Workshops are held in the Center for Faculty Excellence, second floor of the Henry Madden Library unless otherwise noted. Click on a specific date to register for that workshop.
Getting Started with Canvas (1 1/2 hours BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
New to Canvas? This hands-on workshop will give you the basic tools necessary to build your course content including creating modules, setting up assignments, generating quizzes, and setting up discussions. Course communications including notification preferences, announcements and messaging will also be covered.
- Tuesday, January 21, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, January 24, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, January 29, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Beginning of the Semester with Canvas (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
This hands-on workshop will go over the Canvas Start of the Semester Checklist. The checklist was designed to ensure that courses are ready and published for students before the semester begins Register to learn how to navigate the Canvas environment and to add your content into your Canvas courses.
- Wednesday, January 22, noon - 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday, January 23, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
- Monday, January 27, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Communications and Collaboration (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
This workshop will cover the communication and collaboration tools in Canvas to help you manage your class and engage your students. This hands-on workshop will address managing notification preferences, working with announcements, messaging, and grading feedback as well as using discussions and setting up groups for collaborative work.
Using Online Assignments (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Bring one of your existing assignments, or one you would like to develop. In this workshop you will learn how applying the elements of transparent assignment design demystifies the expectations for students leading to a greater opportunity for success. The various assignment types in Canvas, including the Google Assignment tool, will be explored and discussed so that faculty can make decisions on how to best design or refine assignments that effectively support and assess student learning.
Working With the Canvas Gradebook using a Total Point System (1 ½ hours BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Come in and get your gradebook set up! This workshop offers an in-depth look at structuring Canvas' Gradebook based on total points. Explore the link between the grade book and assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions. Learn how to remove unused/unwanted assignment groups and how to view assignments in the grade book. We will also review managing and entering grades.
Working With the Canvas Gradebook Using Weighted Grades (1 ½ hours BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Come in and get your gradebook set up! This workshop offers an in-depth look at structuring Canvas' Gradebook based on weighted grades. Explore the link between the grade book and assignments, quizzes, and graded discussions. Learn how to remove unused/unwanted assignment groups and how to view assignments in the grade book. We will also review managing and entering grades.
Canvas Apps (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN SMARTPHONE OR TABLET)
Find out all about the app that over 90% of students are using to access your courses, and what you may be missing out on! This workshop dives into the Canvas Teacher and Canvas Student apps. We will discuss courseroom setup tips which will make the “mobile courseroom” more user-friendly, as well as the capabilities of both applications.
- Monday, January 27, 11:00 a.m. - noon
- Tuesday, January 28, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 29, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
What the Indicator…...Accessibility and Ally (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Learn how to build content in your Canvas courses that’s universally accessible to all learners. In addition to the basics of accessible content design, this workshop will walk through the use of Ally, an accessibility tool integrated into Canvas.
Not Seeing What You Need for Canvas? Workshop Times Don't Work for you?
Click on the 'Training Services Portal' through the Canvas Help button for additional Canvas training.
Find out what three strategic networks in the brain affect learning and why the left brain - right brain theory of learning is a neuromyth. Specific strategies to activate learning through neuroscience.
High Impact Practices through a UDL lens
Using digital content in your course. Specific strategies to boost your students' ability to interact with digital content including the framework of UDL. Help students read digital content with deeper understanding, and access audio content for success. Speech to text, apps that support speech to text. Google accessibility supports.
Assessment within the UDL Frame
What can it look like? Specific ideas, strategies and rubrics to encourage your students to dig deep and show what they know. Choice Boards and Interactive Learning Menus - same rubric, different choices of assessment.
OER WORKSHOPS - Descriptions to come!
Publishing and Using Canvas Commons
Open Assessments and Rubrics
Integrating Student Created Content into OER Courses
Open Licensing Your Work with Creative Commons (CC) (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
In this workshop you will learn the ins and outs of CC licensing. In the first half of this workshop, participants will learn about the history of Creative Commons and receive a brief introduction to tools for locating and using Creative Commons while licensing their own creative output. The second half of this workshop will include real life scenarios highlighting key considerations when licensing creative works and an opportunity for participants to license their own work.
GSuite for Teaching (1 1/2 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Learn the various ways you can incorporate Google into your teaching.
Zoom (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Zoom is a cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration platform. With Zoom you can create a meeting and invite guests to join from their desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones or video conference systems. Guests can also share content from their devices such as PowerPoint presentations, and YouTube videos. In this training, you'll get an account, learn how to set up and schedule a meeting.