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CAT Events

Canvas Open Consultation Sessions

In these open sessions, we'll have CAT staff available for your Canvas questions. Attendees should bring their laptops.

  • Register |  Friday, November 15, 2019 | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction room (first floor SE quad)
  • Register |  Friday, December 6, 2019 | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction room (first floor SE quad)
  • Register |  Friday, December 13, 2019 | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction room (first floor SE quad)

 

Canvas Lunch and Learn Series

These hour-long lunchtime sessions will begin at 12pm, include a light lunch, and feature Butler faculty and CAT staff sharing tips on how to make the most out of Canvas. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops.

Managing Media and Other Large Files in Canvas

This session will discuss and recommend the best options for managing large files in Canvas. In particular, approaches to handling media files such as video will be covered. Lastly, participants will learn how they and their students can leverage Google Drive within Canvas.

  • Register | Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | Noon—1:00 PM | CAT Learning Lounge (IL 303)
Approaches for Extending Canvas Using Rubrics, Discussions, Calendar, and Other Tools

In this session, professor Jane Siegler from LSB will discuss her approaches for using graded rubrics, Discussions, and Calendar in Canvas. Further, she will cover how she uses 3rd party tools to provide an e-portfolio experience in her class. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and share their own Canvas tips. 

  • Register | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Noon—1:00 PM | CAT Learning Lounge (IL 303)
Concluding and Reusing Canvas Courses and Content

This lunch and learn session will focus on various ways instructors can copy or otherwise reuse Canvas course content in upcoming semesters and guidance on how to Conclude a Canvas course.  In particular, participants will discuss course copying, using Canvas Commons, and importing. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions.

  • Register | Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Noon—1:00 PM | CAT Learning Lounge (IL 303)

 

Dive Deeper into Canvas This Fall

Using Canvas Studio for Collaborative Online Discussions around Video

Designed for student engagement, Canvas Studio is a powerful tool for encouraging online discussions. Participants will walk through four scenarios with Canvas Studio, including:

  • How to add an ungraded Studio video to a module,
  •  How to add a graded discussion from a faculty-created video,
  • How to create a discussion forum for student-created videos (e.g. student introductions), and
  • How to link YouTube video to Studio for discussions.

Participants will also learn how to add an embedded quiz in any Studio video and learn accessibility best practices. Attendees should bring their own laptops.

  • Register |  Friday, October 25, 2019 | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction Room (first floor SE quad) 
Canvas Collaboration Tools

Learn how to take advantage of all the tools built into Canvas for student collaboration such as groups, peer reviewing and discussions. We will also look at the Collaboration tool which integrates with Google Docs which streamlines sharing among group members. Attendees should bring their own laptops.

  • Register |  Friday, November 1, 2019 | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction Room (first floor SE quad)

 

Getting Started With Canvas

These facilitated sessions are designed to get Canvas newbies up and running with the essentials of Canvas. In particular, participants will learn how to navigate Canvas, create a profile, locate support options, use Conversations (course email), post a syllabus and announcement, create an assignment, module and use speedgrader. Attendees should bring their laptops. 

  • Register | Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction Room (1st floor SE quad)
  • Register | Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 10:00 AM—12:00 PM |Irwin Library Instruction Room (1st floor SE quad)

 

Workshop of Your Choice!

Do you have a student project (e.g. infographics) involving academic technology and need an in-class training? Does your department want a refresher on a Butler system? Submit a workshop request with the details and we'll design a workshop around your needs.