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.

Ready to start learning how to use Canvas?

CTEI is offering a comprehensive training schedule that starts the end of March and into April. This series will be repeated in future months.

Here is the list of workshops with dates, times, and a link to log in.
Canvas “First Look”

CTEI  hosted a Canvas “First Look” on Mar 30 at 1:00 PM for those who would like to see more of the features Canvas has to offer if they are not ready to start training yet.  If you do not have it, add this Zoom link to your calendar:

Open Lab hours

The list and calendar have “open lab hours” noted. During this time faculty can log in and talk to a CTEI staff member and ask questions related to Canvas. No sign up is required.

Trainings will not be sent to Outlook calendars, so it is up to you to add these sessions to your Outlook calendar to remind yourself. All sessions will be recorded and available on CTEI’s YouTube channel in the Canvas Playlist. Our Canvas Playlist is small now, but we will add to it as we offer trainings and create videos.

Accessing Canvas

Canvas can be accessed here using your Rush username and password. If you are not able to log in, please be patient as we are working with Information Systems to create Canvas single sign on accounts for Rush Universtiy faculty and students.

If you are able to log in with your Rush email and password, you will likely not see anything there yet. In the next month you may see a lesson appear called “Growing with Canvas.” This is a self-paced training course which we encourage all faculty to complete once they have access. You will even get a special digital badge for completing the course!

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:

April Schedule
Zoom Virtual Workshop link

Thursday, April 20, 2021

Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm 

O365 Teams for Teaching and Learning Leverage O365 Teams in your course for collaboration and interaction. This workshop will walk you through features in O365 Teams and best practices for applying this tool in your course.
Zoom Virtual Workshop link


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.