What does the DesignPLUS installation, implementation, and training process look like?

The standard implementation and training package that is purchased with DesignPLUS includes installation as well training designed to ensure your institution can use the tools to their maximum potential.

👩‍🏫 Live train-the-trainer sessions are offered on a regular and pre-scheduled basis. Participants can sign up for sessions offered at times that work best for them. Live training sessions are delivered via Zoom.  

View our Schedule of Live Training

▶️ For all your educators and designers, we offer a sequenced, video series of our DesignPLUS Sidebar Training, direct to their email inbox, and multiple on-demand, searchable video tutorials.

Access to these training resources will be provided during onboarding.

Below is an overview of the various DesignPLUS implementation and training activities included in the standard package: 

DesignPLUS Installation (60 min)

Who Attends: Canvas Administrator

A video call with a member of our technical team who will provide an installation tool that your Canvas admin will use to walk through the installation process with our guidance.

DesignPLUS Sidebar Training (90 min)

Who attends: Instructional Designers and other Power Users (Canvas Admins/Trainers)

This training provides an introduction to the DesignPLUS Sidebar. We will cover:

  • Sidebar Introduction/Tour
  • Designing a Basic Page
  • Designing a Home Page
  • Styling Existing Content
  • Accessibility Checkers & Usability Tools
  • Template Usage
  • Additional Elements and Tools
  • Resources for Learning & Support

DesignPLUS Customizations Training (90 min)

Who attends: DesignPLUS Admins and Lead Instructional Designers

This session is for anyone who is or will be enrolled in the DesignPLUS customizations course(s) at the root (and possibly sub-account) level(s). 

This training will focus on how to build out and customize DesignPLUS for your institution or sub-account. This includes:

  • Account Settings
  • Themes
  • Content Blocks
  • Icon Categories
  • Institutional Images
  • Snippets
  • Quick Styles
  • Templates
  • Policies
  • Institutional Support Information
  • Institutional User Guides
  • Institutional User Tutorials

Private Training Package

As an alternative to the Standard Training Package, we offer a Private Training Package for institutions that wish to have the training dedicated to their organization. 

This package includes a 90-minute Sidebar Training session and a 90-minute Customizations Training session, scheduled at a custom time for your institution.