Workshops are held in the Center for Faculty Excellence, second floor of the Henry Madden Library unless otherwise noted.

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Getting Started with Canvas (1 1/2 hours BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
This hands-on workshop will go over the tools in Canvas including creating modules, setting up assignments, generating quizzes, and setting up discussions. The workshop is intended to give you the basic tools necessary to build your course content in Canvas. Course communications including notification preferences, announcements, messaging, and more.

Clean Up Your Canvas Course (1 1/2 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
This workshop covers hiding the areas that aren't needed, cleaning up your files area as well as the assignments and quizzes and generally getting your course ready for prime time!

Communication and Collaboration in Canvas (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.

Quizzes, Assignments, and Grading in Canvas (1 1/2 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
This workshop offers an in-depth look at Canvas' Quiz feature which can be used for everything from general surveys to formal exams. Explore Canvas tools to setup assignments, use rubrics, and manage grades. Learn how to create assignments, how to track assignments submitted in class and how to provide extra credit. We will also review managing and entering grades, creating assignment groups to support weighted grades, grading assignments using rubrics.

Media and Canvas (1 1/2 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
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 Fresno State's 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.

Working With the Gradebook in Canvas (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
This workshop offers an in-depth look at structuring Canvas' Gradebook. 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.

End of the Semester Workshop (1 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
In this workshop we will be saving and printing the Gradebook, removing old courses from the Dashboard, cleaning up the Files and Pages areas, and getting your course ready to copy for the next semester.

Open Lab (Come whenever works for you - no need to register)

  • Wednesday, December 18, noon - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 19, noon - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 20, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



GSuite for Teaching (1 1/2 hour BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)
Learn the various ways you can incorporate Google into your teaching.

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.