Workshops

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


Canvas Workshops

Hands-on Canvas Workshops

Register for the Hands-on Canvas Workshops

Getting Started with Canvas

Tuesday, November 13, 9:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

New to Canvas? 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. 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.

Using Modules, Pages and Transferring Content

Monday, November 19, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, November 20, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to organize your course content. This workshop will show you how to organize your course using 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 the Rich Content Editor. During this hands-on workshop the use of multimedia to engage your students will also be discussed. The second part of the course will discuss how well your content might transfer from Blackboard and learn some tips and tricks to save time in the course building process.

Communication and Collaboration in Canvas

Monday, November 19, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
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

Tuesday, November 20, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 21, 1:00 - 2:30 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. 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.

Building Organizations in Canvas

Thursday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Wednesday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of Canvas to get your organization up and running. Canvas structure, navigation, and building content will be covered. You will want to fill out the Spring opt-in form to get your account and a development shell setup before the workshop.

Canvas Week - March 25 - 29, 2019

The following workshops will be offered during Canvas Week, March 25 - 29, 2019. These workshops will be demonstration only. 

Register for the Canvas Week Sessions

Getting Started with Course Building

Monday, 3/25, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
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.

Getting Starting with Course Delivery

Monday, 3/25, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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.

Canvas Week In-depth Sessions

Course Organization using Modules and Pages

Tuesday, 3/26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 a.m.
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. 

Assignments, Rubrics, and Grading

Tuesday, 3/26, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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. 

Quizzes

Wednesday, 3/27, 10:30 - 11:30 a.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.

Communication and Collaboration

Wednesday, 3/27, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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.

Multimedia Integration

Thursday, 3/28, 10:30 - 11:30 a.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.

To Transfer or Not to Transfer

Thursday, 3/28, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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.

Building Accessible Courses

Friday, 3/29, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
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.

Adobe Workshops

Register for the Adobe Workshops 

Adobe Lightroom Overview for Photo Editing and Management
Monday, November 5, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Henry Madden Library, room 2132 (in CFE)
Tuesday, November 6, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Henry Madden Library, room 2132 (in CFE)

Lightroom is Adobe’s program specifically developed for photographers. From photo import and management, to editing and printing, Lightroom provides a fairly complete and robust workflow for photographers. This demonstration will:

  • Present an overview of the five main programs that Adobe has for editing photographs. There will be discussion on the basic differences and uses between Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom CC, Lightroom CC Classic, and Camera Raw.
  • Discuss the importance of a nondestructive workflow and demonstrate how Lightroom addresses that from beginning to end.
  • Demonstrate a complete workflow using Lightroom. The demonstration will begin with importing several photos into Lightroom, and take them through the whole process to a finish product. Tasks demonstrated will include: organizing, selecting, editing, batch functions, exporting, and preparing to print or present the images.
  • Discuss the seven modules that make up Lightroom with emphasis on the Library and Develop modules.

Adobe Photoshop Overview for Photo Editing
Tuesday, November 13, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Henry Madden Library, room 2132 (in CFE)
Wednesday, November 14, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Henry Madden Library, room 2132 (in CFE)

Photoshop is a very complex and diverse image-editing program that has been around for 30 years. This demonstration is for those completely new to Photoshop and who don’t know where to start or for those who are considering Photoshop and want to know what it can do as a photo editing solution. This demonstration/discussion session will focus on the photograph editing capabilities of Photoshop and will:

  • Present an overview of the five main programs that Adobe has for editing photographs. There
  • will be discussion on the basic differences and uses between Photoshop, Photoshop Elements,
  • Lightroom CC, Lightroom CC Classic, and Camera Raw.
  • Discuss the importance of a nondestructive workflow and demonstrate how Photoshop
  • addresses that.
  • Provide information on several available resources for self-help and step-by-step instruction.
  • Primarily be a live demonstration of some of the capabilities of Photoshop. Presentations will strive to work from the easier and more basic concepts to more advanced tasks. Topics will start with Photoshop tools, workspace, and menu layouts. From there the demonstration will cover such areas as selections, brushes, masking, layers, blending modes, and filters.

Additional Workshops

Ally Accessibility
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
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.

Google Forms
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.

Qualtrics Basics
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 Workshop
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