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Canvas and Wine Reception for Faculty and Academic Staff - August 22nd, 3pm to 5pm, location TBA

Celebrate the move to Canvas with your colleagues at the “Canvas and Wine Reception” on Thursday, August 22, from 3pm to 5pm in the Fairview Community Room. Use this time to share and learn Canvas tips while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, wine and other beverages. Faculty and staff who are instructors of record are invited to attend this event.

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Getting Started with Canvas workshops

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). Attendees should bring their laptops and a syllabus in digital form.

  •  Register | Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 10:00 AM—Noon | Jordan Hall 0043
Canvas Open Consultation Sessions

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

  • Register | Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 10:00 AM—Noon | CAT Learning Lounge (Irwin Library, 303)
  • RegisterFriday, August 30, 2019 | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM | CAT Learning Lounge (Irwin Library, 303)
  • 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)

 

Dive Deeper into Canvas This Fall

Canvas Assessment Overview

In this session, participants will learn the basics of Assessment tools in Canvas. Participants will create a graded discussion forum, an assignment for online submission, and a basic quiz. Additionally, the Attendance Tool will be covered. Participants are encouraged to stay for the second hour to learn how to leverage Turnitin with Canvas assessments. Attendees should bring their own laptops.

  • Register | Friday, September 6, 2019 | 1:00 PM—2:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction Room (first floor SE quad)
Using Turnitin with Canvas

Turnitin currently offers two integrations for Canvas: the Canvas Plagiarism Framework and the Turnitin external LTI tool. In this workshop, we will explore the functionality associated with each integration and help faculty determine which is best for meeting their needs. Attendees should bring their own laptop. Prior Turnitin knowledge is recommended.

  • Register |  Friday, September 6, 2019 | 2:00 PM—3:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction Room (first floor SE quad)
Canvas Quizzes

In this session, we will cover all aspects of the Quizzes tool in Canvas. Participants will start with creating a basic quiz and then move to exploring all of the advanced features. We will address the use cases for the different types of quizzes as well as the various options when creating a quiz. Abasic understanding of Canvas is recommended but not required. Attendees should bring their own laptop.

  • Register | Friday, September 13, 2019 | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction Room (first floor SE quad)
Canvas Gradebook and Speedgrader

This session will cover the Canvas Gradebook, starting with the basics and moving to more advanced features. Faculty will learn:

  • How to add weighted categories,
  • How to organize gradebook,
  • How to use the various gradebook views and filters,
  • How to automatically add missing grades and a late policy, and
  • How to notify students of graded content and send targeted messages.

The second half of this session will cover Canvas' Speedgrader. Faculty will learn how to access the Speedgrader, add assignment comments and markups, and use a pre-existing rubric for grading. (Faculty wanting to learn how to create rubrics are encouraged to attend the 9/27 workshop) Attendees should bring their own laptops.

  • Register |  Friday, September 20, 2019 | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction Room (first floor SE quad)
Building Rubrics & Linked Outcomes in Canvas

In this jointly-facilitated workshop, instructional designers from the office of Academic Program Development and Innovation (APDI) will join CAT staff to cover rubric design and implementation. Attendees are asked to come with an idea of a rubric for a specific assignment for one of your course objectives; during the workshop, attendees will design a rubric for their assignment and then build the rubric in Canvas. Further, attendees will learn how to use and modify existing rubrics in Canvas and how to grade assignments using the Canvas rubric tool. Attendees should bring their own laptop.

  • Register | Friday, September 27, 2019 | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction Room (first floor SE quad)
Using Zoom in Canvas

The Zoom integration with Canvas is a powerful tool for organizing synchronous and asynchronous class sessions. Participants will learn how to create graded Zoom meetings; possible use cases include participation grades for guest speakers, group collaboration, or online course meetings. Additionally, participants will learn how to create non-graded Zoom sessions for office hours, student group collaboration, and review sessions. Attendees should bring their own laptops.

  • Register |  Friday, October 4, 2019 | 1:00 PM—3:00 PM | Irwin Library Instruction Room (first floor SE quad)
Using Panopto for Content Capture in Canvas

Participants will explore the Panopto integration with Canvas and will learn how to:

  • Provision a Panopto Course folder,
  • Create and embed a Panopto video in a Canvas module and page,
  • Create assignment folders to collect student-created recordings, and
  • Grade student videos using the Speedgrader.

Participants will also learn accessibility best practices. Attendees should bring their own laptops.

  • Register |  Friday, October 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM—Noon | Irwin Library Instruction Room (first floor SE quad)
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)

 

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.