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NVivo: Training

Canvas community

Join our Canvas community for NVivo users and researchers at SFU. We provide self-service learning materials, an online discussion forum, and host online office hours. Self-enroll in the Canvas course.


Online Office Hours

Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators regularly host an online office hour in BB Collaborate in Canvas. Self-enroll in the Canvas course and drop in with your questions.

Spring 2020 online office hours will be held 11am-12noon every second Tuesday, on the following dates: January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 3, March 17, March 31

Book a consultation

Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators are available to assist faculty, graduate students, and research group members by email ( or in one-on-one consultations. We may have some limited capacity to assist undergraduate students. The  facilitators are experienced NVivo users and skilled at assisting users with technology. They can introduce NVivo, discuss potential workflows, answer questions, and demonstrate features and techniques.

To schedule a meeting with one of our facilitators, please use the request form on the Research Commons Consultations page.


The Research Commons offers webinars and in-person workshops on the use of NVivo. These are open to all SFU NVivo users or potential users and require registration.

Library workshops

NVivo Drop-in Lab

Bring your laptop and your NVivo questions to this drop-in lab session! Our facilitators are experienced NVivo users, and can help orient researchers to using NVivo software for organizing, coding, and analyzing textual, audiovisual, social media, and other data. They can also support other uses of NVivo, such as organizing literature reviews and handling survey data.

Register for upcoming workshops

Dates Location
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Webinar

Custom training

If you would like to request that one of the Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators deliver a custom training session to your research group, methodology class, or other group of NVivo users, please contact to discuss the possibility.  We prioritize custom or course-embedded training for graduate classes and research groups. We may have some limited capacity to accommodate requests for training for undergraduate classes.

Training from QSR

QSR, the parent company of NVivo, periodically offers online eSeminars, sometimes free and sometimes for a fee, during which researchers or practitioners discuss how they have used NVivo to support their project. (Please note the time zone when registering for any of these.)

Past webinars and training are available on QSR's NVivo YouTube channel.