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Learning Management System (LMS) Assistance 

The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CETLA) will assist Faculty, Department Chairs, and Deans with the following (4) Canvas matters:

  • Requests to add TAs to courses 

  • Requests to merge courses 

  • Requests to create Organizations

  • Assistance with instructional strategies, e.g., setting up an exam, using the Grade Center, using Echo 360, scheduling a web conference class session using Zoom, and/or Teams, and other related academic matters

Please email directly for assistance with the previously listed (4) items and include all pertinent information for your specific requests. Please be sure to copy an academic administrator such as your Department Chair and/or Academic Dean on requests. Without the appropriate parties copied, requests will not be completed. 

CETLA cannot add Instructors of Record to any courses manually within the LMS, academic administrators such as Department Chairs, etc. must add this information in Banner/BisonWeb.

Please note: CETLA does not assist with SSO, technical, and/or credentials such as error messages or not having an HU email or login issues. Please contact Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) at for assistance with technical matters. To obtain a Bison Web ID, please contact your Department Chair. 

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Join this interactive workshop to discover the power of real-time polling to enhance audience engagement. In this session, you will learn how to:


  • Create, organize, customize and present activities step by step.
  • Effectively integrate Poll Everywhere seamlessly into your presentations.
  • Craft engaging questions and track responses in real time.
  • Embed polls directly in your PowerPoint or Google Slides presentations.
  • Use Poll Everywhere for hybrid learning via our Zoom integration!
  • Run reports on audience responses, provide grades for performance/participation, and export the results to your LMS.


Don't miss this opportunity to transform your presentation into an interactive and engaging environment! 

Questions? We'll also host an interactive Q&A during the session.


Click here to register

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The Learning Management System (LMS) Essentials Course will now take place using our new LMS, Canvas.

The Canvas LMS Essentials course is not currently required for those who previously completed this course in Blackboard. However, the Canvas LMS Essentials course is available for those wanting to receive Canvas specific training.

Please register by emailing, please include the following:

Bison web ID#
Howard University Email Address

The LMS Essentials Course offers a (6) self-paced module learning experience that covers the following (LMS) content:  

  • Module 1: LMS Overview  

  • Module 2: Managing Course Content 

  • Module 3: Communication Tools

  • Module 4: Assignments

  • Module 5: Assessment Features  

  • Module 6: Gradebook  

These modules are designed to provide an opportunity to develop the essential skills to effectively use the Learning Management System for facilitating learning experiences across instructional modalities (i.e., in-person, online, hybrid, etc.).

Please note: If you have previously completed the Blackboard Course/Certificate, you are not required to complete the LMS Essentials Course at this time. However, the course is available to you should you desire to enroll. 

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The Best Practices in Distance Learning course will now take place using our new LMS, Canvas. 

The following dates for the Best Practices in Distance Learning course.

July 17

Please register by emailing, please include the following:

Bison web ID#
Howard University Email Address

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If you would like to learn more about this exciting industry and body of knowledge, consider enrolling in this course: Project Management Essentials via Coursera. [NO COST TO ENROLL].

Click here to learn more and enroll

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LMS Essentials Required for ALL Faculty

The Learning Management System (LMS) Essentials course is Required for All Faculty. Howard University’s Learning Management System is Canvas. Faculty who did not previously complete the LMS Essentials course or Blackboard certification, must take the current LMS Essentials course.

Please register by emailing, and please include the following: ​

  • Name​

  • Bison Web ID#​

  • School/College​

  • Howard University Email Address.​

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CETLA's Canvas Helpdesk hours:

Monday - Friday 8 am to 2 pm

Access via the link below

Canvas Helpdesk

If there are any issues with logging into Canvas, please work with ETS to resolve the issue by emailing

Please note: Everyone must complete the Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Registration.

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Protecting the Mecca: Good Digital Citizenship at HU

Dear Howard University Digital Community, 

It is our great pleasure to welcome new and returning students and employees to campus for the start of the fall semester! We have made great strides over the summer bolstering our network to make teaching, learning, and outreach at Howard seamless and safe.

We are writing to remind you of a few important updates for our new Bison seeking to get their access credentials for email, BisonWeb, and other services. If you are a new student seeking support for:

  • email access

  • network support

  • device configuration,

  • multi-factor authorization setup (MFA) 

ETS will be stationed at the HU Solution Hub throughout move-in and Bison Week activities for your convenience. The Solution Hub is located in the Armour J. Blackburn Center ballroom and is available from 8:30 to 4:30 pm. We will also have stations in the Wayne A.I. Frederick Undergraduate Library, the iLab in Wonder Plaza (2301 Georgia Ave NW), and through virtual appointments (Virtual IT Support) from 10 am to 1 pm. 

We also remind all digital community members of the important role we all have in protecting the University from network incursions, data piracy, and cyberattacks. A significant portion of our work and the investments we make in cybersecurity third-party support are dedicated to thwarting network intrusions caused by end-user behavior. 

Recently, there has been a substantial increase in phishing attempts on campus-provided email addresses and efforts to compromise network stability. We want to thank those of you who protect the network by updating your passwords and avoiding scam emails and suspicious links. We remind everyone that all scam attempts made to your email should not be opened and immediately forwarded to

We also want to remind you of the mandated multi-factor authorization (MFA) protocol as an enhanced form of protection for your personal data and the University's technical environments. There are many advantages to accessing your devices with multiple layers of security, but only when used properly. It only takes a few moments to set up your multi-factor authorization protocol on our Microsoft platform, and it is mandatory for everyone who hasn't completed the process to do so. By protecting your credentials, we can keep the University Bison S.A.F.E. from substantial harm to our network. 

Thank you for your diligence and commitment to Howard's digital safety culture.

Excellence in Truth and Service, 

Office of Enterprise Technology Services

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