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The Canvascasters - The Official Canvas LMS Podcast

58 EpisodesProduced by The CanvascastersWebsite

The Canvasvasters are back! This relaunch has a new host. Well Shelly Ruff isn’t that new, having joined the podcast in late 2022. Shelly and guest co-hosts have big plans to highlight education from the voices of educators and those who champion them. This year we take on new perspectives, listen t… read more

58 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

“The Next Episode - Hold Up!” - Training Services Portal w/co-host Amber Williams and guest Janie Ruddy!

February 28th, 2023


Shelly and guest co-host Amber Williams huddle-up with Janie Solinski -Ruddy to talk about the new and improved Training Services Portal for Canvas. …

Episode 55: "It's me. Hi. I'm the host, it's me!" + Confetti Moments

February 14th, 2023


Join the #ConfettiWithCanvas Contest, here!  

Welcome back! Canvascasters has a new look for 2023. New logo, new host - Who Dis? In this short and sweet episode, meet Shelly and celebrate educators with the kickoff of …

PARTNER PODCAST: Battle of Canvas vs. Google Classroom w/Marcus Painter and Matt Miller (Birdcage/Canvascasters/Ditch That Textbook)

November 4th, 2022


The Canvascasters Podcast co-host, Marcus Painter, appears on the BISD BirdCast Podcast to face-off against an old friend, Matt Miller!

The challenge …

Episode 53: Hispanic Heritage Month w/Jenni Balcom

October 11th, 2022


In this episode, Marcus chats with Jenni Balcom, a fifth year teacher at Episcopal Collegiate School, an independent school in Little Rock, Arkansas. …

Episode 52: California Dreamin' w/Aaron Ferguson and Sasa Stojic (Accessibility, Starter Courses, & Credit Recovery)

September 20th, 2022


In this episode, Marcus talks to Aaron Ferguson the Coordinator of Distance Learning and Canvas administrator of Oxnard Online, and Saša Stojić, a dedicated Instructional Designer at Instructure.  These two, and many …

Episode 51: Seeking Balance w/Jonathan Yoder,

September 6th, 2022


In this episode, Marcus talks with a few educators about the “side hustles” and hobbies that are integral to their lives, their mental health, and sometimes even their wallets.  Ultimately, all people are seeking the …

Episode 50: New Edu-Beginnings! Fill Your Canvas Backpack for the 2022-2023 school year w/Carrie and Lindsey

August 11th, 2022


Welcome to Episode 50 of The Canvascasters Podcast.  Today, Marcus invites two of his good friends, Carrie Gardner and Lindsey Hallett from Kansas to …

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022

May 26th, 2022


The purpose of Global Accessibility Awareness Day is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. GAAD is an annual event that occurs on the third …

Let's open up w/ Misty Joaquin (Mental Health & Burnout)

May 16th, 2022


Welcome to Episode 48 of the Canvascasters Podcast! In this episode, we talk with Misty Joaquin, a Digital Learning Facilitator, serving Little Elm ISD, in the great state of Texas! We dive into the importance of Mental …

Bowling Doubles w/ Instructure I.D. Team & BGSU (Guest: Glenn Davis)

April 21st, 2022


Welcome to Episode 47 of the Canvascasters Podcast! In this episode, we talk with Glenn Davis, the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and professor of English at Bowling Green State University.  Glenn and others, …

Discussin’ Discussions w/Melissa Greer and Linda Lee (Part 2)

March 28th, 2022


Welcome to Episode 46 of the Canvascasters Podcast today we are "discussing discussions" which is one of the most powerful tools for learning within …

Discussin’ Discussions w/Melissa Greer and Linda Lee (Part 1)

March 14th, 2022


Welcome to Episode 45 of the Canvascasters Podcast today we are "discussing discussions" which is one of the most powerful tools for learning within …

#DLDay3 - Empowered Teaching And Learning

March 1st, 2022


Welcome to Episode 44 of the Canvascasters Podcast with our #DLDay Recap! The third and final session of Instructure’s #DLDay, brought to you by The Canvascasters!  This session is called “Empowered Teaching And …

#DLDay2 - Canvas Demo Slam

March 1st, 2022


Welcome to Episode 43 of the Canvascasters Podcast with our #DLDay Recap! Welcome to the first EVER CANVAS DEMO SLAM!  We have collected some …

#DLDay1 - Leveling-up Canvas LMS with Impact for K12

March 1st, 2022


Welcome to Episode 42 of the Canvascasters Podcast with our #DLDay Recap! Our first session welcomes Kristin Barr (Coordinator of Instructional …

We Wrote A Book: Canvas LMS for Dummies Q&A

February 4th, 2022


Welcome to Episode 41 of The Canvascasters Podcast and a special edition as Eddie & Marcus finally reveal some personal news. Join them alongside some of the CanvasFam as they celebrate this important accomplishment.

Canvas: “The Good Boyfriend” w/ Tracy Parodi

January 22nd, 2022


Welcome to Episode 40 of the Canvascasters Podcast with Tracy Parodi!  Tracy works as an Instructional Technologist at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical …

Boarding our Canvas Boat to Iceland w/ Helena & Valla

December 9th, 2021


Our FIRST OFFICIAL edition of The Canvascasters Podcast where the Canvascasters board the boat to Iceland and catch up with our CCE/Twitter friends Helena Sigurdardottir and Valla Ósk. Both educators have given so much …

Let's Talk InstructureCon21 w/ Maikel, Tisha, & Brad

October 14th, 2021


Our InstructureCon21 Special Edition where the Canvascasters recap all the great happenings around the event from last week w/ special guests along the way. If you didn't get a chance to participate in this years event …

PD, Canvas Unicorns, and Daughters w/ Don Lourcey (@dlourcey)

September 16th, 2021


Welcome to Episode 37 of The Canvascasters Podcast w/ Don Lourcey! 

“The Don”, as we like to call him, is the Digital Teaching and Learning Coach …

Nebraska Canvas User Chat w/ K.C. Testerman

August 17th, 2021


Welcome to Episode 36 of The Canvascasters Podcast!

2021 Nebraska Canvas User Group Conference - Marcus, Eddie, and our good friend KC Testerman (DR. KC!) hosted an afternoon chat with audience Q&A. It's always …

Allow us to RE-INTRODUCE ourselves...

August 17th, 2021


Welcome to Episode 36 of The Canvascasters Podcast!

2021 Nebraska Canvas User Group Conference - Marcus and Eddie were invited to keynote this 5th Annual Event and it was incredible. We are humbled by the experience and …

Guest Hosted: Behind The Mic w/ Marcus & Eddie

July 1st, 2021


Welcome to Episode 35 of the Canvascasters Podcast!

Today we turn over the mic to two of our favorites as they host The Canvascasters.

Eddie & Marcus were thrilled to provide this closing session for the Elementary …

Doubling Down on Canvas Updates w/ TL;DR (@CanvasLMS)

May 26th, 2021


Welcome to Episode 34 of the Canvascasters Podcast!

Today we welcome two members of the TL;DR Canvas Podcast - Jenn Mitchell & Ryan Lufkin! 

After working in higher ed, Jenn worked in marketing before finding a home …

Gig City w/ Greg Bagby

March 11th, 2021



Get Your Canvascasters Spring Break Gear!


Welcome to Episode 32 of the Canvascasters Podcast! 

Today we …

CTE, Canvas, & #GirlsInTech w/ Snehal Bhakta (@Snehalstocks)

February 26th, 2021


This week we welcome Snehal Bhakta to the Canvascasters Podcast!

Currently, Snehal is a CTE Administrator employed for the 5th largest school …

A Teacher's Journey w/ Jim Wolf (@wjameswolf)

January 28th, 2021


Welcome to The Canvascasters Podcast.

Jim Wolf has finally joined our show! In his current position, Jim trains and coaches teachers on Canvas …

Canvistory w/ Dr. Ellen Bloomfield

December 23rd, 2020


It is episode THIRTY of The Canvascasters Podcast as we welcome Dr. Ellen Bloomfield.

Dr. Ellen Bloomfield serves as the Director of The Center for Teaching & Learning at Midway University where she led the …

Deliberate Design w/ Canvas Katie

December 8th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 29 of The Canvascasters Podcast!  

Canvas + UDL= Designing for ALL learners

With 17 years of experience in public schools, Katie …

Become a Solution Seeker w/ Cat Flippen

November 11th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 28 of The Canvascasters Podcast!  We welcome Cat Flippen who is an award-winning edu-leader recognized for her expertise with …

“The Canvas Experience” with Melissa Loble

October 15th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 1 of Season 2 of The Canvascasters Podcast!  

In this episode we welcome Melissa Loble to the show! She talks about the transformative educational landscape, what is in her Canvas backpack, and how …

“Partners In Crime” with our FB Friends - Carrie, Lindsey, Courtney & Tammy

September 26th, 2020


In this episode of The Canvascasters Podcast...
We celebrate an entire season of CanvasLMS podcasts with this mega-episode, the finale of Season 1! 

Canvas for Littles (x2) w/ Suzy Lolley

August 25th, 2020


Suzy Lolley has been in public education for 16 years. She served as both a middle and high school English teacher and as an instructional technology …

Distant Learning Doesn't Mean Distant! w/ Kona Jones

August 19th, 2020


Welcome to The Canvascasters Podcast.

Kona Jones (2x) has graciously accepted our invitation to return to the show to discuss how DISTANCE LEARNING doesn’t mean DISTANT! Kona is the Director of Online Learning and …

Summertime Simmer w/ The Canvascasters

July 21st, 2020


In this episode of The Canvascasters Podcast - Marcus & Eddie make big announcements on their professional lives. We talk why we do what we do, thank the supporters we have, and get into the Bitmoji Classroom that …

Kick-Off Your Summer w/ CanvasLMS!

June 13th, 2020


In this episode of The Canvascasters Podcast:

Marcus and Eddie explain their new donation drive for the podcast and get a chance to catch up with THREE amazing educators as they give you ACTIONABLE items to do right …

Becoming an EDU-Activist w/ Dr. Bettina Love

May 20th, 2020


In this episode of The Canvascasters Podcast:

Dr. Betinna Love joins the show!

Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia. …

Canvas Backpack Live

April 19th, 2020


What's a Canvas Backpack? It's really just a clever way of showcasing the Canvascasters' favorite Canvas tips and tricks. You won't want to miss this session, where we dive into some of their favs, as well as showcase …

Equitable Canvas Communities w/ Rosie Santiago

April 9th, 2020


In this episode of The Canvascasters Podcast:

Rosie Santiago (@Rosielivenlearn) joins the show from Claremont Immersion School in Arlington, …

Educator Engagement w/ Travis Thurston, PhD

March 19th, 2020


In this episode of The Canvascasters Podcast:

Travis Thurston joins the show from Utah State University’s Office of Empowering Teaching Excellence. Travis directs all professional development programming for ETE …

Coffee w/ The Canvascasters

March 15th, 2020


In this episode of The Canvascasters Podcast:

Marcus and Eddie give a quick update on things going on inside our districts and how we are all currently being affected by Covid19 in education. This episode will also …

Magnifying MasteryPaths w/ Van & Ryne

March 6th, 2020


In this episode of The Canvascasters Podcast:

Van Bardell and Ryne Jungling join us from the great state of North Dakota to discuss their journey …

Canvas Virtual w/ Khaled Al-ankar

February 28th, 2020


In this episode, the Canvascasters welcome Khaled Al-ankar to the show. Khaled is Head of E-learning & Libraries at the Hull College Group. With …

Canvas for Littles w/ Stevie Frank

February 7th, 2020


In this episode, the Canvascasters welcome Stevie Frank to the show. Stevie is a 5th-grade instructor in Zionsville, Indiana. She’s passionate about podcasting & experimenting through the Canvas LMS with her Canvas …

FETC Wrap-up w/ Dr. Monica Burns

January 22nd, 2020


InstructureCon2020 details launched this week!

In this episode, The Canvascasters welcome Dr. …

Canvas 2020

January 16th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 12 of The Canvascasters Podcast with, special guest, Allison Turcio.  Allison is the Director of Digital …

Canvas Mixtape Volume 1

January 1st, 2020


A 2019 Year-In-Review - A highlight of all the great guests we've had this year on the podcast. A special thanks to everyone who has made this year …

Canvas Teacher Tree w/ The Amandas

December 22nd, 2019


Welcome to our first Teacher Tree Edition of The Canvascasters Podcast. Where Canvas Pandas talk shop from a classroom perspective and provide some “grab and go” ideas for listeners to take into their own classrooms!

In …

Canvas Sorcery w/Kevin Self

December 20th, 2019


There is more than one EPISODE 9 releasing to the world this weekend!  

Welcome to Episode 9 of The Canvascasters Podcast!  In this episode, we go for a deep dive of Canvas with Kevin Self from Lawrence Central High …

Canvas Community w/ Renee & Scott

December 9th, 2019


It finally happened...

Our first CanvasLMS HQ guests are on the show!

In this episode we get an insider look straight from those who oversee the Canvas Community! Renee Carney (@ReneeMCarney) & Scott Dennis (

Canvas Ironman w/J. Kyle Beimfohr

November 23rd, 2019


Welcome to The Canvascasters Podcast.

In this episode, J. Kyle Beimfohr (@kbeimfohr) joins us from Zionsville, Indiana!  Kyle is a Technology …

Chilling w/ The Canvascasters

November 16th, 2019


In this episode, a "hostful"  as The Canvascasters join together to catch you up on happenings around their schools! Join Eddie Small (@smallindiana) …

Canvas Worldwide w/ Chris Giles

November 6th, 2019


Welcome to The Canvascasters Podcast.

In this episode, Chris Giles (@ohcanadatweet .... OH CANADA!) joins us from Beaverton, Oregon! A Canvas …

Canvas OL w/ Kona Jones (Part 2)

October 30th, 2019


Welcome to The Canvascasters Podcast.

Kona Jones returns to discuss EDU19 w/ EDUCAUSE in Chicago, her flipped script into failure moments, and her quest to humanize online learning.



Kona Jones also …

Caninnovate w/ Kona Jones (Part 1)

October 26th, 2019


Welcome to the Canvascasters Podcast.

In this episode Marcus and Eddie discuss what they've been up to the last few weeks. Eddie gives specifics on his "Speed-dating through Hogwarts w/ Canvas" PD, and Marcus throws …

Canvas Tea w/ Paul Towers

October 10th, 2019


Welcome to The Canvascasters Podcast. In this episode we go "across the pond" and chat with our good friend Paul Towers (@towers1983) who is an …

Canvas Love w/ Megan Tolin

October 4th, 2019


The Canvascasters kick off their unofficial Canvas LMS podcast with special guest Megan Tolin (@mltolin). In this episode they chat about their …

Allow us to introduce ourselves...

September 26th, 2019


Middle-aged nerds on their journey to become Canvas LMS Jedi. Together they are The CanvasCasters. United by EdTech and all things Canvas! This is an UNOFFICIAL (and we can not stress this enough) UNOFFICIAL Canvas LMS …

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