Interested in professional development? Want to learn new skills or new technologies?

Professional Development 

One of our goals in the CTEI is to provide faculty with opportunities to grow as educators and explore new technologies and innovative ideas.  One way is by providing workshops that are offered both face-to-face and online. All online workshops are recorded and available to faculty for later viewing. Watch your Outlook calendar for invitations. All virtual workshop invitations will include the links to log in for virtual sessions.

Light refreshments will be served at face-to-face (F2F) sessions. Training sessions last about an hour.

Need help on how to use Canvas?

Visit our CTEI YouTube channel in the Canvas Playlist for recorded Canvas workshop sessions and Canvas tutorials. Please visit often as we continually offer trainings and create videos. 

In addtion, we have other options where you can get help or more information:

  • Open Lab hours

To schedule one-to-one training sessions for yourself or your department, visit our CTEI Open Lab Bookings page to book an appointment with one of our Instructional Designers. Note: you will need to log into O365 with your Rush email and password. 

  • Growing with Canvas - self paced course for faculty

This is a self-paced training course which we encourage all faculty to complete once they have access to Canvas. You will even get a special digital badge for completing the course!

If you are able to log in with your Rush email and password, you will likely not see anything there yet. To enroll in the Growing with Canvas self paced course, contact us at and one of our Instructional Designers will add you to the course as student. The ID will also create a Sandbox course for you to practice what you are learning in the Growing with Canvas course. Here you will be the teacher. 

  • Canvas “First Look”

CTEI  hosted a Canvas “First Look” on Mar 30, 2021 for those who wanted to see more of the features Canvas has to offer and not ready to start training yet. You can view the recording of this workshop at CTEI YouTube - Canvas “First Look”

Canvas can be accessed here using your Rush username and password.

CTEI Training 

Our training classes are sent to all faculty through an Outlook invitation. If you are not receiving these regular invitations (approximately 2 to 4 invitations each month), please contact to be added to the distribution list.

Upcoming Workshop Trainings:

All our CTEI workshops outside of Canvas topics are on hold until Rush University completes the Canvas migration.
You can access previously-recorded workshops at our CTEI Youtube channel.

CLUB Basic Training

All Rush University Faculty can self-enroll in the fully online, self-paced training for the CLUB classrooms. If you wish to have face-to-face training, please contact for an appointment.

For instructions to access the self-paced training, open the CLUB Basic Training document.