Workshops are held in the Center for Faculty Excellence in the Henry Madden Library unless otherwise noted.
The following Canvas workshops will be offered during our Canvas Weeks (October 29 - November 2, 2018, March 25 - 29, 2019). During these weeks, the workshops will be demonstration only.
Canvas Overview Sessions
Getting Started with Course Building
New to Canvas? Just want to know how to get started with building your courses? This workshop will teach you how to navigate Canvas and get to know the fundamentals of preparing course content such as creating modules to organize your content, setting up assignments, generating quizzes, and settings up discussions. The workshop is intended to give you the basic tools necessary to build your course content in Canvas. This workshop takes you all the way up to launching your course and is intended to be paired with the "Getting Started with Course Delivery" workshop.
Monday, 10/29, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Monday, 3/25, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Getting Starting with Course Delivery
This workshop picks up where "Getting Started with Course Building" leaves off. The workshop teaches the skills you need once you begin actively delivering your course. Course communications will be covered including notification preferences, announcements, messaging, and more. Managing your gradebook, using SpeedGrader, and communicating via the gradebook will also be addressed along with setting up groups, using sections to better manage your course, and leveraging course analytics.
Monday, 10/29, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, 3/25, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Canvas In-depth Sessions
Course Organization using Modules and Pages
Canvas doesn’t use folders? That’s right. But there are a variety of Canvas tools available to help organize your course content. This workshop will show you how to organize your course using Canvas's core design features of Modules, Pages, and the Rich Content Editor. Modules allow you to organize content and control when it's released while Pages allow you to incorporate customized web pages into your course content using HTML or Canvas's familiar and easy-to-use Rich Content Editor.
Tuesday, 10/30, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 3/26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 a.m.
Assignments, Rubrics, and Grading
Explore Canvas tools to setup assignments, use rubrics, and manage grades. Learn how to create assignments to address common use cases such as online submission of written work (essays, reports, projects), how to track assignments submitted in class and how to provide extra credit. We will also review the main areas and options in the Gradebook to manage and enter grades such as the Speed Grader to complete grading, assignment groups to support weighted grading, and how to grade and provide feedback using a Rubric.
Tuesday, 10/30, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 3/26, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
This workshop offers an in-depth look at Canvas' Quiz feature which can be used for everything from general surveys to formal exams. Start with the basics of building a quiz and adding questions, and move on to taking a quiz as a student and viewing the quiz statistics.
Wednesday, 10/31, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 3/27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Communication and Collaboration
Learn everything you need to know about the communication and collaboration tools in Canvas to manage your class and engage your students. The workshop will address managing notification preferences, working with announcements, message, and grading feedback as well as using discussions and setting up groups for collaborative work.
Wednesday, 10/31, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 3/27, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Want to engage your students in the online learning experience using multimedia? Learn about the array of multimedia content and tools that can be leveraged in your Canvas courses such as Streaming Video Server, YouTube videos, Camtasia, and more. The workshop will also address standards, copyright, and accessibility issues related to use of such multimedia content.
Thursday, 11/1, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, 3/28, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
To Transfer or Not to Transfer
Do you have content in Blackboard? Get a feel for how well your content will transfer and learn some tips and tricks to save time in building your Canvas class. We’ll address the common issues instructors face when re-purposing Blackboard content and provide strategies for addressing those.
Thursday, 11/1, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, 3/28, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Building Accessible Courses
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.
Friday, 11/2, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday, 3/29, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
External Tool Session
This open, informal session gives you the opportunity to come learn about campus-supported tools that integrate with Canvas and can be incorporated into your courses. Examples include Respondus, Turnitin, Zoom, Office 365, and Streaming Server. Participants will be able to visit tables dedicated to each tool they wish to learn about to get an overview and ask questions.
Friday, 11/2, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, 3/29, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Many of these workshops will be offered as Lessons from the Lounge Presentations for Fall 2018
The Ally gauges are coming! Ally is a revolutionary product that focuses on making digital course content more accessible. Using inclusivity, sustainability, and automation as its key pillars, Ally helps you understand and tackle accessibility in a way that benefits all students. Help your students be more successful with accessible, online content.
ePortfolio Basics using Pathbrite
Learn the basics of creating an ePortfolio using Pathbrite as well as how to use them in your course.
Google Classroom seamlessly integrates with your Google Drive allowing you to easily go paperless in an organized environment. Use Classroom to post assignment, drive discussion, access resources, and promote collaboration. While Google Classroom is not a LMS, like Blackboard, it is an amazing productivity/organizational tool that will truly help you save time.
Use Google Forms to create quizzes, surveys, rubrics, or to collect information. You will also learn tips and tricks to take Google Forms to the next level allowing you to save time.
Google for Teaching
Learn the various ways you can incorporate Google into your teaching.
This hands-on workshop will give you the basic skills for using the Qualtrics survey tool. By the end of the workshop you will be able to create, activate, and view results of a basic survey.
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.
Intro to Photography - The Basics
Are your photos often times blurry? Too dark? Too Light? This workshop will deal with basic camera features and how they affect your photographs. Also there will be a discussion on how lens selection affects your photos. This course seeks to deal with these issues in a practical, easy to understand matter and to be applicable to all camera types.
Intro to Photography - Composition
This class will help you to move your photography up a notch. The instructor will discuss and demonstrate various composition tips, including horizon placement, rule of thirds, leading lines, s-curves, and other topics in regards to better photographic compositions. There will also be a discussion about light and it’s properties as it relates to photography.
Intro to Photography - Multiple Exposures
Intro to Photography - Panoramas