Instructional Support Workshops

All instructional support workshops are free of charge and open to all Niagara University faculty, adjuncts, and staff. Workshops are usually announced through The Daily Post. Workshops change each semester and are selected based on faculty interest, requests, opportunities, and trends in teaching and learning. Faculty are also encouraged to schedule an individual consultation with the Faculty Development Coordinator for personalized assistance.

For a list of the workshops taking place this semester, visit our Events page.

For information on upcoming workshops, to request an event, or to sign up for an online faculty development course or workshop please email or call 716.286.8120.


Canvas tutorials assist faculty with navigating the Canvas Learning Management System software. Tutorials can range from an overview of the basic features of Canvas to addressing specific instructor questions, including adding content, online tests and surveys, and collaborative tools such as Discussions, Collaborations, and Conferences.

Classroom Technology

Classroom technology tutorials provide hands-on instruction on how to use the basic technology in the classrooms on campus. Learn how to turn on and use the document camera, computer and projector. Need to hook up your PC or Mac to the screen? We will show you how to do that and how to make sure you have sound. This session will inform you of simple troubleshooting techniques and how to contact the IT Help Desk for quick support.

Microsoft Office Suite

Want to create an Excel spreadsheet to track students' grades? Interested in creating a more effective PowerPoint presentation? Want to learn how to use the voice-over feature in PowerPoint? Throughout the semester, the Office of Faculty Development will offer workshops on Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. One-on-one help is also available.