and we are excited to discover if your curiosity has played a role in the exploration, instruction, adaptation, and social interaction in Canvas, for example:

  • Experimenting with different tools in Canvas
  • Pursuing inventive approaches to learning activities and assessments
  • Discovering innovative methods for delivering material in Canvas
  • Developing strategies to foster connections with your students
  • Implementing measures that enable you to assess how your students are engaging with your course

If you have any questions, please contact

How does CanvasCon align with the Teaching Excellence Framework?

CanvasCon promotes alignment with Instructional Skills dimension in the Teaching Excellence Framework by facilitating collaboration and knowledge-sharing which can help to build a community of practice around new tools and technologies, and new instructional equipment, materials, and/or texts to enhance learning activities. Instructors can participate in sessions, workshops, and network with peers to exchange ideas, share their experiences, and learn from one another.

For more information on the TEF, please visit:

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We are committed to providing flexible, innovative, and collaborative support for the success of diverse learners while advancing a culture of universal teaching and learning. If you have any questions or concerns about access to various sessions, or about obtaining information about CanvasCon in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations, please contact the CanvasCon organizers at

CanvasCon is Going Green

We are committed to promoting eco-friendliness at our conference by using sustainable materials, offering digital materials, encouraging attendees to bring their own water bottles, and reducing food waste.